Sunday, January 29, 2012


Happy birthday to my best friend who for his birthday wanted to do what everyone else wanted because he's "happiest when everyone else is happiest." Love you forever and always!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Double Dates

Way back when we were in the Honeymooners class when we were first married, we used to go on "double dates" with other couple friends all the time. I guess now, with 3 kids, we are just lucky to get out of the house when we can. Luckily we were able to catch up with some good friends for a very fun double date, playing at the big kid arcade and enjoying a yummy dinner!

John and Tina playing Fruit Ninja - what a fun game - we spent most of our time slicing fruit in front of this game!

Picking toys for the kids from our winnings:

Monday, January 23, 2012

Love note from God

Look what blew up onto our sidewalk with the storm.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

So Happy to be 4

For James' birthday this year he wanted to go to Chuck e Cheese again! We weren't really up for a big Chuck e Cheese party so we told him he could pick three friends that we could pick up and take with us for a couple hours of games and pizza. James wanted Eli, Isaiah and Joey to go with him, and since we had an extra seat, we invited Allie, Joey's big sister, and Haylie's best friend.

James was so thrilled to finally be turning four and he was really hoping that meant he could automatically move into Eli and Isaiah's class at school. He was very disappointed to find out that wasn't the case.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

The Replacements

After giving Max away, Haylie was set on healing her broken heart by getting a new pet. We went to the pet store and Haylie picked out a cute little guinea pig which she named Bella.

After a day of playing with Haylie's guniea pig, James decided he wanted a guinea pig for his birthday, which was just a couple days away. We headed back to a different pet store where they actually had guinea pigs and bunnies living together. We all fell in love with this tiny black bunny that James named Coco.

The kids have really enjoyed their new pets and although cleaning the cage isn't much fun, these pets are so much easier to handle!!!