Sunday, January 9, 2011

Well it's a fresh start in 2011! Hopefully I will do better posting! Here are a few pics from 2010.

The kids at a homeschool event
My pilgrim and Indian

Me and my dad at the World Series
The cutest muscle-man ever!
At Lake DeGray

Wednesday, March 10, 2010


A few pictures from over the past few months...
Millie and friends at the ballet
Ben at the rodeo...never without a silly face:)
Oh my! So handsome!!!
Mike took this of Mill

So it has been FOREVER since i posted! We have been very grateful for Mike having some time at home. I will try to get back to posting more often... but i better not make any promises:)

Friday, November 13, 2009

picture post

Just a few quick pics!

All the cousins (minus john campbell) sleeping together in hayhay's room...just like me, molly, sarah, and kathryn use to do:)
haha so cute!
We like to wear produce around our house...what? is that weird:)  

Friday, October 9, 2009

Quote of the day

Millie to Ben: " You can play by yourself with Jesus and I'll play with God."

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Have i mentioned that millie sleeps with books?  She snuggles right up to them with her puppy and drifts off to dream.  She loves books.  You might think that she secretly reads them instead of going to bed....but no.  I will hear her flipping the pages for a few minutes and then she tucks the book of choice under her covers and nite nite.  I love that about her.  I like to think that she got her love of books from me...but who knows.  Just 2 days ago was millie's "gotcha day".  This was the day 3 years ago that we finally got to take custody of sweet millie....sweet, little, malnourished, barely could hold her head up when we met her millie.  What would we do without our millie?  I tell her she's my sunshine.  Tonight we were laying in her bed and i told her that i wanted to laugh a lot tomorrow (i felt like i was really tired today and too grouchy) and she said "let's laugh right now"- so we both started trying to make ourselves laugh and you can't help but get tickled when you hear her belly laugh!  Another thing about millie is that she talks all the time...and i mean ALL the time!  But it's funny, what i use to find unnerving i actually find endearing...most of the time:)  She's so curious and she has to be sure that someone acknowledges that she spoke....even if she has to repeat it 15 times....and she will:)
I love how sweet she is to ben...she will always give up anything she has to make him happy....and she'll do anything she can to help him out. 

 They were playing in his room the other morning and she ran in to the kitchen to throw something away and ben hollered "millie the phones ringing" and she said "it's ok, i'll call them back" hilarious....sometimes they remind me of a little old couple.

My millie.  I am so thankful for her....when she's wanting to use all of my bathroom products, when she's trapping john campbell by sitting on an upside down laundry basket, when she tells me that when she's bigger she is going to be a cowgirl and ride bulls,  how she always wants to snuggle, when she's "reading" john campbell a book and doing all the voices,  when she's talking non-stop, when she's helping me cook, when she smiles that adorable smile in those precious glasses.....and especially when she sleeps with millie.....i sure do love my sunshine......i'm so glad God let us find each other.

Sunday, September 6, 2009


Ben has started pre-school 3 days a week this year and so this has meant everybody is getting pretty use to getting up early these days....of course if you know my kids at all you know they have always gotten up rather early anyway!  But i really like the routine we are in.  So since we were all up early this morning we had a ton of time before we had to get ready for church.  It was so nice...we went for a walk/bike ride/wagon ride down to mr.keith's pond and we were pumped because one of our neighbors dogs always walks with us and we finally remembered to bring him a ball to fetch in the water....the kids loved it!

Worshipping with our church family was great...ben and millie stayed in the service with me and they did pretty good.  When we went to the bathroom right before it started ben came out of the stall laughing and he showed me that he had forgotten to take off his play shorts when he put on his church shorts...he had 2 pair of shorts on!  We were cracking up!

After nap and room time we played outside the rest of the day and all 3 kids crashed hard tonight...and i think i am going to too:)  

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Well hello!

awww...eating lunch on the back porch so he watch big brother and sister play...he LOVES them!
making pizza dough
ben used to always say he wanted to be a "cook chef" it's a tow truck driver

Sorry I haven't posted in a while.  Our summer has been wonderful!  i can't believe it's already September.  Last month John Campbell turned one...and started walking.  He walks all over the place now with his dimply legs....he is so cute!!!  Man i love that little guy so much.  Sometimes I just can't believe I get to be mommy to my sweet babies!

Anyway today was a lot of fun.  We went to a little friends birthday party this morning and ben and millie had a great time.  When we got home, after lunch and millie and john campbell's nap, william, kaleigh, sam, and gracie came over and played outside for a while.  It's so fun seeing them all growing up....the girls were screaming while i drove them on the golf cart as the boys ran after them with a sword, gun, and a shovel!  (not sure what the plan was with the shovel:)

Tonight when i put ben to bed i said " i love you ben"...and he said" i love you sweetie pie."....such a stinker....i'm laughing just typing that.