Saturday, January 19, 2013

Reedley Time!

My mom, Carola, and her cowpokes, Isaak, Daniel, Luke, Koen, Ava & Naomi.

Great Grandma Ardis, my maternal grandma, with all her great grandkids. Naomi, Giella, Luke, Ava, Koen, Isaak, Daniel, & Sadie. Bonus kid: my cousin Cody on the left.

Luke's killing me with cowboy cuteness!!!!

We had a lovely time with our family in Reedley this weekend. I wish I was better about getting pictures! My mom and my dad's families all live in the area (for the most part) so we have lots of cousins, aunts, uncles, etc. to have fun with! It's a huge blessing to feel so loved by so many!
We got to hug Susan, Grandma Ardis, Doug, Jill (& baby girl due soon!), Koen, Isaak, Mom, Tex, Uncle Danny, Aunt Margaret, Shawna, Giella, Micah, Amy, Sadie, Uncle Mark, Aunt Julie, Uncle David, Aunt Toni, Cody, Breann, Janel, Aunt Mary, Uncle Brad, Andrew, Lisa, Liam, Clara, Mike, Amy, Brian, Sarah, Aunt Lois, Holly, and Bryan & Ryan.
And a few were down for the count with the flu bug: we miss you Garcias!

Friday, December 21, 2012



Luke is enjoying the snow balls! Looks like Daniel may want to eat them!

He nailed Daddy in the keester!
It snowed twice this month. The second time was today and the kids and Steve had a blast. I enjoyed staying warm in the house.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Luke is FOUR!

This was an extra special birthday for Luke. He got to have an "at home party" with cousins and a "gymnastics party" with his buddy Fisher and friends.
Home birthday cake

Koen, Luke, Naomi, Ava, Isaak & Daniel

Taking calls of well wishes from across the USA

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween Math

The Fairy + Batman + Dinosaur + Sacagawea = Fun day with cute kids!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Naomi's 8th Birthday

Climbing a giant fig tree


Bird Girl leads the way!
All the natives made it to the destination

Happy Birthday Naomi!

Aunt Susan gets the cool gift award! Bird Girl has her own tee pee.
Naomi read two books on Sacagawea, aka Bird Girl. So she asked if she could have a Sacagawea Birthday Party. So we went on an adventure to Boulder Creek Falls. We saw bear scat, ate wild grapes, rock hopped across the creek, and scaled a downed tree. It was a unique party for an equally unique, caring, lovely young lady of eight.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Daniel's Second Birthday


Checking out the new trucks from Grandma Ardis

Toot, toot, he's two!
We are blessed to call this spunky sweet boy our son. What a delight he is! He enjoys driving hot wheels all over, using real tools to help, laying on kitties and keeping up with "Wook."