Wednesday, May 18, 2011


The Saturday before Mother's Day I went to the airport (and drug my mom along with me) to welcome home our friends, The Sandersons, who had returned from Ethiopia. They were there to finalize their adoption to this sweet little girl, Dinks!

Their family was welcomed home by many friends and many signs made by the children.

We look forward to welcoming this sweet little girl into our church community, while also helping her remember the culture of Ethiopia that she left behind.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


We had been hearing about the train display at Cheekwood for weeks and finally, we found a day that worked for our friends and the weather! This is a must see if you have children that love trains!!

This was when we first arrived and Crosby lasted about five seconds in the stroller before he wanted out with the rest of the boys.

All the kids waiting so patiently for their moms to get their lunches for them. We thought this was a perfect moment to try and capture a picture with all of them.

Sweet brothers!!

Waiting for the trains....(we kept trying to explain to them that if they just stay in one spot and wait, they will see the trains come around again instead of trying to chase them down.)

Since Asher was the oldest one there, I didn't know what his response to the younger boys would be. I soon found out that he took on the motherly role by helping Miss Danielle chase down Crosby. Asher grew very fond of Miss Danielle so I had to get their picture together to remember this sweet morning.

easter sunday

After an Easter family service at church, we headed to David's parents' house for Easter. Kay (David's mom) made us a delicious lunch that we all enjoyed after the kid's hunted for eggs. Here are kids with Nana and Pops.

Cousins Elijah, Meadow and Skylar with Nana and Pops

Kay made these sweet little (edible) bird nests for the kids' table setting.

Our family on Easter Sunday.

Asher stubbed his toe right before the egg hunt. So he sat on David's lap, while the other kids hunted.

Ralph picked up a Bunny cake (from Baskin Robins) for us all to enjoy. Jonas is still talking about "bunny cake." It was a definite hit with the kids. The adults enjoyed it as well. :)

Hope your family had a special Easter as well!!

ladies' brunch

We had a ladies' brunch at our church and I was one of the table hosts, which means I was responsible for decorating a table. The theme was "For such a time as this." To go along with that, I hung pictures on my spring branches of different members of our church from different times. I then had a sign on the table that said, "You are at Otter Creek and on this earth for such a time as this. How will you be remembered?" The green napkins were my grandmothers. :)

early egg hunting

My mom came to visit before Easter so we decided to give the boys a little practice in Easter egg hunting. They enjoyed the candy inside but I think they enjoyed hunting even more. They would find the eggs and then kept asking us to rehide them. What fun!!