Having a place to go is home, having someone to love is family, having both is a blessing!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jason Roe PT, DPT

Here is Jason giving a thumbs up after being hooded as a Doctor of Physical Therapy! It was such a wonderful night, and of course my emotions were running high:)

Jason looked at me and saw me crying of course and blew me a kiss.....after all these years.....wow do I LOVE HIM! I am soooo proud of him! He has accomplished so much and worked so hard to get to this point and just to see him up there I couldn't help but think of all the past years together and what we have done as a team:)

He is just sitting patiently waiting for his name to be called:)

Me and my mom! I am so thankful that she was able to come out for his graduation! Thanks mom, I think that you are wonderful:)

Jason's amazing parents, Joe and Debbie! They flew out from Arizona also for the graduation! It was great to have them here! They got a condo in Snowbird and we were able to stay the weekend there! It was really fun! Thanks you guys, you are amazing:)

This is my dad helping with Olivia, trying to keep her entertained! She was so tired and I wanted to pay attention. Thanks to my dad I was able to enjoy the night! I love you dad!
This was a picture I took of Jason's class, I had to show that his name was going to be read first!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

My mom playing guitar hero?!?

Yes it is true and here is the proof:) When my mom came out for Jason's graduation we thought that it would be fun to break out the game! Well surprizingly she was pretty good, and we had a blast watching her. I am sure the years and years of playing piano had no part in her coordination:) I love you soo much mom, how fun!!!

Visiting my sister Heidi in Wisconsin:)

Ever since my sister and I have been having kids we have always wanted to be pregnant together. Well we finally achieved that(hers being a total surprise and mine being planned). It was so fun hanging out with her, her hubby Jeff and their 2 adorable girls, Hannah and Joseline:)

Joseline loved Olivia soo much that she would just follow her around and hug her all the time. The problem was that Josie is just at the height that her arms would be right around Olivia's neck and she would choke:) So Heidi and I had to keep a close eye on her. Here she is just sweetly pushing Olivia in the swing:)

This is Josie just exploring with the buckets, she is such a doll!

Olivia having a great time in the swing, she loved it there! The weather couldn't have been better either, which is quite amazing for Wisconsin!

Weston enjoyed swinging on the big boy swing too! He says he loves Wisconsin!

This is a picture of me and my niece Hannah. She is such a sweetheart and so fun to watch! I am so glad that my kids can get to know their other cousins better now!

Adorable Josie, just having fun:)

This is Alyssa with cousin Hannah! They got along very well and enjoyed playing together!

This is Joseline playing in the sandbox with Weston!
This is my sister Heidi, my oldest sister making dinner! I couldn't pass up this adorable prego picture, she is soooooooo cute pregnant, it is like a basketball:) She just had her baby this morning about 1 hour ago, and she did awesome! They don't have a name for their new little girl yet but her hubby Jeff said that they will by tonight! Great job Heidi!

My dear sweet Mother:)

This is my mother holding Olivia trying to calm her down for me. This was our most recent trip out to Wisconsin. There is just something about a grandma's love that just soothes a grandchild.
I love you soo much mom and am so looking forward to living closer to you! It will be such a great adventure!

My 2nd family, the Torbenson's

I grew up with this wonderful family in Green Bay Wisconsin! I got to know them first by babysitting Matt(far right holding Olivia) and Andrew(right behind me) when David(Next to Jason) was serving in the Gulf war. Wonderful Susan(next to me in the back) was alone and pregnant with Andrew while David was gone. I ended up babysitting that summer and also the following 2 summers. It is crazy how big everyone has gotten! Now they have 6 beautiful children, 3 girls and 3 boys, how perfect! My kids loved hanging out with them and we look forward to seeing them more often now that we will be in Wisconsin:) I look up to these wonderful parents, they are amazing and I am blessed that I know this wonderful family!

This is Matt and my sister Liz! He just recently got back from his mission in Idaho and they just recently got engaged to be married! She couldn't have found a more loving and awesome guy than Matt(and of course he is so very lucky to have someone as awesome as Liz!) We are so excited for them! Now we will actually be related to our best friends, how great is that?!!!
This is Andrew playing with Weston! I love hanging out with them because all of the kids get along so good and I don't have to do much, they all have someone to play with, I love it!
This is Mikayla and Meckenzie, how cute is that.....they are wearing the same jeans, they are stylin':)
Matt and Eric jus playing around! I babysat Eric when he was just a baby! He grew up so handsome:) I knew they all would they were all such cute kids:)

The girls just playing around, soo fun!
This is Hannah and Olivia! She has blonde blonde hair just like Olivia and Meckenzie! They could be sisters!
This is David with Olivia! Like I have said before Olivia just takes to men and she is so comfortable. In church she had never seen David before, but when we got into sunday school she sat on his lap for about a half and hour and just played! David said it was because she sensed that they are on the same maturity level:) He is a riot:)

This is Matt, my soon to be brother-in-law, pitching to Weston! He hit some really great ones!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Oh how they missed their daddy:)

I couldn't pass up taking this sweet picture! The kids didn't want to go to sleep without Jason. He was exhausted from driving and he ended up passing out along with the kiddos. They sure love their daddy:) They are so glad that he will never have to be gone that long again.

Back together again!

Picking up Jason was the highlight of our trip! Being without him for 2 months was so hard! I missed this smile everyday and just his fun loving personality! Welcome home sweety!

Hangin' out with cousins:)

Right after we picked up Jason in Nebraska and settled into our Hotel we went over to my cousin's for dinner.

This picture is of my cousin Heber, his sweet wife Carrie, Jason and me. Jason worked with Heber at his last internship in Kearney. We sure had alot of fun!

Olivia always has taken to men. It is kind of funny! She was comfortable with Heber right away:)

Our kids and theirs are pretty close in age so they had alot of fun playing with them!

They were all making funny faces in this picture! It was such a fun night! We had pizza and Carrie's yummy salad. It was so good getting to know them!

I was going to post a picture of Heber and I when I was 10 and he was I think 18 at the time, but I can't find it. That was the last time I saw him until this picture. It was great getting to know him and his family now. They are wonderful people:) I am so glad we had the pleasure of spending time with them!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

The night before we got Jason!

This is Olivia with Aunt Becki! Aunt Becki loves her so much and Olivia loves the attention! We all hung out and had pizza the night before we left to go and get Jason in Nebraska:)

Olivia loves grandpa Nevin! At first she had to warm up but now whenever he comes she is so comfortable with him. She is such a ham! It was a beautiful day thank goodness, so we just hung out outside in the court!

Saying goodbye is so sad:(

Saying goodbye to Leslie was so hard:( I cherish our friendship and I am so thankful to have known her as long as I have. She is the type of friend that I know I will know forever! I feel so blessed to have had her and her family in my life when I did.

Leslie if you are reading this, I want you to know how much I appreciate all the times you were there for me just to talk to and laugh with, and for taking me as I am, flaws and all:) I miss you!
I will laugh when I think of all the fun times we had together:)

Kenzie has always loved Brynn and hopes to keep in touch as a penpal and maybe someday when we are rich we can visit, she says:) I miss you Brynn!