Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young—a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. Psalm 84:3

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009

Another year is coming to an end, but our memories of 2009 will go on.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Our Island of Adventure

A visit to the Lost Continent found us in "The Dinostore" were a T-Rex wanted to eat our children!

Off to Seuss Landing to see Grinchmas one last time and a visit from the Cat in the Hat!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesdays Treasures: Santa's Lost Reindeer

Does Santa need an extra reindeer next year?

Sunday, December 27, 2009


Since the weather has been so nice we thought a hiking trip at ELC would be fun! Nicholas turned into a caterpillar before our journey....

We saw some scary spiders who made beautiful webs!

Visited the lagoon looking for crabs, fish, tadpoles and snakes.
We climbed to the highest observation deck to look for herons, cranes and ospreys.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Twas the Night Before Christmas...

Merry Christmas 2009
Some of the children's favorite moments of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day....

Hoping you and your family had a wonderful holiday!

Little Christmas Elves

This year the kids wanted to participate in the Holiday Headquarters at their school. So they each drew a name and had to shop for that sibling....

Nicholas picked Emma and surprised her with a Tinkerbell necklace.

Kelli picked Nicholas and surprised him with a blue monster truck.
Emma picked Kelli and surprised her with a #1 sister bracelet.

Vinny picked Sal and surprised him with snowboarders.

Sal picked Vinny and surprised him with a laser pointer aka a "Jacomo teaser".

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We Are In Who-ville!

We toured Who-ville for the Grinchmas celebration.
We found the Grinch!
The who's of Who-ville were so very nice.
We played all day in Who-ville!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Reindeer, Where Are You?

We visited Santa not at the North Pole but at The Bass Pro Shop...who knew he was looking for a new reindeer?

Oh The "People" You Meet!

We love characters since we have five of them at home.... so when we saw our "friends" we had to stop!

Spongebob Squarepants is always a family favorite!

We spotted Curious George and Diego on the streets!

The boys had to check out the electric chair at Monster Bash!

ReIntroducing Emma!

Waiting outside the courthouse...

Our judge finalized the adoption!
Our family is now complete.
Thanks to our favorite lawyer who stood by us with Kelli and Emma's adoptions!

Monday, December 21, 2009

A Universal Thing!

While waiting for our court appointment we thought we would give the kids their Christmas present early..... Passes to Universal! This was hard for me since I am a Disney gal, but I gave in to my roller coasters kiddos!

Universal is home of Nickelodeon, Men in Black, Jaws, and my brothers favorite The Simpsons. So the kids had to stop in the Kwik E Mart to get TJ a Christmas surprise!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Christmas Children!

Christmastime with friends is always fun! Thanks Erin, Jen, Stephanie and the staff of Stevie B's for making our Christmas Party so much fun!