Thursday, June 30, 2011

Birthday Celebrations

While we were in California we celebrated my dad's birthday as well as Evans, which was a blast since it was the first birthday party that we were able to attend of Evan's.

The strawberry-rhubarb pie that I made for dad.

the only "candle" that dad got happy birthday dad! may God bless you with a wonderful year to serve Him and grow in Him. Then we had Evan's 3rd birthday party with lots of family and friends. It rain that day so once again we were inside. Evan's beautiful mommy! Cora got a hold of some tissue paper and enjoyed stomping it. It was so adorable. I wish I had gotten a video of it! Holly and Noah it's he so cute?

Take a look at this amazing cake Holly made!

She did such a wonderful job and it tasted so good!

Happy Birthday, Evan!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

California Trip

This post has been a long time coming. I'm sorry that it has taken me so long to post any pictures of our trip to California. Right after we got home Audrey got so sick and so I really didn't get much done on anything that first week or so when we got back.

The girls and I spent 3 weeks we my family and friends and just had a blast. Though I though that being in California would give us some great sunshine... guess again! It rain almost two full weeks out the three we were there! Thus there are a lot of inside pictures. I'll be splitting up our different little outings. But here is a bunch (and I do mean a lot) of the cousins playing at different times. They all had a great time playing together and getting to know each other.

Noah and Cora were the love bugs though. They were always giving hugs and head loves and they just really played well together.

Papa with his grand babies

Evan, Audrey, Noah and (little miss independent) Cora

One of Audrey's favorite times was snuggle time with Papa in the mornings. Papa usually fell asleep, but Audrey didn't seem to mind much.

Audrey got to ride Papa's Harley and all she could say for days was, "this is fun and we're going really fast mommy!" "wee!!!" She loved her ride around the block. She is still talking about her ride with Papa. the future's so bright you've got to wear shades Noah and Cora (who love their food)!!! wakey, wakey Gaga and Cora Cora's favorite toy while we were there. A rocking Harley!! we can both rock

reading with auntie Holly

one of the nicer days

over at auntie Holly and uncle Ryan's house

more to come...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

To the wonderful Father of my children!

Our day started out at a very leisure pace with snuggle time with daddy as I got breakfast started. Audrey has been so sick that church was out of the question. But it gave us a great day of resting and spending time together.

I love to watch the girls with Lucas, it's so special. Sleeping in with dad (well, it was only 6:00) so I guess that really isn't sleeping in.

Sage deer sausage with buttermilk biscuits and eggs Lunch was Caesar salad and elk lasagna and wine we topped it off with German Apple cake with cream cheese frosting and...popcorn of course Lucas is such a outstanding daddy. He's a wonderful leader, strong when he needs to be, cuddly and loving. I thank God that he gave me such a wonderful husband.

I wish I would have gotten a picture of it the other day, but I'll just tell you. Lucas was mowing the lawn and Audrey was walking right beside him with her hand in his pocket. SO precious.

I wish all you dads out there Happy Father's Day!

Pictures of our trip to California to come.