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Easton is the cutest little boy we know! He rightfully earned the nickname 'BEASTY' when he was a baby and it has stuck with him. He is such a sweet little mommy's boy and we are ALL at his Beck and call. Easton loves cars, snacks, and playing outside. He is talking up a storm and it seems like he learns something new every single day. He is at such a fun age. We LOVE LOVE LOVE this little guy!


Ainslee is the baby and she just turned ONE!! This child is a handful!!! She hasn't quite grown out of the difficult phase.....that she has been in since she was born, but we still find ways to find her sweet side! Hearing her baby giggles and watching her discover & learn new things make all the whininess......just a little easier to deal with. Aaaahhh, we love this Ainslee Girl!!


Oh our cute little Avery! With her blue eyes & blonde hair, she is one of the cutest 4 year olds around!! This girl is stubborn! She definitely keeps us on our toes. She is quite unpredictable, which makes for a lot of laughs! Avery is our TREAT-FREAK! We can always guess what is on her mind. My favorite thing about Avery is her smiles. She always has one for us no matter what and that makes everyones day just a little better. She attends preschool and says she doesn't like it, but secretly we know she does ;). We are so lucky to have this cute girl in our family! We can't get enough of her.

Kobe Dylan

Kobe Dylan
Kobe is our first child, born in 2004. He was 4 months early and weighed a whopping 1 lb. 4 oz.! We got to be with Kobe for 4 wonderful weeks. I feel so blessed to have been chosen to raise one of God's perfect children. We love him and thank Heavenly Father everyday that he is part of our family. We have a treasure in heaven.
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Dr. Jones

Dr. Jones


Quinnie just turned 6! She is growing faster than we can keep up with! She loves going to first grade and is doing really well! She picks up on things very quickly and LOVES learning. She's seriously a sponge. Her favorite thing to do is write notes and draw pictures for her friends & family. You should see our continual stack of papers. Quinnlyn is creative & spunky & totally independant. We love her like crazy!

Monday, October 6, 2008

A little taste of home.

Sorry for the outdated blog, but to make up for it, here is a long post of what we've been up to. We have been enjoying a visit from 'home'. Brett's parents drove our new car to Florida and visited his sister Bethany and then they (Brett's parents, sister, and her 2 girls) drove up here to Indiana. They arrived on Wednesday evening with food storage, pumpkins for the girls, and best of all...themselves!!! It was so nice to have them stay with us! I have only 'hosted' visitors twice, and I kind of enjoy it. Of course the best part was just visiting with them, but we did go on a few fun outings.

We went to the Children's Museum (it's suppose to be the best) and had fun watching the kids play, ride the carousel, and paint pumpkins.

Quinnlyn and Kennedy (her cousin) had a lot of fun together. They've never really had a chance to play together so this was great for them! They got to stay up late and have sleepovers with Grandma & Grandpa (what good sports G&G are!!!) They were so silly together and it was so cute to hear their giggling (the cutest little girl giggles that you've ever heard). Of course there was some arguing also....but that is to be expected!

Avery enjoyed the visit....from a distance (close to mom or dad). When G & G or Bethany spoke to her she would try to hide her face....nothing personal...just a little shy.

We also went to a pumpkinfest that is just down the road from our house. There were corn mazes, a hay maze, a bounce house & slides, and hay rides to the pumpkin patch. The kids had fun.

Avery and Grandpa Jones making there way through the corn maze.

Brett and I raced to the top of the 'hay mountain'....I lost.

G & G and the grandkids (minus baby kaitlyn)...see what I mean? Good sports.

Yes, I couldn't resist the big blow-up slide

Taking a hayride to the Pumpkin Patch

Avery found her pumpkin, but couldn't quite pick it up

And Quinnie found hers too...treated it like a baby

And now our visit from home has come to an end. Bethany and her kids flew home Saturday morning, and the girls and I took Brett's parents to the airport this afternoon. Yes, I got a little teary-eyed but that will happen everytime I say good-bye. I'm sad to have them gone...I'm hoping the 'good-bye' depression won't kick in this time but we'll see.
So to Bethany, Kennedy, & Kaitlyn: Thanks for driving 12 hours to come and visit us. We had a lot of fun with you guys!
And to Brett's parents: Thank you for going out of your way (waaaayyyy out of your way) to bring us our car...we enjoy it very much, but we enjoyed seeing you much more.

-By the way, I do love my new car....I'll possibly post some pictures if I get around to it.


Candace said...

Fun 4-day weekend! Gosh...wasn't it LOVELY having Brett home for all that time?!

That pumpkin fest looks so FUN! I'll have to take a trip with the kids myself!

Want to do something this week??

Bobbi Simkins said...

looks like so much fun! yeah i think the weather here is suppossed to warm up a little bit back into the 70's. so that should be nice enough. i guess i'm just not ready for the cold. we will all have to get together in december when you guys come.

Thompson Family said...

How FUN!! I am so jealous that you have already had visitors. It looked like you guys had Lots to do and lots of fun. I can't wait to see your car!

Erin said...

Fun!!! We applied to a PA school in Indianapolis... maybe we'll be neighbors next year???

The Bowler's said...

That looks like alot of fun Kim. It is sad to say goodbye, but December is right around the corner! Yay...enyjoy your new car!!

McKay and Amanda said...

We miss your kids!!!... Happy you got a little taste of home!!!... Can't wait to see you in December!!!...