Monday, March 30, 2009

First Order Anyone?

I am just writing today to say that I FINALLY have my Teeny Tiny Treasures blog AND online Etsy shop up and running and I'm excited to start taking orders and shipping out cutsie baby things! If you are ever interested in a bracelet or burp cloth set, please take a look at my blog or go to my online Etsy shop to see what's available. As always, I take custom orders! Please stop in and say hello or be the first to order...if you are, I'll give you 15% off your entire order!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

More pictures from graduation...awesome!

Marching in to the hall
Final inspecion
Lined up for inspecion
Recieving his badge
Preparing to sit

After recieving his badge

Talking with the chief, who LOVED Jeanine and John

Talking with the chiefs

Jim and Jeanine, wayyy past bedtime!

Jim and Johnny (reading the program)

Family after the ceremony

Saturday, March 21, 2009

7 Months!

Wow time flies...and she just keeps growing despite my warnings, haha. I LOVE this age though, she's SO much fun all day. Jeanine loves to giggle and laugh at Johnny and daddy (and sometimes mommy). She loves being tickled, pushed wildly through the house in the high chair, eating (anything and everything now!), and being outside. My precious girl is such an amazing blessing to our family each and every day! Johnny loves his sister (unless she gets his toys, we'll have to work on this *sigh*) and they have really started having fun together!


Here's some pictures from the graduation last night. It was such a great evening and an awesome time to see what Isaac has been doing over the last 10 weeks, see him recognized for all his hard work, and get to go out afterwards without the kids! Jim and Kathy brought them home for us so we could go out with everyone to Engine House 9 for a party! We had a great time!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Moderate Relief!

Today is Isaac's last test in the fire academy, and then God willing, he'll graduate on Friday, hooray!!! Please pray for him as he tests and throughout the rest of this week as he helps out with the remaining test (of which he was already certified from the DOD fire academy) and do whatever else they have to do to complete the academy. After this week he'll be back in Kent daily, doing post-academy classes and PT, then he'll go through EMT class AGAIN (this will be the 3rd time: once a few years ago, once late last year to recertify since he'd been out of state, and now again because Kent still requires it). After ALL of that he'll begin his "I'm-a-real-fire-fighter"-24-hour-shiftwork for the rest of his career, woohoo! We're so excited for predictability, I can't even begin to explain how badly! God has been so good to us in His provisions and guidance over the last year and we are so thankful for all of you who have been praying for us and our direction.

Our Trip to CA in Pictures

Well I guess I've put this off long enough! Uploading pictures to blogger takes an infinite amount of time on my computer so I have been procrastinating, just knowing how many pictures we took that were so good and that I'd have to post them all, lol! For those of you who have no clue what I'm talking about, I just got back from a 2.5 week vacation in CA. I took the kids (yes, by myself) and drove the 800 miles to my parents' house, stayed 6 days, drove 380 miles to my sister's house, stayed 5 days, then drove back to my parents' for a week. It was so much fun getting to visit for an extended period, not having to worry about plane tickets and schedules, and having a car of my own to putter around town in, though we did miss Isaac terribly!^^^Ick! She's chewing on a rubber lizard! ^^^^^^Johnny Batman ^^^^^^Playing Tug-o-War with Bill^^^^^^Such a happy girl!^^^^^^Goofin' around in style!^^^^^^Basking in the CA sun!^^^

Precious Girl!

^^^Something about being a pirate with all those pillows around him?...don't ask me what he was thinking...^^^

Riding motorcycles and shooting guns...a 2 year old's dream!

Here's some pictures from our stay at Jen's; the boys had so much fun together!

One day we went to the Los Angeles Fire Department with my nephew's pre-school class for a tour! It was so much fun for the little boys, and the girls didn't mind being outside for some fresh air either! This was BY FAR the best fire department tour I've ever been to. They drove the trucks around the back where all the kids were and unraveled some hose. All the kids got to spray the hoses in the parking lot, watch one of the new firefighters get dressed in his gear, including his mask, and then he got on the ladder truck. They extended the ladder straight up 100 feet with the guy on it, lowered it a little and swung it over the kids and parents to the firehouse building where he could have gotten off it he wanted. It was so neat and the kids were thrilled to go in the firetrucks and see all the neat gadgets!

Ok everyone, I hope you enjoyed all the pictures! It took me about 1.5 hours to get them all uploaded, lol! Next time we'll opt for the computer with the highest memory available at the time of purchase, haha. I have a couple more pictures but those are for another day, since my son has now been neglected during Jeanine's entire naptime!