Sunday, May 25, 2014

It's Summer Time!

Well, it has been since Christmas since I have written a post.  Let's just say this semester of Nursing School consumed me.  It was extremely tough, but I made it through...only 3 more semesters to go and then I am done!  Vann also played t-ball this Spring, so we were busy busy.  The kids are doing great, growing fast and finishing up their last week of school.  This will be Vann's last time going to his montessori classroom as he will head to a new school next year for kindergarten.  His teachers are amazing and we are so glad Gwennie is able to have them as well.  I will be staying home with the kiddos this summer, we will be having lots of family visiting and making our yearly trip to Wallowa Lake with my family.  We hope this finds you all well and enjoying some sunshine!

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of our family and friends! We hope you have a wonderful day! The kids had a great morning. Gwen had fun opening the presents, but the highlight for her was getting her cabbage patch dolls...she is in heaven! Vann told us this morning after he opened his gifts, "That was the best christmas ever!" We are looking forward to the New Year and hope it brings positive things our way!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Vann!

Well, looks like the last time I updated the blog was in August. I am 1 semester down in Nursing School and only 4 more to go. We have been very busy these last few months and before we knew it, Vann was turning 5! Every year for his birthday, Vann collects donations for the NICU and delivers them in person. This year he got 3 full boxes. We are so proud of him and thankful to all those who donated. Here are some pictures from his party!
 Vann and some of his friends from school, and some good friends we have met along the way!

 Ellery and Gwen...TROUBLE!

 Michael, Shawn, Vann and buddies from school!

 Vann and Zeke

 She loves her sweets!

Vann and all the donations he collected for the NICU!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Lake Wallowa

What a wonderful vacation we had....we met my parents, brother and his family at Lake Wallowa, Oregon. It was amazing, the lake was beautiful, the town adorable, lots of fun to be had and even deer that would walk up to you and allow you to feed them. Gwen and Vann had a blast playing with their cousins Henry and Charlie. It was great to spend time with my mom and dad and Brandon and Jessica. Let's just say we were pretty bummed to head back to Boise today. Looking forward to next year!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

California Fun and Sun

This past weekend we headed down to California for our friends Mike & Kristen's wedding. Both Jeff and Vann were in the wedding, so it was a real honor to experience their special day with them. Now if only we could get them to move to Boise...

We were able to stay with Jeff's grandma Lorraine, and she loved spending time with the kids. We also got to see Jeff's parents, sister and our niece and nephew. Vann had a blast playing with his cousins. It was a great weekend and nice to see the ocean!

We came back to Boise and the weather was starting to heat up, which meant...slip n' slide time!!! Vann and Gwen had a blast soaking up some rays and playing in the water!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Another FUN Visit

We had an awesome visit with Popi Rod and Grandma Neesie. It is so fun to see Vann and Gwen with them....we only wish we lived closer so we could spend more time with them. 

Vann is in heaven! 

 Grandma Neesie, Gwennie, Popi

All the penguins! 

Just the 4 of us! 

She has Popi wrapped around her little finger! 

Slide races! 

Silly picture with momma! 

Auntie Jess got Gwennie a new dress...she LOVES it!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

March of Dimes March for Babies 2013

We could not have asked for a more beautiful day to go out and support the March of Dimes March for Babies walk in honor of Mr. Vann! It was a fantastic event with superheros, SpongeBob, Star Wars, and many others...Gwen was not a fan of anyone dressed up in a costume! Vann loved seeing the poster he made along Baby Blvd., and even got to give a high five out to Dr. Snyder who took care of him in the NICU. What a wonderful day with my wonderful family!
Eating breakfast together before the big walk!

 Gwen was not sure about the cow!

 This is what Gwen thought of the cow...

 Vann dancing because he was so excited!

 So cool!


Vann's poster he helped us make! 

So proud to be able to stand here with our healthy boy!