Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Thrifting

My sisters and I went to a thrift store today and I found alot of exciting things. My family jokes with me and says I "win" every week :P I just have more kids than my sisters *nods* That's my story and I'm sticking to it!!!

Anyways, here's some of the things I bought...I got V this doll house for when she gets a little older!! I know she won't be able to play with it for about a year or so, but I really wanted to get it, and the price was right!! ;) I think they put alot of things in there that didn't really go with it, there was a tractor, doll baby things like that along with the furniture.


What was the price??? I'll show you.....

I also got Miah a farm. He has one just like this that my parents bought him for Christmas, but this one has alot of extras as well. Like 3 tractors, animals, ect. And...once again, I couldn't pass on that price....

I don't know if you can see the sticker...it was also $3.50

My sister Nicole found this Curious George toy and Miah has been playing with it since I brought it home to him

I know this bag isn't super exciting, but I thought it was really cute and I'm planning on using it for V's bottles when I put them in the diaper bag! :)


Nehemiah has a new love....horses, so when I see some, I get them for him!!

There was more things I bought, but they weren't real excting, plus Nehemiah was wanting to play! I got myself a sweater, some blankets, a mind game for my brother, Jason, some puzzles for Nehemiah and some other toys!

Anything exciting you've gotten recently!?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Just Cuz...

Yesterday I was thinking about how Valentine's Day is next month. Not that I'm big into it...just another excuse to get gifts. I thought it would be neat though, to tell how you met your significant other!!

I'd known who Alex was for a lil while. He'd started to come to church with my cousin, Stephen. He was actually Stephen's roommate at the time. I didn't give him too much thought. And when I did it was, "He's weird" ;)

Stephen ended up bringing Alex to my 25th birthday party (I know...everyone thinks I'm still 21..but sadly I'm not *grin*)
That birthday I had been talkin to a guy friend and Mom told me after the party, "What if Alex is the one and you're talking about this other guy?" No Mom...he's weird..no way.

I guess at sometime that changed. But to be honest, I have no idea when!!

At one point I had a cousin ask why Alex and I weren't texting and talking on the phone. I told her that we didn't have each others phone #'s and I wasnt gonna give him mine. A couple days later, I got a text message from a # I didn't know. It read "Can I have your number so I can text you?" That month, his phone bill was over $500. Apparently he didn't have free texting, and he had to pay everytime he called me. I could call him and it would be free for him....but I was a lady, I didn't do that. After that he'd call me, hang up and I would call him back. He had free incoming calls, and I had free calls after 7.

We officially became a couple Dec 2, 2006. We became engaged on May 16, 2007 and married July 14, 2007.

I'm sure there are more details but....they are boring!

this was at my birthday party, I  think Jesse was the one taking pics.

some pics of our wedding day





wedding pics courtesy of Kelly Kohli

Saturday, January 16, 2010

When I grow up

What I wanna be
What I wanna be
When I grow up to be big me!!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

videos of VHope




Before I knew you....

I was looking through all pics for several different reasons this week (You'll see one reason on Stephanie's blog)

Here are some of the pics I found.
It's funny to think how much life has changed in only a few short years!
My sisters and I with our Dad at a youth banquet.


This pic is kinda sad....Jesse was very happy and running around the house...until someone left the oven door open, and he RAN into it!!! He was right at the height that it really got him good. This pic was taken with one of those sticker cameras that was kinda popular back in the day


This was taken on a trip to LA camp...for some reason Nicole and I found it a good idea to "fight" over Ronald. In the end, she got her red head ;)



For several years I took the boys out to do their pics in the fall. That was back before they were too busy with sports. The year I took this pic was some of the best pics I took of them. Back when I asked them to do something, and they did it without arguing. And just look at how cute!!


This pic was my favorite that year!!!



This pic was taken during one of the Fall pics. It was taken the year before the last two pics.



Now for some WAY back pics.....Isn't it funny how I used to think I was such an ugly baby??? But now that I look at my baby pics, and see how much my kids look like me, I love these baby pics!!


Every kid need their pic taken on a pelican!


See?? I've always liked my brothers!

Why this last picture?? Why NOT?!

Monday, January 11, 2010

<3

A Great way to start the week

Thursday, January 7, 2010

videos

Nehemiah found a place to hide his cell phone, then quickly realized he didn't want it there anymore




For His Uncle Mike



It's snowing here in Van Wert....ALOT!! So what else am I to do but add pics, and videos to my blog!

I took Miah out in the snow and he thought it was wonderful!! He even fell down and started laughing!


This is the view out our kitchen window


Come on Mom!! I wanna go outside!




Look at all that white stuff!!!




I think he liked the snow....

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

A new Blog....

Stephanie has finally done it....She's started her own blog!!! So head on over and welcome her! Next up...FaceBook????

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Jaydn Nikolaus Thane

My nephew was born!!