|this pic was supposed to go at the bottom of the post - for some reason it went here instead - i think i'll keep it there :)|
I'm not really sure how/what to blog - its been too long... i'll update from the oldest to the youngest...
TV - his season with the Giants is almost over. He gets to come home next week - yay! then we get to adjust to having a 17 yr old in the house again for 5 months - yay! no- really - i'm super excited to have him home and can't wait to have all of my kids under 1 roof again! He's been doing very good! Every time he's on the ice, he's amazing!... there are several other things that i have written here and then erased over & over again. if it was a private blog, i'd leave it but it's not - but what i will say is that there is a purpose and a plan for everything.
i can't wait to have my big boy home!
Here are some pics from the past 2 months:
|The Giants played here in TC on Feb. 19th - we were thrilled to be able to spend 3 hrs at home with him! We also had over 100 people come to the game as a fundraiser for HFTF - we made over $300 that night! Thx TV!!|
|Carter & TV - roommates and linemates. They are definately hockey brothers :)|
|TV was awarded the academic award for january.|
|I got this pic from the team photographer to have printed for keepsake for his first opening night! pretty cool pic!|
|Just last week he was awarded the "hardest working " player award - this is the pic that went along with the story :)|
Here's a few pics:
|Jeff & BV after the IES Champs|
|The breast stroke - his favorite :)|
She's doing ok in 1st grade - she's in sped - she'd developmentally delayed - or just so stubborn that she only wants to learn on her own - so she is where she is...
She loves gymnastics and is on team level 3 at All American Gymnastics. She's had a couple of meets these past 2 months and has improved on a few things (her floor definately needs some work).
The girls also got to go to the Father Daughter Ball - they look so forward to it every year!!
|warm up stretches in Moscow , ID meet|
|they love their daddy!|
|Home meet last weekend|
|with her coach- she puts up with alot - lol ;)|
|she lost her first tooth recently - now she has 2 missing siince this pic|
|on a climb up badger mtn.|
KV & LV - in the midst of following all of our kids around, we try to get other stuff accomplished! We are very busy with our Heart For The Fatherless orphan ministry. we are in the final stages of a non profit 501c3 status - we are hoping and praying this is God's will and the ministry will continue to honor HIM and help to spread His word about the 153 million orphans and how He loves them.
We've also tried to squeeze into our schedule a home fellowship bible study for us to do together - just the 2 of us - it's been great! I love it!
We've also been updating our house... here is the kitchen before & after...
|very beginning stage|
|floors in & space open...|
|before new counters & backsplash|
|new counters & backsplash!! yay!!|
|My aunt Dianne & uncle Warren who took such good care of gma - it was great to visit with them|
|My gma - this was the last time we saw her so alert. she passed away 2 days after we got home...|
|this was a special prayer that always reminded me of my gma h. - she copied it in calligraphy and i read it everyday growing up as it was next to my vanity :) i love it and will always think of her when i see it :)|
We are gearing up for our last trip for the season to BC - Taylor has his last games this weekend and we are thinking that it would be nice to watch. It sounds like their last home game will be quite the crowd - it's expected to be about 10,000 people! amazing! i can't imagine playing in front of that many people!!