Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas presents

Uncle Josh's girlfriend, Abby, made us this GREAT Advent Calendar!

Look at Naomi dance on TV with Grammy and Gramps!

Grammy and Gramps got Naomi this great dollhouse!

Naomi decides the fastest way to the bottom of her stocking is to do the stocking dump.

Tate tries out his new ninja shooter

Merry Christmas 2008!

Merry Christmas from Dallas, Kelly, Tate, and Naomi!

The kids check the fireplace for Santa!

Naomi cheers, "SANTA!"

In a desperate attempt for a smile:
"SAY 'SANTA!'" doesn't produce the same results as

Finally we got our two great kids in their Christmas Eve best!

Tate's basketball debut

Tate began playing basketball this year! He's on the Bulls team!

Tate's dribbling skills are topnotch! Even against that second grader!

Look at Tate's mad defense skills up against his neighborhood buddy, Sean!

Tate is focused on the goal!

He shoots and SCORES!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Naomi's presents

Naomi's friends brought her all the Disney princess stuff a girl could want!

Check her out with her new fairy wings, her Cinderella costume!

She's also wearing her very first cross necklace from Mommy and Daddy!

Naomi's 3rd birthday!

We had a birthday tea party for Naomi's THIRD birthday today!

Mommy and Naomi baked the cupcakes yesterday!

We brought Naomi's tree down from her room and she was FINALLY able to wear her cupcake shirt and tea party skirt that we bought two weeks ago!
Naomi even blew out all three of her candles by herself this year!

It worked when she got a little closer to the cupcakes!

Seems just yesterday we were listening to Christmas carols in the delivery room!

We love our sweet baby sister!

Christmas cookies with Mommy

Naomi and Mommy spent the majority of yesterday baking Christmas cookies!

Naomi was such a big help! She knew exactly what speed to turn the mixer to almost every time!

Naomi is such a big help in the kitchen! She helped make all the cookies and goodies for her birthday tea!

This girl knows her way around a kitchen! She's sure to be a great cook one day! Hopefully sooner rather than later! That way mom can retire her position of head chef of this household!

Black Dog

Mom wrote a song about Molly.

Sung to the tune of Greensleeves (aka What Child is This)

See lyrics below:

Whose dog is this?

Where did she go?

Where has she been?

I do not know...

My neighbors brought her home again.

I can't lose her.

I've been tryin'.

This, this has been eight LONG years.

She jumps, she barks, she's brought me to tears.


And, how did I end up with you?

Our cutie kids in front of our Christmas tree.

Here's our sweet little Naomi! (Notice she's sporting her new glasses!)

After MANY tries, we came down with a great picture of brother and sister!

Tree pickin' 08

We found our Christmas tree pretty quickly this year-it was COLD!!!

Tate wanted to pick this one. We told him we had a hunch that it might not fit with our 9 ft ceilings.
Naomi decided she wasn't as cold sitting on Daddy's shoulders.

Tate and mom pose for a quick pic!

We considered a deciduous tree this year, but opted for the evergreen after all.

Halloween Party 08

Mom and her friend organized our neighborhood Halloween Party this year! It was a big hit because Mr. Mike owns a moonbounce company! We had FOUR moonbounces there! Everyone who was anyone was at our Halloween party, and child and adult alike had a GREAT time!

Here's Tate bobbing at his first apple bob!

Tate, I mean, um...Spiderman, at the top of a moonbounce slide!

Tate's pumpkin on the left, Naomi's on the right

Naomi was a princess riding a "Hanicorn" and Spiderman showed up...we don't know what happened to Tate that night!

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Governor Sarah Palin and Todd Palin at Shippensburg University

6,000 Pennsylvanians for McCain/Palin took over the campus to see this Maverick!!


Naomi cheers as Sarah thanks the crowd.

Sarah begins her speech after the roaring crowd FINALLY quiets down!

We love John and Sarah!

This team of MAVERICKS has our vote!

PA is McCain Country!

Grammy and the kids~true patriots!

John McCain rally in Downingtown, PA

Our next president and first lady!

The kids wait patiently for Senator McCain


Monday, September 22, 2008

Air Show!

We met Gramps, Grammy and Abby (Uncle Josh's girlfriend) at an airshow in West Virginia! We all dressed in red, white, and blue, and took a big family picture to send to Uncle Josh for his birthday. He's deployed right now, so we thought this would be extra special!

Our little patriots!
Tate and Naomi even got to fly in a helicopter!
Watch out up there! Tate's going to take over the wild blue yonder!
After Gramps' old fighter, the F-16, did its demonstration, we watched the traditional "Heritage Flight." How amazing to see the P-51, an old fighter from WWII, fly alongside the fighter we use in the War on Terror today. It was nostalgic and humbling to see these two great planes fly in formation together.
We love our country, thank our military, and pray for our troops!

God Bless America!