Monday, August 7, 2006

August 7, 2006

The many curves of life and the sheer pleasure of raising two children has kept us from updating this as much as we really should.  More pictures have popped up here and there but in regards to updates we really stink. Things are going very well for us and we have lots of new news to share.  A big part of our news is that we put our house on the Market again.  This is very exciting for us because we really hope to build in a new neighborhood going in Spring Lake Township.  In regards to what the heck we have been doing for the last few months we'll give you a quick run down. In late February Allie finally started to crawl and this was a very good thing because she hated not being able to do things all by herself.  April 1st Allie celebrated her first birthday and it was a great day. May brought the end of preschool for Maddie and MoPs for Tina. 

We went camping for the first time over Memorial Day weekend and it was very very very hot.  Joel and Tina celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary with Tina gone for the morning and the evening spent at a neighborhood block party. Maddie's 4th birthday party and our annual BBQ had a Dora Fiesta theme and it was a great day spent with friends and family. We spent the 4th camping in Bay City and had a really nice comfortable time. Joel turned 29 on July 8th and admitted that it's one too close to being 30. End of July is when we put the house on the market.

The latest fun was had last week where we spent the week in Myrtle Beach again with Tina's parents.  It was a very nice time spent by the pools and the ocean.  Tina keeps dreaming that she is going to open the front curtains and find the ocean..she is missing the view and the feelings of being by the ocean can bring. Well that is pretty much all for now but don't worry we have lots to do in the next two months so hopefully good news comes soon about the house and we can share it all with you. God Bless until next time.

Wednesday, February 1, 2006

Feb 1, 2006

Oh my where has the time gone??? Allie is now 10 months old today.  We feel like the last few months flew by with a blink of an eye.  It so unreal how much the girls have grown and changed in the last few months too.  Allie is 22 lbs and 29 inches.  She is in the 95% for height..now where did she get that from. Maddie herself is only 36 inches and 29 lbs.  I think Allie is going to win that weight contest.  Allie is almost crawling and loves to eat big people food especially when her sister sneaks her something.  This has become quite the challenge though for Tina because Maddie is trying to be a mother hen in the not so good ways which also include discipline too.  Allison still has not teeth at this point and no signs of much either. 

Maddie is doing well.  She started preschool this fall and talks about it non stop.  She also is in swim classes.  Maddie got tubes again for the second time this fall. They are working great.  This holiday season was a great one. For those that did not receive the annual Christmas letter check back later as we will have a way for you to view it.  Joel is keeping busy with work and is still working from home a lot.  He has only had to travel for two weeks since having Allie.  Tina is just loving being the mom of two little girls and keeps rather busy between running Maddie around, going to the gym, and her new position on MOP's as the creative activities coordinator.  All in all things are going well here and we couldn't thank God more for what he has bestowed upon us.