Monday, July 21, 2008

Moving On!

We are leaving our underground nuclear test site and heading elsewhere. Should you want to continue on our little journey, please email, let me know who you are and we will send you the new blog address. This is our attempt to keep our blog semi-private. Thanks, and hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Our little musician

I really should be packing and cleaning this morning...However, Moriah has made it difficult to focus and instead I want to sit from afar and watch,listen and enjoy the exceptional mood she is in.  She has been all over the house singing and dancing and making up stories to books.  She is in rare form as you can see from this video clip.  This is just a preview of what has been taking place since 6 this morning.  This is her interpretation of Old McDonaldS and Father NAbraham...

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Wedding Bells

Lovin' Moriah's genuine smile!

We had the honor of attending Emily and Shane's wedding last week. Technically Emily is my sister-in-law's Luke's (Jamie's husband's) sister. It was absolutely beautiful and breathtaking. Moriah was completely mesmerized, infatuated, and overcome with joy. Her eyes were on Emily at all times and she cherished the moments when Emily so generously stopped what she was doing to pick her up, dance with her, or set her on her lap. Moriah spent the majority of the night on the dance floor twirling and spinning. The little boys wanted so badly to dance with her but she wasn't interested! Way to go Mo! I only wish I would have taken more pictures, but truth be told, I was too busy enjoying the wedding myself!

Luke in the background is looking like a very proud brother!

A cute video clip I caught...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Easter

What a treat it was to have Lona and Luiz come for the long holiday weekend!  Jer and I needed the down time and the girls needed some undivided attention.  We did it all - went to the zoo, decorated easter eggs, ate great food, and still found time to relax and hang out.  Thanks for making the trip Meme and Giichan, and for bringing the easter bunny with you!  We love you!

FUN! Easter Baskets!

On a mission to find some easter eggs...

After finding all her hidden easter eggs, Moriah insisted on peeling the shells off ALL of them.

At the Zoo...

Meme and Giichan bring the girls new spring clothes...time to play dress up!

Luiz teaching Jeremy a thing or two on the guitar


Okay, Okay, enough waiting already!

Our Big news I spoke of in our last post??? We are moving! (Again, *sigh*) Where, you ask? Boone, North Carolina. Why, you ask? Because moving is what we do best. No, not really. Jeremy has scored an AWESOME job with Mountain Lumber Company, one we couldn't refuse. FINALLY, we can see ourselves committing long term to a company and a town (*sigh*). Since breaking the news to friends and family I've heard nothing but good about the area - beautiful, very outdoorsy (skiing, hiking, white water rafting, fishing), great schools (second in the state), a great company to work for (received the Employer of the Year award from the chamber of commerce), a lot offered through Appalachian State University (for you football fans, they were the no-name school who beat Michigan in the season opener this past year), etc...

When will this be taking place, you ask? It already is! Jeremy started working last week. The girls and I are making a slow transition over the course of the next few months. We will be temporarily renting a 2 bedroom basement-apartment that the manager of the Mountain Lumber so kindly offered at a great price. Since housing is completely UNaffordable out there (the locals first question is "Are you looking for a first home or a second?), we are considering the option of building, which would be a dream come true for us.

And that, my friends, sums up the most recent excitement in our lives. I realize it is hard to keep up with us (literally) as we've moved one too many times. In the coming weeks our address and phone number will change - I will send a mass email out with our new contact info. You can still reach us at

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The Madelyn Madeleine

Lots of changes going on lately. Lots. Through it all the girls remain the same lovable, adorable, wonderful children we can't seem to get enough of. Madelyn turned ONE yesterday! Looking back, what a great year! We have so much to look forward to. Soon Madelyn will officially have teeth. Right now her top two and bottom two are just barely poking through. To mark her first birthday she officially started (Real) crawling. She loves to be outside. She points to the door, waves her hands, and says "Dye Dye".

More BIG news to come in the next post...(no, we're not having another baby)....