Monday, April 13, 2009


This year the boys are on the same little league team. We decided to skip the whole t-ball deal with Jackson so that we wouldn't have so many different games and practices to go to. It has worked out wonderfully! The boys like being on the same team and Austin is busy teaching Jackson everything he would have learned in t-ball. Jackson is doing great!

Believe it or not, both of these photos are of Jackson.
Would you look at him field that ball!
He is a hustler!

Austin has a mouthful of Big League Chew at every game.

Austin is swinging for the fence! Nice swing! Yep, that was to the grass!

Softball Season!

Jessica likes fast-pitch softball. This year her team is the Stingray's.
She is one of the team's pitchers...
last Saturday she struck out the first two batters of the game!
What form she has!!


The boys love it when Mark takes them to shoot rockets.
Jackson waits patiently while Mark sets things up.

3-2-1, blast off!!!

They even think it's fun to find the stray rockets.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

2009 Band Concert and Dance Team Photos - Go Nicole!

Nicole has been involved in the school band for a year and a half learning to play the flute.
She has done a wonderful job with this new instrument.

Nicole was so excited this year when she tried out and made the
Jr. High dance team.
What an accomplishment!
She loves performing at half-time during middle school games and,
because she has an in with the high school basketball coach,
she loves it even
more when she gets to perform at the high school games!
(Nicole has the hat on - gangsta!)

Basketball Season

Mark is coaching Austin's 3rd grade team. However, Austin is in 2nd grade and much smaller that his teammates. I was nervous these games would not be so fun to watch.
I've learned otherwise!
This may be the funniest thing I have seen in a long time!
Austin has a habit, like the big boys, of wiping the bottom of his shoes.

Please excuse the smallish shorts on my blondy. We were in a hurry and it's all
we could find!

Austin runs full speed every possession.
Austin can play some D! Get in there!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Chrismas 2008

This was the first Christmas our family has spent entirely alone.
(Nice, but lets not get into that habit.)
The girls helped out quite well with the activities in the kitchen.
Mark made his favoirte fruit salad.
Our Christmas program was chalk full of "good stuff".

Nicole played "Little Drummer Boy".

Jessica read her favorite scripture.

And, the boys sang "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer".
I told the story of the Christmas Orange and Mark read Luke 2.

Each year after our program is over, the kids share the gifts they have bought for each other. (On the Saturday before Christmas, the family will gather all the loose change from around the house. We count it up and split it between the four children. This year they collected $80.00+. They draw names and shop for that brother or sister.) It's a wonderful and fun tradition!

Then it's time for bed!

The trip down the stairs is so exciting!

Thanks, Nana for the Star Wars toys!!!!

Merry Christmas, we hope you all had a wonderful day and we wish you all happiness!


It's always a special treat when it snows here.
The kids think it's magical!