GRANDMA & GRANDPA PALMERS ~~
Finn - not too happy - 1 month old
Loved how he has his fingers all fanned out!
Bear being silly before dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's house.
Me and my new do at the time, which I loved!
This is how Jaren is... ALWAYS... with a sippy in hand.
Finny and Meghan
Ed and Garran equal in intellect, humor and weirdness... They were meant to be good friends.
ESPLINS GOING AWAY PARTY~
Me, Reggie and Meghan
We went to their house to hang out their final night and played 'Apples to Apples' and had lots of laughs reminiscing. It was very difficult to see them go. They were like family to us.
Eden, Hannah, Porter, Anne, Eliza, Oliver and Jaren on the floor.
Hannah, Eden, Porter, Anne, Lulu and Ollie.
Hannah and Ollie. I love this picture of them! They would always pick Hannah up and carry her around!! :O)
After Ollie's benefit we came home and he played Wii Karaoke with Uncle Bry and Uncle Chad. I believe they sang "Solid as a Rock", "Human" and "Do you think I'm sexy" hehehe
Finn was in the hospital for a week with RSV and Bronchiolitis. The hospital gave him this sweet blanket because someone had donated it. Too cute!
Finn meeting Grandpa Boardsen for the first time.
Grandma Ellen giving him his treatment.
GREAT GRANDMA'S 82nd BIRTHDAY PARTY~
Grandma had surgery and wasn't recovering well so this year we celebrated with her in Clinton, Iowa at the Alverno. In one of the hallways there was a prayer request board with Oliver's name on it. It was very touching...
BOWLING FOR SYDNEY'S BIRTHDAY~
Ally and Ollie, school friends. I just thought this was the sweetest photo. She always comes up to Ollie and gives him a big hug and asks him how he's doing. Such a sweetheart.
Jessica, Oliver and Micah
Ally, Sydney, Eden, Haylie and Ollie
The whole gang! These other kids (minus Eden and Haylie) are all classmates of Oliver. He's such a shorty boy, but my goodness he's so sweet!
Takoda (Treyton's brother), Eden, Oliver, Ed
In this photo, Finn definitely has blue eyes... 3 months old.
Briea, age 1, rockin' out to some sweet tunes!
Briea, Cullan and Ollie. Briea's backin' that thang up...
Playing 'Just Dance' on the Wii -- very fun game!
GROUT MUSEUM SCHOOL~
PHELPS YOUTH PAVILION~
India, India, India!
Eden and JayLyn
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST - SHAWN JOHNSON~
Eden and I ate dinner at Hong Kong before Shawn Johnson's speech and discussion. She LOVES using chopsticks wherever we go!
Iowan Shawn Johnson - Olympic Gold Medalist. She talked to lots of the girl scouts and told them about what it means to have good character and to be a good example and just be who you are. She was a very good speaker! Thank you, Girl Scouts for the extra tickets so we could go! I went with my good friend, Meghan, and my mom. Good times...