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Burke, VA, United States
Mike and Kerry have been married for 12 wonderful years! Colin and Ashlynn keep us on our toes with activities, constant jokes and entertainment. We were blessed to add Bethany, our eldest daughter, to our family a few years ago...she started out as the best babysitter EVER and quickly became part of the family. We enjoy out Air Force life and view every move as a new adventure full of travel and new friends! In that great adventure we've moved from Columbus, MS to Suffolk, VA to Waldorf, MD to Fairborn, OH to GERMANY to Burke, VA and now our lates move settles us in bright sunny Fairfield, CA!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Old Photos!

I've been cleaning out pictures and trying to get many of them scanned in so I can share!

I've had some cool walks down memory lane and hope everyone else enjoys them as well!

Check out the rest of the pics here!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

BLIZZARD 2010 take 2

yes we are getting buried again....a possible 8-14 inches and 40-50 mph winds!  INSANE!

I'll keep posting the pics here!

Cabin Fever!

WOW!  After a day off last Wednesday, then off from Friday through today (Wednesday) you start getting cabin fever and need to find some creative things to do inside!

We've tried to stay busy.....

(MON) Let's see...we've grown crystals, finished tons of laundry, put together a computer server, finished 9 digital scrapbook pages (so far), built a HUGE k'nex carnival, cleaned our rooms, trashed our rooms with toys and dress up clothes, had friends hike through the snow to play at our house, we've braved the snow to play at friends' houses, shoveled, shoveled, shoveled, built a snow fort, played legos, worked on Spanish assignments, read books, made cookies with Easy Bake
(TUES) getting out of the house (ok getting stuck trying to get out of our driveway, but we got out) but we got out for neighborhood milk, TP, etc run yesterday We took Colin to a friends house to play, did some more shoveling trying to find out street, delivered groceries, left Ash with the Dunne girls, got a little house cleaning done, sorted through and cleaned out photos, played Wii, made Chilli, and snow ice cream
(WED) well now that is is snowing again....blizzard strength winds and white out conditions, we've started Colin on some Egypt research (they should be starting their lessons on that in school this week), and Ash is practicing her writing.....we shall see what else gets done today.
To see pics of our cabin here!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

2 1/2 feet of snow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


So far we still have power (even though the front of our neighborhood lost power for a few hours this morning) So the kids can still watch movies and play Wii, and I can wash/dry laundry, and take a hot shower :)  Just need serious drugs for the back pain after shoveling 4 times and need to go out again.

Keep praying for us and all of those affected by this storm especially the elderly, homeless and the emergency responders and snow plow operators!

Keep watching the same snow album on facebook for all of the WHITE pics!

12 inches already

It is now 12:02 pm we've just shoveled the 3rd time technically and it is just INSANE we are being buried in snow!

All of our pics are here!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Whittling Chip

Colin can "officially" use a knife now!  RUN AWAY .... SAVE YOUR LIVES!  :)

The scouts had their "whittle soap" night last night and had so much fun!   Of course Colin chose to carve a spaceshuttle!

More pics here!

Our "newest" Scout

Well I finally remembered to go downstairs to get the Daisy pictures! 

Even though Ashlynn has been a daisy scout for a few month now, her slacker leader (otherwise known as mom) finally had the official WELCOME to Daisies ceremony!  She is such a cute scout!

More pics here!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Ok I'm WAY behind on Posts so I have lots to update.....and it may be out of order!

Sorry!  I'm been working on a bunch of projects and just haven't gotten to sharing pics, but here is the update.  This should be all of the January updates....except Ashlynn's Daisy ceremony which are on the other I'll get those tomorrow!  ENJOY!

In January, we attended our monthly Home Depot Workshop!  The kids LOVE these and now they have our neighbors joining us!

More pics here!

Then Ashlynn had a GIRL day!  We took the neighbor girls (so their parents could get ready for an office party!) to see the High School's production of Snow White (Colin was SOOOOO relieved when the other neighbor family offered to take him to their pinewood derby and he got out of girl day!) and the girls were really excited to see "kids" act out one of their favorite stories....very cute production!  Snow White was very cute and the dwarfs were high school kids that spent the whole play ON THEIR KNEES so they would be shorter.....that took dedication but the kids LOVED it!

After Snow White we had our first "sleepover" and all of the girls had so much fun! 
They were very good too, only a few spats and were OUT by 9:45 p.m. not bad!

More pics here!

Then Ashlynn went to a classmates birthday party at the house of bounce!  She LOVED it!

The kids had a four day weekend so Jenn and I decided to start our DC tours!  We plan to take at least one day a week this summer and let the kids take turns picking what we see in the city!  This time we toured Colin style because he had been asking to see the Supreme Court and Library of Congress!  Yes he is my little history buff!

More pics here!

Then we had the pinewood Derby for Colin!
He named his care Flame Rider, and it placed 3rd in his den!  He was excited because he got a neat little trophy!  Good year!  More pics here!


Really...I'm totally tired of the cold, wet crap!  I'm so ready for sun, warmth, playgrounds, flowers and pools!  And yes we are due for another blizzard this weekend!

BRING ON SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!

And we are supposed to get 1 to 2 feet this time!  It started today at 9:45 a.m...........i'm sure we will have LOTS of pics to share again very soon.....PLEASE MAKE IT GO AWAY!