Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Look Whooos Turning One!

We had a great time celebrating Dax's first birthday! I still can't believe my baby is one!

The birthday boy with his owl necktie! Thanks Jen Gray:)
The amazing cake that Anne made!

The cake/cupcake table!

One of the many things that Auntie Summer made for the party was this banner!

More decor by Summer

Dax's First Birthday part 2!

The owl Banner that auntie Summer made! We love her!

She also made these table runners for the table outside!

The bounce house

Dax loved opening his presents:)

Gabe finished off the cake before bed!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Fall!

It is Fall in our house! Today's weather is making me so thankful for the change of seasons! I know we don't experience it very drastically in our lovely state of California, but when the weather gets cooler and the leaves change color it reminds me of how amazing our God is!
One of my favorite things about the Fall is decorating!! Growing up, my mom always made our house a home! In the Fall our home was filled with warm decor and wonderful smelling candles! So, every year, I look forward to getting out the special decor my mom has given me over the years and going to Michaels to buy yummy candles!
Happy Fall!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Homeschooling Adventure!

We are officially a homeschooling family. I never would have thought that I would be a homeschooling mom! But this is what the Lord has orchestrated for our family for this year and I am so thankful that He did! Not because it is easy, because it is not. And not because we hate the public school system, because we don't. We simply think it is what is best for our family right now. One of the best things about this homeschooling adventure is the support from our local charter school! Valley Oaks Charter School provides Reese the opportunity to go to school one day a week to take Enrichment classes! This quarter Reese is taking Creepy Crawlers, Campfire Circle, Music and Farm Warriors! Her school is equipped with a farm that has goats, sheep, horses, turkeys, chickens and (her favorite) rabbits. She has wonderful teachers and gets to be in class with many of her friends from church.We are soo thankful for the school and for the privilege of homeschooling her.

Reese's first day of Enrichment classes! She was so excited to go to "real" school and use her princess backpack that her daddy bought her!

In line at Valley Oaks with Jaden and Luke! I am so excited to share all the ways we learn and grow as a family through this experience! Stay tuned:)

Friday, September 17, 2010

Our Summer at the Beach

This summer we spent alot of time at the beach! Gabe was training for US nationals and we decided to rent a place in Orange County so that the family could join him on his training trips! We made many fun memories and got to spend time with dear friends! I am so thankful for the time we had as a family and the many ways God grew us while traveling every week with three children! It was quite an adventure..

Now we are home and I am determined to keep up with my blog. I love reading so many of your blogs and am inspired to keep my own! I cant believe the last time I blogged was when Dax was two weeks old! He is now 11 months:) We have started homeschooling Reese for I am sure I will have plenty to blog about that:) I will post more pics of our summer at the beach! hope to see you back here soon:)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Baby Dax ~ 2 weeks!

Saturday morning..just hanging out at home:)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Introducing Daxton James!