Monday, January 28, 2013

Pics to share...

Here are some pics to share with you about what all we have been up to....

Here is a picture from M's baptism I promised.    As you can tell M is a little small and needed some help staying afloat while Pastor Paul was talking.
This is Remmy, short for Remington.  He is alot bigger now but he is Michael's new pet.  He is some expensive hunting dog that supposedly is a big deal if you are into that. ;).  I am not a big animal person so while Michael has been building him a nice outdoor running area, he has been living in our garage in a kennel.  I just love getting up the nights Michael is working and taking this little creature out to go to the bathroom at 3 or 4 A.M (not!!).  I do this only because I love my husband and this little dog means alot to him but soon everything is going to be ready for him to move out. Yay!!
My new ride, Yay!!!.  Michael & I have not had car payments in 8 years so this is a major deal for us but it was time. My van was getting some major age on it & I was nervous being out with the kids by myself at night. We always said that once kids were both in school and I went back to work full-time that we would get a newer car. We did.  I love it but not crazy about making payments again... Ouch!

E celebrated her 10th birthday in November!  Wow, time flies!  She had a huge party.  We had a costume party at my parents church.  She had around 25 kids there with lots of adults to celebrate.  Also our awesome childrens ministry leaders came and did games with the kids and they had a blast.     It was so fun!
Michael & I celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary in November.  We took off to the mountains for the day.  We are at Linville Falls here.  It was nice to have some time just hanging out with just the 2 of us.  With our busy work schedules, it doesn't happen often.
E and M making cookies with their cousins.  We have so much fun with his sisters & our nieces and of course Chris & Tyler too.  We are so glad God has brought them into our lives.  His sisters suprised me at work for my birthday and took me out to get a pedicure and out to eat.  Had a blast!  I always wanted a sister and I am so thankful to have 2 now!
The kids with their cousins at our Christmas play.  Sadly this is the only pic I have because since I was helping with the play I couldn't really take any pictures.  Hopefully I can find someone with a few at church.
The wreath I made for our front door for this fall.   I was very excited how it turned out.
This is a pic of me shooting at a conceal carry class.  I was so proud of myself.  I was so terrified of guns and still have a fear of them but Michael wanted me to learn to shoot.  The class was offered through one of the instructors at the sheriffs office and me & my mother-in-law took it.  It was an all women class.  There were around 20 women there and it was a blast!

E & M's halloween costumes at the Spooktacular in Newton.
Celebrating M's 6th birthday at Pin Station.
Michael & I surprised M at school with Krispy Kreme doughnuts for his class.
E got a bike and lots of other fun things for Christmas this year.
M got lots of legos which is what he wanted.

To finish out the year, we had a girls night on New Years Eve.  Michael was working so his sisters & my nieces came over for a slumber party.  We had pizza, snacks, games and just had fun.  It was a great way to ring in the new year!

Well, I think I may have gotten most of our events for the last several months put on here.  Hope everyone has an awesome 2013!!!


  1. Samantha packing heat--that's one I wouldn't have thought of!! Proud of you, girl!!

  2. Love these pictures!! What fun the Birthday party was!!
    Love your family so much! We appreciate you!!