Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Belated Memorial Day!

I've just recently found some time to edit our Memorial Day pics and I wanted to share. Daddy worked this day so I took the kids to the Riverside National Cemetery where they put on a little shindig each year. My maternal grandparents are buried here and so I feel it's even more important to share our need for patriotism and the importance of honoring those who have served and given up the ultimate price, with my children.
How thankful we are for those soldiers, for our freedom, and blessed we are to be part of this amazing country!
God Bless the USA!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Ditch Day

Last Friday, mommy and daddy were *cool* parents and let the girls ditch school so that we can go to the beach to hang out with this cousin...
and his parents too...
We got some great pics like this one...
This lil one enjoyed herself so much...but was curious as to why the waves won't stop coming...
Mimi-- enjoying the view
The girls had fun jumping over waves
Elizabeth and Brianna got brave and started RIDING the waves
I LOVE this pic of them. These 2 get a long soooo well.
And guess who's first time it was to EVER see the ocean! He had fun eating the sand and had absolutely no fear when it came to the water and the waves.
Ben is under the blankie taking a nap in mommy's arms.
Megan-- making friends with strangers. She's too trusting! This lady here told me that I should go for baby # 7! Haha! (Don't worry, dad. I won't.) Brianna put her book down long enough to join the kids in the water. What a shocker!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Flashback Friday

Joseph, Myself, and our cousin Mimi- Hallloween 1984. Once again, I'm trying to be 'cool' like my older cousins and brother.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Brianna Starts Quilting

Here it is, Brianna (and mommy's) first quilt!!! Brianna made it in 2 days while she was off track last month. She surprised one of her old teachers from 3rd grade with it. This teacher is expecting her first baby. What a priceless gift to treasure for her. It's clear she has had an impact in this child's life. Thank God for good teachers, we should show our appreciation to them more often.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Finally Done!!!

No more pencils, no more books, no more teacher's dirty looks!!!
Mommy graduated with her bachelor's!