Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter.... Glad to be back

Wow!! I can hardly believe how long it has been since I last posted. Thank you to those who checked in just to see if I was okay, it really meant a lot to me. I guess I will get started with all that has taken place over the past couple of weeks.

First, we put the house on the market and wow what a job getting it ready. When our realtor came to take pictures I shoved everything in my already messy closet. I decided to let you take a peek at the before and after.

Carson and Cameron had their first official sleepover. Their good friends Caroline and Christian spent the night and part of the next day with us. They had a blast. This is them blowing bubbles with these huge bubble wands that I found at the dollar store. Their big brother Clayton, stayed the night as well. He and Chandler are great friends too but no pictures of the teens together.

Then we celebrated Chandler's 15th birthday! I honestly feel like I just brought him home from the hospital. It is time for the dreaded driver's permit. I keep telling him to study and reminding him that there are no cliff notes or spark notes for the test he really has to study. I am sure he will study and pass that test very soon. Here is blowing out the candles on his very basic, almost embarassing to post with all those creative people out there, cake that I made. He just recently made the Varsity soccer team at his school. He and 4 other freshman. We are excited about watching the upcoming season. On a side note my sweet niece Hannah also celebrated her 7th birthday in the beginning of March. She is my only niece on my side of the family. She is a brownie and sold her first Girl Scout cookies this year. If you go to my sister, Debbie's blog,you can see a picture of her and all of her curls. My Nephew, Austin, also celebrated his 14th birthday. He is such a neat kiddo. Very tall and extremely smart. He loves basketball and did really well this year on his school team. Austin is my sister, Sandy's oldest son. My children are all very blessed to have such great cousins!!

Yesterday we went to the annual Easter egg hunt that our Sunday School teachers have and the kids had a blast. Cameron seems to have already had a piece of chocolate or two. Here are a few pictures from that fun time.

This morning the kids woke up to their Easter baskets that had to be placed on the mantle due to a certain 2 dogs that live here. The kids were excited and so far the dogs have not gotten to the baskets yet.
After church we took a few pictures of the kids in the back yard and then in the front. Here is also a picture of a small flower bed in the front. David brought the tulips home from Holland this past winter and we planted them. I am so excited at how they look coming up in the middle of the pansies we planted last fall.

I pray that all of you and your families have a blessed Easter Sunday. What a wonderful day to celebrate the Risen Savior!!
(I accidentally posted the pictures on small size. If you want to see any of them better just click on the picture and it will enlarge)