December 14, 2017

Family update

Blaiden- He turned 5 in January and had a cowboy party.  He is still loving dressing up as a cowboy and recently got a new pair of boots but he doesn't do this everyday like before.  This year he played 2 soccer seasons, a wrestling camp and tournament, and swim lessons.  In August he started Kindergarten and loves going to school.  He has learned so much in the first half of the year.  Math is his favorite but he loves reading and writing too.  A major interest this year has been outer space.  He loves watching youtube videos about the solar system and he knows more then I do about the planets.  The solar eclipse this summer was very exciting for him.

Adilene-  Adilene turned 4 in November and had a Moana party.  She is so fun to be around and is really developing her personality.  She likes to joke with you and play tricks.  She is a real goof ball and loves to make you laugh.  She is in preschool this year with her same teacher she had last year and love school so much.  She also loves to ride the bus home in the afternoon, it might be her favorite part of the day.  She is progressing very well in her treatment.  She should be done in March and so we have the count down going.  She is feeling so much better these days and this year she has only stayed in the hospital about 6 times totaling around 25 days which is much better then the year before. 

Kallie-  She is 6 months old now.  She has fit into our family perfectly.  I am so happy to have another little one around and the older kids just adore her.  Fred is great at putting her to sleep and he does that most nights.  She is a very easy going baby and is just now starting to find her voice to let us know if we are not paying attention to her.  We all love her very much. 

Fred-  He is in his last year of residency and will finish up in June.  After that he will be doing a year long fellowship in orthopedic trauma.   He has gotten to travel quite a bit this year going to different trainings including to Memphis twice and Chicago.  He went to a few Broncos games this year which he loves. 

Jessi-  This year has been a busy one.  The first half of the year I was pregnant but feeling great.  I did a lot of small projects in the house then once it got warmer the kids and I spent as much time outside as we could.  After I had Kallie things got much busier and the summer seemed to disappear quickly.  I stay busy during the school year with the kids in different schools but I also get a few hours a day with just Kallie which had been nice.  I am excited for the year to come!

December 13, 2017

Family Pictures 2

While we were in Colorado my mom wanted to take some family pictures because it had been 3 years since we had last taken pictures with my whole side.  It was a perfect day for pictures. 

Family Pictures 1

We took family pictures in September for our Christmas card.  I tried to put as many as I could on there but I thought I would share them on here along with some others that didn't fit on the card.

I loved how they turned out this year.  We didn't get all the combinations we wanted with the kids because it started to get to cold and the kids were over taking pictures but I am very happy with what we got.  I love my family!

December 12, 2017


November was a month that seemed twice as long as it actually was but not in a bad way.  It was both vey busy but also very relaxing.  The first half of the month was pretty normal.  The kids had school everyday and while they were gone I tried to get a lot of Christmas stuff done.  I did some sewing and tried to stay caught up on laundry so we could be ready to pack for our trip to Colorado.  I also spent some time getting ready for Adilene's 4th birthday party. 

Her part this year was Moana.  I didn't go all out like I usually do this year but I think it still looked pretty good.  The party was so much fun.  We had a packed house with a ton of kids and everyone had a great time.  Adilene loved blowing out the candles and opening her gifts. 

Adilene also took treats into her school, I let her choose what to take and she wanted blueberries and marshmallows.  We also had enough cake pops left over from her party that she took those in too.  Her class loved them all and it was so cute watching Adilene as she was the center of attention.  She soaked it up and loved all of her class focusing on her. 

The last part of the month we went to Colorado.  It was our first trip as a family of 5 and I could not have asked the kids to be better.  Traveling went great minus the part where we had to run through the airport in Chicago trig to make sure we didn't miss our connecting flight.  While in Colorado we were able to see tons of family, introduce Kallie to all of our extended families, throw Adilene a second birthday party, and go to a cholate festival in Creede.  The kids spent as much time as possible with their cousins.  Fred, Blaiden, and Fred's brother Casey even fit in a Broncos game.  Blaiden had a great time learning the Bronco cheers. 

It was so good to be back in Colorado as a family.  Fred was able to stay the entire time with us and our trip was about 10 days long.  It was the first time in 2 years that we all got to be there at the same time.