Sunday, December 28, 2008

Random photos











Snow!









I left Idaho hoping to avoid the worst of the snow and instead get dumped on here. By the time it was all done snowing we had over a foot here. Joy.

Christmas







Here are a few photos from our Christmas. I am probably going to get in trouble for some of these. :)

Success!!



No more pull-ups!

Santa Comes to the Credit Union




Every year at my mom's work they hold a Christmas party for the kids of employees. They get to enjoy dinner, crafts, a movie, and then Santa comes and gives each child a present. They also provide the ident-a-kid kits for all of them. It's a nice way to spend an evening and the kids had a blast.

Christmas Tree Hunting




This was the first year that we all agreed on a tree within the first 10 minutes. It is usually an ordeal. Then we got to go enjoy some yummy cider in the little cider shack.

Making Christmas Candy


A fun, messy project. The kids had fun giving these to our neighbors....and eating them too. :)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Jaden's Birthday Party

Here are a few photos of Jaden's birthday party this afternoon. Between all thefriends, food, cake, presents, and ball pit (yes, a ball pit like at Chuckie Cheese) he had so much fun. It was a great way to spend the afternoon.
Jaden's Thomas the Tank Engine cake.
Blowing out the candles. (Before we put the candle on the cake he broke it in half so as he blew on it it fell off the cake and started to fall off the table.....still on fire!)
Opening presents. It wasn't really time to, but he just started all on his own. It was cute.

Happy Birthday!!

Jaden with his birthday present. Yes, we actually bought him a drum set. :)


Our little man is 3 today. He was so little when he was born and now he is turning into a miniature of his Daddy. He brings so much entertainment and laughter into our lives. We thank God for blessing us with Jaden every day. We love you little man!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween

We don't do much for Halloween since it's not exactly something we want the kids to celebrate. But, we do let them dress up and hand out candy to all the kids that come by. (They are too scared to trick or treat anyway.) They have lots of fun though and they are really cute this year.

Madison dressed as a Laura Ingalls Wilder. She loves the Little House books.

Jaden as Daddy. He has always wanted to be like Robert, but since he left Jaden's admiration for all things Daddy has grown.

Soccer!


Madison after she got her medal for soccer.



Off in her own world while on defense.



Going for it! (She finally worked up the courage to go after the ball)


Friday, October 24, 2008

My Little Soldier


We bought Jaden his Halloween costume the other day. He so looks up to his daddy that he wanted to be just like him for the day. Thankfully our bx sells little abu's in the clothing and alterations part. What a little man!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Happy Birthday!!


Happy Birthday honey!! I love you and hope you have a wonderful day.

Btw, I really need some recent pics of you. This is from July. :) Oh, and his bday is really the 16, but since it was already the 16 where he is I wanted him to have something to read over there on his special day.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Zoo!

The Boise Zoo just opened their new Africa exhibit this past weekend. My friend and I took the kids on opening day. It was so fun. They got to see the giraffe, lions (that tracked the kids that ran outside their pen. Made me really glad they were on the other side of the glass), monkeys, and numerous other animals. Oh, and let's not forget the squirrel. That's right, we drive for an hour and the animal they get most excited about is a squirrel that is running around during lunch.



Madison, Jaden, and Jaxson with a giraffe.



These were the lions that were tracking the kids. They were huge.



The red panda that had babies just a couple months ago. Since the pandas are nocturnal we have never had a chance to see them. It was pretty cool.



Madison and Jaden modeling the bat-eared fox ears.


Yard Construction

We had a couple of holes in our yard from Darby digging. So, the other day I filled them in with dirt. Except that the only shovel we have is a little one for gardening. What's a mom to do? Get the kids to help with their trucks.




And now my yard is hole free. Yay!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Update on the Messings

So, I realize that it has been a while since I posted. We've been busy. Really busy. Between soccer, dance, awana, church, weejoy, Bible study, and life in general we have been keeping very occupied. We have also been exhausting ourselves. Hopefully our schedule will be calming down soon. Otherwise I might go crazy trying to coordinate our schedule.

Madison is enjoying first grade and is constantly wanting to do more. She is getting to be a big help around the house. Jaden is a handful. Normally he is pretty mellow, but lately he is becoming more and more boy. They keep me entertained though. And they're pretty cute. :)

We all really miss Robert (and if you scroll down a ways there is post from him from the desert). The kids are starting to adjust to him being gone and time is going by pretty quick. I just can't wait until he steps off the plane in a few months.

Well, I think that's all for now. Hope everyone is doing well.

How in the world.....




.....did she manage to get this many splinters?!

That's right, every single red spot is a splinter. The red patches are large groupings of splinters. Both arms (from wrist to armpit) and one hand. I am constantly amazed by my kids.

sorry the last photo is incredibly blurry. I was having camera issues.

Madison's Lost Tooth


Madison lost her one of her top teeth the other night. She looks pretty goofy. And the one next to the hole is loose. And one on the bottom front. It's already a challenge for her to bite anything so once she is missing all three meals should be entertaining.

Air Show

We went to the air show a couple weeks ago. The kids loved it!



