Sunday, April 26, 2009

Our Spring 2009 Activities...

I have a lot of catching up to do! This spring each child got to choose an activity to participate in.

Lets start with Abi...She is playing soccer for the first time. We have always made soccer be our kids' first sport because it is just such a great activity for teaching coordination and team work. It is also great exercise. She loves her coach too!

Next is Dale. He has decided to take on baseball or is baseball taking on us? It is very intense and requires a lot of time! But he LOVES it so that makes it worth it. In the first picture he is the batter and the second picture he is the catcher.

Last but certainly not least is Grace. She is involved in a 'horse share' program. This is where she gets riding lessons and in exchange she has to help care for the horses and clean their stalls. She goes twice a week and is having a GREAT time. Here she is with Serion.


Sunday, March 8, 2009


One of the traditions I have come to love since we started this blog is stating what we love about that person according to their age. This one was a little harder given we had to come up with 38!!! (No Offense Alan...)

So here we go and these are in no particular order...WHAT WE LOVE ABOUT ALAN:

1. He has always put his family first.
2. He helps with the housework.
3. He loves to serve and help others.
4. He is a great poet and has written me some beautiful poetry over the years.
5. He is a big kid at heart.
6. He is older than me. :)
7. He is a very hard worker and I have never seen him give less than 110% in anything he does.
8. He loves the Lord.
9. He loves his mom and mother-in-law.
10. He loves the arts.
11. He loves coaching his kids sports teams.
12. He likes watching the movie Pride and Prejudice with me.
13. He has a secret nickname that he goes by at home.
14. He makes homemade french fries.
15. He is a spiritual giant.
16. He is optimistic and does not worry about things he cannot change.
17. He is a fabulous teacher!
18. He cares for and loves his kids dearly.
19. He loves me unconditionally.
20. He tells funny jokes.
21. He read me a story at bedtime every night. (ABI)
22. He makes me heart-shaped PB&J sandwiches. (ABI)
23. He plays lots of games with me. (ABI)
24. He takes us sledding. (DALE)
25. He is honest. (DALE)
26. He has awesome relatives. (DALE)
27. He lets us join games and leagues. (DALE)
28. He helps us with our homework and gets our grades back on track. (DALE)
29. He's smart. (DALE)
30. He comforts me at night if I get scared. (DALE)
31. He knows a a LOT about baseball and shares it with me (Mom thinks he knows too much!!) (DALE)
32. He coaches me a lot. (GRACE)
33. He takes me golfing and skiing. (GRACE)
34. He cares about me. (GRACE)
35. He gives me blessings when I need them. (GRACE)
36. He likes to be around us. (GRACE)
37. He feels bad when I cry. (GRACE)
38. He lets me have fun birthday parties. (GRACE)

This was not as hard as we thought it would be, we could have gone on and on. Thank you for being such a wonderful husband and father. We hope you have a nice birthday. Love, Your Family

Monday, January 19, 2009

Enjoying the Winter Sports....

We decided since we have moved to 'Winter Wonderland' we better start enjoying the winter sports. We have a ski area called the Great Divide which is only about 35 miles from us. It was Gracie and Abi's first time skiing. Dale went snowboarding with his class on a field trip last week and was excited to try it again today. Although we miss the beach from time to time this was a lot of fun too.

Gracie and Dale strutting their stuff!

Alan & Abi...Look-out Below!

Gracie...what a cute little snow bunny!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

A New Year.....

With all the events of the holidays it has been awhile since I have been able to update my blog. We spent the holidays with family and had a wonderful time. I hope everyone had a nice holiday season and ready to start a New Year!