Friday, November 30, 2007

Happy Birthday to my wonderful mom! I love you! Thanks for all you do for our family.

Monday, November 26, 2007

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Thanksgiving in Destin, Florida

Our Thanksgiving trip is over and we had such a great time (thank you mom and dad, auntie and uncle chris and ma and papa)!! It was so nice to be together with all our cousins and for the kids to be with all their cousins. We stayed in a beautiful place (thanks to Auntie for locating them). Ryan and I enjoyed a condo with Aunt Sarah and everyone else stayed in the BIG house two doors down. We enjoyed food, fun, and family for the few days we were together. We celebrated my brother's birthday. Happy Birthday, Samuel!! Summer, Ryan and I enjoyed shopping on Saturday. I will post lots of pictures but for more details about the trip visit the blogs of my mom or sister. I have lots to do with school so I need to go work on that. Enjoy the pictures!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

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We are in Florida! My mom, the kids and I left for Florida on Saturday. We are visiting with my grandparents. The boys have had such a wonderful time playing with their dogs. They love them!! They throw the ball and the dogs run and get it. They do this OVER and OVER. We also went to the park which is down on the bayou. The water is gorgeous. I love the seagulls and the waves coming in to the shore. Yesterday we were able to meet some of my friends who adopted a little boy, Adam. They spent lots of time in Ukraine and finally came home with a cute little boy. Adam enjoyed playing with the boys down at the playground. Amy, Mike and I enjoyed visiting and talking about parenthood. Last night we spent lots of time reading old letters that my mom, my aunt and others sent to my grandma. It was fascinating to learn about what things costs and things that happened in their lives during these times. We are looking forward to the family getting together for Thanksgiving. I will have lots of pictures soon.

Friday, November 16, 2007

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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Ukrainian gift!

This is a picture that I took this morning. I receieved a package yesterday from Ukraine. I wasn't home so I went to the Post Office this morning to pick it up. It was from Maria. Maria and I have been writing each other for a few years (since I went to Ukraine during the summer of 2005). Her son and I worked together at the camp in Ukriane. He was one of my translators. She can speak very little English so he translates all my letters to her and then writes hers in English for me. I am sure it is a lot of work but I appreciate it so much. Maria is so good about sending birthday cards for my children's birthdays. Over a year ago she made matching Ukrianian shirts for the boys. When I went during the summer of 2006, I was finally able to meet her and she presented me with a beautiful shirt. She sewed all these by hand, no machine. This morning the present was a shirt for Sydney Katya (although she just calls her Katya). It matches mine and is adorable. I will post more pictures later but I wanted to share this one.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Parker Reid was looking in his new, clean drawer yesterday. He pulled out some new clothes and put them on. He ran in very excited and said, "Mommy look at my bogging suit!" (It was a jogging suit) I thought this was pretty funny so I thought I would share. It is interesting what words our kids hear when we say something.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Cleaning out drawers of kids clothes

This morning has been spent going through ALL the clothes that my children have in their drawers. TONS and TONS!! We are really blessed to have so many people that give us clothes. Mom and I have been trying to move the warm weather clothes out while moving the cool weather clothes in. It is quite a task because things that Parker Reid outgrows we have to get rid of. Things that Sydney Katya outgrows we put in a box and the older boys things go up for Parker Reid next year. Yes, it is very confusing. We are also overtaken with SHOES. They just multiply sometimes I think. Well, it is done, thanks so mom's help!!! She is a great organizer. I am studying for tests this weekend and working on a group project. I will be so happy when school is finished. It won't be too long (only about a month). That is all for now, hope everyone has a good weekend!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007


27 years ago I received a gift, it was my baby sister!! She is so beautiful, kind and caring. Over the years we have had fun playing dress up, dolls and having shows, where we were the STARS!! Today is her day and I wanted to honor her on her birthday. Happy Birthday, Summer!! You are a wonderful aunt, friend and SISTER!! Love you.

These are some pictures of when my baby sister came home from the hospital lots of years ago. Enjoy!

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Sunday, November 4, 2007

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Hello Everyone! The last three slide shows are just random pictures. The 1st is from Halloween at Summer and Josh's house. Sorry some of the pictures turned out a little dark and I didn't have time to edit them. The next set is from Stone Mountain. Yesterday afternoon Ryan and I took the kids to the Indian Festival. It was so neat. They had drum and dance contests and the costumes were fascinating. The boys loved all the artifacts and even were able to shoot a bow and arrow!!! Bryce learned a little of the dip and dive an Indian dance that the Indian did to avoid the gun shots. There was a lot of history that was told by the narrator. The last set of pictures was from this morning. Sydney Katya and her daddy have a really special bond. He is good at making her laugh. The pictures should show her locket too. It was given to her by her Jackson grandparents for her very 1st birthday. Hope to here from you!

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Thursday, November 1, 2007


I turned on my computer this morning and there was an error message. It said:WARNING your computer hard drive has failed, call DELL. Yes, I was devastated. My computer has all my pictures, email addresses, school things and other stuff I probably haven't even thought of yet. I spent most of the morning on the phone but hopefully after I receive my new hard drive my computer will work again. Please pray for me because all of this stresses me out. I have so many things going on in my classes and just really don't have time for things to go wrong. Well, I will post pictures from Halloween sometime. Not sure when, probably after my computer is working again.

I am sorry about the picture overload but hope you enjoy! We had a great time at my sister's for Halloween. I will post pictures or you can view her blog because I am sure she already has pictures posted.