Friday, October 24, 2008


I love Leah's face while she's in jail!!

Nice pic of us squinting!
Dana picked out the perfect one for her dorm room while Cameron picked out the weirdest pumpkin!


We have had alot of fun fall activities this season so far. My favorite was going out to the Buckley homestead's corn maze. We really couldn't have made it thru the maze without Dana's guidance. It must be because she's in college :) and so smart! It still took us 1 1/2 hrs to complete. At the end a somewhat dorky guy who works there asked us what we learned and I said (thinking I was so funny) "I learned not to drink your water"!! (since they provided gross well water 1/2 way thru the course) I proceeded to crack my whole family up to the point of tears in our eyes but the guy just sat there with a straight face and stared at me. OOPS, I offended corn maze guy! From there we went to Ryan and Aimee's to a pumpkin patch for more fall activities. We had a great time with them, got some pumpkins and went on home!

Dana and Cams navigating their way thru the maze in search of nasty water!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Paulie!!

I didn't have time to post anything for a while, and in the meantime Paul celebrated his 40th birthday! So Happy Birthday to my awesome husband!! You are quite a blessing to us and you look just as good as you did when I met you 25 years ago!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Flo'Rida Part Two

Us at Universal

Cams at Blizzard Beach!
Cams and Leah at our resort pool, there were 3 differant pools and this was their fav! There was a shell thing in the middle where they would flip off of. Would've made Gramma Kathy nervous!
I love this pic with their ears on, they wore those scratchy things all day!

We then meet up with Aimee and Ryan and Grandma Betty for a nite at Universal, fun! Next day, Blizzard Beach, more fun and sun! We then checked into the Hilton and suddenly felt very spoiied! Ice Cream Sundaes were brought out everyday at 1:30 by the poolside! One day we almost missed them and we were a little shaken up a bit (haha) Then on to Disney World! I personally feel that the money is not quite worth it but the kids really enjoyed it. It did bring back a lot of childhood memores though! Now back to reality, no more waking up to palm tress and lizards! Why did my parents move up here-I was born to live in Florida!!

Flo' Rida !!

The first part of our trip was spent at the Laquinta In with all the North people. We had a blast hanging out at the pool with everyone! Then there was the beautiful wedding of our niece Melissa, I only have a few pics my memory stick was running low! then New Smyrna Beach, we had so much fun there chasing waves all day! Thanks Keith and Leanne!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


She graduated!!! On May 21st Dana graduated from high school! Finally!! It was really a nice ceramony and I didn't cry once! I think I had a lot of time to think about it! The day of her party could not have been any better. The weather could not have been any better! I think we counted around 96 people that came! We could not have fit them in our house! We had so much fun with bean bas and volleyball! Good times as good ole' Ryan would say!

Friday, May 16, 2008

Dana's Senior Pics

I can't believe that Dana only has 4 more days left of high school!!! Where did all those years go? I remember her first day of Kindergarten with her little Gymboree back pack (still stylin'even back then :) ) Recently our friend Michelle Hamstra took her Senior Pics. Here is just a few; there were so many great ones, she did an awesome job!!

Monday, May 05, 2008

We Did It!! We Did It!!!

This past Saturday Cameron and I ran our race for the Lan-Oak Fun Run!! Cameron ran the 1 mile run and came in 3rd in his age group! He even got a medal, we were so proud of him. That is the first sport he actually likes besides WII playing. I ran the 4 mile run and came in 4th in my age group, needless to say, no medal. But I came in 16th for the women's. I ran it in 43 min. Not my best time but I started out really slow not wanting to finish by walking, but I still did it! I wish I took my camera but I was so nervous I didn't even think of it!

My next race is the 17th of May at Faith Church and that's only a 5k so I hope to speed it up. It's really addicting competing. I just wanted to finish but now I want a ribbon or medal or something. Maybe the Olympics.......dream on!!

Monday, March 31, 2008

I recently posted about Leah's friend Sharon who was waiting for a heart for a transplant. Unfortunately Sharon passed away on Friday. It really hit Leah hard last nite and this morning going back to school. She had the saddest dream about her last night. How do you explain why God didn't heal her? Leah was so sad that Sharon never got to grow up and be married and have kids. Please pray for Sharon's family and her little friends who all went to school with her as they have the memorial service on Tues, and the days ahead!