We got a cute dog. His name is Jack. Matt was opposed to getting him, but finally agreed. Matt and Jack are now good buddies.
We had a family reunion in Washington. We all had so much fun seeing cousins, aunts, uncles and grandparents again.
Owen was Baptized on February 1st. Later that day after he was baptized, a shelf that he was laying under fell off the wall and hit his head. He had 6 inside stitches and 4 outside stitches. He was very brave.
McKenzie also had to get stitches while we lived in the house. She asked me not to take pictures, so I didn't. She was twirling on the monkey bars at school, slipped and fell. She hit her glasses, which broke and cut her nose. She also was very brave.
Zoey was so excited to play T-ball. We got her signed up and all she wanted to do was bat. I told her that if she wanted to bat, she had to play in the outfield. Most games she would scream the entire time she was in the outfield.
McKenzie played softball and learned a lot. She improved so much!
Owen wasn't interested in baseball, but wanted to try soccer. Owen LOVED soccer and was really good at it! He made a goal on his last game and was so proud of himself.
We had 3 Christmases in the house.
In 2013, we made a special announcement. :)
We lived by our cousins, so we got together often. Halloween was really fun Trick or Treating!
We have so many wonderful memories in this home. Matt lost his job, but luckily was able to find a new job pretty quickly. We were really blessed to find a job so fast. His new job was about 50 minutes away. The commute was hard on both of us as well as the kids. After praying, we made the very difficult decision to move closer to his new job. We sold our home pretty quickly and moved to our new home. We live in a small town and now Matt can walk to work, the kids walk to school and we are close enough to walk to the grocery store. We are now saving so much money on gas. With gas prices around $3.85/gallon, we are saving a few hundred dollars every month.
After we moved into our new home, Avery made her debut! She was 9 lbs 15.2 oz and 22.5 inches long. She is so sweet! We all love her so much!
Here are updated pictures of all the kids. Taken July 23, 2014