Saturday, March 31, 2012

Our New Home on Wheels!!

Well, it has been a process, but it is starting to feel like, 'Home Sweet Home.'  :)

Hopefully, by next week, we will have our extra seats added to the truck.  ;)

Check out the "Our New Home on Wheels" PAGE on the right side bar for more inside pics!!
Hope you enjoy the tour!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blue Eyes

We have really enjoyed our time here in Texas.  It has been such a blessing catching up with friends and family, celebrating birthdays, play dates and much more.  :)

Little blue eyes, here, has truly melted all of our hearts!   Or should I say, BIG blue eyes....  :)

Yep.  He is Caleb, and he belongs to some very special friends; the Fondrens.  ;)

The kids could NOT get enough of him!  I could stare at him all day long, he's so adorable!!!

Caleb, you are such a blessing!

Dave and Chris-Anne, it was so awesome to spend time with your sweet family!


Just a quick update!



Soon, in the coming days, I will post pics of our 'new' home on wheels and truck.  ;)


Monday, March 26, 2012

Zach's Birthday!!!

Zach is now officially TWELVE years old!!!!

He is our 'funny' guy around the house.  :)

He is also our creative, imaginative, sensitive and thoughtful child.  :)  If you ever need someone to laugh or cry with, Zach is your man.  If you ever want to witness to someone, or study scripture with a partner, he is your man.  I am always inspired by his boldness for Christ and his genuine love for the truth.

We celebrated his birthday a little differently this year.  Instead of buying him presents, he just wanted the money.  HA!  A true sign that the teen years are coming soon......

He spent ALL of it on Star Wars action figures and even bought candy for his brothers and sisters. :)

Here is Zach's Menu for his special day!

Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls with Orange icing, orange slices, and orange juice.......we were not lacking in vitamin C that day!  :)

Lunch:  Pizza Rolls, strawberries and rootbeer

Dinner:  Apple Jacks Cereal!!  Yep!  (I added the bacon, so I felt like a 'good' mom) :)

Silly picture!  :)

Zach is not a big birthday cake fan, so he asked for Dream-bars for his dessert.  YUM!

Happy Birthday Zach!  We love you so much!!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Play time with Friends!

Last weekend, we went to a really neat park in Tomball, TX with the Kemper family.  :)  It was a gorgeous day to visit this local park and spend a day with some special friends.

Houston Area Live Steamers is made up of many volunteers who LOVE trains!  They put together an amazing miniature train station for kids and adults who appreciate this wonderful hobby.  Out of all of our children, it was Parker who was the MOST excited!

I should have taken a picture of him in line, waiting for his turn....his eyes were as big as SAUCERS!!  :)

Here is one of the small trains that pulled all of us big people around the track.  Too Cool.

Even the girls enjoyed the ride!

In the parking lot, there were several of these beauties.  :)

Next door, was a nice park, with lots of shade and room to run!

We had some 'good 'ole fashion fun'!  How can you wrong with train rides, playing at the park, a picnic and good friends, all in one day!?


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Terrific Time with the Ticknors!!

About two years ago, I started researching the RV lifestyle.  You see, we had not even CAMPED before we 'hit the road' last March!  HA!  Todd and I had to learn about types of RV's, various equipment, maintenance, organization, traveling, and on and on.  We are still learning, too.  :)

One family seemed to always have the answers we needed, at just the right time, to help us along in our journey.  :)

We FINALLY got to meet this wonderful family and spend most of the day with them!  Can I just say, "What a blessing."  The day was filled with yummy food, swimming, sword fighting, fishing, picnics, football, playing with dolls, action figures, 'school', coloring, and great adult talks filled with advice and encouragement!!


You can't help but smile when you're around this little man!  :)

Chow line.....

'Big' men flexing their muscles......

more 'big' men.....  ;)

Parker's reaction in this picture says it all!  It was a fun-filled day!

Ticknor family, we had SUCH a wonderful time with you!  Thank you for your hospitality and friendship.  We sure hope to meet up again on the road one day!


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Happy Birthday Hannah!!!

Our Hannah recently celebrated her birthday.  :)  I just want to cry......
I still remember holding her, just days after she was born, thanking the Lord for such a sweet gift.  Hannah was my first home birth, and she is my first little girl.  She is our 'naturally' foo-foo- loving, bow-wearing-all things-pink and fancy, kind of girlie-girl.  :)

But, look out boys, cause she will give you a run for your money, when it comes to running races, catching frogs, and simply fascinated with BUGS!  EEEWWWW......

Hannah is also our creative child. ;)
For each of the kids' birthdays, they choose the menu for the day.
Here is Hannah's Menu:

Breakfast: Cinnamon Rolls, strawberries and grape juice
Lunch: Grilled Cheese, ham, fruit salad and orange juice
Dinner: Hot dogs with Chili, and Smoothies

Hannah did not want the traditional cake and icecream this year!  She wanted pinapple, strawberry, and blueberry smoothies instead.  :)
We still had the candle though!  HA!

She got a baby bed for her baby doll.  ;)

And, a unicorn pillow pet.  ;)

Happy Birthday Hannah!  We love you so much!