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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Christmas Family Photo Shoot








*Note: these are professional pictures and copyrighted. Please do not copy and print :-)

Friday, November 6, 2009

African Children's Choir Concert!!!!

Tonight was the most amazing night!! We had the incredible night...one that I will never forget! I truly have no words...
The choir arrives


They got their energy out by playing on the playground in the rain!


Each of every one of these kids are BEAUTIFUL inside and out!!!!


Eating dinner. I made lasagna for the group and they ate every last bit!


Having devotions before the concert started.


Lining up to go on stage


Dancing. WHEW!!! It wears me out just looking at them dance! They have so much energy


Dancing some more!

The kids loved Nathaniel and he loved them back!!!

Just looking at this picture brings tears to my eyes...such beautiful children! Their smiles light up the room!!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Backing Up ~ Our Trip To Washington To Celebrate My Grandparent's 60th Anniversary



Nathaniel's first experience at the Spaghetti Factory. He LOVED it. I am not even sure if I got to eat any of my food. :-)
Grandma found a giant Elmo that Nathaniel just LOVED!!!
Elmo attacking grandma LOL

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My new ALL TIME FAVORITE picture! My guys all dressed up for the 60th wedding anniversary.



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My beautiful grandma walking down the aisle! I feel so blessed to get to celebrate such a memorable occasion with my family!!!

Nate and Grandpa


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Nathaniel learned the color "yellow" on the drive home :-)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Backing Up ~ My Kid's Crazy Outfit


Like mother, like son - this is how we dress when no one else is around :-)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Backing Up ~ Nate Uses the Big Boy Potty!!!!

Out of blue, my little boy decided he wanted to go poo poo in the potty!!! I was so super excited that I didn't even think about my camera until after he had done his business...I don't think it is appropriate to post a picture of my son's poo poo, although I do have them! :-)

Here he is right after he did his "business".



Here is the very next day after he decided to go pee pee too!!!!
PS For some this may be TMI, but it is so excited for me to watch my little boy grow and learn new things...plus I am definitely looking forward to him being out of diapers. :-)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Backing Up ~ Nate Goes To Hunting Camp

Every October, Paul's family goes over to Eastern Oregon to hunt. Enjoy the pics...










Sunday, September 27, 2009

Special Day With My Guys

With my new work schedule, I rarely get a Saturday off. I wanted to take the opportunity to have a special day as a family.

We decided early on to go to Crater Lake for the day. It was free to get into state parks, so it seemed like the perfect time. :-) Unfortunately, the smoke from the Umpqua national forest fires clouded the incredible view. Oh well, we still had a great time. Enjoy the pictures.


Toys R Us was having a special celebration for Geoffrey's Birthday. It was pretty cool, but...

...this is about as close and Nate would let us get to the over sized giraffe. He was super scared of him.


Me and my little boy at Crater Lake. See all the smoke in the background?

Silly boy!

My two guys...aren't they SO CUTE!!!

He he he...this is a normal daddy/son thing.


On the way back, we stopped at the Natural bridge just down the road from the Rogue River Gorge. It was a short easy trail and a beautiful water view. (you can see the smoke in the air, it was actually a sunny day)

What a mischievous face

Looking at the water with the park rangers. The nice park ranger gave him a little Smokey the Bear pin. :-)

Nate was mesmerized with the water.