Saturday, September 29, 2007

Fun at the Happy Apple Orchard!!!

Today was a fun-filled day with the DeCoste family at the apple orchard. Beautiful day, wonderful friends, need I say more?

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Beautiful Charley Dawn...

Friday, September 21, 2007

and the Dillan vs. T.V. Stories Continue....

So, I'm out grocery shopping with the twins the other day. It had been one of those crazy days where nothing was running smoothly. I had overslept and not had time to grab a shower before I rushed Charley to school, over dressed everyone because it looked cooler than it was so we were all sweaty and grouchy, my prized flip flops that I've worn for 3 years in a row (much too my hubby's dismay) broke in the middle of the get the picture. ANYWAY, I was walking through the store with one barefoot, completely embarrassed, trying to grab the last item on my list, laundry detergent, so I could get the heck OUT OF THERE. I turn into the isle only to have Caleb start screaming that he has to go pee I grab my tide and step up my pace only to hear Dillan join in with her brother on the whailing...."WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH YOU NOW?", I ask.....Dillan replies, "MOMMY, YOU DIDN'T GET THE OXY CLEAN...THAT'S THE ONLY THING THAT WILL REMOVE THE STAINS FROM YOUR CLOTHES!!!!!"

(SIGH) It's times like these that I look up towards the heavens and say, "REALLY, GOD????"

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


Correction from last post....the newest Nagel's name is spelled:
Sorry little man :-)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Welcome Lincoln Asmaveth Nagel!!!!!

Welcome to the newest Nagel born September 12, 2007!!! What a wonderful blessing he is to our family!. We love you Ax!!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dillan and TV part Two...

"Mom, do you want to loose weight? If so, call JENNY!"

Ok, I swear, I'm throwing the tv out the window TODAY!

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Fun With the Cousins!!!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Ode too Single Mom's Everywhere!!!

The "Three Musketeers"
Bright eyed and ready to begin the day at 6:30 AM...Mommy is on her 4th cup of coffee....
Maddie after her surgery....can I get some of those drugs??? JUST KIDDING....
Cousins over for a sleepover....
I love this girl!!!!
Caleb SEVERELY testing out Mommy's rule of letting her kids dress themselves....
First day of Fall 2007 dance class...
After dance class...(don't freak, I put their seatbelts back on after the picture)...
Charley's first day of Fall 2007 dance class...ballet, tap, and go girl!

As most of you know, Justin has started his busy traveling season with work and I've been promoted too head zookeeper. WOW...what an insane week! My husband finally came home this evening after being away for nine days, and I will be able to sleep peacefully for the first time in a while (I never sleep too well when he is gone). Anyway, as I went through last week, I was often struck with awe as I think about all the single Mom's in the world. HOW DO THEY DO IT? My Grandma was one of these moms. And oddly enough, she had 3 kids--one boy, 2 girls like me...all close in age like mine. I greatly admire her strength and her courage for what she did! As I would become frustrated and overwhelmed, I would think of her, take a deep breath, and keep going. Thanks Grandma for being such a wonderful example of patience, beauty, and motherhood...

Here are some pics that will showcase the highlights of our week. Thank you too my friends and family who helped me out this past week and are all so great! For those of you who believe in prayer, please pray for our little guy. He is really struggling right now and needs your prayers...

Stay tuned for more posts....I have a TON of fun stuff to post in the days to come! Goodnight!