Friday, January 23, 2009

What a Surprise!!

We had a wonderful surprise this last week! My brother, Kyle, called on Wednesday morning and basically asked, "What are you doing this weekend?" I said, "Staying at home...why??" And he said, "We are coming to see you!!" Needless to say I was thrilled! Kyle is a plumber and the job site was closed for the rest of the week due to extremely cold weather and because the brick layers were they decided to drive to Arkansas! They pulled in around 2 am Thursday morning and stayed until after church on Sunday. The kids at a blast together during the day and Guy, Kyle, Coralie and I had a ball playing Hand and Foot each night after the kids went to bed. What great memories! Thanks you guys for taking the time to come and see us...we love you!
Matthew, Grace and Nolan are ready for bed
Nolan LOVED having another little boy to play with! They are only about 4 months apart so I'm sure they will be good buddies!

We had a 50 degree day so we enjoyed playing the kids are playing in our treehouse.

Matthew, Coralie and Jesse taking a little walk.

Aunt Jen/Mommy giving car and wagon rides!

Having fun in the swings

Our adorable nephew, Matthew

Kyle and Matt try out the slide

Our traditional cousin picture!

Matthew, Kyle, Coralie and our newest nephew, Jesse...2 months old on the day this was taken

Uncle Kyle and Aunt Coralie with all the kids

Matthew is so sad that he has to say good-bye! Just kidding...he just really wanted his Daddy.

Joy at 11 weeks

Our little girl is growing up way too fast!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Some January Fun

Just wanted to share some photos of the kids from January. The first couple are of Joy at 9 weeks. As you can see, she is a girl full of smiles and chubby cheeks!

The next couple are taken in Branson. We got a free trip through our timeshare if we went for a couple of days, so we enjoyed some family time in the condo.

Here's a fun picture of Hope and the twins getting ready to say prayers before bed time. I'm sure they would have loved to all sleep together, but I don't think they would get much sleep!

Here are the kids having some fun wrestling time together...Nolan is always the clown...
Our cute chubby baby Joy...she is a healthy 14 lbs. at 2 months!

Joy at 10 weeks getting LOTS of kisses from Nolan and Grace.
Hope got some wonderful hand-me-down gifts from some friends at church. Included in all of it were lots of Princess accessories for Hope and Joy's room. The cute little chair is fun for Hope, but also perfect for Joy!