Saturday, November 3, 2012

Life is rather full...who has time to blog?

Sometimes I think about posting something on our blog, but then...

I hear the boys fighting and I need to pull them apart and facilitate apologies, or

I remember Dan asked me to do a load of darks so that he has socks for work tomorrow.

Sometimes I think about creating a new post with recent pictures, then I remember I haven't ever uploaded photos from my phone to the computer and I need to do that before I can possibly post a few pics on the blog.

I have a mental list of thank you cards that need writing, which is something to bless others, so I definitely shouldn't write on my personal blog before doing those.

Hmm...then there's the stack of paperwork and mail that needs attention, and what about those beans that I put in a pot to soak until this afternoon, or the clothes that are too small for Grayson and need to be moved into Gavin's closet? I know I won't have time for all of that if I sit down to write a blog entry.

Besides, who still reads our blog anyway? Considering that everyone who used to read it has noticed we don't post on here anymore, what I don't write won't be missed.

I could go on and on with all of the things that keep me busy. And as for Dan, well, our family blog isn't even close to the top of his priority list.

So, for now, the blog will remain rather lifeless, while our real lives remain brimming!

Monday, July 18, 2011

He's getting so big!

Gavin turned 1 in May. Here are a couple of pictures from his party:

I think he's signing water in this one with Dan!

We sure love our Mr. Gavin!
Happy Birthday little man!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Look who's 3!

We celebrated Grayson's third birthday in April. He is getting so big, and turning into such a neat little boy. Dan and I find ourselves looking at each other with surprise when he comes up with a new way to do things, a new phrase or way to express himself to us. We are enjoying the ride to be sure!
 Wall-e paraphernalia and robot parts decked the house for the party.
 And one of Gavin, well, just being Gav! Few diversions are quite as fun as sticking one's tongue out!
Watch for more pics soon of Gavin's first birthday party from this last weekend!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ahhh...fall is here. Crisp mornings, leaves on the ground, the holidays just around the corner.
The perfect time to capture our family on film.
Here's the latest work Suzannah Kruse has blessed us with:

Is this really my family? Seeing it through a lens reminds me how profoundly blessed I am.

On a lighter note: Notice that Dan isn't sitting in the grass!
He has a thing about touching grass and/or getting dirty.
Lastly, one of us with my (Tia's) parents. I love it!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Home-made Holloween Costumes

Follow these simple steps to make a great home-made Holloween costume:

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Summer Activities!

Gavin, Grayson, Dan and I have been enjoying the warm weather through a variety of activities so far. Walks, the pool in the backyard, trips to Grandma and Grandpa's house, BBQing, watching movies, eating cherries and watermelon, going to the park, playing with friends, and running through the sprinklers. The list goes on! So much summer fun we're having!

Here is Gavin, just laying around! One of his favorite activites. He's quite good at it!
Grayson got a hold of the camera. There are a bunch more just like this one as well!
Dan enjoying sweet little Gav resting on his chest!

Oooo, fireworks! Grayson loved buying them, playing with them in and out of the package, and of course, finally, watching Dan set them off on the 4th.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

More Pictures

What an awkward little kid!

Mom and Dad doing what they do best: Dad bouncing Grayson on his lap and singing that funny German song, and Mom holding "Baby Dabbin" (as Grayson likes to say)

Sleepin' and smilin'.

And last but not lease...the amazing work of Suzanna Kruse at