Saturday, April 24, 2010


We had a great Easter celebration. Addie was blessed to have both sets of grandparents here to spoil her and love on her. For days after Easter she keep saying the Easter bunny brought her random things from around the house :) She had fun prepping for Easter making cupcakes, dying eggs, baking and decorating cookies, and loved finding her Easter basket. Easter wasn't all about candy, eggs, and baskets- she has been yelling "Jesus is alive" from her bed at night- precious!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Our creative genius

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Addie is quite the creative girl. She loves doing anything arts & crafts related, loves dance & music, and loves cooking. She is typically quite neat but when glitter or flour is involved she goes wild... I'm crazy for letting her do it but sometimes you just have to let them get out their creative energy and get ready for some serious clean up afterwards. I had to capture the times when I let her do her thing without constant redirection, guidance, and structure.

Indy with the cousins

A few weeks ago we went to Indianapolis to visit one of my cousins and met up with Michael, Jill, & the kids there. We had a fun filled weekend of sledding and playing. Thanks to James and Lisa for graciously hosting all of us- we had six kids under one roof all under the age of 5... and it was much less chaotic than expected! We even managed to get all of the great grandkids on one couch for a picture- now that's an accomplishment!

All 6 grandkids

Snow Angels

Sledding Fun

Girl time

Daddy Daughter Dance Night

Our church had a daddy daughter dance night around Valentine's Day and Cor took Addie... she talked about it for weeks leading up to it and now for weeks later. They went out to dinner and then had a fun night of dancing, candy, stickers, and desserts! Addie keeps asking Cory to take her to another dance :)

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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Oh boy Oh boy!

"This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes." Psalm 118:23

We are thrilled to report that we are having a little boy! Hope he is ready to have dollie parties, play dress ups, and do crafts with his big sister! We are so thankful that we got a healthy report from the ultrasound. When we asked Addie whether she wanted a baby brother or baby sister she kept on saying baby sister... when we told her that she is going to have a little brother she said no girl! No girl! Good thing we have a few months to help her warm up to the idea :) She has already come around... She is really in tune to the fact that there is a baby in my belly. She tickles my belly and says she is getting the baby, hands things to my belly, and tells it to come out. We are confident she will be an awesome big sister. We're keeping the name a secret but if you have any input feel free to let us know! I have to start getting busy figuring out how to degirl the nursery and make it boy friendly! It will be fun to give the nursery a facelift. Our hearts are overjoyed that our little baby seems healthy and we are excited to figure out how to love on a BOY!

Here he is:

Monday, January 11, 2010

A Magical Journey... ha ha ha

Back in November we took Addie to Disney World. It was a special trip because it was our way of celebrating me being done with school and passing boards, and spending time together as a family. We met my parents and Bry down there for a long weekend and had a blast. Addie was not really familiar with anything Disney so I had her watch Mickey Mouse before we went and started telling her about princesses :) She caught on quickly... We went to Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Some of her faves from the weekend: swimming around in the pool, eating ice cream Uncle Bry style, the fireworks display, the Dumbo ride and the It's a Small World Ride, Minnie ears, her snow white princess, meeting the Disney characters, seeing the parades, getting an umbrella, seeing the castle where the princesses live, the monorail and tram, the warmth and sunshine, sporting her shades, carousel rides, dancing around, and being the center of attention. Cory and I aren't big Disney people but it was really fun to see the excitement and awe that Addie had when we were there.

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A future makeup artist

If anyone is in need of a makeover Addie will be more than thrilled to do it! I was putting makeup on, and she wanted to do the same, so I let her use an older lipstick pallet. I decided to let her do her thing and this is the final result. She went wild!!!