Thursday, January 31, 2013

Recent Weeks...

I know I have been neglecting this little blog lately- but we have been pretty busy!  Here's a bit of what we have been up to...

:: Levi turned 9 and we had a really fun bowling party!

:: We got LOTS of snow, and we took full advantage of playing in it

:: And with all of that snow, Luke decided he wanted a "sledding"14th Birthday party with a few of his friends

They had a BLAST!

:: Abby performed in the middle school musical, "Seussical Jr"

They all did a fantastic job!  Abby was the Mayor :)

:: We applied for our visas and should get them in a few weeks! (here the kids are waiting to be called back to be finger printed)

:: Lindsay came through Wien on her way to a Sonship Conference in the Czech Republic (along with Meredith, Sandy and Patric-but I didn't get a chance to snap a photo of them)

:: Made these Turtle Cheesecake Bars for the first time, and they were delicious!

:: Abby got some long layers cut into her hair, and now looks like a teenager ;(

:: We went to the eye doctor and found out that Levi needs glasses.  Thankfully, he is pretty excited about it!

:: And after 20+ days without seeing the sun- it finally came out this week!  I forgot how much I missed seeing it! :)

And some recent finds...
*good article for parents
*yummy muffin recipe
*cute idea for Valentine's Day

Monday, January 28, 2013

Happy Birthday Luke!

Happy Birthday!
Luke, you are one fantastic 14 year old! 

Here are 14 things we love about you...
::  your adventurous spirit,
::  your compassionate heart
::  your loyalty to your friends,
::  your willingness to try new things,
::  your quick obedience,
::  your work ethic
::  your hugs
::  your dance moves
::  your smile
::  your skills on the computer
::  your love for animals
::  your sense of humor
::  your honesty
::  and of course, your love for Jesus

We are so proud to be your parents :)

Here's a look at some past birthdays

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Levi is 9!

Happy Birthday Levi!

Levi, 8 has been a lot of fun! A few of your favorite things included::
all things Star Wars,
playing outside,
hanging out with your friends,
making silly faces,
cheering for America at the Olympics,
being with Memoo,
any and all adventures,
your bedroom makeover,
your 3rd grade teacher, Miss Sipos,
holding babies,
learning how to play the piano and waterski,
loving others
and just being with your crazy family!
We love you sooo much and we can't wait to see how much fun this next year is going to be :)

Wow how time flies!
Here you are at 8 7 6, and 5

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

So far behind...

 First off, Happy New Year!

I hope you all enjoyed your holidays.  We had a fun filled, yet very relaxing Christmas Break.  Since I am so far behind on everything, I thought I would just put together some collages to catch you up on what we have been up to...

Christmas Markets in Vienna

Christmas Memories

Skiing in Kreischberg

New Years Eve

My 40th Birthday!

Obviously based on these pictures, we spent a lot of time with friends, ate a lot of yummy food and made some great memories this holiday season!  Now we are needing to get back to our normal routines and start exercising :)