Monday, August 22, 2011


It was fun to have company and to take Rowan on his first mini hike at the cascades along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

So Blessed

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The little Pearl is 3

Sadie was so excited for her birthday. She couldn't wait to be three! She invited a few of her friends to Bounce U to celebrate.
Grace, Abby, Braeden, Ellie, Brycen and Sadie
She had so much fun and was more daring than the first time she went. Rowan had a great time too... until he woke up.She got to celebrate again a few days later when Grandma and Grandpa came.
Sadie loves to sing, dance, read, and draw. She likes to dress up and pretend to be a princess, or the evil lady in the Disney stories. She is even starting to choose her own outfits, shoes, hair styles and bows. She also enjoys telling her parents what "three-year-olds" like.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Aunt Alisa

They make it look so easy, but I needed help. Luckily Aunt Alisa came to the rescue!Aunt Alisa came to visit. She brought Brycen and Maryn to entertain Sadie, she made us yummy meals, she scrubbed my flours, she snuggled Rowan when he was grumpy, she let Mike and I have a date night, and she allowed me to sleep in everyday! All in all, the perfect guest.

Cow appreciation day at Chick fil-a. I think this cow would appreciate if our kids would stop following him around.Sharing a smoothie at Costco.Date night at Target.Maryn is wondering how these kids have so much energy.Brycen taught Sadie some new tricks!Making pizzas.These two played so well together. Alisa caught them upstairs watching a pretend movie and chatting. Celebrating each other's birthdays.Thanks Alisa. Love you!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


Here are some of Rowan's pictures from his photo shot with Aunt Rachel.
10 days old