Friday, September 16, 2011

First Week of School~ 2011-2012

So this is a little late but better late then never. :) I can't believe the kids are already in 1st and 5th grade. The boys have been back at school now for several weeks. They are both loving school and excited to go back each day. We have been so busy since school started with the boys activities. They are both playing sports and Jared is still in Boy Scouts. We have 1 football player and 1basketball player this season. Who knows what spring will look like! :)
We love it and wouldn't change it for anything.

Jake & Mrs. Long

Ms. Johnson & Jared

Chilling out after school

Relaxing after a hard day at school

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Jared- 4th Grade Awards~ 2011

Wow! What a Huge accomplishment! This is the forth year in a row that Jared has made the Straight A Honor Roll. :) Jared has 2 years left at Grace Hartman and he has already set the bar so high for himself. I know with his strong will and dedication he can make it possible! :)

Jared~ We are SO very proud of you and this accomplishment. You try so hard in all that you do and your hard work has paid off. We are so blessed to be your parents and we will always be your biggest fans! WE LOVE YOU!


VERY Proud Parents!

Jake's Kindergarten Graduation~ 2011

It's official.... Jake is a 1st grader!
Congratulations my sweet angel! You are an amazing little boy and we love you so much. You are such a caring and compassionate person. You have done so good this year and have learned so much. We are extremely proud of you!

Jared & Daddy.... Patiently waiting!

Me & my sweet graduate.

Mame & Jake

Graduation Party~Official 1st Graders!

Yeah! They did it!

Getting his diploma.... And then in Deep thought!

Our little family minus Jared... His teacher allowed him to miss class and see Jake's graduation though. I love that the teachers know how important events like this are to siblings.

Mrs. Simmons & Jake~ What a GREAT teacher! We have been SO blessed at Grace Hartman!

Sweet Boys! Having fun looking at all Jake's awards and fun stuff from school.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Father's Day 2011

Happy Father's Day to my wonderful hubby & the best step dad a girl could have! We love you! :)
After a HeCtiC Saturday we opted for a very relaxing Sunday. Jon started his "day" out by going to the gun range with his uncle and had a really good time. (NO pictures! Boo!) And then we took my step dad to Outback Steakhouse and ended the day swimming at my parents house. I should have gotten the camera out of the car and taken some pic's of the very intense water volleyball game with the kids, Jon and Jim but they were "smiled out" from the wedding on Sat.
Our Family

Papa Jim.... The kids thought it was funny to add this Steak & Shake hat to his gift.

Oh yeah! This is something I normally do with the camera! haha Like mother, like son!

The BEST Parents & Grandparents in the World!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Angela & Ryan's Wedding

Jon's little sister Angela got married on 6-18-11 and I couldn't wait to see my boys dressed up.... They looked SO handsome! Although they weren't thrilled to be wearing "pink", they were such good sports about it. They even "agreed" to wear black converse with pink shoe laces at the reception. Secretly, I think they loved it!

Angela and Ryan

Our Family

Mame, Papa Jim & the boys


Me & Mom

Uncle Rudy & The Boys

Momo & The Boys

SiLLy BoYs!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Christmas Parties at School~ 2010-2011

I know I say this all the time but...... I am going to say it again. I feel SO truly blessed to be able to go to all of my kiddo's school functions.
Mrs. Vaughan & Jared

It is so hard to get a 4th grader involved in class games.... But the kids loved all the games that the home room mom came up with. They did such a good job cheering each other on and had a ton of fun.
Another game & Gingerbread houses.... Such a fun activity!

Hmm.... Is this Jared? haha I love him "trying" to hide behind the sack. :)
Jake & Mrs. Simmons
He was so serious while making his craft & so goofy showing it to me. :) Jake and Eli patiently waiting for the book exchange to start. I can't get over how much Jake looks like my sweet little nephew Dylan. They both have the exact same expression!

Fun Days @ School

Class Picture Day~ 3-9-11
I forgot to get a picture of them before school, so we did this one right after they got home. Hence, that is the reason puppy made his debut. Class pictures were taken at school and mom had gotten the boys these cute little shirts, so I took advantage and dressed them alike.
(Mom actually got all the boys these shirts.... So my sweet little nephews have their shirt waiting for their summer arrival.... And I know Tricia will LOVE the maroon! Gig'em!)

Twin Day~ 3-22-11 I used to always dress the boys alike, however, I can't seem to get away with it any longer. Unless of course it is a "designated day" or something special. And then I still have to bargin with them but in the end it is worth it. :) I'm starting to notice a trend with Jared..... He loves to take the opportunity to "hug" his brother. haha Yeah right! He is taking full advantage of Jake still being half asleep and not realizing that he is just trying to get him fired up.

Done with pictures and trying to get away!

Cowboy Day~ 3-11-11

I'm not sure who loves these fun days at school more.... I think I love getting him ready as much as he loves going to school all dressed up. He kept saying, "I have to leave this on my mouth because that is what real cowboys do!" haha So cute!

Jared~ Kinder Western Day~ 2006-2007

I found this picture from when Jared was in Kindergarten on Western Day. I love when we can recycle clothes! And I love to look back at old pictures. As Jared says.... "Mom, you always say the same thing when you look at old pictures of me. I can't believe how little you were.... And you were so cute!" hehe