Thursday, June 30, 2011


Life has been full! Besides having 4 small children to nurture and care for, we are doing some premarital counseling, Steve is playing softball, I'm getting some organizing done and we're squeezing in as much summer fun as we can! We are so blessed to live in an amazing part of God's creation. We have amazing views of Shasta Bali, Mt Shasta, and Mt Lassen as we run errands. We live 20 minutes from a gorgeous lake. The street we live on has low traffic so our kids can ride their bikes up and down the street! Our soil is fertile so the kids get to eat sugar snap peas and tomatoes from the garden, plus I get my beloved zucchini! We even got a few peaches, nectarines and plums after all that crazy spring weather. We are blessed more than we deserve!

Grandpa, Daniel and Grandma
Here's a quick recap of June: We started our month in Florida with Steve's Mom and Gary. What a wonderful, relaxing time we had! Daniel turned 7 months right before we left. His second tooth popped through and learned to sit up well and clap. He charmed everyone, including Uncle Mick! We hung out with Grandpa & Grandma, Steve's Uncle Mick & Aunt Sandy, counsins and even Grandma Hunnell from Ohio! A day a Disney almost did us in, but we survived and hit the beach and the snake-a-torium!

The girls and I in our "Nazareth" costumes. Behind us is the amazing set designed and made by Steve's sister Stacie.

Jude, Caleb, & Luke. 
After we got home my Dad came for a weekend that went by too fast! Then we prepped for "Nazareth; where Jesus was a kid!" Naomi and Ava attended and I ran a "Jewelry" making booth with my friend Pam.

We also got a pool and the kids spent lots of time "swimming" in 12 inches of water.

Come on tooth #3!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Naomi made her first meal tonight: Make-Ahead Turkey Burgers! Yum! 

Monday, June 20, 2011

This is what happens when you have two older sisters. Luke needs some manly dress up clothes! 

Friday, June 03, 2011

We spent Wednesday and Thursday at Daytona Beach. The water is warm and the kids wore us out! Luke kept saying, "I like the ocean!"