Monday, January 30, 2012


While Laci was visiting we went to Old Market and took a bunch of family photos for the collage on my great room wall. The photos turned out really cute! I love all the different color combos that we have going on.

After a day of shopping for a bunch of unique frames, I put Laci to work with putting the collage all together. It turned out beautiful and looking at it makes me so happy!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dear Madisyn,

My, how time flies it is so weird to think that you're a teenager now. Madisyn I am so proud of what an amazing young woman that you are turning into. You are seriously so sweet I get asked quite often, "Does she ever not have a smile on her face?" and my response is, "Rarely!" You have some amazing qualities, you are so smart we were so proud of your 4.0 report card I know we tease you that it comes natural.. which some of it may, I also know you work very hard for your grades! You are very responsible always have been from such a young age, you are beautiful from the inside and out. You are a great example to everyone you come into contact with especially your sisters. You have a great eye for fashion, you're funny, sweet, hardworking, a great friend, lovable and amazing!
Happy 13th birthday Madisyn!

Mommy duck?

Ashley asked Mike the other day if he felt like a Mommy duck? Where ever Mike is Mason is wobbling right behind. From the minute Mike walks in the door Mason is his little shadow. It is seriously the cutest thing ever, this little boy LOVES his Daddy!

Monday, January 16, 2012

New Years Eve

The day before New Years Eve my sister flew in and was able to bring in the new year with us, we also had Dana over. ( he and his wife Bev were the ones that offered a room for Mike here in NE til we joined 2 months later) We celebrated in style! We played the wii, some boardgames, had some Buffalo Wild Wings, sushi, and pizza.

Christmas day

The big hits of Christmas 2011!

Ashley clothes, accessories and shoes.

A phone.

An American girl doll.

Lalaloopsy tree house.

Lego's and cars.

Christmas Eve

We had a wonderful Christmas Eve. We finished up some last minute shopping and had lunch with my brother who had traveled from MN to spend Christmas with us. We made sugar cookies, had our yummy traditional dinner of shrimp pasta, garlic bread, ceasar salad and sparkling cider, the girls did their gift exchange with each other, we had a special visit from Santa, read a Christmas book, the girls set out milk and cookies for Santa and then the hurried off to bed!