Welcome to our Life..it's a crazy busy one, but that's just us! We have 7 kids, 3 daughter-in-laws, 1 son-in-law and 5 Grandbuttons!!! WITH #6 & & 7 ON THEIR WAY!!!! We came home on July 15, 2010 with our Princess Franceska Danielle, we hope you enjoy our life because we sure do!! God has just BLESSED beyond what we could have ever imagined!!


Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Amy, Rick and the kids visit 2009

This is AMY,and I love her!!! For those of you who have followed for quite some time I am sure you remember her. For those of you who are fairly new to our family Amy is a BEST FRIEND to me and my sister Kerry. Amy is always the same, she always has your best interest at heart, she is oh so true to friendship, she loves real hard, and again she never wavers in love or friendship... she is always the same , constant, faithful FRIEND that she was the first time we met, and for her I am so thankful to God. Her and Rick and the 3 kids, Garett, Kyndall and Zane had to move away a while back for his job and once a year we get to be together and we all three , well all of our family look forward to this each year. We catch up and oh and ah over how our kids have changed. Although we text or talk to each other weekly , it is just not the same as really being together. I can't wait for the day when they move back home. I can't wait for the day when Franceska is home because that will also mean that Amy will be here. I know there are tons of pictures here 29 to be exact, but I just want to share it all with you!!! I hope all of you enjoy our visit as much as we did!!! (CLICK ON ANY PICTURE TO SEE IT BETTER)
Amy and Rick
Me, Amy and Kerry (my sister that might look a little funny or strained in these because two days before this she got a 4 inch incision in her belly for an incisional hernia)

My Gretchyn
Lily, Craig and Traci watching football!!
Zane and Garett...brothers!!
Here is Rayn and Bella...Bella is my sister Kerry's new baby!!! She is a "poop" machine!!
Traci and Frank in Astruds sunglasses!!!
Frank and Astrud.....those glasses are just hideous!!
My Amy and my "grandbutton" Joshua with his mommy!!
Here is Emily and Astrud trying to do the "First Baptist Youth "gang" signs!!!! Too funny!!
Astrud and Emily...simply gorgeous!!!
I don't know what she was doing ???? Brushing her teeth with her marshmallow????/No idea!!
Aunt Astrud helping Joshua...
Me and Amy ....who knows ?????
Kyndall and Rayn
Me and Kyndall
Garett and Lily playing soccer...
Kyndall and Rayn roasting marshmallows....
My Amy ...she's my favorite daughter in law!!!!
My Traci...she's my favorite too!!! lol (not pictured my other fav Megan)
Frank and Zane
Here is Craig and Astrud, is it wrong for a mother to think that her kids are the most beautiful ever!!!!
Astrud and her Papa, two of my loves.....( my kids call their Dad , Papa)

Frank, Zane and myself...

Monday, November 23, 2009

2 days late...Happy 43rd LIDversary to US!!

Saturday was our 43rd LIDversary and there is so much going on here that I forgot to "commemorate" the day!!!! How many more you ask????? Hopefully not that many..

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Veterans Day and more.....

On Veterans day my hubby Frank was on "Flag Crack", because he came home with so many United States flag socks and this GIANT flag that we hung on the back of the house, it was huge!!!! But we are all so proud of our country and its veterans past, present and future!!!! We have alot of veterans in our family, my daddy, grandfather, we both have uncles ,so many friends, my Frank and our Steven. We are still humbled and will forever be that way for the fact that God kept Steven safe during his two tours in Iraq. We had a little impromptu bar-b-q with cake. Here are a few pictures from the evening.
Frank came home with Steven, Megan, my daddy and myself ARMY jerseys and himself a NAVY jersey.
Amy and Christopher....I love this picture!!!!
Here is Steven and his Dad
Our Little Rockin Grandbutton Joshua!!!
This is JiHo,he is a foreign exchange student from Korea that is living with Emily and her family....we are having a great time getting to know him....we just need to fatten him up!!!! lol
One of my best friends Carol and my sister Kerry..... it was a rough day for Carol and her kids, when they got home their little Chihuahua , "chubby" had been killed by a hawk.....sooooo sad!!
Drake and Lily

The other night we decided to roast marshmallows so I thought I would share a few pics!!!
Heres Jade being a Turd...I told her you are going to burn your lip and of course she would not listen....well when she left, she had a big blister on her bottom lip!!!! Meme knows everything!!!!
Jade,Lily, Jena and Astrud
Rayn and Lily.....
Rayn being silly....

I have been laughing at Frank because I swear he is "Nesting" too!! In the last three weeks, he has bought me a new gas firepit for the backyard, we recently purchased brand spanking new leather furniture for the living room...his idea, on monday we are having wood floors installed in our living room and hallway...his idea. I wont show you a pic of the new furniture until the floors are done, I also got another one of those Tiffany blue boxes the other day , it was a new pair of earrings, I got a new cherry wood jewelry box that stands about 3 1/2 feet tall that I think is just beautiful, Astrud has gotten all kind of new clothes and shoes and the other dayyyyyy......he surprised me and brought my dream dining room table and hutch!!!!! I am getting 4 more chairs so all of us will be able to sit at the table without bringing computer chairs in and I think the Hutch is absolutely beautiful!!! These pictures don't do any of it justice. It is the old farmhouse style and I just love it!!! I know alot of people tell me that Astrud and I are spoiled, well just so you know, he is also spoiled but his love is above all, he is an incredible man, husband and father and I thank God for him every single day of my life.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I have a "Bad Attitude" today or heck I have had one this whole past week!!!! This "waiting" game is just getting the best of me!!! I know that at the end of this journey we are going to have our precious daughter, but everyday there is something different, this is delaying that and that is delaying this and you know what??? I am just crabby right now!!!! You see that dog down there???? That is how I know I look 24/7....that look is probably why I have this giant crater like, Grand Canyon size wrinkle right in the middle of my forehead between my eyebrows!!! There is not enough Botox in the universe to fix that Monster!!!!


I know that this is soooooo true.....AND SO....

when I am finished pouting and being crabby.......I WILL DO THIS....

There is alot going on here so just let me have my BIG FAT PITY PARTY and I will be back with bells on......