Saturday, December 31, 2011

A Year In Review


Celebrating Kate's "angel day" by letting go balloons.
Spending lots of time outside in the snow

Celebrating Andy's birthday
Adding Kart #14 to Warsaw

Losing lots of teeth 
 Getting our first haircut at a "salon"
 Going on a surprise Mommy/Seth date to see Madagascar LIVE! in Indy
Celebrating Easter

Wonderful spring days at the zoo and the pool as summer comes early!

Krista is interview by Linda Jackson regarding Kate's Kart

Seth graduates Kindergarten
Seth turns 7

3rd annual Kate's Kart Ice Cream Social is  HUGE success
3 days in Grand Haven, Michigan at the beach

We celebrate Kate's 5th birthday with Ice Cream
Grant turns 2!
A week spent directing and volunteering and attending VBS!
4 VERY hot days at Holiday World with Krista's family
Seth and daddy go to Colts camp
Andy and Krista celebrate 9 years of marriage.

Seth starts 1st grade!
Seth receives a cougar award...the first few weeks of school.
Seth swims, runs and bikes in his first triathalon
Parkview Whitley finally gets their Kart...they had a tub, but with new hospital gets a Kart.
Grant attends Pumpkin School
Fall break spent camping at Quabache State Park
Halloween as George and the Man in the Yellow Hat!
Seth has his 1st Bible Quizzing Match...scores 2 perfect rounds

Breakfast with Santa at the Embassy

Kart #15 at Bluffton Regional

Seth is in the church children's musical

Kart # 16 at Adams Memorial in Decatur

A wonderful Christmas season spent together!


Christmas Morning

It was a late night...Seth had a really hard time falling asleep. was almost 8:30 before they were up and ready to go downstairs.  Seth found a new hockey stick.

Grant found a race track...what he had been asking for all season.
And then, there was this note on the tree...

Which lead to this!!!  Wow....what a surprise in the garage!
 Then...back inside to open presents from each other...."what did you get Grant?"

Seth trying out his new stacking cups.
 and a remote control helicopter
 Grant found lots of presents under the tree for him!
 Then...into the other room for stockings..."golly, there must be more in here!"
 Lots and lots of goodies stuffed into his stocking!
 Nana and Oompa were over by now...we had a nice brunch and then more presents with them!   Grant got his own suitcase...WITH WHEELS!
 Seth and Grant helped Oompa open his really big gift...a "paradise" chair.

Grant also got a start to his rock and roll career!
 So much love from Nana and Oompa!
 Christmas 2011
 After some time straightening...and napping and playing with my new Nook!  YEAH!   We headed to Grandma and Grandpa Ted's....for more PRESENTS!
 Grant got some crayons and art activities.
 Seth got a new game.
 After dinner...we sang "Happy Birthday to Jesus" and blew out the candles.
 Grant thought is was appropriate to blow out ALL the candles in the house! 

And finally...more stockings from Grandma!
More spoiling by Grandma and Grandpa Ted! 
It was a GREAT Christmas...spent with the ones we love...celebrating the birth of the ONE who loves us.