Our Family

Our Family

Thursday, March 27, 2014

LA weekend/volleyball

According to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. —Titus 3:5
Phew what a weekend! First off Friday my parents and Jenny came to visit, overnight they had a engagement to go to here in San Diego, then Saturday we all went our separate ways. Us to LA Convention center for a three day volleyball tournament. 
Checking into hotel, we stayed in LA live, so we never had to drive we were able to walk to restaurants and the tournament. Perfect location, the little girls think staying at a hotel is thee best thing in the world! Momma does too, no cleaning, cooking! 

 Sadie setting up her cootie catcher station at hotel

Coco checking out the view

Of course John had the demo people circle the convention center all day, giving out Coco Libre!
 Now on to our star, Sage played so awesome, hard all weekend, her team did great.


 Little girls hanging in there, it's a long day at these games, 4-5 hours, of sitting.
Sadie and Chloe brought their "heel's" and skated every where, they were a hit
 We took the girls out every night to a nice dinner, they loved it
 So I've been promising them to one day take them to the American Girl store in LA, finally I decided to make good on my word. They went crazy, it was a little girls dream.

 Huh, which hair style to choose??


 So we made it to Monday the last day of the tournament it started great their team dominating, then our middle went out on a hurt ankle. Sage went up to spike the ball, and landed on her setter, she fell and didn't move! John swept her up and rushed her to the medical station. instantly her ankle swelled up.
 It looked so scary, we knew it was over, and the doctor there said take her to the emergency now. So John rushed back and packed up the hotel room. And off we went back home.
 Once at the hospital, they did ex rays, and found no break just a bad sprain. She's doing good, on crouches, then a boot, for total healing. She'll be out from volleyball for a while. This picture of the girls explains how we all felt once we go home, wiped out!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Girlfriends/Luke 2nd

With my whole heart I have sought You; oh, let me not wander from Your commandments! —Psalm 119:10

Lynda and her two girls came down this weekend to visit. Loved having them, all the girls were so content to have their buds with us. She took some amazing shots of our short time together. 
the crew walking to our favorite restaurant 
My little Coco is such a sweetie after greeting some elderly people she whispered to me mom I want to be a cook at an old peoples home! Melts my heart her love for others
Gracie and my girls
 
Sage and Hanna oh and fritz
 Saying goodbye, Sadie said wow this goodbye wasn't as painful as I thought it was going to be, normally she cries and cries...
 Luke turned 2!!!! This little boy has been such a blessing, every time we see him, we all carry on like it's the first time. He has made me a auntie for the first time, and he'll always hold a special place in my heart. 
Johnny and his boy
Opening his gifts from us
 Little John finally isn't the only boy!
 We celebrated at the restaurant Little John works at
 Rachel and Johnny are such amazing parents, they put a whole new meaning to the term "helicopter parents" LOL
 It's his party….
 And we can't forget to make Chloe feel included, and special, especially when Luke is over.
 OK time to get going, house remodel, is going slow right now, waiting for a engineer, city permits, oh the boring stuff, well if anything it's teaching me patients.


Monday, March 10, 2014

Family, roadies

Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. —Galatians 5:16

I got my girls back! My parents came to visit, then the little girls took a week off from school and went back home with them. I can't tell you how thankful, lucky we are to have such amazing grandparents, parents in our lives. Just a week with their grandparents is so meaningful, special, for my kids. Little John and Sage have gone for years to visit with them, taking road trips, so now it's Sadie and Chloe's turn, Papa and grandma, are so patient, loving, just thee best! 
In the evening's they would play dictionary, the first night I got there we played a game, I was shocked at how well the girls drew, guessed, little pros! 
I woke to Sadie being very upset, the fairy house her and grandma built got attacked by a neighbor dog! So grandma spent a good part of her morning reconstructing it. 
Papa and grandma took the girls sledding they had a blast
 The girls made a list of the things they wanted to do while there, fish, sled, gold prospecting, go swimming at the natural hot springs, they almost checked off everything. Oh also grandma made them goose down pillows made from pap's geese he hunts. Sage still has hers from many years ago. She can't sleep without it!
Papa and girls prospecting
The detector went crazy over this huge rock, so they busted it open, and silver, a few gold chunks, and crystal's were inside, the girls were sooo excited! 
So thank to you papa and grandma from the bottom of our hearts for always taking the time, and effort to be involved, loving, godly examples to your grand kids, we love you both so much! 
Luke is going to be 2 very soon, his personality is coming to life. We are having so much fun seeing him grow into a sweet, funny, little guy! 
Luke shy look, and his handsome daddy, my sis-n-law is due in May with a baby girl! We can't wait.
 Cousins
All eye's on Luke

Grandma and Sage
 Love my parents

Sage so beautiful.
Beautiful sister Jenny, thanks for always being there, so helpful, sweet heart. 

 The girls and their cousin Beth, they look up to her, and love spending time with her

Jen, Rach, auntie Jeanie, and me, Rachel drove me up to Bishop to get girls we had a great trip, talked the whole time, love her so much. We tackled many aunt's cousins, uncle's hair on our two day turnaround trip! All three of my aunties came over, so fun to hang and spend time with them.
 Feather, Beth, and Sadie , Coco
 My beautiful cousin, Raquel, Jenny let Rachel and I set up a salon in her house, and get to work.
 Momma the glue in all our lives, love you
 Aunties and Coco
 We do our daily walk in the dessert, with the Sierras surrounding us.
 These two could be sisters, Sadie and Feather
 Ok have so much catch up to do around here, Costco, laundry, cleaning, cars washed, dog to wash/walk. Pickups. Back to reality. Love Shirley