Thursday, December 27, 2012

Our Family Christmas

We had a wonderful Christmas, our house was full of family and friends. So much to be thankful for. We spent a few days in sunny California where the littles went with Mama to spread a little cheer and fun. They were the best! We drove home Christmas Eve and everyone worked together to have everything ready for Christmas Day. It was amazing to have everyone under the same roof, if only for a day. Grateful to have Ammy and Papa with us. Shaelee said the Christmas prayer, with a little help from Emily. So sweet to hear. It was a great day. Oh, and Miss Shaelee doesn't need training wheels anymore! Grateful for a special family and amazing friends.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


I love this boy, he makes me happy.  As do his siblings.  I am so blessed to be a Mama.  We are finished with soccer until after the Holidays.  This weekend all of the kiddos helped me get out our Christmas cards.  I am a little worried that some may have more than one card and some may have none.  We were lacking in quality control but not in having some chaotic fun.  This weekend we stayed close to home.  We hung out as a family.  We hugged our kids, a lot.  And we thought of those families who are changed forever.  We will continue to pray for them and keep them in our thoughts. 

Sunday, November 25, 2012

California Dreaming

Thankful for a special family.  Thankful to be one step closer to all of us being together.  Enjoying the new pool, sibling fun and a house that can welcome family (Ammie and Papa for sure), and friends we love so much.  It has been a wonderful weekend.  Thank you Claire for such beautiful photos.  You really are amazing!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

A busy busy weekend

Soccer games, gym girls, birthday parties, sleepovers, and lots of cramming for a Math final for Claire.  Daddy had to work Saturday, then he worked all day Sunday with Claire.  We borrowed #6 Saturday night and Sunday morning.  He was cooking with Quinn this afternoon.  They are quite the pair.  It has been a very busy weekend.  Gracie's
 picture says it all....
The C's need to catch some serious Zzzzs.....
Forever blessed with all of this fun!  

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Shaelee

Happy Birthday Shaelee!  Your family loves you so much.  You are such a sweet blessing and the best little sister ever. 

Friday, November 2, 2012

Baby Luv

What a fun day we had.  Lots of Chili and cheese.  Hanging with Karen and her family.  Ammy and Papa are finally here!  Trading some serious candy.... Crosby you rocked the C family with your cutie pie grin.  Papa and Emily have the cutest dimples ever.  We had such a fun Halloween. 

Monday, October 29, 2012

20 Years and 5 Wonderful Kids

Ralph and I celebrated 20 years of marriage this week.  We never could have imagined the wonderful life that we would be blessed to share.  We took the kids out of school, and went to the Grand Canyon for a few days.  We had so much fun.  Mom was a little challenged.  This wasn't a good place for a Mom scared of heights.  I was constantly redirecting, holding onto jackets and telling the littles to stay on the path.  I found out that Vincent is equally afraid of heights. He held onto my hand as hard as he could.  Soul mates, the two of us.

We had an amazing dinner.  The hotel found us a little nook with 2 tables.  The kids sat at the table across from us and made us laugh till we cried.

We had a wonderful time.  Ralph and I are truly blessed to have each other, and privileged to be parents to Claire, Quinn, Vincent, Emily and Shaelani.

Thankful for 20 years.