Monday, September 28, 2009


what is that anyways?

Things around here are quite normal.

On Saturday we headed to see Josh and Stacy (Jason brother and sister in law) for Josh’s birthday.  DSC_2378The boys played, DSC_2333we ate

they played some more, DSC_2334DSC_2342

we ate again…you know…the usual.  DSC_2370DSC_2371

That’s what we normally do when we get together anyways.

Sunday we hung after service. I got my haircut (really short…maybe a little too short…but whatever….) and did a little shopping. 

Played outside DSC_2386

wrote that LONG blog post and didn’t pay attention to the two year old in the other room…oopsDSC_2382

This thing tried to enter my house….ewww……DSC_2461 and this stumbled into our yard… Just a normal Sunday.DSC_2466(She or He whatever) Is so sweet.   She takes this so well…. DSC_2523DSC_2527

The kids adore he/her.  Sophie…..well not so much.  Today the cat hung out in the garage and endured endless torture.   It has been named too….Butterscotch.  Now what are we to do?? Anyone need a cat?

Today was super windy.  and cold.  So I bundled the kiddos up, got out their bikes and started working on this:DSC_2504You can see the potential, right??  That’s what I thought! She needs a little work…but she’s on her way.  I love me a good project!

We did date night switching tonight and had ourselves a good ‘ol time.  I think the kids like this way better than us. DSC_2538 They get to hang out every week together.  We spoil them when they are here.  Shhhh….don’t tell their parents!

And, like normal, it is 11:45pm and we are still up.  Looking forward to what tomorrow and all it’s “normalcy” brings!

Saturday, September 26, 2009


Attentiveness: listening with your ears, eyes and heartDSC_1331

Randomness: wearing whatever we want, when we want, and them wanting to go to the store in said “random” costumes.DSC_1011

Craftiness: doing something beautiful with something ordinary


Intangibleness: having girlfriends who love me for who I am


Sweetness: celebrating your first birthday DSC_0749 Inventiveness: dreaming up your own fun…..DSC_0884

…..and getting your brother in on it!


Sadness: seeing your child go from first grade….


to second…


Happiness: knowing that he is growing and changing and becoming a wonderful person that his brothers (and parents) adore!


Gladfulness: having 20+ couples and all their kids over for a fun filled afternoon of root beer, burgers, and conversation.


Eventfulness: watching the demolition derby @ the state fair


Funniness: watching Nolan’s reaction to the first few crashes!


Boringness: waiting for the broken cars to be taken off the track for the next heat to start. Remedy: use the fisheye lens on my camera to combat said boringness. CSC_1174 CSC_1172 CSC_1177 CSC_1179 CSC_1182

Colorfulness: watching the FREE fireworks after the demolition derby. DSC_1249


Artfulness: putting my dad and niece to work on some art for the boys bathroom because I am too cheap to buy some.DSC_1042 DSC_1062

Ruthlessness: Cameron beating Grandma Bachtel in Mario CartDSC_1328

Boyishness: can’t be explained….


Wednesday, September 23, 2009


When you haven’t blogged in a while…it’s really hard to even know where to begin.  It’s sad really, because I take SO MANY pictures that will never make their way to being published. Bear with me as I try to sort out the last month or so of our life!

My baby boy turned two!  On the second of September, we celebrated him! He is talking so much now.  He is very independent and sometimes gets mad when we do it for him.  He’ll scream, “I do it”  He loves to play outside.  Especially in the sandbox and on his bike.  He LOVES to sing and read books.  He is also a great eater, a big drinker and gives the best sloppy kisses ever! DSC_1480

Then, on the 3rd, we celebrated Jason’s 30th birthday!  He’s 30!!!! haha…..we didn’t have 30 candles so 3 had to suffice.


But, like a 8 year old…he got baseball cards for his birthday (and storage for said cards) and he was SOOOOO happy!  We had a great day too…we meet @ lunch for Mexican and had Chinese for dinner.  Not my thing for sure!!  We headed to the bowling lanes for a quick game too! I LOVE YOU BABY!!!!

On the 12th we headed to Chicago with Jason’s dad Bill, his brother Josh, our sis-in-law Stacy and nephew Alexander.  Jason and Josh’s birthday’s are close to each others,  so Bill got us all tickets for the game.  It was beautiful weather and always alot of fun.


That Sunday, Grandma and Grandpa had the family over for lunch.  We LOVE the farm!  The boys have so much fun there.  As always, I took a million pictures of all the action.  My facebook friends can see them on there.


Sadly, some great and close friends of ours took a new job in Indy and moved there last month.  We went to hang for the day , and got to help them hang some molding in their dining room when we were there!  DSC_1524

There kids are very close in age to ours.  Little Emma and Nolan love to play together.DSC_1529

I even got to take some maternity pictures of her and her family. They are so cute :) DSC_1831b

Last weekend, we celebrated Nolan’s birthday with a party.  As always, we eat lots of yummy food (thanks to my Grandma :)  Here is Nolan’s “under the sea” cake we made.  The kids LOVED all the candy.DSC_2051

We ate ice cream too!DSC_2068Opened lots of great gifts…DSC_2093DSC_2115

Played outside….   DSC_2134 DSC_2144

And with the Wii…. DSC_2154Too funny!  Thanks for a great time everyone…we love company and appreciate you driving to come visit with us.

The other night, me and my bible study girls headed to visit our friend who just moved to Indy.  But….she didn’t know we were coming!  Thanks to her husband, we pulled off the surprise and had a great night of conversation and laughter.  I am so thankful God had put these Godly women in my life to challenge me, grow me, and keep me accountable!


Wow!  Are you still with me??  I think this catches up with the majors and hopefully we will start blogging my favorite everyday moments again….