Tuesday, April 21, 2009

April Snow brings May??????

Here we are the end of April and we got a BIG spring snowstorm....about 18 inches!  The kids had early release from school on Friday and they played in the snow all afternoon until it was almost dark out.  It's now just 5 days later and it's 75 degrees!  I love living in Colorado!

Lucy and Spice shoveling the driveway.   

The kids on Easter morning

Friday, April 17, 2009

More Missouri Fun

Here are some more photos of our trip to Missouri.  We were able to stop in at Kansas City on our way to and from St Louis.  We got to see everyone, including  my brother, Bryan who just happened to be home from Iraq  for his two week leave.  It was so good to see him.   Jack and Olivia were lucky enough to get to celebrate their 8th and 11th birthdays twice, once in St Louis and again in Kansas City.  We had a very busy 10 day trip, but we had a wonderful time visiting  with everyone!  

Uncle Bryan and Lucy

Jack and Grandpo

Uncle Bryan with the kids

Bryan and I

Me with my aunt Ida and Grandpa

Eating Kansas City BBQ......YUMMY!!!!

The Elms Hotel in Excelsior Springs

Jack and Olivia celebrating their birthdays in St Louis

How many engineers does it take to figure out how a gun-ship works?

The gang at Ted Drewes.....a St Louis landmark and one of my favs.  

My sister Elizabeth, and I hanging out at Starbucks.

The girls with Grandma Kimak

The kids and I with my Uncle Denny

The kids with Uncle Johnny, Aunt Nancy and Grandma Kimak.

Monday, April 13, 2009


We are happy to announce we will soon have a new addition to our family.  We are getting a Goldendoodle puppy......  her name is "DAISY DOODLE."  She is currently 6 weeks old and should be home in early May.  The kids are so excited!  Check back soon for photos.  

Sunday, April 5, 2009

50th Anniversary Party

We went to St Louis to celebrate Jeff's parents' 50th Wedding Anniversary. We, along with Jeff's brother and sisters hosted a party for them on Saturday, March 22nd. We had a fabulous time honoring Art and Loretta with many extended family members and friends. The kids really had fun dancing. I don't think Lucy or Jack took a break the whole evening. Jack was having the time of his life dancing with his cousin Anna. It was a great party!

Grandpa and Grandma with the kids

All smiles at the party

This is how Jack and Anna looked most of the evening, even during fast songs.

Daddy and daughter dancing

Barb and I trying to remember the moves to "the Macerena"

Julie and Barb

Aunt Pam and Emma

Aunt Maryann and Uncle Joe

The Smith boys with Jack

McKenna and Lucy dancing

Lucy dancing with Grandpa

Daddy's Cinderella's

Me, Julie and Diane