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Friday, April 29, 2011

Happy Anniversary To Us!!

A note to shout out to my hubby that is far away on our special day! Happy 5 years and many many more to come! Since you are so far away my loving hubby..I really hated to do it...I mean really...but I dragged myself and the kids out of the house..went out to eat Mexican...went shopping...and bought myself many gifts and got the kids some to, really hun it was hard ;o) but really since your paying in all...I decided to send a huge Thank you for our presents!!!

Happy 5 year Anniversary!!!!
 
 I Love You!!!!

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Happy 4th Birthday Sebastian!!

Today April 18th is Sebastians's 4th Birthday!! My youngest is now 4, no more babies for me!
Sebastian being my youngest is of course spoiled rotten ;o) but he is so lovable, he loves hugs and kisses and loves to play chase. He is a whiz at all of his electronic games and has taught himself his numbers and ABC's with no help from any of us. He is always into something and loves to have fun all of the time. When he is hungry he will not come and tell you..nope not Seb you will find him climbing the cabinets like a ladder to get what he wants. He likes things Seb's way and no one else's, think that comes from being the youngest. When my little one smiles he can light up a room. He keeps me on my toes and I am so very happy and blessed he is in our lives.

Happy 4th Birthday Sebastian!!!


We All Love You!!!

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Happy 13th Birthday Preston!!

On April 9th my oldest son Preston celebrated his 13th Birthday!!
Preston loves Science and hopes someday to work for NASA...he is always working away on some project or reading about Science on the Internet. He has always been really mathy and thinks all the time. His newest adventures lately have been in the kitchen trying to learn to cook...sweets of course..but his cooking ;o) He is not shy and never meets a stranger. Preston helps me out a ton with all the so called manly duties around the home since Terry has been gone..I really don't know what I would do without him. I cannot believe he is now a teenager....wow where has the time gone?

Happy 13th Birthday Preston!!!


We All Love You!!!!

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Adding to the Family!

Meet the newest member of our family. This little cutie was abandon at the end of our long driveway. These people just dropped her and her mom off...the mama dog did not stick around..scared I guess, but Kiersten caught the little pup. We waited, called and even put food out for the mama dog but she never came back. We went back and forth on what to do with this cute little 8 week old girl. I was not wanting another dog, really I was not. Of course the kids are ready and willing anytime for a new pet. But really training another pup...oh my....I can here my family now...another pet?? But really how can you resist this very cute face....so yeap....she is staying...Say hello to....

...Emily...
Emily is our only girl animal member...I really think that is why it took us a few days to figure out what we wanted to name her. All of our other animal family members have names you all know...Leonardo, Davinci, Beethoven, Einstein, and now Emily...after Emily Dickinson (poet).. ;o) So let's see...two named after an artist, then a musician/composer, scientist, and now a writer...yes...we are homeschoolers....lol...

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Sunday, April 3, 2011

A Day in Time: April 3, 1865 & April 3, 2011

Today April 3, 2011 my children and I rode out to Petersburg, VA to take pictures of the Historic Petersburg Courthouse. Why? We came across a picture in one of our photography books a few months ago, the photo is by Thomas Roche. On April 3, 1865 he took a photo of the Petersburg Courthouse. A little history of that day in time...
(The Petersburg Courthouse, built between 1837 and 1839, was the official Confederate headquarters during the Siege of Petersburg. On April 20, 1861, local volunteers formed in its square to enlist. On June 9, 1864, its bell sounded the warning for the local militia to meet the advancing Union cavalry.
During the Siege, soldiers from both sides could see the courthouse clock from the trenches and they set their timepieces by it. The clock tower was a favorite target of Union artillerists, who poured an estimated 20,000 shells into the city. When Petersburg fell on April 3, 1865 a Union flag waved above it.)
So we all thought it would be really neat to go out on April 3 this year and take a picture of the courthouse 146 years later, and these are our results! :O) 



This is Thomas Roche picture taken on April 3, 1865


Below our all of our pictures taken April 3, 2011


Preston's Picture


 Tristan's Picture



 My Picture



 Sebastian's Picture



 Kiersten's Picture



 After getting our 146 year old picture we headed out to eat some yummy Mexican, and then off to a Carnival they were having in the mall parking lot. Which of course the kids loved...here are a couple of our pics from the rest of our day! :O)
Yeap the big slide..me looking dorky and Seb looking very happy!
Preston being super cool and riding with Tris for me!
Preston loving the fast swings

Kiersten mid conversation, she was not feeling the rides today

Tristan loving the swings

Loving how much fun he is having

Pres taking Seb on Seb's fav..the big slide

Playing a couple of games..thankfully they did win a fish!!

Tris winning at fishing..but no real fish...just a prize..yay

Tris with his prize

Seb on the way home...we all felt this way..long but great day!



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