Friday, October 24, 2014

Fantastically Four

 Kingston had a few friends over for his birthday Wednesday after preschool, this is a wild bunch for sure!
 Donuts are a great way to start out your birthday!
They got so excited hitting the minata, this was not an easy task to break.

 Grampy and Grandma Susie got to join the party and surprised King with his first bike!
 Elle lost in the leaves, parties are super easy and simple when you are 4:)
 My dad took this pic, King leaning in for a kiss while I was reading to them. I always have said boys love their moms, mine are going to make the best husbands some day if they keep up this sweetness.
So crazy that my 4th child is already 4! He is still in denial too because he told me he still just wants to be free and a half...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014


I am so thankful for my kids that have come to know and love Jesus, I continue to pray for their relationship and growth with him, rooting their confidence & identity in Christ.  I think Im a pretty good motivator for them of how I can't live my life daily or hourly alone in my messiness. We were so sad to leave our New Hope family of 10 years but I think God can really use change to grow us and he has for my kids at UCC. Sunday was an amazing morning for them making the decision to get baptized.
just noticed the video reflection on the top of this pic #love
Xander has been loving youth group on Wednesday nights and I am wanting him to stay connected as a middle schooler now.

I was emotional and thankful for Jen Palmgren at my side, wanting to celebrate this moment with all of our family and my kiddos friends at the time but will just have to do so in the blog world because it is standing room only if you don't get to church well before the start time;)
so proud of these kids, Xander in freeze mode from the dip
Baptism Sunday service recap

Monday, October 13, 2014

Cousins Weekend

We always love the fall break for the Nashville Says, just in time for some fun at the Pumpkin Patch.

This hayrack ride had real seating:)
Uncle Randy being his usual self
The animals were a little dangerous, there was a bad sheep that got a hold of my shirt that Trav had to come and pry his mouth off.
The kids favorite of course, the friendly fire.

my little calf lover
these interesting bicycles, Addie and Xander didn't get far going in a circle backwards

So hard to have family far away, but makes spending time together even more meaningful.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

School Fitness Challenge 2014

Proud 1 mile Marlatt 5th grade finishers!!
Proud 1/2 mile 2nd grade finishers, good job boys!
Roe had a great run this year finishing 3rd for girls with a 7:25 mile
Jude did awesome too, finishing in 3:22 for 1/2 mile, they both took 30 seconds off their time from last year.
The beauty of living in a small town Jude had soccer in the same place 30 min after he finished the fun run:)
He has become such a determined soccer player, I love watching him.

Monday, September 15, 2014

#teamjeryka #wintherace #happiest5k #tcrmanhattan

We had a pretty sweet group including some gymnasts, family & friends for our Team Jeryka for the color run Saturday. What would have made it even more perfect is if we had our coach who was racing in Colorado. She has been having a hard time standing and walking lately, so the race was out for her, but I guess in a race car you don't get quite so dizzy?;)
The waiting corral was entertaining in itself, lots of people watching, dancing, or maybe it was other people watching us.
the fam representing Team Jeryka
a few of the gymnasts
the girls ran the whole way together, cheering/pushing each other on, Jeryka would have been proud of them

the boys colored up, Xander was sweating in colors the next day, so crazy!!
The color run was way better run than I imagined, Im not sure why I expected it wouldn't be.

Thank you for the pics Shannon & Crystal!

Roe's besties who have also been Jeryka fans the last 2 years through her journey. Thankful for her trial at NIH she was accepted in and will be heading to in a week. Continued prayers that she will win this fight, we are in it with you Jeryka, we love you!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Because Im a bacon avocado kinda girl...

We are eating healthy this week, ;) yummy this
I will make this again

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Manhattan Gymnastics Academy

sandwiched by coaches Shay and Jeryka, it turned out to be a perfect evening Friday night to party it up for the gym name change MGA!

 Kyle, Jeryka & Sara Lawrence posing under the new signage.
 Jeryka talking raffle 101
 counting the raffle earnings
 Jeryka with her coaches & a photobombing gymnast sporting their new shirts #MGA
 Kingston trying out the indoor obstacle course activities, too bad boys don't do beam

 dads advertising leo sales
 minute to win-it, cake walk and bounce house fun, love the shams in this pic

Gray getting a shot at the dunk tank

 a little chilly for the dunk tank

Kingston telling Ericka everything he knows about Grandpa's farm