Monday, December 10, 2012

Words can't express how thankful I am for these 2 little people!! 

Friday, December 7, 2012


We had a great time on Thanksgiving and the weather was AMAZING!  The kids played outside a lot with their cousins.  Here was our day in pictures...
Blake and Grandma singing :)
Zoe feeding a baby..  so sweet :)
Cousins on my side... the best pic I could get!!
Evan, Zoe, and Ma and Papa
The Baker boys (all except Cal)
Zoe playing catch with Grandma
Just a little Thanksgiving football!
Such a handsome guy!
So sweet- I love how Zoe is looking at him!
Some of the Baker kids!
Cousins on Drew's side...
Days like this make me sooo thankful for wonderful families and time to share with them!  We are so blessed!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Carving Pumpkins and Halloween!

Well, I guess it's better late than never right?  Here are some of my favorite pictures I took of the kids while carving pumpkins and dressed up in their costumes...
Woody and the little ladybug all bundled up!  It was a yucky night for trick-or-treating!
Zoe got a cowgirl costume and horse for her birthday and this was too cute not to post even though it's a little big!
Too funny!!
Not afraid at all to reach in and touch the yucky pumpkin seeds!
The finished product!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Playing Catch-Up!

It's been WAAAAY too long since I've updated this blog!  Spare time has been a rarity these days!  We have been super busy with fun family things in the past few weeks and my blog has kind of fallen by the wayside...  For those of you awaiting Zoe's birthday pictures, you are in luck!  She had 2 Elmo birthday parties (one with our closest friends and one with family).  They were both super fun and it was a blast celebrating such a special little girl.  Here are some of Zoe's birthday pictures, in no particular order!!
This girl LOVES nee-nees (aka horses)!
Princess Tiana doll!
Reading the cards with mommy...
Getting ready to make a mess...
Blowing out the candles!
Happy girl :)
Family photo- with Evan the crazy construction worker!
Waiting for the guests to arrive....
Trying on her new Elmo backpack
Yay for Minnie Mouse!
So blessed to celebrate such a special occasion with such a special little girl.....  I can't believe she's been home over a year already!! 

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy Gotcha Day Zoe!!

Today we are celebrating a very special day in our family!  Happy Gotcha Day Zoe girl! It's so hard to believe that it's been one year since we scooped her up at that orphanage and never took her back!  We love this little girl so very much!  A good friend of ours made a video for us to celebrate and remember Zoe's story.  Enjoy!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Hoosier Hysteria!

We went on a little weekend getaway to Bloomington with friends this weekend for Hoosier Hysteria! Here is our weekend in pictures...
The kids and I in our IU gear before we left...
All 4 kiddos at the bookstore- too cute :)
Waiting for it to start!
Zoe LOVES Nolan!!
Swimming at the hotel!
Zoe loves "SIMMIN"
And of course, we had to stop at Taylor University on the way home for old time's sake- the kids with their babysitter Ashley who is a freshman at Taylor!
So cool to share all our memories of Taylor with the kids- and the campus is beautiful this time of year!
College seems far away for them now, but I know it will go way too fast and in a BLINK of an eye we will be visiting them at college..  

We had a great weekend away with friends!  Now to get ready for a week of Gotcha Day and 2nd birthday celebrations for our little princess!  Bring on the fun!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Just a few Instagram pictures....

Here are a few of my favorite pictures I've taken with my phone over the last few weeks.....

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

A Fall Afternoon at the Park!

One day last week we took a little trip to the park!  Oh how I love the fall!  And these precious kiddos! 


Happy Fall! 

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Disney Vacation!

Well, yet again I've let WAY too much time pass between blog posts!  The last 6 weeks or so have been crazy busy around here!  Evan started preschool (and is LOVING it), we finished off Evan's Upwards soccer season, and we took a trip to DisneyWorld among many other things!  We had a blast! This was our first REAL vacation (besides the weekend getaways we've taken here and there) as a family of four and we enjoyed ourselves so much.  I took around 500 pictures while we were there, but here are a few of my favorites....
Chef Mickey's
Parade at Magic Kingdom- any guesses who he is going to be for Halloween?!?
Evan's first experience meeting a character- Zoe was less than thrilled!

The Dumbo ride!  Zoe can't stop talking about it- definitely her favorite!

Waiting for the Dumbo ride!
First day- all ready for Magic Kingdom!
The girls :)
Playing on the beach waiting for the fireworks!
My boys!
Zoe and I napped one afternoon while the boys swam- HEAVEN.ON.EARTH!
The Incredibles- the posing was all Evan's idea!
Lightning McQueen and TowMater!
Finding Nemo splash pad at our resort- both kids loved it but ZOE couldn't get enough!
Kisses from Ariel- he had the lipstick marks on his cheek to prove it!
Cinderella ("Rella") was finally able to break through Zoe's fear!!
Watching the fishies in the Finding Nemo aquariums and cheesing it up!
Sibling love at Clearwater beach :)
Giggling when the waves come splashing over them.  Their first beach experience!
Our little family- after the rain shower- my hair looks terrible!
Zoe also let Winnie the Pooh get close to her!!
After the Dumbo ride!  

This past weekend was the Apple Festival and we also had family pictures taken!  I will try and post some more pictures soon!  We are LOVING this fall-ish weather and trying to take in as many fun family activities as we can!