December 23, 2008

out of the bag....

So many of you may already know this by now since last week Erik let the cat out of the bag on FaceBook...but we are expecting no. 4!

I thought we were waiting a little while to "announce" our news, but Erik just couldn't keep it to himself. This next one should come mid August. We're very excited that God has continued to bless our desire for a big family. Please pray for our newest as he/she grows. I know God always blesses us, but sometimes it not always the blessing we expect. With every pregnancy comes some risk and no one is guaranteed a healthy/typical child. We see every new baby as a special gift, and although we pray for health, we know God is good and is able to do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.

Baby ticker coming soon!

December 19, 2008


We had a ton of snow fall the past few days, and the weather is supposed to stay cold with more to come over the next few days. Hurray, I love it when it's all snowy, but no one I know loves snow more than Erik. Yesterday, he took the kids out to play. This was really Max's first experience with snow. When he came in from playing, I handed a him a cup of hot cocoa, and his response was "this is FUN!"

December 18, 2008

Jack's smiling!

It's been snowing here the past few days. Even though it may not be much for some of you who are used to tons of snow, a few inches is a lot for us. Enough to cancel school and keep us house bound. But we are snug in our house with a nice warm fire and plenty of food. Jack is loving that we are all here and he can sleep with the nice warm fire. This is him hanging out on our chair keeping watch at the window. Can you see his smile?

December 11, 2008


Arggg..What is happening? I think someone put my life on fast forward and didn't tell me. I can't believe how fast time is flying. Zoey will be ONE next That was one VERY fast year.

Erik and I had a quick 48 hr trip to Sacramento to attend his sister Kelli's wedding. We were able to borrow our friend Scott Laird let us borrow his wide lense and WOW...did we have fun with it! Thanks Scott. I'll post some pictures soon, but for now here is a few....

Also, thanks to Beverly, Laura, Jen, and Alex for watching our kids!