Friday, November 30, 2012

Feeling festive

Tomorrow is December 1st! Wow! This has been a fun
week of decorating and trying to get organized. (an ongoing struggle in my world,
the organizational part that is)

These little beauties were pinterest inspired.
Oh and I repositioned some of my little branches... safety first.

John 14:27

I love this verse. Such a good reminder to give troubles and fears to God and
to soak up the peace He so freely gives.

We are having fun decorating for Christmas.
Willem is a huge help in this department. I love
decorating with him!

My kids have had doctor appts again this week. Merit's excema is really flaring up.
I sometimes get carried away... I was going a little crazy with all the antibacterial soaps after Hazel had a skin infection, only to find I am drying everybody out. I got good info from a dermatologist this week and from our family doctor. Advice and recommendations very different from eachother, so now it is time for me to sort of determine what is best. Just hoping and praying everyone stays strong and is feeling great soon.

Vance has enjoyed working in his shop A LOT. In fact, I never see him anymore. No, I'm kidding. What is great is that we have a really fun loft in the shop with a table and chairs, a dart board, room for me to work on a craft project. So it seems our whole family is enjoying time in the new shop. The kids have even talked about bringing airbeds up there and having a camp out.

Today Hazel and I will volunteer at the boys' school. These days are busy, but great too.

More soon! I am excited to get to friends' blogs this weekend. I have determined I like blogging so much better than facebook. My husband is not a fan at all of facebook... so, it might just be better to stay connected through the world of blogging.
And I can't forget how sweet a hand written letter is! A lost art. Might be nice to write a few friends and family members too. :)
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A little Tuesday catch up

Miss Hazel - I think we have another lefty in the family.
Hazel and Merit are our left handed kiddos.
Art Garden Pottery is a very fun place in Moses Lake.
Vance took a weekend trip to Alaska before Thanksgiving and the kids
and I decided to spend an afternoon at Art Garden!

Our Thanksgiving was nice and very relaxing.
I am so thankful for my family!
Here are the boys doing a little motorcycle riding on Thanksgiving day.

Matt and Phil came the day after Thanksgiving. They
helped Vance with some projects in the shop. We visited and laughed... always a good time!

The boys LOVED hanging out with their uncles.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Disney Trip and more!


 Disneyland is so magical! I loved this trip!

 Minnie's House... so cute!!

 Natasha, Estelle, Michele and Hazel

Character Breakfast!

CARS Land was so fun!
It is a new addition to California Adventures.
Reese, Merit, Willem, Lane and Vance

Natasha and Estelle

Pool Fun!!
Going from 80 and 90 degrees to 40 degrees has been a bit tough!

We have had some gray days. 
I am so glad for these three who add sunshine to my days!!  

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CA trip, Jansen kids, Fun News

Our California trip was incredible! I LOVED it! Early entry into Disneyland and CA Adventures was a bonus! We stayed at a resort hotel, so that is how we got that perk. One morning we did a "character breakfast" -- this was a highlight too.

Spending time with Natasha, Reese, Lane and Estelle was wonderful!
Watching Merit, Lane and Willem hang out and laugh together was really fun!
You know what else I really enjoyed?? The break from making school lunches, laundry, sweeping the kitchen floor, dishes, helping with homework... the break was just refreshing and fun!

Pictures to come...
My camera, my nice Canon, has been giving me trouble! So all my CA pics are via iphone.

We've had a little snow here!

Willem is so incredibly good with Hazel.
I LOVE watching him with her.

I attempted some "Christmas pictures" the other day with these guys... but I couldn't get Hazel to look at the camera! We'll try again... :)
The boys were very cooperative!

and we have some really fun, really exciting news to share!!
We have a May Baby on the Way!!!
We feel very blessed!
I have an ultrasound today. :)