Monday, August 29, 2011

Madeline's kids

I wanted to let everyone know that Madeline has named her 3 girls already. Which girls? My grandchildren - she is "almost" old enough for kids. The names are (and we are SO proud)


She has been sure of this for several months now and we have even named our new dog "Sparkle" after kid #1. (at Madeline's request, of course)

Her first day of school went great and we LOVE, LOVE, LOVE her new teachers. Emily starts on Friday, and I can't believe she's almost 2!

Here is an old picture but super cute. They really just have longer hair now!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Emily is getting her first tooth (#O - lower left front)! I noticed it on Sunday just breaking through. I know she's over 1 y.o. but that's how we roll in my family! She should be walking soon...

John's parents through him an amazing birthday party this weekend. All of the family was there including my parents, sister and the girls. The food was so good and the house was immaculate - thank you so much for all of it! John felt VERY special!

Here is Madeline going down the zip line that John's dad make for the kids. (yes, he MADE it!) Doesn't it look fun! I wish I was little so I could try it.

Here is Madeline, Bailey (niece from John's side), Emily, Brenna (a twin cousin from John's side), Ashley (sister in law), and Ellen (Jennifer's oldest girl). There were 4 more kids there but it's a little hard to get everyone to sit for a picture!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

We're still here!

Sorry it's been so long since I've posted - lots going on! Emily turned 1 on October 19th (pictures in the camera), Madeline's getting big, I'm working out of John's office now until we get our new one built in February and holidays are just around the corner.

Look how proud she is!
and tired. we went to Veggies Tales Live. Good but I don't know if I'll go next year.

Emily smiling like always!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

More Baptism Pics

"Am I next?"

Andrew takes his job very seriously!


Wow! I've seen better family portraits! We look like we're in pain - I'm going to blame it on the sun in our eyes!

Emily Baptism - Feb 14th

Isn't she precious in her Baptism dress! It was a GREAT day! Most all of the family came to be a part of it and it was so special!

Proud Daddy!
Kacher CousinsBest Friend Ellen
Super Strong Madeline
That's a smile, not a grimace and Ellen has squeezed herself into a 18mos Halloween costume. Impressive, Ellie!

Thursday, April 15, 2010


For the first time in 1 week, Emily did not wake up @ 4am and scream until 6am. Yes, I fed her. Yes I rocked her. Yes, I gave her a pacifier. She wanted to be held and sleep in my arms. Not going to happen and 4 in the morning. So after praying hard @ 1 this morning after she ate (yes, she still eats throughout the night, but water doesn't work and I need some sleep!), I didn't wake up again until Madeline woke up at 6am. (normal time) What a blessing! Hopefully this will continue!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Chucky Cheese

Jennifer and I took her 2 boys and my 2 girls to Chucky Cheese a few months ago. They had such a good time!

Here's Andrew pushing Ben. Such a helper!
Aunt Jennifer and Emily. I have to document when she holds her because with all of her kids, it's hard for her to have a moment with her little neice!

Andrew on a car.
Ben with a hammer.
Madeline entranced with Chucky. (That's the mouse's name, right?) She loved watching him sing and dance.