Saturday, December 31, 2011


From our family to yours.......

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Very Merry Christmas!

We had a great Christmas. The kids were so happy.  Santa was good to them.  Here are a few pics from our Christmas. 

Christmas Eve at Nanny's:

Christmas at Grandma & Pop Pop's:

It was so good to see a smile on Gigi's face.  :-)
After all the fun, we came home and watched a movie. Santa brought a tin of popcorn for each of our kids. They LOVED having their own big tin to eat while watching a movie.

I hope you had a Very Merry Christmas with your loved ones. I will put pics up of our family Christmas later. 

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Countdown to Christmas

The kids have been off of school since Friday afternoon.  We've had a calm week so far.  Have not done too much. I think the kids are bored now.  We know this weekend is going to be busy and Bill & I are just exhausted. So a few days of nothing is what we needed. 

Here are a few pics from the past week.  I'm sure we'll be taking tons more this weekend.  The kids are excited and so are we. 

The girls school art work was displayed at the school art show

Bill ready to golf for his birthday

Baking! Cheesy biscuits before

Cheesy biscuits after

Tiff & Maddy on a hay ride

Monday, December 12, 2011

It's Double Birthday Week at our house

This week is a busy week for us. We celebrate 2 very important people in our family.  Bill's birthday is on the 14th and Jadyn's 8th birthday is on the 15th. 

So we started the week of celebrations off by celebrating them yesterday with our families.  We had a lot of fun. It's always nice to see the cousins play together.  Jadyn was thrilled. She loved every minute of it. 

Here are a few pics from yesterday. 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Wo Ai Ni Jun Hua

This is Ethan singing "Wo Ai Ni Jun Hua".  It's a little song I made up that I sing to him.  He's saying "I love you Jun Hua" in Chinese.  Jun Hua is his Chinese name. 

ICE! At The Gaylord Palms

Our dear friends asked if we wanted to go to ICE!  We've heard others talk about this so we said "yes, lets go".  On Saturday we went and had a great time.  It's 9 degrees in there.  FREEZING!  Thankfully they supply the parka's because where on earth could we Floridians find something like that here?  LOL  We brought our "FL" gloves & hats but they did not work too well. We still froze and we all left there looking like Rudolph.  :-)

They have slides made out of ice.  The kids went down it a few times. Bill went down it. Then they said "Come on mom!  Try it". So I did. It was fun. The kids loved that I actually did it.

Here is the family picture they took before we entered ICE!  Don't we look silly?  :-)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Great Game Last Night.

The annual Florida State/University of Florida game was last night.  This is always a tense game. BIG rivalry. 

We are Florida State Fans.  And last night we were happy.  I think the UF quarterback thought he was a Seminole.  He kept throwing it to our guys.  :-)

In the end, the score was 21-7. 

We were happy!

Go Noles!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

What are you thankful for today? 

Here are 4 people I'm thankful for. My precious, amazing kids.  I can not wait until next year when there will be 2 more precious miracles in this photo.  I'm so thankful for the opportunity to be a mommy to 6 miracles. 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING from our family to yours!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

So Proud of the HS Marching Band!

Last night was the final performance for the band.  It was State Competition.  The band arrived at the field early and performed in the semi-finals at 10:48 AM.  Bill & I went. I'm so glad we were able to go.  There were 15 bands in their division. That's a lot. Only 5 makes it to Finals.  Well, our band made it to finals.  We were THRILLED! 

The end result, they placed 5th in their division.  That's a big accomplishment. That means they beat 10 other bands.  It was a long day, but ended on a high note. 

Friday night the band hosted a Family Night so they could perform the show 1 more time before States.  So we all went.  The kids have never seen the show.  They loved it. Even Ethan was calm and watched.  Abby said she wants to do that when she's big like Tiff. 

I'm so proud of Tiff. She has put in a lot of hours and hard work this year.  She's had fun and made new friends.  But I know she's exhausted and ready for the break.  Marching Band starts back up in the summer. Her final year. I can't believe she's already been in marching band for 3 years. 

Enjoy the pics from Friday Night.

Finally! Ethan smiled for the camera

Poor guy. Being the only boy in the house has it's disadvantages.  One being that there is a lot of Pink.  Yes, we found this Pink Santa hat in our Christmas stuff and yes, I put it on him. Bill was not thrilled about it.  :-)  I'm surprised Ethan kept it on. But he called it "Goofy's Hat". :-)

Ethan never smiles for the camera.  He usually stares off into space. Well tonight Bill got him laughing. here are a few that are my favorite.  I just love his smile!