Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Here's to you, Nick. Our kids are so blessed to have you as their daddy. What a wonderful gift you given me, to see you with our children and how much they love and adore you. Thank you for being a positive example to them of what a loving father should be. I love you very much!

(brand new Reagan)

(mini me, Ethan)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mini Vacay!

We took our first little vacation of the summer guessed it... Cannon Beach, OR. It's simply our favorite little place ever and so close that it makes a great little getaway for us. Here's some highlights from our trip.

Always smart to start our trip with Chai!
The kids wanted to spend some of their hard earned money at "donut world" (aka: Krispy Kreme).

So here's a little side note. Nick said he wanted to drop by The Shane Co. on our way out of town because we'd been discussing getting me a new wedding set. We went in talked with a lady that he'd been working with on the phone. They pulled the wedding band they'd discussed and then let me look for the engagement ring part. After looking the woman comes back out with a wrapped gift box and has Nick gives it to me. The wedding band part was already paid for and he gave it to me as a surprise gift for our anniversary next week. The diamond ring we put on a 12 month layaway for next year, our 10 year anniversary. I'm always telling Nick that I love being surprised and I guess this time he listened. This picture isn't very good but you can get the idea. There's no center stone in the middle yet but it'll be a round stone.

Our hotel, the Inn at Cannon Beach.

I love, love, LOVE this pic I took of Reagan. They had these beautiful garden trellises that she and I called the "princess arches".

Nick giving Jill some exercise near Haystack Rock.

She has such a cute little bumm.

A semi good family picture.

I'm trying to eat Ethan's cookie.

My hair had seen better days since it'd been blown in the wind on the beach. :)

There was alot of bed jumping going on. My sister and I always used to do this when we were kids and we'd stay in motels. It's half the fun.

We had a great time as always. Until next time...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Ethan Graduates Kindergarten!

Our little guy has finally graduated...Kindergarten. Here's a recap of Ethan's last days at Cornerstone Christian School.

Ethan's last day of school they had a Hawaiian Hula Party! His swimming trunks were as close to Hawaiian that we got.
Ethan and one of his friends, Luke.

His teacher, Miss Gellert!

Ethan and Caleb, best friends!

Now don't they make this same face when they graduate from high school too?

Grandma Nettie, Grandpa Jeff, Auntie Shonda and Cousin Shrade all made it for the big day!

Class of 2009!

I know what you're's a lion CAKE!

The school gave each child a Bible as a graduation gift!

Proud Parents indeed!