Thursday, January 10, 2013


With the addition of Tanner into our family, we can now be found at

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A post for Tanner Charles (just cute pictures...)

Megan and Quinn...Sadie Hawkins CHHS 2012

Sadie Hawkins is a girls choice dance and Megan decided to ask a cute little boy named Quinn. She had the TIME OF HER LIFE...really...literally...the TIME OF HER LIFE!!! Maybe you should just ask her why...

Christmas 2012

Family parties are so much fun!
Taylor's 5 year old birthday was on the 19th. He knew that when he had that birthday he would have to give up his nasty monkey blanket. He scribbled all over it and then he and Alex had a huge tug-of-war, ripped it into shreds and put it in the garbage can. Taylor was such a good boy and threw his blanket away without a single complaint!
Zachary's pile
Alex's (missionary) pile
Taylor's pile
Megan and Annie's pile...LOTS of things inside the armoire!
What a sweet, sweet little boy.

Alex is going on his mission to......?

Milwaukee, Wisconsin Hmong Speaking---March 20th, 2013 He couldn't be more thrilled. We are going to miss him but are super excited for him as well!

NOVEMBER 26, 2012...Welcome Baby Tanner!

We were so excited to know that baby Tanner would be joining our family soon. My wonderful friends at aerobics threw me a baby shower and I was very very blessed to recieve a LOT of gifts, but more than that, I was shown such love by those that stopped by!
such a cute cake made out of diapers!
and more presents!!!
Diagnosed with pre-eclampsia, I was scheduled for an induction.
the ONLY known picture of me pregnant...VERY pregnant!!!
Hello world!!! Tanner was born at 4:15 p.m. on November 26th, 2012 (4 weeks early) He was 19 inches long and weighed in at a hefty 6 pounds even.
Steve just loves this little boy!
Our 6 greatest blessings in this world together for the first time.
Tanner had a rough start...jaundice, feeding problems, iv's and monitors. Tay asked us why they had to "charge" Tanner (SO MANY CORDS!!!)
We loved him the second we saw him...
1st bath
FINALLY after a long week at the hospital, we were ready to go home.
The kids had the front door decorated for us. sweet friend brought over the most DELICIOUS lemon bundt cake!!!
Blessed beyond measure to have Tanner Charles in our family.

Friday, November 9, 2012

1st snow!!! (and it's a DOOZY!!!)

The 2 little boys just kept asking and asking and asking to go sled down the hill. I gave in and now an hour later I have a crying little Taylor in the shower just shivering away. He's in there saying, "My hands are on FIRE!" Maybe I'll stick to my "NO" response next time...