Saturday, November 15, 2014

Vengo Anch'io

Meet season is creeping right up on us and Roe is excited to compete optional level 7 this year because they get to make up their own routines. We listened to lots of music and I let Roe pick it, I was thinking I pay, I pick. She loves the music and is having fun with the routine Shay put together for her.  Not sure what it means but Vengo Anch'io is her music and a week into it, I think it looks pretty good so far.

 Jeryka, just finished gamma knife at MD for a few small spots in her brain and will go to NIH next week in hopes to start a trial. Continued prayers for her, please.
Love this group

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Stingrays Soccer

 We switched Jude to Flinthills soccer club this year and he had a great season.
Honestly, a big reason we changed is for this kid who is a fellow Marlatter and good friend of Jude's. Tanner is the ultimate soccer stud and so fun to watch, his dad volunteers all week on the field and coaches 3 Stingrays teams, it wasn't a hard decision.
We saw the good, bad and ugly side of Jude in the last game. He got so upset when he thought he should have made every goal he shot at that didn't go in.  He is so hard on himself, not really sure what we will do with that, but I can't deal with a crier on the field, I learned that about myself.
Stingrays team 2 were undefeated, but played a lot of younger teams so wasn't exactly a fair schedule.
Sophia and Jude, they are growing up, the girls made these boys hustle!

Monday, November 3, 2014

Happy Halloween!

A beautiful evening for Aggieville trick or treat, look at the grumpy spiderman!
my kids fav, the creepy bird lady in the dusty bookshelf
Jude was an avid Royals fan through the playoffs and World Series, I found myself watching his reactions sometimes more than the games with a cute Stella monster
Xander read  The Outsiders this year for language arts. He got best character at youth group as Dally. I wasn't sure the candy cigs were appropriate but like he said, Dally had a cigarette in every scene.
some of our kid bunch
check out the Olaf, Annie made of course!
Kingston and Beckham dressed up for preschool as the spidey duo
Aunt Angie came through with Skylander's Tree Rex for Halloween night.

these two were super cute trick or treating troopers,  even in the freezing cold!

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Purple Crushed

Purple Crush team with BCE Kenzie & Angie
 These girls made lots of improvement from last year, another fun volleyball season!
 Gray has the height for a volleyball player
The girls had to up their game when we lost Claire to a broken wrist.
Girls won every match (there were only 4 teams, and I think we played each one twice)
and Wesley joined us this year, next up Konza!

Monster Splash

I can always tell which one Xander is because he doesn't wear a swim cap,
 that being said, he frequently needs some deep conditioning treatments.
 Besides the swimmers hair, dry skin and chlorine cologne, Xander has still been loving swimming,
 this bum shot is my best one of the day, not sure about the form?
 Freestyle continues to be his best
 I lost my hub for the weekend, but he did a good job being mc or maybe he liked making the monster mix music #thriller
Sometimes I wonder if he is in it for the social part, these 3= funny kids

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