Three Kids

Three Kids

Friday, November 28, 2014

Decorating the Christmas Tree x2

Last Friday we put up our Christmas tree. We have had our Christmas tree for 9 Christmases now, and the pre-lit lights weren't really working. So - we got out more lights, strung them over the nonworking lights, decorated and called it good. The kids had a blast decorating the tree!

Our living room has a 12 foot ceiling, and I have always wanted a tall Christmas tree...and had found one that I really liked at store just blocks from our house.

Fast forward to Sunday, after deciding our tree was not looking so good, Justin went and bought the new tree, set it up, we un-decorated the first one and redecorated the new one!

I LOVE our new 9 foot tree! Of course it looks bigger in our house than it did in the store, but it looks great!! The kids thought it was funny that we had to un-decorate and redecorate.

The even better part -- the tree was on sale when we bought it, but it was still spendy. It was even more on sale for Black Friday, so Justin took the receipt in, and they refunded us $75. :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Oma's 80th Birthday!

My grandma turned 80 last Sunday! We all joined my parents and Grandma for church, lunch and then an open house!

The girls sang Jesus Loves Me at church!! They did such a great job!

The 6 cousins eating luch ...

All 6 with Oma!

Silly boy!

Our family!!

My mom, Oma and my mom's brother, Rob ...

We love you, Oma!

Friday, November 21, 2014


When I found out Garth Brooks was going on tour again, I was super excited. Imagine my excitement the day that I received his fan club email saying he would be doing 4 concerts in the cities! I may have let out a scream and called my husband immediately!

I saw Garth Brooks when I was in high school. I remember every detail of it. I have been to quite a few concerts, but nothing is even close to seeing Garth Brooks.

So ... the day that the tickets went on sale I was a nervous wreck. I had all of the log in info ready for Justin. He was able to log on an hour ahead of time. And then 10:00 came, he still had to wait - and wait - and wait. I was constantly checking my texts from Justin and Megan. Finally after about 30-45 minutes, we had tickets! And then they announced that all four concerts sold out, and they were adding 6 more (and those all sold out too)! Everyone loves Garth Brooks!

We had such a fun get-a-way!

Getting ready to leave for the concert!

We made it!!!!

There was a lot of plaid in that place. Ha!

My pictures of Garth himself really aren't that great. Our seats were good - I just didn't bring a camera with me and my cell phone pictures weren't great.

The concert was amazing! He sang one new song - and the rest was all of the old stuff. I loved every second of it, and I would go see him again in a heartbeat! 

After the concert we went out for a few hours -- always a good time and lots of laughs!

Love these three goofballs!

The rest of these pictures were from the weekend before! Our MOPS group at church did a fundraiser by providing childcare for a Friday evening from 5:00-10:00. So we, along with Jade and Megan, dropped off the kids and headed out to eat! 

We spent the rest of the night playing darts! It was so much fun!

Justin was the first winner!

Jade and I won!!!

And then I beat them all!!!

Our night out was so much fun ... and our trip to the cities was a blast too!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

It's been over a week!

I sure hope to get some pictures uploaded soon! I didn't realize it had been over a week since I last posted! Since then we have ...

*taught  GEMS (well - just Jess)
*had a date night with some friends
*enjoyed a no school day
*went to a Garth Brooks concert and had a night out with friends
*had a snowstorm
*celebrated my grandma's 80th birthday
*had a recheck and ultrasound done on Jaxon's kidneys (this was a follow-up from May ... things look good)
*had parent/teacher conferences for Jayla and Jaxon

I can't wait to share pictures!!

Monday, November 10, 2014

More Celebrating!

One more birthday post!

We celebrated Justin and Jordyn's birthdays the Sunday after their birthday. We had so much fun - and we had a full house! My parents, Justin's parents, Oma, Grandpa Gerry & Grandma Marcia, Kandi, Eric, Calvin, Kayla, Aunt Sharon, Uncle Mike and my cousin Shelly were all at our house!

Eric, Kandi and Calvin actually came on Saturday and spent the night. They watched our kids on Saturday night while we went to a fundraiser.

Jordyn was so excited to open gifts!

Jayla and Calvin!

My little buddy, Calvin!

Grandpa Buzz had a gift to open too, so the kids all helped!

Jordyn was very spoiled with many new gifts!

I made another cupcake princess dress - she had pink with her friends and picked blue this time. :)

I did get the "32" candles put on the princess cake. :) Justin has had to deal with princess cakes over the last few years for his birthday. :)

Thanks to our family for joining us for another celebration! :)