Monday, July 23, 2007

My Birthday!!

July 23, 2007

For my birthday this year we were planning to go to the lake and just hang out. Mike had taken off work early, but it poured rain all day long, so we put plan B into effect. Take the boys to the indoor go-karts!!! Gracie and I filmed while the boys, Mike included, raced around the track. By the end they had figured out how to skid around the turns to prevent slowing down. It was all about speed. We then went out for pizza and back to the house for presents and icecream. The boys all thought I had a pretty fun birthday. They want to go sky diving for my next one!!!!

Monday, July 16, 2007


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Rylan's Birthday

I can't believe I have a 15 year old!! Where did all the time go? As a mother, birthdays are always something of mixed emotions. It is so wonderful to reflect on all the amazing ways God has grown each child and the grace he has shown me despite all my failures. We rejoice at the wonderful young man Rylan is becoming and I am sad that our time with him in our home is getting shorter. We usually pull out the home movies and laugh at all the craziness when the boys were little. This is always a hoot and the boys love it. We are trying to take video of Grace as much as we can, especially since we have lost those first 16 months of her life. She is talking more and more each week and she seems to be more relaxed with all of us. When we look back at her improvement is remarkable how far she has come. She is such an amazing blessing to all of us and it has been so neat to see the boys protect,love and care for her. Grace truly loves them and she is all smiles when she wakes in the morning and is greeted by 4 enthusiastic boys saying good morning Grace in all kinds of cutesy voices.