Monday, August 24, 2009

Pizza Time!! Just another reason we love home school.

Last week we were studying Italy in Geography. We decided to make our own gluten free pizza to really get into the spirit of everything. It was surprisingly yummy. My girls can COOK!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The new "princess" dress

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


A few weeks ago Kaitlyn lost her FIRST TOOTH!!!!

Even cuter... her BFF Madeline lost her first tooth the SAME WEEK!

It doesn't get ANY more adorable.

I can't believe they are old enough to lose teeth now.

I'm not gonna lie.... I almost cried. So proud of our big girls who are growing so fast.
Being toothless is the best!

Friday, August 14, 2009

The New Addition- Our Ford Explorer

Well, ladies and gentlemen... It finally happened. Our little old van has seen better days. She's still running ok for now but she has a lot of miles. If I drove in town mostly I would probably have pushed her further. With all the road trips the girls and I do without Russ he just didn't feel it was a safe fit for our LONG drives anymore. My wonderful hubby told me to pick out a safe car to buy! I am crazy thankful for a husband who works super hard and saves so that when we really need something we can make it happen.

She's been dubbed "The Roadrunner." :0)

We've had an Explorer before. In fact when we were shopping for the van about 5 years ago we wanted to just buy another one but by then we needed the third row seat and they were only in the brand new expensive models. SOOOO we went with practical and skipped. Now I get to be practical AND get what I wanted!!! HURRAY!!!

We found it on Craig's List and it happened to be a guy that works for Russ' company who was being sent overseas THIS week and needed to get rid of his car quickly. We got an amazing deal. I am so grateful! I am now a HUGE fan of buying cars on Craig's List.

The girls are also big fans of the new "cool car."

Here is KK expressing her joy!

Here it is with the third row seats all the way up.

Here they are all the way down. Soooo easy... Ahhhh... just like magic. Hee hee.

You can also just put one up and one down. Woooooowwwww!! ;0)

Happy me!

Happy Us!
We are so thankful for our new "Road Runner." I am sure she will take us so many super cool places and be full of wonderful family memories.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Stinkin Cute!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Girl's ONLY Weekend

As many of you know I have 2 very special "covenant friends." This is Wendi then Holly and little old me! These girls are permanent in my life and have been there since we were just starting out in college. Thank you Lord for friends like that. This weekend we got to hang together and catch up. We try to do that a couple of times a year but this time we'd managed to let a whole year fly by!

These are the women who have always been behind me... when things looked great.. when things looked scary... when we were doing things most people thought were crazy. These girls have ALWAYS believed in me will always have my back.

We had a great time giggling and getting pretty toes. More than that we had a great time sharing our hearts and struggles and triumphs.

You see this year we will fight another fight together. Our Holly has breast cancer. She is full of courage and trust in God and she is not alone. She couldn't shake us for all the world. We are behind her every step.

I want to dedicate this video to my amazing sister Holly and her amazing husband Jamie. It touches my heart so deeply. This Woman's Work... I love you Holly. You are held. Love, Angel

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Zoe's Fashion Show!

Last weekend Zoe used her heard earned pennies and a few donations on our mommy date. We went on a shopping spree to Marshall's and got her some STYLISH threads. We thought we'd have a fun little photo shoot with all her adorable finds.