Madison standing outside one of the pieces of equipment that Robert works on. She thought it was cool to see what Daddy did. I have no idea what it's called. Robert, comment and tell me. :)



This is the kids in front of the F22 Raptor. This plane was awesome. We didn't get a chance to see it fly though. And the kids have their ears covered because it was incredibly loud.



This is the kids inside a really big plane. I think the guy said that it was a KC something or other. It was huge. We stayed very far away from the doors that overlooked the flightline.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Greetings and Salutations



Hey everyone hows it going? All is going alright with me. It's been a little while since i posted so i thought i'd update everyone on just some of the events that have been doing on.




Well I took off for my deployment about 2-3 weeks ago. So far its been alright. We've been extremely busy though. It is very safe where i am at. Warm meals, warm beds and warm water and your pretty much set. Somedays the opstempo is very slow, so you have a lot of time to think about stuff. Other days its going by so fast and your doing so much the day just slips by. You really learn to cope with all the stress though. I cant really go too much into what i do everyday, or where i am at, but just know i am somewhere:) and its hot... I did get to meet up with 2 of my brothers for my oldest brother Tom's reenlistment. Thats Tom and I saluting Trenton after Toms Reenlistment. Pretty cool stuff man.





Current events have been interesting as always. McCain decided to stop his campaign to head back to DC to help with the economy. Somehow i think Mr McCain's prescence won't do anything for the economy and is just a trick to make the American people think he cares about the economy. In reality he will never be affected by it. In fact, isnt it interesting how everyone we could possibly vote for, whether they win or lose will still probably be a millionaire? So in essence they have nothing to lose. Obama scares me more then McCain to be honest. And i think he should scare a good majority of you Christians out there. You all know why.




Not to be random but could anyone else really go for a good peanut buster parfait right now? Random craving i know....just saying it sounds good.




When your in a "warzone" you really start to think about the costs of war and the casualties of it. Through enlightening discussion between me and someone i respect very much, not only for his intellect but for his biblical knowledge and humility, i've really started changing my views on this whole war thing. Do i think we are doing great things here? Yes. Do i think the iraqi people are happy we are here? For sure yes. I just dont really know if God approves of us being here. Now i will do my duty as an American in the military. I havent converted to full hippie, and i wont. But all im saying is i have a lot of thinking, prayer and bible studying to do before i come to a final answer.


Well everyone I do need to go. Keep praying for us over here we definitely need it. God bless you all and take care.


N X,


Robert




Tuesday, August 26, 2008

What did you say?

Mommy: Madison, how do you say my name is in Spanish?

Madison: Me llamo Madison.

She did pretty well so we repeated it a few times to get the pronunciation right and then...

Jaden: Me llamo Jaden!!

Excuse me!? Did my two year old just speak Spanish? Granted, the pronunciation wasn't that great but yeah, he said it. And kept repeating it. Kids amaze me.

*Madison was having her first spanish lesson of the school year. We don't randomly speak spanish in our house. :) She was so excited to be in first grade. I hope her love of school continues.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Another random boring post from Robert

Hey hows it going everyone? All is cruising along here. Just getting ready to go on vacation again here soon. The wife and kids are doing really well. We just got done having Daniel and Mom down here. We had an awesome time with both and it was so cool spending time with both.

The US is doing really well in the Olympics, which is awesome. How about that Micheal Phelps. Russia is supposidely leaving GA, which is awesome as well.

Church is going well. We have a new worship pastor type guy who is pretty good at singing and playing the guitar. and we have so many singers you might confuse us with earth wind and fire. But we sound pretty good. Well what would a post be without a little rant? just a little one. And its not that controversial:).

I can't wait until there is no more denominations to what we believe. For instance, at our church there is a gospel service, and a traditional service. As you can probably imagine the gospel service is pretty upbeat and cheery and loud. However the traditional service, even though they have drums which I play, aren't always upbeat. The preaching is the same essentially but there is still that disunity between the two. And I think that both services have saved people in them. I dont think when we get to heaven we will worship just with hymns or whatnot. I think we will worship with everything together. Whether it be hip hop to rock to hymns on a piano. There is no one correct way to worship God. King David danced in the streets scantily clad. I dont think we should do this exactly. But you get the point. Our enemy uses this disunity to his advantage. And for those of you who don't know. Thats bad. Just sayin....

Isn't worshipping cool? For those of you who dont know, Kutless is one of my favorite bands like ever known to man. They came out with a new cd recently. I believe the name of the cd is " To know that your alive". Anyways one of the songs is titled "promise you". This song really kind of sets the theme to life right now. Sadly, for some crazy reason, the moment i became a christian life has just gotten a little bit harder. And by a little bit, I mean a lot. Sometimes the reality hits you that you have no idea what the purpose is of what God has you going through and thats all you can rely on. What a comfort that is. Anyways, here is the verse.

I'm waiting for the sun to rise
And make the darkness go away
The time has come to say goodbye
And God will help me find a way

Anyways I guess this thing will stop as random as it started. Erin just put on Xmen 3 and after 10 hours at work and 2 hours at worship practice it looks a lot more fun then typing on the computer. Have a good day everyone. God bless. I will post a little more in a few days. Take care!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Splatfest!


Congratulations to my hubby and some members of his paintball team. They won a tournament that they played here on base.

*Jaden wasn't happy....he wanted mommy.

Friday, August 8, 2008