Psalm 139:13-14

PSALM 139:13-14
"For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well."

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Recap of 2018

(Dec.10, 2019). I just found this draft while I was starting my next entry. This is so sad....I can't maintain a blog to save my life!! I'm having a hard time adding the pics from the rest of 2018 in, so I will just put them in the next entry 😉

Nevermind that we're more than halfway through 2019 😂. I thought that I had started a draft for my post for 2018, but sadly did not. So I will hit the highlights and try to make it short and sweet because I need to start on 2019 😄.

Gianna getting "A" honor roll award for 1st quarter.
In January, Gianna received the medal for maintaining A's for her 1st quarter. Although impressive, what makes it even more amazing is that she had Strept throat 4x during that quarter but was still able to perform at her best!
First Father/Daughter Dance
Gianna attended her first Father/Daughter dance with John. She had a blast and so did he!
The Ft.Worth Stockyard and Rodeo was going on during the February, so when in Texas..., we decided to attend our first rodeo. It was fun to watch the intro to the rodeo. Also got to see all the different competitions that they have.

Ft. Worth Stockyard and Rodeo

Our first rodeo!

Seeing some of the cows.

Gabby, Addy, and Emmy's Father/Daughter dance.
Not to be outdone by their older sister, the girls' had their first Father/Daughter(s) dance at their pre-school. Needless to say, John's dance card was literally full! They all had fun dancing and eating massive amounts of sugar!! 😀

Spring arrived and soccer season started up again for us. Although a busy time, I absolutely loved watching them progress in their games! They had played indoor soccer during the winter, so it was exciting to see them demonstrate their new skills during their spring season!! I think I was the only one cheering loudly (aka "screaming") for the kids. Yes! I am THAT mom at the field 😂

On our way out to cheer on the boys!
Boys waiting for the girls' to finish their game so they can play theirs.

Gabby excited for snacks after the game!

Gianna getting ready to do a corner kick.
On the way to the Ft. Worth Zoo!

Girls' warming up before their game.

Trying to feed the parakeets

Monday, June 18, 2018

2017 in a nutshell

After a hiatus for almost a year and a half, I am back to update you all on our journey so far. And quite the journey it has been!!

Winter 2017- While the weather outside was cold, we entertained ourselves with gymnastics. We also decided to build a house in Fishers, IN.

Spring 2017- We broke ground in March on our new home. The day we broke ground, John was asked by his corporate office to consider promoting to the Dallas/Forth Worth area in Texas. We've been down this road before, so we continued the building process thinking nothing would come out of it. We decided to fly out to CA, after being away for almost 2yrs, for Spring Break.

Getting on the plane!
Visiting with our cousin Emily.

Getting in some pool time!

Getting to see our old neighbors in Fullerton!

Spent time at Knott's Berry Farm with Grandpa, Grandma, and our cousins,
Caleb and Trinity.

Meeting our newest nephew, Lucas!

                            Gianna turned 7 end of April. She had a Shopkins themed birthday.

        Gianna finished 1st grade and G.R.A.C.E. wrapped up their first year of preschool.

Gianna wrote a book about Shopkins
and got to share with other students/parents.
Gianna lost a total of 8 teeth this year!

Gianna with her 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Monkul.

The Zebra class with Mrs. Annie and Ms. Tammy. (Gabby didn't want to be in the picture 😐)

John decided to interview for the Texas promotion in June and got the job. We had moved to an apartment when school finished, anticipating the move to our newly built home end of summer. But with the latest outcome, we started mentally changing gears towards moving to Texas the end of July. Because we were too far into the build, we had to finish the house then sell it while we were living in Texas.
Leaving our Goodloe house.

Close to final completion of the Allistair  house.
Our summer was busy with multiple transitions. We moved into an apt for 2 months. John was able to fish in the pond behind our apartment with the kids. We also celebrated the 4th of July by doing our own fireworks show.

John teaching the kids  how to fish.

Waiting for Daddy to light up the fireworks!

Connor Prairie was one of our favorite places to visit! From day 1,
the kids kept asking if they could ride in the hot air balloon. I kept telling them they would
get to ride it if we ever had to leave IN. They got their wish after 2 years!

I got to get together with 2 other families with quintuplets. Between the 3 moms, we have 16 children 😂
*20 points if you can match the kids to their mom!

We will miss you Indy! It was great living here for the last 2 years!!

Getting ready for take off!

Landing in DFW airport. Our first flight without other adults traveling with us!
We moved to Dallas and lived in a 2 bd/1bth hotel for 2.5 weeks. Not an experience that I'd like to repeat!! The silver lining was that we got to eat free breakfast every morning!

Then the moving truck had to come 3 separate times to bring our belongings. Some of the items are still missing and went to the great warehouse in the sky 😂.

We decided to rent a house for a year or two to see what area we wanted to settle down in.

Gianna started 2nd grade at Samuel Beck Elementary school and GRACE started Pre-K at Trophy Lakes Academy.

We found a small splash pad to help with the Texas HEAT!!

First day of school!

John and I flew to Indianapolis to see U2 in concert in Sept.

ALL the kids played soccer in the Fall!

We celebrated the Fab Five's 5th birthday as Super Heroes: Flash, Captain America
Super Girl, Spider Girl, and Bat Girl!
Grandma did a fantastic job on the cake and
School/soccer pics (Kids take Spring pics)

                                 Our line up this year was: Anna (Frozen), Elena of Avalor, Riley (himself),
                                     Elsa, Elastic Girl (Incredibles), and Flash. Below pics from our Jack-O-Lantern
                      contest at a friend's house
     Our first annual 5K Turkey Trot!

GRACE got to meet Santa and Mrs. Clause.

Santa asking Riley if he was a good boy this year 😳

Christmas Eve service at Denton Bible Church

Merry Christmas!

2017 is in the books! I will have 2018 update out before it's 2019 😬