Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Katie's Baptism and Jake's Blessing

Tyler & Katie

Shortly after we had Jake, Katie turned 8 and was baptized in our church. We also blessed Jake that day after the baptism, it was a very special day for all of us. We are so thankful for him and the sweet spirit that comes with having a new baby in the home, we feel truly blessed.

I'm so proud of Kaite's decision to be baptized, I know she is such a special and sweet daughter of our Heavenly Father. Most of all, I feel honored to be her mother, she has already taught me so much. I know that she will be a great example to her younger siblings as she tries to follow the example and life of our Lord and Savior.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rock-A-Bye Sweet Baby Jake

Logan holding Jake aka "Leo"

And now we are 6!

Love at first sight

Jake making his debut

On August 18, 2009 we welcomed our 4th child into our family. Jacob Henry was born weighing 6 pounds and 19 inches long. He came a little earlier than his September 4th due date. I had a C-section this time. Tyler and I both are so excited to have him, as are his sisters and especially his brother, Logan. Funny enough Logan literally prayed this little guy here, telling us he wanted a brother for the past year and a half, even naming him "Leo". I guess he got his wish...Jake is a Leo! If he had been born closer to his due date he would have been a Virgo. I don't put a lot of stock in astrological signs, but when I noticed his birthdate and that that made him a Leo, I had to laugh!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mary Kate is 8

Wow, has it really been 8 years?! We celebrated before her actual birthday this year, with Jake on the way, I had serious doubts about my abilities to do a sleepover party for 6 girls with a new baby. We had a "spa" party, Aunt Stacy was so nice to let us use her home/pool. Aunt Amy made the cake, it turned out so cute! My grandma helped me make little "spa wraps" for all the girls as a party favor. After swimming we did their "facials" and then Aunt Stacy and Aunt Amy helped do "pedicures". What would I do without the help and talent of my amazing family? The best part was that Katie felt so special and loved by all, which she is.

Monday, November 9, 2009

4th of July continued

How cute are these kids?

Then they grow up to be teenagers! Naw, just kidding, they're still cute!

What happened, we shrunk? Weird, anyway, my friend Stephani and her family came all the way from Houston to spend the 4th, we sure do miss them in The Ville.

I can't believe how big these girls are, they are so darn cute!

These 3 boys always have so much fun together.

4th of July! * Family * Friends * Fireworks *

The Family

Boys being boys

Evie being oh so cooperative!

All the girls

The show was awesome!

Swimming Lessons at Sooner Pool

3 Amigos

Last day of swimming lessons. The kids took lessons with their cousins, Lucas, Izzy and Mack. I have fond memories of Sooner Pool. I used to take swimming lessons there in the summer and spent countless hours there as a kid. My aunt, Marianne was a teenager and she was a lifeguard, I thought she was so cool--still do! They recently made some nice improvements, they took out the old kiddie pool and added a splash pad, the little and big kids love it.

Brooks Johnson Eve, June 11, 2008

Logan holding Brooks

Katie taking a turn

Grandma Marilyn holding #8 Great-grandchild

We were so excited to learn that my sister-in-law, Mary was in labor! Her water broke and we (my mom, grandma, me and my crew) all headed south to Edmond to meet the newest member of the family! This is the first cousin on my side of the family. He is a beautiful, healthy boy and has awesome parents, they have waited and prayed for this special guy for many years, what a miracle he is!