Monday, May 11, 2009

Mother's Day

Mom has said several times that she would like family pictures, so we did a little planning and some talking to people without her knowledge and then told her she needed to vacate the premises on Tuesday at 8 o'clock and not return until at least noon. So she went to visit a friend that she has been trying to get together with for a very long time. She ended up staying away until past 6 o'clock in the evening! It seems they had a rather enjoyable time. :) Anyway, while she was away, our cousin met us at a forest preserve and took our pictures. There are some really nice ones! Then we got her a frame for them. The two blank spots are for Dad and Mom, and Granddad and Grandma.
We also got this and it is perfect for our family because there are 12 of us! The blanks spots are for Mom, Dad, Becca, and Joe.
Jared and Becca sent Mom these beautiful flowers!

We love you, Mom!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

HollyBeth's Violin Recital

HollyBeth's recital was on Saturday. She did an excellent job!
Waiting to start
Receiving their certificates
Aren't these little goslings cute? There were a whole bunch of them!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Trip to the Zoo!

We went to the zoo when Becca and Jared and the boys were here. These are just a few of the many animals we saw.
The Big Brown Bear
This funny Polar Bear couldn't seem to decide whether or not he should jump in the water. He finally made up his mind and jumped in. Willie really liked him.
A HUGE Hippopatimaus
Sea Lions
Our young children
Watching the Penguins

We had quite an enjoyable time! And, by the way, I believe that I am now caught up to the present!

Willie and Conner pictures

These pictures are from the week after Easter.

Aren't they just adorable? Most definately!