Our Family

Our Family

Monday, April 28, 2014


Here she is Queen
 Esther Sa-wa-vee Hess
Luke was saying she's so nice, Nice baby 

 Momma and her two babies

 Cousin Sage and Esther
 Aunties first niece =in love

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Happiest place on earth???

Love suffers long and is kind. —1 Corinthians 13:4

The Happiest Place on Earth???? Huh, we counted out of hundreds of people about 3 smiles….
after spending hundreds, standing in lines of upto an hour, and having hungry, thirsty, peepee, kids everywhere, don't know if the title stands up to it's name? But not complaining we had a great time and girls will have good memories of Disney Land. 
On our way
 Coco and me on the teacups
 Sadie driving, she was so funny, acting like she was "really" driving, "Mom you know accidents happen everyday"!!
 Best big bro any little girls could ask for, he would carry them when they were tired, comfort them when they were nervous about a ride.

 Little girls went on all the
"scary" rides, they were brave, Chloe fretted the whole time in line, but then had a blast.
Oh GUESS WHAT…. Esther is here!!! Late last night we got the call we are on Luke duty, earlier in the evening we had a family dinner at our house with Johnny and Rachel, and joked about her going into labor, she said she was sooo done being pregnant. And low and behold God heard her she delivered two weeks early, baby girl is so precious. 

Monday, April 21, 2014


He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. —Matthew 28:6

We had a great, special, meaningful Easter 2014. Hinting at what the kids might want in their Easter baskets, Sage said, "All I want this year is a purity ring" Wow for a 14 year old to request that, of course John and I jumped. We went to a beautiful Italian dinner, then shopped for the kids Easter baskets, and Sages ring. John typed up something off the computer, and he presented her a ring. There were a few tears shed. And we made sure the little girls got to witness something very special. Sage has made a promise to God, her parents, to stay pure until her wedding day. I want to make it clear this is something she came to on her very own. Of course that is my desire for all my girls, but she has her own strong desire to stay a virgin, pure until God brings her the "one". The little girls were so giddy, it's something they will hopefully get to experience one day. 
Bubba and his little sisters opening their baskets. 
 Fritz wishing he was in on it as well!
 Then as a family we made doughnuts. 
 Sadie and Bubba received birthday presents from Grandma Cindy, thanks you. Today is Sadie's 8th birthday!!!! She is so excited, we will be taking the little girls to Disney Land Thursday!! Prayers…..

 Then a egg hunt

WE heard about Belmont Park in San Diego, and decided to take kids there for the day. Chloe and I sat out the big roller coaster, as Chloe was to short. Love my family so much
 Oh where do I begin, life is changing, these two are growing up into beautiful young adults. I cried this morning watching Bubba drive the little girls to school, knowing that in a year he'll be at college, not here. One less pile of laundry to fold, one less month to feed, BUT one less child to love, delight in, daily. Every morning, night he gives me the biggest smile, hug. Sage and I went on a walk yesterday, I can't imagine her gone as well, she's my best friend, confidant, ugh life is short. All my kids are so special to me.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Biancas visit

You He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins. —Ephesians 2:1

Bianca and her two little ones came for a quick one night trip. It's always as if time stands still, and no time is lost with friends. Thanks Bianca for making the trip to see us. The kids and I love seeing your beautiful self, inside and out. 
These four are hilarious 

We took them to the flower fields, beautiful place to visit
John, Sage and Bionca
They lead we followed
I apologise to all my friends I rarely call, but I love you all so much and daily your all on my mind. Friendship means so much, and I'm often consumed with my four, husband, and dog, can't forget the house, there's never enough time in a day! Just know how special you all are to me. And it means so much when you do call, or visit. Bianca, your sweet spirit, and non judgmental self are so appreciated and admired by me.
My grown son, thanks for still coming with your momma on my crazy field trips, award assemblies, girls school functions. I know one day you are going to make an amazing husband 

Sagey and her brother. Sage you are so special, kind, you have so much to offer…

At the flower fields they have a stamp treasure hunt the kids were determined to get all 8 stamps.
Tractor ride
Bianca and kiddies

Bianca, Sage and I escaped for some pampering, while little John held down the fort, Literally, we returned to a huge Mess, Fort! 
Baby sitting Luke today, so much fun, he's aunties little partner, we have to go shopping having a dinner here tonight, celebrating the day Christ was crucified, and then rising on Easter, so much to be thankful for. Love Shirley

Friday, April 11, 2014

Loom Beading/Bracelets

Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name. —Psalm 29:2
My sister Rachel makes thee most beautiful Indian Baby Baskets, and lately she's been beading on a loom, she inspired the girls and I to give it a go, we are all hooked I've made around 5 so far, she bought us a loom in amazon, for 6.00, and took us to the local Indian store, where we bought beads. I'm obsessed it looks so great, but takes a few tries to get it down, I'm not 100% yet, still having a hard time taking it off the loom and attaching it to leather 
 Some supplies you'll need

 I printed a few design graphs off if Pintrist,

 My four with their cousin Luke, the little light of our lives, he brings so much joy!
A shot of the big kids homeschooling, we've been on Spring Break for a while, enjoying every second!