Friday, November 12, 2010

Jal, NM

There's nothing like visiting great grandparents...we love it!  It's so nice that all of Josh's grandparents live in the same little town in New Mexico.  We always have a wonderful time there...enjoying the slow pace of life. Edmond doesn't seem to offer us a slow pace very often!

Love this pic taken right outside of Jal:

I'm sure I'll play around with it a little to add to it..but it's just adorable!

 Here is the infamous 'Jal Sculpture'...remember it....

Pop Pop and KK with the kiddos:

Nana and Dandy Don with the kiddos:

Feeding the ducks at Jal lake:

Remember the sculpture?  Here is one part of it with the kids:

And, although I'm sad that the kids are growing up WAY too fast, it makes me happy that they like each other enough to spend 9 hours in the car together without fighting.  They were GREAT!

Love you Pop pop and KK, and Nana and Dandy!  We had such a fun time visiting!

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Estimation station has a winner:  Dustin Fowler!!

He won a 29 pound pumpkin, with a 40" circumference...HUGE PUMPKIN!!!  

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Rock n Roll Forever

The Orvis Risner Elementary 5th graders had their program a couple of weeks ago....Rock and Roll!!!  It was so cute....their music teacher is wonderful! She did a great job!

Dustin doin' his thing:

His speaking part:  "Thank you. Thank you very much," in the deepest voice I've ever heard him use!  So little Elvis.

He's also in the Honors Choir....he got a solo! He sings the boy part of "Don't Stop Believing".  SO COOL!! I will try to get a video uploaded soon.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Our baby girl is 8!

Where have the past 8 years gone?  So many things happened eight years ago. We moved into our house 8 years ago.  Spent a few nights in the hospital sick, thinking she was going to come 2 months early.  Made it to the due date!  We doubled the amount of children we had 8 years ago.  We added a sweet, loving, funny, talented little girl to our family!!!  Jodee is amazing!  She is a great singer, loves to play her guitar, piano, and any other instrument she can find.  She is a talented gymnast, competing at level 4.  She is loving and sweet and motherly to her 2 brothers.  I'm sure they don't always appreciate it, but she is watching out for them!  She has some incredible questions about God and Jesus and the bible.  Love this girl!

So excited!

Had 'show and tell' with grandma's snake at her party!

What a fun time.  She had 2 great parties thanks to our family and friends!  Happy Birthday Jodee!