Tuesday, January 17, 2012

She's Baaaaaaaaccckkk!

For just a couple of days, anyway... we get to watch Tori while her brother is over in Seattle having surgery. So - it's fun to see her again, she has grown SO much! She is super BUSY, BUSY, BUSY, though! :)

Friday, July 8, 2011


A certain small little girl -

It still feels quiet around here... it has been almost a month since Tori left - and Finn is still asking about her, "Tori at visit still, Mama? She coming back now?" How do you explain foster care to a 2 year old? We are planning on going to see her soon - maybe tomorrow - her Mom said she'd be happy to let us keep her for a couple of hours!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Ah, Memories....

Well - we decided to go through some things this last weekend, and I found some wonderful pictures from way back when...

Isn't she cute? This is from Kedron's 2nd Birthday party, so it must have been DoRe's 25th?

And from many, many years before that:

This was a few months before we got married - it will be 15 years this month! Wow, how time flies!

Monday, May 2, 2011

A post for Do Re'

Well - I apologize to any of the rest of you (if any) that read this - but this post is just honoring a request from Do Re'....

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's been WAY too long...

Okay - I'm going to try to catch up on the past 4 months! The problem is - we've done SO much since April that I've avoided updating my blog because it seems like there's TOO much to update! S0 - in a brief month-by-month rehash, here are the highlights:

We went to visit Adrian's grandparents
(this is the Grandpa that one of Finn's middle names Leon is after!)
Grandpa & Grandma with our family

We saw a lot of the relatives - just didn't get many pictures!
I guess we'll just have to go back to remedy that!


Our Miss Anya B. turned SIX! Can you believe it? She had a roller skating party.

Adrian was 'Man of the Year' for his company! Finn loved the balloons that he got.

Finn got more new teeth - although his top ones aren't showing, he now has 4!
Our annual Van Lierops photo shoot...Kedron refused to NOT make a funny face in any picture.


Anya graduated from Kindergarten!

She got an 'official' diploma from her teacher, even signed by the principal!

We went to MOUNT RUSHMORE!!!! I've always wanted to see it...and we finally did! My Mom & Dad came along, which was really fun!

We also went to visit the Devil's Tower in Wyoming.


We got home from our trip just in time for the 4th of July! We lit exactly 3 fireworks - 2 day parachutes and one mortar. Woohoo. You may notice that Anya lost her first tooth that day! She was not sure if she should be excited or scared, so she laughed and cried at the same time!

We spent a weekend out at my parent's property at Lake Sutherland.

(so far)

We went to our church convention at Milltown, WA.
We stayed in our new trailer for the weekend.

My handsome boys on Sunday morning!

Now - school is starting for me - at least teacher days next Wednesday!
How did summer fly by SO fast?

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Baseball Season

The kids are doing Little League this year - so far they are really enjoying it!

Anya in her uniform -- Her team is the 'Muckdogs'!

Kedron at Batting Practice - His team is the 'Pirates'!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Anya's Feet Are Stuck

Poor kid...we're glad she can provide some entertainment for us though!