Monday, March 31, 2008

Kylan at Incredible Pizza

Grandpa and Kylan racing around the track!




Happy Gotcha Day Bubbs!!!




I forgot to add the pics of him at IP...anyway here they are.

Happy Gotcha Day to Kylan!

The picture the newspaper ran about Kylan's homecoming.
The newpaper article...if you click on it you should be able to read it. It still brings tears to my eyes every time I read about his arrival!!

Yesterday was Kylan's 6th gotcha day! He really wanted to go to Incredible Pizza this year so we did! He had so much fun playing games and visiting with family. Since it was his special day everyone gave him their tickets (THANKS Korey, Tiffany and Makenzie) and he bought a camo lava lamp...he's so happy about it!

Grandpa took him on a go-cart ride, Grandma shared her tokens with him and Grammy took him around to play some games. Then after all of that we went to Grammy's and watched the video of Kylan and I arriving home from Korea! I can't believe it's been 6 yrs!!! Time flies when you have kids to love on!
If you don't know the miracle story of Kylan's adoption...just ask me sometime because it's an almost unbelievable story but we all know from Matthew 19: 26 " With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. "

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Is anyone out there???

I know that a bunch of you are out there reading the blog because I see the counter going up but I never hear from any of you!!! Please leave a comment every now and then because I really like feedback!
Thanks!!!

Homeschool room

We are trying to organize our homeschool/craft room. It's going ok but if you have any storage or organization ideas please let me know...we are making a reading area by putting up their tents...that idea was from a friends blog of her homeschool room.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Makenzie is released from the doctor!!!

We are so happy to let everyone know that Makenzie is sooooo much better now and has been released from the doctor. YEAH!!! Thanks to all of you that have been praying for Makenzie since her rollercoaster accident last fall. She was finally released and we are hoping to settle her medical bills with the insurance company in the next couple of weeks!
I am not sure if she will be going back to cheerleading or if she will try something else but we are just happy she's back to her old self! It has been a long road!!!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter

Devin, Paige and Brooke at Grammy's house
Brooke during the egg hunt!

Makenzie and Kylan woke and the Easter bunny had left them Easter baskets and each of them had a new webkin in it...Makenzie got a kangaroo and Kylan a dalmantion.
A family picture courtesy of Connie!
Kylan loves his Grandpa!
Kevin and Kinley
We also celebrated Lynn's 60th birthday!




Well, Easter didn't turn out exactly how I had planned it but we did have a great day with the Wedemeyer's and the Falconer side.

Happy Birthday Kinley!

Happy Birthday miss cutie pie!
If you need a cake...I know a great decorator!



Every kid should be this messy on their 1st birthday!


We celebrated Kinley's very 1st birthday the weekend before Easter. She was so cute! Connie decorated the cake like a giraff and she did a great job!



Coloring Easter eggs!

Makenzie was quite the artist it took her a lot longer to color each egg and it had to be just perfect!
Kylan was finished with his eggs very quickly!

Kylan's eggs
Makenzie's eggs

OK, I was talking to some friends about coloring Easter eggs. One of them said she colors 2-3 dozen per child and then they pop them into the freezer and have hard boiled eggs anytime that they need them (I didn't know you could freeze hard boiled eggs but she says that are good) and then another friend only does 1 dozen for the whole family which gives 2 eggs per person! Now, we color 1 dozen per child and dad and I both end asking for a couple of eggs to color of our own. Some years we have colored and 18pk for each kid and that was a lot of eggs for our family...anyway, I have a poll going because I am just curious about what other families do. Please take the poll and enjoy our egg coloring pics!


Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tickets are gone!

Sorry to all of you that called or emailed about the tickets but they were first come first served and they are gone now! Thanks for the emails though!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

FREE Creedence Clearwater Revisited tickets

Kevin came home with tickets to the Creedence Clearwater Revisited concert that is on March 20th at 7pm...only 2nights away. If anyone wants them then either call or email me or make a comment on the blog and we will get them to you. They are FREE!!!

Coming up with a new recipe for dinner

I have tried and tried to come up with new recipes for dinner because I think the kids are getting bored with the same thing every couple of weeks. We have tacos, spagettie, chicken pot pie, chilie dogs, chicken salad, soups and sandwiches, etc.
Anyway, I found this cool website it's www.supercook.com and if you type in the ingredients that you have it will bring up a ton of recipes and will then ask if you have (a certain ingredient) and if you click on it then it will bring up even more recipes. This has been so much fun and I have found some new recipes to try out. We are having one tonight...if the kids and Kevin like it then I will let you know! Try it out and email me what you think about it!

Kylan is so funny!

Today Kylan was playing in his room and I went to check on him because he was being really quiet. I walked in and he had all kinds of baskets and bowls and he had put t-shirts on them and stacked them on top of each other. I asked what he was doing and he said that while we were at EPCOT he saw some totem poles in the Canada area and thought he wanted to make one but his would have to have clothes on because they couldn't be naked in his bedroom! I thought that was soooo funny! Little minds come up with the funniest things!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Game night will never be the same!

OK! Game night at our house will never be the same! Kevin came home with a Wii last night after searching for several weeks and many false hopes he finally found one! We have had so much fun playing it...so next time we have game night the Wii will be part of it! If any of you have a Wii then let us know what your favorite games are. We are hoping to get Rock Band sometime in the future and that will be lots of fun!
Next game night I was thinking about having a taco night and everyone could bring a different topping for the tacos...let me know what you think!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

EPCOT

Rev-Kev and lil Rev
Kylan liked this hat
At each country the kids could get a stamp and add a charm to their mask
Gigi with a mask
Minnie is too cute!
In the country of Japan this lady makes candy art and it was AMAZING!
She made this flamingo for Gigi
This red mouse
and this purple Koala bear for Makenzie

Kylan calls this the Big Golf Ball!
The test track was Makenzie's favorite ride at EPCOT
Gigi with Mulan and Mushu
Nice hat!





On my birthday we went to EPCOT and my mom got me a button that says Happy Birthday Jennifer so all of the cast members are trained to look for the buttons and say "happy birthday" and sing songs and embarrass you! It was a fun day though and a birthday I won't ever forget! We all loved the ride Soarin' and it was amazing!







Disney World of Sports








We went to an Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros Spring training game...it was a lot of fun until I got sick and we had to leave early. Here are some of the pics.

More Sea World pics

The manatees were so graceful and peaceful!
The kids loved playing in Shamu's happy harbor

Makenzie met one of the trainers for Shamu
Shamu soaked us with a wave of his tail!

The kids with "Shamu"
Gigi in the wheelchair
This Mackaw was so pretty
Atlantis got us so wet! Kenzie even rode it!
Kylan wants to be a penguin trainer







Sea World was the kids favorite place! They like it more then WDW so we have a bunch of pics to share with you!


Every Mile Mattered

About Nichole Nordeman: Nichole Nordeman was born on January 3, 1972 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. She is a Contemporary Christian r...