Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Moving during the Holidays

We are still alive. Yes this has been a busy couple of weeks. We have all of our stuff packed, shipped, and in Idaho. We are still in Missouri staying at our friends apartment (the Waltons). I am leaving Christmas night and flying into Salt Lake with Loryn. Then the next morning Justin, Abbi, uncle Braeden and Justin's Mom are driving to Wyoming then to Idaho. Then we get to unpack. We are moving in with my parents then it will be waiting for the new business stuff to begin and the arrival of our baby. I have 4 weeks left from today. Hope everyone is having Happy Holidays.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Thanksgiving Holidays

Sorry for the long delay in blogging. Since Halloween we have started to pack up the apartment in preparation of moving after Christmas back to Idaho. Abbi is so excited and tells everyone that she sees. My sister,Annalee, was able to come the weekend before Thanksgiving and we had a early feast. It is always fun to have her come and stay but a little crazy in our 2 bedroom apartment and 6 little girls 6 years and younger. The girls don't seem to mind that there is toys everywhere.

It was also nice to have my sister here because Justin and I celebrated our 5th anniversary. We were able to get out of the house all by ourselves to go do something fun together. 5 years and 2 8/10ths children later. We have had a wonderful journey so far and excited to see what the Lord has in plan for the coming years.

So after all the fun with anniversaries and family around we paid for the playing. Abbi woke up from her Sunday afternoon nap and said her tummy hurt, that was the beginning of our fun thanksgiving week. Abbi slept on the toilet all night, Loryn got it the next night, then I was blessed to get it the next day. By the time Thanksgiving came around we did want to curse anyone else with the flu, since my sister had gone home and their family all went through it, we decided to let the monster die at our house and not pass it on. Since we had a early Thanksgiving dinner with my sister here we made spaghetti for dinner, went for a walk to the park (it was a beautiful day) and put up the Christmas tree. Over all it was a good Thanksgiving and one we will never forget. The rest of the pictures are of the girls in their Indian outfits that we made at playgroup, girls painting their nails and daddy with his girls. Hope your Holidays are going well.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Trunk or Treat

Each year for Halloween Justin comes up with family theme and says to me go for it, or in other words have fun making the costumes. (I can't lie I enjoy doing it, trying to be creative.) So this year we are the three little pigs and the big bad wolf. And we made everything expect the wolf teeth and I bought the girls pink clothes at Walmart. I thought the girls were adorable and they have became fascinated with Charlotte's Web movie while I have been making their costumes. Abbi even went around the church saying, "oink, oink." We had a lot of fun.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Loryn ready for Church

I decided to try something new on the girls hair. I did Loryn's hair then I said "Abbi your turn." Abbi said, "I only want one hair things, Mom." So Abbi did not get her hair done the same way. I was surprised that Loryn sat there the whole time and didn't even whine. What a sweetheart.

Joy School

Last Thursday we started a Joy School for the girls with some of my friends in the ward. Abbi was so excited for her first day of preschool. They did great and Abbi asks everyday if she gets to go to school. We are only doing it one day a week for our sanity as mothers.

Purina Farms

Our ward has started a playgroup twice a month and last week we went to Purina Farms (Purina dog chow). They had farm animals, dogs, and cats. We were able to see there demonstration on the cow milking. The kids got to try but Abbi and Loryn wanted nothing to do with touching the cow. We also able to go to a dog show. Abbi got to be apart of the show and I was so proud that she did not freak out.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Chicago Trip

This past weekend we took a quick trip to Chicago and survived the traffic. We have never been anywhere like that with the traffic. We went to the Aquarium off Lake Michigan, ate Chicago deep dish style pizza and walked downtown. That was enough Chicago for us and we had to get back to our friends Chad and Maranda's Wedding in Bloomington, IL. Enjoy the pictures.

Bride and Groom Chad and Maranda

Abbi and Justin Dancing at the Wedding

Loryn and Justin enjoying a dance
Justin and his Girls
Us at Giordano's Pizza
Yum, Yum
Loryn waiting for the Dolphin show to begin.

Waiting for the Dolphin show we also show whales.

In front of the Aquarium

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Nauvoo Camping Trip

We had a great weekend. We went camping for 2 nights in Nauvoo with our friends the Waltons. While we were there we were able to visit the sites, go to the temple, and attend the wonderful Nauvoo Pageant. The girls loved it and Abbi wanted to sleep in the tent when we got home. Other news Loryn got her cast off today. The doctor said that it is healing great. She was running with the cast on but she is glad to have it off.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Our new News

Well to start off Loryn fractured both bones in her lower right leg. She got a pretty purple walking cast that will come off in 3 weeks. The story behind the fracture is Justin was doing a pull-up on his pull-up bar and Loryn ran under him as he was coming down. He feels so bad. Our other news is we are expecting our third baby Jan 18th. We are very excited.

4th of July 2008

For the 4th we went to the downtown St. Louis parade and as you can see they go all out on their floats.
they even had huge balloons
This is where we sat, the Arch was right behind us. We loved it. Then later that night we had a barbecue at our friends the Farmer' house and then off we were of to the local fireworks. There was a live band playing before the fireworks and Abbi danced the night a way. Loryn was not too sure of the fireworks and screamed the first ten minutes of them then she calmed down. It was a good day.

Monday, June 30, 2008

Ballwin Days

Our local community of Ballwin has a Ballwin Days every year and we decided to check it out this year. They turn one of the local parks into a carnival. We bought a few tickets and had some fun. Abbi and Loryn did most of the rides but Justin and I were able to go with them on some. Abbi went on her first roller coaster ride. It was a rough ride the Dragon. I am not sure if she was screaming for terror or excitement. Loryn loved the slide and all the rides she got to go with Abbi.