Saturday, May 29, 2010

Soldier Field 10 mile

This morning we all loaded in the van for the big race. Erik and the boys made me these wonderful signs. Whenever I've done races and saw little kids cheering on their parents it made me so excited for the day when my little ones would be cheering for me...and here we are! When I ran past them at mile 2 I thought for sure I would just start balling, but it all happened so quickly I didn't even have a chance to get emotional.

We finished!

All of our fans! Thank you so much for coming down and cheering for us.

So proud of their mommy! By the way Emmett and Cooper were at home with a babysitter

The Louria girls.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Caleb's last day of school and Wagner Farm

Today was Caleb's last day of preschool. We met all his friends and their families for a picnic at church. The boys were excited about the dessert (or gessert as Jackson calls it!)

Caleb and Katie

This afternoon we headed over to Wagner Farm with Caroline, Cooper and Joy. I think this was the first time the boys actually touched the farm animals. After the farm we headed over to my parents for to carbo load for our race tomorrow!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Today we went to the Zoo...but so did every other person in Chicago! We tried to go into a few of the houses and were so overwhelmed by people that we just walked across the street and played at the park. I think this might be the only picture of all four boys.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Caroline and Cooper are here!

Emmett and Cooper got to meet for the first time, they hit it off right away!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

warm weather and seniors

It was so hot today we took out all the water toys. Emmett loved playing with and watching the big boys.

Practicing waving,

love that face!

Tonight at church we celebrated our seniors with a dinner followed by a slide show, prayers and plants. What a great year we had with these students.

the gang


Friday, May 21, 2010

Botanic Garden

We took Jeff and Anna, the boys and Gwen to the gardens today. (Apparently I didn't take any pictures with Jeff and Anna!) We had so much fun walking around and letting the kids just enjoy God's beautiful creation.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Stroms and Johnsons

Jeff, Anna, Grant and Henrick spend the weekend with us. We feel so blessed to have a house that we can have guests stay over. Emmett and Henrick were already asleep in this picture. Thanks for staying with us...we loved it!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010


The boys enjoy some quality time in the ball pit at IKEA while I get to squeeze in a little bit of shopping!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Emmett has been holding his bottle for a little while, but I finally remembered to take a picture.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010


These came in the mail today from Uncle Jim. There is a fan you turn on to blow them up! The boys had so much fun...thanks Uncle Jim!