Here's to Zach's first day of second grade and Luke and Jillian's first day of Pre-K. They were excited to have new lunch boxes and were definitely excited to see their friends again. We make it a tradition to get ice cream after the first day back, this year it was Costco ice cream :)
Now you can see Luke's lunch box
In front of their classroom with Miss Megan, Ms. Cathy, Ms. Alena, and Ms. Diana
Zach and Riley meeting up to walk into class together. They have Mrs. Moiseve this year.
The day before school started I took Zach and his best bud Riley to the beach. They had a ton of fun boogie boarding, body surfing, and digging a hole (for gold that is :) ). It was a great day at the beach and as you can see many others thought the same thing!
We recently had to say goodbye to our favorite Pastor. He is transitioning to a new phase in his life since he did not like the term retirement. He started at our church 35 years ago and built it into what it is today. We will and are missing him tremendously. The kids always made sure to give Pastor Borgie a huge hug at the end of church every Sunday. He was always willing to give a huge hug right back. He had so many words of wisdom and has done great things for not only our community but for those in India as well. His mission was truly God's mission! We love you Pastor B!!!!
We were very fortunate the summer to have a visit with our good friends and their girls. Amber and Donny made it out here 1 week after we moved into our new house. They escaped the heat and helped us break in the new place. The kids had fun playing with the girls, Erin and Emily. Jilly loved teaching the kids how to play dollies and I think she really enjoyed having other girls to play with. We spent some time at the beach and even made it to the Safari Park one day. We are definitely excited to see them in AZ for Thanksgiving this year!
Our yearly trip to the County Fair included a pony ride and watching the moster trucks. The most fun for the kids is all the rides. Talk about breaking the pocket book though...in the end it was all worth it!
Our yearly tradition of attending the Ashworth/Blair 4th of July party continued this year. This time we made it a little earlier than usual and actually spent some time down on the beach with everyone. Of course there was awesome appetizers, food, and certainly can't forget the home made ice cream! Keeping with tradition, we made sure to take a picture of all the kids and each year we keep adding a few more.
Luke, Avery, Madeline, Zach, Dylan and Jillian
Here are all the kids with parents included. The two babies in the back (Taylor and Colin) were the newest additions this year.
Hello everyone!! Like most of our friends with little ones, we have decided to join the blogging world so that all of you can keep up with our life and can watch our little ones grow. Mike and I are enjoying parenthood with three young children, Zach, who is 8, and the twins Luke and Jillian, who are 5. They keep us busy, but make us smile all the time. We hope you enjoy following along with us as our life unfolds...