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Monday, February 22, 2010

"Her Highness"



We call McKinley "Your Highness" because good things always come her way, and she is our Princess. She is happiest when surrounded by her friends. She is a talented performer and loves to act and sing. She is so helpful with her brothers, and is a natural Mommy. She's often thinking about the underdog and is a friend to everyone. She has a special place in her Grandparent's hearts, and chats on the phone with them with ease. McKinley knows Jesus as her Savior, and loves to teach others about Him.

Big Mountain, Big Brother


Everest lives up to his name! He keeps us laughing, and is always thinking of his Big Sis! When he's not playing with her, he loves to play with his Best Buddy, Sammy. Everest is a natural engineer, builder, creator. He loves building Legos and collecting rocks. He has a tender spot in his heart for Hagen. He is Hagen's resident binky placer, music maker, seat bouncer, poopy detector. Life without Everest would just be "flat!"

Our Little Lamb


Hagen fits into our family so perfectly. God knew just what we needed. He is "our baby".

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I'm giving up Not Blogging for Lent...

So here is my first attempt at trying a regular blog. I'm just 5 days late in giving something up for Lent, but better late than never!

I know I will look back at this fleeting time and wish I had some sort of record of all the sweet, smart, innocent, and insightful things my kids have to say on a regular basis, so that is my inspiration.