We went and explored a 1000 year old walled city, Rothenberg! 
It was so beautiful! And there was so much to see we didn't get to see it all! 
It was also kinda cold, so no one wanted to stay all evening to see stuff. So we plan to go back and stay over night and do some of the tours and explore more!

 The drive was beautiful!

 Bekah and I got out and explored this beautiful castle from the outside!

 A pretty church by the castle!

 Cute girls outside the city wall of Rothenberg
 Outside the wall
 Getting ready to head into the city

 Inside of the city wall
 You can go up and walk around the city on top of the wall. We didn't get a chance this time, but next time!

 One of the cute streets

 Town square
 Cute girls

 walking around town
 Christmas car all ready for next year
 Giant nutcracker!

 Our Jacob standing next to a statue of St. Jacob
 City Fountain
 Looking down outside the city, through the foggy day.

 On the wall

 Another gate into the city

 Jake with his new scarf

Above another gate!

This is a beautiful city! We would love to go back! 

Jacob turns 14!!!

I know! Where has time gone! No way has it already been 14 years since this little guy entered our lives! But it has! He has been a fun addition, one we are so thankful for! He has grown into such and amazing young man. He is so smart, fun and kind. He has a sweet spirit and is such a joy to us! 
He always keeps us on our toes, in the best way! 

 My boy forever!

Valentine's Day!

Well, February seemed to fly by!
It has been a fun snowy month! We have loved spending time out in the snow! 
Valentine's Day was a fun one! 
As most of you know I like to do lots for my kiddos and hubby
for the holidays, even, or more so, for the little ones! 
So this year since we didn't have our stuff, Lizzie and I made
animals our of hearts (paper) and hearts to decorate the house! And she made a 
chain garland also. 
I also made the kids and hubby heart envelopes to use as there 'mail boxes'
for this year. And I put little treats and goodies in them each day leading up until valentines day! 
Always fun for all!
Our cute little snowgirl! 

 Someone loves playing in the snow.

 Bekah enjoying the day to
 That daddy! And she loves it just as her big brother and sisters did.
 Such a good big brother

 And of course the boys had to have a snow fight! lol

 Jake is learning, but still thinks he can take his dad!
 What a cutie

 Yeah some crazy people....

 Loved the snow on the trees!