Tuesday, December 31, 2013
Monday, December 30, 2013
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Sunday, December 29, 2013
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Friday, December 27, 2013
We were lucky to be into our house in time for Christmas. I even set up the tree the night before because I was so excited! We had boxes everywhere but I was bound and determined to have Christmas in our house with our kids.
The kids were so excited Christmas morning and Edyn was still in her coat from being brought in from the car the night before.
Lucy and Isak with their stack of presents.
Lucy got an American Girl doll with a bunch of very cute doll clothes that my mom made for her and a My Little Pony playset for her and Edyn to share. Also the Equestria Girls DVD she's been wanting forever, some new games, books, a Rainbow Dash sweatshirt, new sticker and coloring books, and some doll furniture.
Lucy was very excited to have aunt Jen there to do her sticker books and read with her.
Posted by Lena Gilbert at 10:51 PM
Friday, December 20, 2013
2013 was full of new adventures, surprises and fun.
But I have to say I’m glad it is almost done!
Edyn turned one, loves to climb, jump, and talks nonstop all day.
She loves to chase her siblings and is so cute she usually gets her way.
Lucy turned four and played soccer for the first time this spring
She spent most of her time spinning, cheering, and showing her teammates how to sing.
She started preschool and a ballet/tap class this fall
She loves making friends, dancing, and looking at herself in the mirror on the wall.
Isak turned six in May and this past year played soccer and t-ball.
He loves to read, learn about science, do experiments and started first grade this fall
He just lost his two front teeth and thinks he’s pretty cool.
He is great big brother to his sisters and is doing great at school.
This summer we adventured on a big road trip out west.
Wisconsin and Michigan to visit some of our family we love the best.
36 hours each way, 3 children under six, and puke bags filled our car.
Memories were made, lessons were learned, and in about 5 years we might again travel that far.
Summertime also brought a trip with Kevin’s family to a beach house on the Oregon Coast.
Great food, hikes, walks on the beach and sandcastles with some of the people we love the most.
Kevin changed jobs in August and took a leap of faith returning to the family dairy and farm.
Back to the manure and milk, he’s learning quickly and trying not to cause too much harm……
We bought a new home and are renting our old one out for the next year.
It has lots more room and of course, lots of projects for Kevin to work on, he has no fear!
But our BEST news (and biggest surprise) from this year has to be
That coming in April we are having a new baby!
And we, especially Isak, are elated that we are having boy number two!
And Lena’s excited that she doesn’t have a third head of hair to do!
Lena ran a few races this year and tagged along to Louisiana this year with Kevin for fun
She’s keeping busy working part time, chasing kids, and cooking her new bun.
We have so much to be grateful for this Christmas Season and have been greatly blessed
We love you all and hope this next year will bring you lots of joy and happiness!
Love the Gilberts, Kevin, Lena, Isak, Lucy, and Edyn
Posted by Lena Gilbert at 9:42 PM
Monday, December 16, 2013
There is also a racquetball court there that the kids always love to throw the ball around in. Usually there is some snow so we brought all of our sledding stuff only to find it to be 45 degrees and no trace of snow anywhere.
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