Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Birthday, Natasha! And Happy Resurrection Day!

 We were thrilled this year to get to have our college kids HOME for a few days break from school and activities!  They still live here in Cinci with us... but I always tell people they are "away at college" and I'm NOT exaggerating much!  Our door is a revolving one with someone coming and leaving at all hours of the day... usually not too late at night, thanks to curfew! Smile! 

Friends as well as Sisters!

Easter Sunday!
 Poor Bryan tried and tried to smile without squinting... but this is the best shot we got.  We need a full time photographer to follow us around... and help us to get our hands out of our pockets! oh well! Love that kid so much anyway! Smiles! 

Gramp and Gramp and our Four

Etiquette would have Moma be in the middle... but our colors clashed, so I'm sure "Emily" would understand! =)

Thank you Moma for having the table all set in your beautiful China!

Easter treats in carrot bags at each place!

Goofin off while we were waiting for dinner to finish


My wonderful Man, doin his grillin thing!

Gramp and he visiting!

Adding the finishing touches to her "birthday meal" even if it was Easter! =)
 We were so happy Jesus worked it out for us to be able to go up and be with Moma and Daddy for Easter day.  We left early that a.m. and attended their service with them and were blessed to get to hear Daddy preach again.  Natasha's birthday was actually on Sat... but since she had to work, we chose to take our dinner up and borrow Gramp's grill and celebrate with them.  Not always am I able to offer to make them what they want for their birthday's, but sometimes I can.  This year Natasha requested her fave.... Grilled Monterrey Chicken, lil herbed red potatoes, steamed carrots, steamed broccoli and rolls.  Moma delighted my heart by making a pretzel salad... a FAVE of mine and it wasn't even my birthday!  And of course Natasha had to have a Chocolate Chip Pie to finish things off! (But of course that went so fast... we failed to get pics!=)

Happy Birthday, Girl... we sure do love you!

close up of the meal!
Thank you Natasha for giving Jesus your all!  Preparing now to be a teacher and make a difference in children's lives as we also honor those teachers you believed in you all your training years!  we are proud of you and love you So much!  Keep that sweet beautiful smile and your hand held tightly by God!  He has HUGE plans! By following His call on your life to teach, you can add to HIS kingdom... one child at a time!
Happy 22nd Birthday! Love, Mommy, & Daddy and your family

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Happy School "Daze" & Spring is HERE!!!

 While the older college girls were on Choir and Orchestra Tour this spring.... this is what WE were doing!!! =)
Just a ton of pics for now... cause I've been going too crazy to keep caught up!  Love these two FULL-OF-LIFE-Kids!!!!
Spirit Week... mismatch day!

Bryan's New Pastime!!! READING! to date he's on #20

Love this guy.  Momma and his sister's too busy to fix his coat... that doesn't stop him... out comes the needle and thread! And it's fixed now!!!

Happy Spring??!!  Our college girls were in FL when we got this!!!! =)

Our Dog Diesel decided to "share" the front porch chair with Bryan

so guess who was hungry.... for Chocolate?  Went to the kitchen and baked a Sheet cake from Scratch!!! 

the park we love to visit... was covered with water this Spring!

close as they can get w/o falling in...

These Two are always up to something!!!

Mechanic in the making!

Studying clouds in 5th grade!  Bryan thought this one looked like a ribcage!!!

Singin in the Rain and I caught it on film! =)