Sunday, March 7, 2010

The last 6 months in a nutshell......

I am such a slacker and I admit it. We have had 2 computers crash on us, so now my pictures are all spread out and I can't even access them til we fix the hard drives. So all I can say is use your external hard drive! Other than that, life is good. Darren graduated in December (woo hoo!) and will be taking his boards in April. We had a minor set back the first time with the boards, but we have been so blessed and I know he's going to succeed this time around. I have been working for about a month is Show Low and it's going great. The drive is a little long, but I'm only working 1 - 2 days a week, which is so nice. It's good to get out of the house because it makes me appreciate my time at home more. Madison turned a year on February 9th. Her life has just gone by so fast. I'm beginning to understand how some families can have lots of kids. The 1st year is hard, but by the end you don't really have a baby any more. It makes me sad, but I look forward to enjoying life with 2 toddlers for a while. Vance is definitely a terrible 3's kid. He's insane, but still manages to be very sweet at times. He is enjoying having Madison more upright now and looks at her as a playmate as well as a punching bag. He Adores his local cousins, Brayden and Trevor, and drives them crazy too. We are all looking forward to the beautiful summer weather here in Holbrook and to enjoying our yard. Here's a few pics of the kids from the last 6 months...........
Vance was so sick the other day and Madison couldn't stop loving on him. She is such a hugger.

This boy just plays hard then plays harder

Vance and his cousins going "snowboarding" in the first snow.

Trevor, Brayden, Gabe and Vance (in other words, trouble)

Orange is for sure Vance's color

Or maybe green is................?? I guess I think he looks good in anything.

Madison and the girls a Christmas (Bella, Madison and Ari)

Madison and her cousin Kedrick are 5 months appart and they adore each other. Madison thinks she's just one of her baby dolls. It's so fun to see the react to each other.

All the girls at Kedrick's blessing

Madison LOVES the swings - she'd be happy in there for hours!

Madison 1 year! Do you think she likes the doll she got for her birthday? I can't tell.

Madison 11 months

Madison 10 months

Madison 9 months

Madison 8 months

Madison 8 months (I had to put both because they were so cute)