Sunday, June 26, 2011

Loading Up and Heading Out!

Here is a picture for my dear friend Ms. P :)
Love family vacations and the thought of a week at the beach...BUT...the packing and loading is OVERWHELMING!!!
But we have successfully fit all 7 of us and all our belonging and food and beach toys for a week!!!
Hahaha..I had all the kids load up so I could pack around you can see they are real excited about that!
Gabriel is not quite sure what is going on...
Only one more boogie board to fit in...CAN WE DO IT?
As you can see...they still had enough room to cozy up and get some comfy rest on the drive up!
We have made it and are looking forward to lots of fun in the sun!!
THANK YOU JESUS for this week away with my husband and kids!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Congratulations Matthew Hallman!

We were so excited to be able to celebrate with Matthew his High School graduation!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Gabriel's Graduation

We are so proud of him!
He has grown so much these past 3 years and God is really growing his mind, thoughts and communications..we are so excited!
Me and my Buddy!

Lol..Grace wanted in the photo action...they are cute friends..they really look after each other.
Gabriel's Cheer Squad!
Zayden, Aunt Kristen, Ms. Kim, Caleb, Ms. Jeanne and Aunt Tiff
We are blessed to have such an amazing support from each of them.
Ms. Rhoda giving Gabe his certificate
Grace giving a cute!
Made me cry through the whole thing.
Gabe and Ms. Carol getting everything ready.
Ms. Carol has been an amazing God sent teacher! She is very supportive and has pushed Gabe to do things beyond my imagination...we truly are blessed by her!
He is so super cute!
Best Friends
He was really excited but everything was a bit overwhelming for him

Gabe and Grace saying "PEACE OUT" ... hahaha
I am so thankful God has given him a friend who understands him and is a great help to him.
They will be going to Jr. High together next year...praying they are in the same class again!
DJ, Gabe and Grace....YOU ROCK!
You have worked very hard and have each grown so much!
Excited to see all that God does in Jr. High

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CuPcAkeS for Gabriel's Graduation...

Had lots of fun making cupcakes for Gabriel's graduation :)
I could not find the graduation hats that i originally wanted for decorations so I found these cute stickers and put them on card stock cut them out and taped them to toothpicks...I think they turned out way adorable!
The cupcakes above are cookies and cream cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting and half an Oreo and sprinkle on top.
These cupcakes are chocolate with chocolate buttercream frosting
with Health Toffee crumbs on top.
The sticker on the right that says "Watch out World!" is my just speaks so much about all that God has done in Gabe's life and the other's in his class and all that
He has yet do in there lives!

Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting and m&m's

Chocolate cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting and Reese's pieces
We truly believe in you Gabe and all that you can do
and trust that God will do awesome things in Jr. High next year :)
You ROCK!!!!
You sure did GABE!!!
You have grown so much this past two years and we are so excited and Praise Jesus for providing you with a great school, AMAZING teacher and 2 AWESOME bus driver/aide!!!
Cupcakes for the adults...
chocolate cupcakes with a mocha almond buttercream frosting
and health toffee crumbs on top :)

Friday, June 10, 2011

Junior graduates Jr. High

Today was Juniors Stepping Up Ceremony. Hard to believe he is going to high school next year. Time just seems to be flying by!
Turning into a super handsome guy!

This was him this morning leaving for school

Sorry to get a picture of John and I at Juniors school
All the 8th grade students was packed!!!
Both sides of the gym filled with 8th graders!
It is probably the emotional mom in me..but! I just thought it was so sweet that Spencer got to play in the band for Juniors ceremony. He was bored, but i thought it was really cool!
He made it! lol
Congratulations Junior..We love you and are very proud of you!
We are proud parents!
Blessed by the amazing kids God has given us!

Dear Friends!

My special friend Tatiana(and her Fiance Jan) came to visit her sister Jana (they are from Slovakia). It has been a year since she has visited. I so enjoy our time together and thank Jesus we were able to fit in some time to have lunch together before she left yesterday.
We really enjoyed having them over for lunch (we also had Jana, Emma and baby Julia over too..lots of fun) Please pray for them as they plan for their wedding and for God to open up an opportunity for them to move to Virginia :)
Thanks my friend for the special European haircut!
Can't wait till next year haircut ;)

What being stuck in the house with Strep throat for a week looks like....

Seriously we were getting kinda stir crazy the last few days of recovering from Gabriel's strep throat. So we had to get creative about making ourselves laugh!