Back to School 2014


It’s so hard to believe that summer is already over. The kids went back to school two weeks ago.
GE DIGITAL CAMERAIsabella started her junior year in high school and is 16. I know! I can’t believe it either. She is working as the Library’s aide and is one of the photographers for the Yearbook. She just got her driver’s license and we are so proud of her.
GE DIGITAL CAMERAJaxson just turned 14 and is in 8th grade.
He is looking into joining the Cross Country team. He loves to run (just like his dad). We have already seen notices from teachers telling us what a great job he is doing. Every lunch hour he spends cleaning up the track and football field. He also goes out of his way to help other students. He is such a good hearted kid.
GE DIGITAL CAMERASophia started 5th grade and is 10.
She is starting soccer and choir. I always find her with a book in one hand. She is almost as tall as Bella and me.
GE DIGITAL CAMERARoman is in 3rd grade and 8.
He has the same teacher as Jaxson and Sophia both had. It’s nice being in one spot long enough for that to happen. He is also starting soccer and choir. He is my busy one. He is tenderhearted and goes out of his way to help his friends.
GE DIGITAL CAMERAAva started kindergarten and is 5!
I can’t believe she is in school. Seriously where did the time go? She is in PM Kindergarten. She is such a good big sister to Marina. She goes out of her way to “teach” her things. She is loving school.
GE DIGITAL CAMERAMarina is 2!!!
She is not only walking, she is running. It amazes me just how well she is doing. She can say almost any word you ask her to repeat. She thinks she is the boss of the house……she may be right at times. our adoption is only weeks away from finalization!!

Spring Break 2014


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IMG_0273The kids had the whole week off, so Grant decided to surprise us and take Friday off. We headed to Newport OR- right on the coast. We stayed in a little cabin not far from the Ocean. We had fun times around the fire, and then on Saturday we went to the Oregon Coast Aquarium and up to Lincoln city to the outlet mall. We had a great time and can’t wait to do it again!

Happy Birthday Bella!!! 16!!!


Did I really just say 16? Yes. Driving and Dating. I am terrified. Take a moment of silence for Grant and I. I can still remember the exact moment I laid eyes on her. I never knew I could love someone so fully and so instantly. She is such an amazing young woman. She is in 10th grade right now. A talented writer, she is Honor’s English at school and is working on her own novel. We are so proud of the woman she is coming. She is brave, smart, kind, loving, funny, and compassionate.

We are so blessed to have her as our daughter. We love you Bella!

Happy Birthday Roman!


We recently celebrated Roman’s 8th b-day! He is growing up so fast. Right now he loves school, Mrs. Medina is his 2nd grade teacher. Anything LEGO is his favorite. He also loves anything from the Marvel universe. The weekend of his birthday Grant baptized him in to the Church of Jesus CHrist of Latter day saints. We had a house full and it was so wonderful. We are blessed to have him in our family. GE DIGITAL CAMERA1005546_534703923315867_2002719980_n

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