Hanging out and Exploring

Dustin was gone for 1 week, home for 2 days and then gone for another 2 weeks, all pre-deployment training.
We have spent the last week that Dustin has been home enjoying time together and exploring! 
We got to have Dad & Mom Rolfe aka Kent & Marie here for a long weekend of fun! 
WARNING::: LOTS of pictures!!!
 Everyone at a frozen waterfall
 Our family at the frozen waterfall
It was a beautiful drive up to the waterfall, and a beautiful hike! We all really enjoyed it! 
And it was only about 30 minutes from our house! 
 Daddy & Elizabeth Zoe
Our sweet Bekah!
 Dad & Mom (Kent & Marie)
 Dustin holding Lizzie Zoe and his dad.
 My good looking family! 
At the top of the hike, above the second frozen waterfall.
 Dustin & I
 My family!
 Beautiful Gracie
 Our sweet baby girl, Elizabeth Zoe! She is now almost 4 months old! 
 Dustin & Lizzie Zoe
 Dustin & the kids climbing the rocks on the side of the road. 
It was a beautiful day out and we didn't really need coats.
 Jacob, our crazy boy, who is now 11 years old!!!
 It is hard to believe he is already 11! Makes me feel old!
 Daddy holding Lizzie up! She stands up so good!
 Look at that beautiful smile! How do you not fall in love with that cutie!
 Cuddle time with Daddy! 
Watching videos on Jake's Kindle Fire that he got for his birthday.
Sweet Lizzie fell asleep laying next to me on the couch today. 
First time she has fallen asleep without being held. 

As you can see we had a great time together. It is these memories that help us through the long times apart. 
I love my family. 
I may not have everything, but I have everything I  need. 

Valentine's Day part 2...

And the fun continues!!!
 Lunch! Heart shaped cheese and meat with crackers, strawberries and other goodies!  
 Bekah at her Valentine's 'Tea' Party
 Grace & Lizzie at her party
 Jacob holding Lizzie at his party. We went to a lot of parties! 
 'Pink' Stiffed Jumbo Pasta shells
 Dinner is served!
 The front of the card Lizzie Zoe made for everyone
And the inside!

It was a great day! Lots of fun! 
I hope you all had an amazing Valentine's Day too! 

Happy Valentine's Day part 1....

We shall start today with a beautiful smile! 
Just love this girl!!!
 Tummy time! She is so cute I could just eat her up! 
 Valentine's we made for the kids to give out at school! They were fun!

 Breakfast fun!!!
 Pink eggs, pink pancakes, strawberries, & strawberry milk!!!
 Valentine morning smiles!!!!
Valentine treats we made! Pink (of course!), heart shaped rice crispy treats!!!

I left a special treat for each person and a note this morning, 
packed heart shaped cheese and lunch meat for lunches with a special treat in their lunches, 
and have more treats for after school with a card, and a special pink and red dinner planned! 
I love making this day special for the 5 loves of my life!!!!
Stay tuned for more pictures!!!
Hope your day is as special as ours!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Today I am so thankful that I have an amazing, smart, sexy, wonderful man to be my Valentine this year, and  every year. 
 He is my best friend. My everything. 
I love him more every year, every day. 

I am also blessed to have these amazing kids! My 2nd to 5th loves! 
These are my loves, the joys of my life. 

I hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day! 


I truly love my kids! They are the best! They are each so smart, fun, and beautiful! 
 Our sweet baby girl all bundled up in her 'bag' Grandma Marie made for her! Ready to go for a walk!
 Dustin trying to teach Bekah to ride her bike without training wheels. She is slowly getting it.
 Jake getting recognized at his school for good grades and behavior. 
 Gracie getting recognized for her outstanding grades and behavior! 
 Grace with her new ears pierced that she got for her 9th birthday! 
 Jake injured his finger playing football at school. You can't tell but it is all black and blue. 

 Grace's birthday cake. She wanted one that was crazy! We saw one that was uneven and animal print. 
This is my attempt. 
 I tried to make the inside the same animal print at the outside. 
Top to bottom: Cheetah, zebra & giraffe. 
 My super cute Lizzie Zoe! 
She will only sit in her bumbo for a few minutes before she screams, but she was smiley for a minute! 
 She gets so excited! Pulling her hands up and giving huge smiles! 
 This is the first half of Grace's quilt. (Sorry not the best picture!)
I still have to do the lines the other way, making a crossing, diamond look. 
This is my sweet Grace on her 9th birthday! She is a little spoiled! 

Can you see why I love my kids so much! They are just the greatest! 
I am so proud of them! And blessed that I get to be their mom!