Saturday, April 28, 2012

The Dairy Farm

One of my favorite things of all times is visiting a farm. I don't know why i find them so amazing, but I love them! We got to visit my SIL family dairy farm. Look at my kiddos! They were at first intimidated by all the mud...but then ran everywhere...! (I forgot they wore cowboy hats! how appropriate!)

The baby calves!

Nice Theron...cover your face!

This is one of my favorite cows!


The kids! how's like a movie...they all just stood for the picture and ran around dragging my kiddos too. it was AWESOME.

Love this!!

They got to ride in the tractor!!

We saw a snake too!

battery was dead in the toy tractor, so Aldan pushed Caed. What a good brother!

And worms!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

A baby shower!

In March we went up to North Western PA to a big family baby shower for my BIL and SIL! We had sooo much fun! My SIL and her brothers significant others are all pregnant too, so they had a big party at once for all of them!! The boys had a good time too. Even though it rained, they played in the puddles, ran around and were soo good! We are so excited for our new niece, and for Sally's family! How much fun!! (of course the photo of Andrew and Sally wouldn't upload...sorry Andrew!)

The three couples sat at the one end of the room. (you have to have a big space for this family! There are so many of them!) :)

This is the blanket that my MIL made for Andrew and Sally. Gorgeous, isn't it?!?! She's made blankets for our three boys too, and they are so soft and cozy and wonderful!!

Caed took this picture.

The party was held at the Mennonite church, and all those quilts were made by church members! Awesome!

I think Caed took this picture too. 

The three sisters! 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Cherry Blossoms 2012

This year we went down and we were still a little early for the blossoms, but there were some gorgeous trees anyway. I love these beautiful white (and pink) flowers that bloom all over the city in early spring. It makes everything look so gorgeous. Really they are a sight when at peak, and we don't have to plan a trip around their blooming! (which was early this year! not a single bloom still around for the Cherry Blossom Race on April 1st!)

Ha! Looks like Aldan is picking my nose. Silly kid.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

My Favorite Photographer

I have known Jan Michelle for a long time. I'd say at least 8 years. (have i blogged about her before?....) When I first met her she worked on the Hill, and then she decided to leave and pursue her passion, photography. Wow, was it cool to watch her talent and ability change and improve over the years. She's taken our kids birth announcement photos and our holiday pictures the past 2 years. I look forward to these intentional times of recording our family. This year we had the help of my sis and her BF since having three kids and getting them all to look the same direction was going to be a feat with no was so worth it! She took their photo this year too- and I LOVE this one because Tom is a volunteer firefighter! check out her work: (and blog) here.