Thursday, January 31, 2013


 This fall Anderson started soccer.  This is the first time he has ever played a team sport.  Here are all his cheerleaders!  It is amazing how different the weather is from week to week!   

Anderson has learned a lot this year.  At first he just wanted to defend and stay by the goal to kick the balls out, but by the end of the fall session he was really getting the hang of it.  If you know my past with soccer you would know that the coach told my parents that I was not cut out for this sport.  AKA I wasn't aggressive enough.  Anderson has a lot of me in  him.  We are just too nice!!!!!  Though if you know both of us when we feel comfortable we are aggressive and competitive!  So by the end of the session Anderson was more aggressive, in a nice way!  ;)
Watching these games are so funny with how short the boys attention spans are!  HA!  He will start up again with the same team this spring.  We just had a blast with the other parents.  He is on a really fun team!  

Monday, January 28, 2013

Big Brother and 2 Big Sisters!

 We told the kiddos pretty quickly after finding out that we were pregnant.  I just didn't want the news to get out.  I wanted Ryan and I to be the ones to tell the kids.  
We got the book out I'm a Big Brother and I'm a Big Sister and Ryan read it to them.  They really didn't make the connection of why we were reading these books.    
Then we told them the big news!  They were really excited!  Avielle, I think, was the most excited!  She just loves babies!  

Friday, January 25, 2013

Birthday Weekend

 Wow, I haven't blogged since the end of summer.  There are just a few things going on in life!  Nothing like finding out you are pregnant, moving in with your parents and then moving into a house.  So, blogging has been on the bottom of my list and I really need to catch up!  
  I know that we are entering into February and I am sharing pictures of July, but bare with me!  Here are a few pictures from my birthday weekend in July.  We went up to the cottage in Michigan with the McMahon's and the Strahn's.  It was a couples weekend and all of our parents were so generous and kind to watch our kids that weekend.  It was truly a nice get-a-way.    
 Here is Josh and Kelli
 Elizabeth and Dan
 Here we are being crazy and tubing!  Now that I'm older tubing is just not my favorite.  I think it is hard for me not to be in control.  I went with the girls for a while and then I got off.  Ryan, then took the other two out and man he wasn't gentle.  On one of the turns Kelli and Elizabeth fell off the tube and Elizabeth's legs went straight up in the air!!!!!!  Let's just say we were all sore the next day! 
 Here Ryan and I are matching!  How does this always happen?  I think that when you are married for a while you begin to start looking like each other!  HA!
We got dressed up and had a nice dinner after a long day of boating!  Thank you the McMahon's and Strahn's for making this a special weekend.  Little did I know that in a few days I would get the biggest birthday surprise of my life that I was pregnant.  I actually found out on my birthday!!!!