Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Easter egg hunt...

Sunday after church, we headed over to Cari and Stefan's for an egg hunt for the kids.  The guys went out to hide the eggs and then called us when they were ready.  We headed over to the park and set the kids free.  Of course just about the time we started with directions, the fire whistle went off (the park is at the firehall) so that made things interesting.  

And they are off!

Madalyn on a mission

The girls had a lot of fun!  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Dyeing Eggs :)

Cari and Stefan brought the girls over so the girls could dye eggs together.  We had a lot of fun!  
One of their favorite parts was watching the shrinky paper on the eggs!  They did so good doing it by themselves!

Then on to the coloring...


You can tell she definitely isn't my kid...she loves the camera!

Dyeing eggs takes concentration!

I told Madalyn to smile....LOL

It's a work in progress!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter pictures :)

They looked so cute!  I loved their outfits!  Of course I couldn't just pick one picture, so you get them all :)  Grandma and Grandpa Geiger took the girls shopping and they got to pick out their outfits and they each picked out an outfit that totally fits their personalities!  I'm in love with them!

I LOVE this picture!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Surprises :)

I wish I had pictures to go with this post, but since I didn't know it was coming I wasn't prepared.  Yesterday Doug called and I was cutting up raw chicken so Madalyn answered the phone.  She proceeded to talk to Daddy for a good 20 minutes or so.  It was adorable.  I finished cutting and told her I could take the phone now and she refused.  She wasn't finished with Daddy yet.  So I sat and talked with my friend Cari that was at the house, when Madalyn said, "You are?  Ok!"  Her face was priceless.  It was shining with excitement.  Cari asked her what was going on and Madalyn said, "I can't tell you, it's a secret!"  So she asked her if Daddy was coming home ... "Aunt Cari guessed it Daddy!"  LOL  It was so cute!  I wished I could have captured it all on camera, but at least its documented in writing.  He got home around 9 and was able to put the girls to bed with me.  What a great night!  I love it when I'm not expecting to see him for a whole day and he is able to sneak home early!  Thank you Lord!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

My creative girls :)

See their latest creation!  
They made these to match their Easter outfits for Sunday.  They are counting down the days.  I don't think they have ever been so excited about an outfit...EVER!  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Little Notes

I went out to get the mail on Monday to find a note from Virginia.  :)  
They arrived on the perfect day...just when I needed a little pick me up.  Thank you Casen!  Aunt Sarah and the girls LOVED your egg and you did such an awesome job writing your "C"!  I put them somewhere safe so I can show Uncle Doug when he gets home!  Love you all and miss you tons!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Be thankful in all things...

We had a fill in speaker on Sunday and he touched on being thankful in ALL things.  I've heard it a million times, but for some reason it really hit this time.  It's now become our new motto here at the house.  Doug has been out of town 3 out of the past 4 weeks and it was starting to wear on the kids and Doug and I.  So we have really put this to use.  When we feel ourselves starting to get down and complaining about it, we just say something we are thankful for about the his work.  There is SO MUCH to be thankful for.  We get so stuck in a rut of complaining that we miss out on all the blessings around us.  I found myself getting that way with weather to.  I was so ready for the snow to leave, now its leaving and the flooding has started.  God really can't win can He?  I started thinking if I was Him and was listening to me, it would get old fast.  I have no right to complain when He has given me so much!  So we are turning over a new leaf and concentrating on being thankful!  So far, it has made getting through each day a TON easier!

Monday, April 14, 2014

A sweatshirt kind of day!

We have come so far with the weather!  This winter has been sooo long and extra hard.  We spent the day with Cari and took a couple walks on some quieter roads than what we have in Turin.  
Love Kaleb's look ;)

The girls could not wait for Jamie and Madison to come home from school!  But unfortunately the picture I have of the girls playing has Marissa scratching an itch that I didn't think should be posted!  LOL  

Today is supposed to be 75 and beautiful!  I can't wait to spend all day outside!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Nap Time...

I enjoy spending everyday with my kids.  They are awesome!  Although they are older and really don't NEED naps anymore, there is still a feeling of accomplishment when everyone in the house is sleeping at the same time in the middle of the day.  I can't explain it!  They still sleep in very random places just like when they were little!

I'm so blessed!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My Husband....

Can I take a minute and brag on my husband?  

Yesterday morning as I was sitting filling out my quarterly reports for the 3rd quarter after a day at church getting caught up on where our state stands from Tom Stiles, I am extremely thankful!  My husband works a job away from home...for us.   I'm able to be the stay at home mom that I have always dreamed of AND homeschool my kids all because of him.  I'm so thankful for the Godly, hardworking man that he is.  I know its hard being away from home, but he continually seeks God's will and sticks with this job, not just because he likes it but because it's God's will for us right now.  Never in a million years did I expect I would be so blessed.  I don't deserve him, my family, my life....
I'm blessed beyond imagination!