Tuesday, September 20, 2011

a glimpse at our lives....and the babies are walking!

julia's 3!

Julia turned 3 on the 13th!  She is such a sweet girl!  She likes to do whatever Katey is doing, but also doesn't mind playing by herself!  She is a snuggler!  And a little love bug!

For her birthday this year, we didn't do a whole lot (we're sort of slightly busy).  We had a little family time and then that evening had a little party with Nana and Tata--with cake and ice cream and presents.  And her Elmo balloon of course!

We enjoyed some Dion's pizza for lunch!

Ashley--happy girl!

Ainsley--not so happy!

Katey--pretty girl!

Mama and the birthday girl!

About to go into Chuck E Cheese...they are so excited!

A little Chuck E Cheese time!  Good thing the place was EMPTY!

All four girls!

Julia had a few "requests" for her birthday--first and foremost, an Elmo balloon!  Second, pink balloons!  Then a strawberry cake, strawberry ice cream and strawberry milk.  She liked all of them except for the strawberry milk!  I think it was too weird for her!  Haha! 


Cake time! 

Monday, September 12, 2011

kate's 5!

Kate is FIVE!  We had a pretty small little party since we just moved to Las Cruces and didn't really know anyone yet.  It was just the family--plus the cousins were here from Las Vegas!  Our family celebrated with her with a whole day of fun!  And then we had a princess party with the rest of the family. 

Fun at Chuck E Cheese--it's sort of a tradition! 

Me and the birthday girl!

We also went to the indoor bouncy house place in the mall...they had so much fun! 

When we got home we opened some presents!  Katey did this puzzle in record time...she never ceases to amaze me! 

Here are Katey, Julia and Reagan doing some princess crafts at the Princess Party!

Nana helped make them into real little princesses, make-up and all!

Princess Cupcake Cake!

Um.  I think she liked the ice cream?  =)

Yeah,  I don't think I'm ready for her to have make-up yet!  Ha!

Me and my little Princess!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

we are officially "books are" fun reps!

We finally have our dream job!  We are Books Are Fun reps!  Well, mainly Jason is, but I sort of am too since I help when I can!  He travels around to different large corporations (like hospitals) and sets up book fairs in their lobby for a day or two or three!  It's really great! 

I kind of can't believe we're actually working our dream job! 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

katey's a 1st grader!

I just can't believe Kate's a 1st grader!   Wasn't she, like, just BORN?! 

We decided to homeschool Katey again this year and it has been such a blessing!  We found this really great curriculum (Timberdoodle) that I LUH-OVE!  I actually look forward to doing school every day with her!  And her genious mind continues to blow me away.  She just has an incredible memory and understanding. 

Friday, September 9, 2011

we closed on our house!

In August, we closed on our house!  It's a foreclosure and has needed a LOT of work.  So between homeschooling, three jobs, four kids, church....we've been working to fix it up!  We're hoping we'll be ready to move in in a couple of weeks! 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

ummm....so we moved, FOUR months ago!

I'm kind of in shock at how long it's been since I last posted, and how much has happened in our lives over the last four months. 

So...we no longer live in Vegas.  After 5 1/2 years, we finally got out!  =)  A job opportunity came along in El Paso, TX, and since J's parents live about 45 minutes from there, we decided to pack it up and move the fam half way across the country!

We are now residents of Las Cruces, NM and couldn't be happier!