Friday, July 31, 2009

Playing Catch Up Part 2 - Boys' Birthdays!

Happy 3rd Birthday to Shay Mateo.

Shay's birthday was June 6 and we had a small party at home for Shay. He loved his balloons, his cake, and of course his presents. He was in heaven getting all the attention for one whole day!


My handsome big boy!

Best friends!

Now that's utilizing both presents.

Family photo


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Happy 5th Birthday to Sammy.

Since Sammy turned 5, he had a party. Lots of family and friends came to celebrate. Since I didn't get permission from all the parents to post their kids on my blog, I am only posting a few pics from the party.

Sammy had a Disney Cars' Party. He had a great big bounce house with a huge water slide attached. Sammy wasn't quite ready for the water slide, but he sure enjoyed the bounce house.


Everyone else loved the water slide, including Daddy and Shay!

The Birthday Boy!

Shay, cousin Caleb, and Sammy

Sammy and Grandma

Sammy's new bike!



Uncle Dino and Sammy


Grandma and Caleb.

Happy Birthday and Happy Father's Day to Daddy!

I got Sammy this gorgeous handmade, sterling silver necklace from Junkposse for a combo birthday/Father's Day present. It has a cross where Ethiopia is located, and Jeremiah 29:11 on the back. I loved it so much, that I ordered one for me too. (When our Ethiopian girls are older, we will give these to them.) Tracy Hanson is an amazing person and donates her time to help adoptive families to raise funds for their adoptions.
Up close and personal

Last, but never least... Happy Birthday Robby!!!

July 15th was Robby's 20th birthday. I cannot even believe that I have a 20 year-old son. Thank goodness I don't feel as old as his age makes me.
When your 20, you light your own candles


Talk about handsome!!!


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Playing Catch Up - Hartland Homeschool Camp

At the end of May, we went to a family homeschool retreat at Hartland Christian Camp in the Sequoia mountains. It was the best camping trip I think we have ever taken. I can't wait until next year.

Here are pics in random order.
































Friday, July 10, 2009

Favorite Foto Friday

Just received this...

To read Josi's name-in-the-sand tribute, click
here.


To read more about Names in the Sand, click here.