Our Family

Our Family

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Our home

Repay no one evil for evil. —Romans 12:17
Hello Sorry I was M.I.A, last week I just took the week off, to spend time at home, spring cleaning, park days with Coco, no clients. It was so nice after all the running around we have been doing lately. My folks came in last night, for a quick visit. Too bad John and I are taking off this morning, going to Sand Diego.
Can't lie, I'm excited to spend alone time with him! OK I thought that since the Slee's move soo much I would capture our last home on the blog, I've been pretty good every home we film or take pictures before we move, so that the kids can remember oh yeah.....
Living room
My office
Entry way
Kitchen, I was never thrilled with the kitchen, but I made do
Little Girls room
Capiz Chandler that John and I made
 Home made chalk board
 Sage's room was a labor of love, we made the bed and desk, grandma's painting/Papa's Deer antlers

Backyard
 Our room
 Had to throw this shot in, Chloe is in Love with her Grandma!!
OK I feel John's eye's burning a hole in my back I must get going, I didn't put a picture of John's office, or Little John's room, as they weren't in the best condition to do sooo!!!!! Blessings today Shirley

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Ear-pericing

I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten. —Joel 2:25

So in the Slee household when you turn 6, it's a rite of passage to get your ears pierced if you choose to! Well my little scaredy cat Sadie, who almost faints at the sight of blood, or if she hurts her arm, she wont be able to "walk" for awhile! Any way she said Yes I'm ready lets go, so we struck while the iron was hot!! 
 Moral support
 Everyone wanted to come to witness little sis being brave!!
 OK moment of truth, she said, "OK no I changed my mind, let's go home!"
 We all started encouraging her, the store kinda gathered around to see what the ruckus was. She did it, she wanted to cry but chose to laugh instead!!
 Ok now right up Sadie's ally shopping!!
 If you see Sadie around with the bushy hair thing is not my idea she loves to wear it down, she'll leave the house with a cute style and the moment she gets to school, down it comes!! But wait, with the new ear piercing, she wants it all up!! To show off her earrings!

We are super proud of her, she handled it like a pro, I think this will improve her pain tolerance, at least I'm hoping! God bless today, Shirley

Monday, April 23, 2012

Bishop Tales

Pray without ceasing. —1 Thessalonians 5:17

Were back! I took the kids on a quick Bishop trip this weekend. I love being spontaneous... Makes life more interesting. I called my folks on Tuesday, of last week, and they mentioned that they were having a Indian Taco dinner with some friends Friday night, that's all I needed to hear! My brother Johnny and his wife Rachel, baby Luke were down visiting as well, so off we went. 
 Baby Luke was sound asleep in his basket, and if you know me I'm completely against waking a sleeping baby, but the kids and I couldn't resist, we woke him!
 This was John and Sage's first time seeing Luke, they were sooo excited!
 After 15 years of being surrounded by girls, Little John finally has a baby boy cousin!!
 The Indian Taco in all it's glory! Our dear friend Ellen put on the dinner at my folks house, she served everyone.
 Oh this little boy has auntie completely wrapped around his tiny pinkie! I know first hand how hard the first months can be with a new born so I helped out as much as I could, the first morning, I had them go back to sleep while we completely reveled in Luke!
 The girls and I gave him a bath.
 Ohhh the weather was sublime!! We swam everyday, with lots of little cousins coming over.
 We had a pizza dinner for Sadie, was going to keep it super simple, just parents, me and Johnny/Rachel, but word got out, and this is the crew we had, I thank God, because he made the evening super special, without me stressing, or evening planning a thing, it just flowed so perfect!
 Papa, and Grandma, made Sadie feel so special, and my aunt Nettie, we love you so much!
 Check out Sage in the background blowing with her sis!
 Wow really! I remember telling my Dad I was pregnant such a hard thing to do, but God gave him a dream of holding a little boy on his shoulders, his heart started softening, and getting excited for his first Grandchild....
 Coco did great, she was a trooper all day, I was waiting for at least a few jealous tantrums, but nope, she did great!



 My dad is the so sweet, in his truck he has these rocks, that represent his grandchildren, he holds them and prays for each one, he added a rock for Luke!
 Here's Papa/Grandma with all their grandchildren, I can't even though I've tried to explain how special, important, loving these two are in my life and my kids, but honestly words can't even describe.
 Pop's praying for these two before we headed out
 Bye Bishop till next time!

On the trip back Little John said mom instead of the Brox tales, I'm calling it The Bishop tales, they love hearing stories about my childhood, who's, who. I sat outside in the warm evening air that is just magical in Bishop, with my brother/sis-n-law, and two cousins reminiscing, talking, and laughing till it hurt late into the night while all our children ran playing hide n seek. I just cherished every second! Love you all, Shirley
P.S, Emms and Wanz, want a cookie from Snookie????

Friday, April 20, 2012

Pre- Birthday

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
Good morning early morning at the Slee house, John flew off to Canada, the kids and I are going to Grandma, and Papa's! Sadie's 6th birthday is tomorrow! Can't believe it, this sweet little girl God gave to me, is such a light in my life. Have a great day, Shirley




She started a hip hop dance class yesterday, sooo cutie! 
 Coco having fun
 John took us out to dinner to celebrate her birthday a little early