Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Beginning of Another School Year!!

I can't hardly believe it, but our summer is over!! Last Tuesday, Khara, Kelsey, and Kaden started school!! Khara is in 5th grade, Kelsey- 3rd, and Kaden started Kindergarten! They are all loving it!!!! (the 'before 7a.m. rising time', not so much) :-)

The Monday night before the first day of school they got to meet their teacher at Open House. Khara and Kelsey at ElDo public school.

Kelsey with her very sweet 3rd grade teacher!!!

Khara with her 5th grade teacher. Khara just loves her!!! My mom is also one of the 5th grade teachers. Khara gets to have her for math which made her very happy!!! :-)

Kaden at his Open House at the ElDo Christian School.

He found his cubby!!

Getting personal instruction from his teacher as to where to put all of his supplies!!

Kaden with his wonderful Kindergarten teacher!

First day of school--yep it was a little early for them but they were excited!

Leaving my little guy for his first day of kindergarten. When you've been with someone nearly all day every day for 5 years, this has been quite an adjustment. Time marches on.... So thankful for great schools, excited learners, and wonderful teachers. Praying for a wonderful year for all three of them!!! :-)

Friday, August 06, 2010


Khara and Kelsey have been begging for a puppy. Two weeks ago, we satisfied that desire. A lady from our church raises puppies and gave our kids a full blooded black lab. They were thrilled!!!!

Even the two neighbor boys joined in on the fun job of giving a dog a bath!! :-)

Two happy girls with a clean little puppy!!!

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Family Vacation

A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed a nice family vacation in Branson. We just LOVE that place!! We took in a few shows: The Dixie Stampede (again), Cirque Montage, Noah The Musical; enjoyed going to Silver Dollar City; did a little (okay, a lot ) :-) of shopping and just enjoyed being together!!

Dixie Stampede

Condo time:

Our only attempt at a self-taken family picture! :-)

Posing with my two favorite daughters for our Crest "amaze'mint" lip gloss commercial!! ;-)

Kelsey was not real thrilled with our appetizer at Shorty Smalls.

Riding with cousins at Silver Dollar City!

Karson with cousin Ty.

Feeding the ducks on the landing.

Noah The Musical-- our favorite show!!! Unfortunately photography was not allowed during the show. I did snap a few pics outside of the theater. Beautiful!!!

Beautiful theater!

Karson waiting for the show to begin.