Gatlinburg 2013

Hi! Remember me?  The one who drags you back and forth across the calendar, trying so futilely to catch you up on our lives?  Yeah…. hi.  *sigh*  Just gonna jump in here, I guess…… 🙂   In May of this year, just after Cassi and Grant got married, much of our extended family went to Gatlinburg for a great little getaway.  It was so much fun to be able to spend that much time with out-of-town relatives.  Looking at these {Read More}

Mr. and Mrs. Rohlfer!

In May, four of the five of us were in Cassi and Grant’s wedding. Nolan was a little stud too, in his suit and tie. The girls had a blast being flower girls, despite running out of petals too soon and feeling a bit stumped temporarily.  🙂 We’re so proud of Cassi, and so thrilled to officially have Grant as part of our family!

4 Months in 4 Minutes

So much has happened in the last several months, that most days when I sit down here I just stare at all the things I would have loved to have shared with you.  A few things are going to get their own entries, but in just a few minutes I’m going to catch you up on some of the less major events. Perhaps one of the biggest pieces of news is that we moved into a new house.  When our {Read More}

Nolan’s 1st Birthday, in pictures

The weekend after his birthday, we had a wonderful “it’s a small world” themed party with 75 or so of his closest friends.  I had such a fun time with this theme, after having waited years to do it! 🙂 What a fun day!  Lots more pictures of decorations and fun in the photo album linked above (April).  After napping off the afternoon, he had a blast opening a few presents and FaceTiming with some family. We sure do love {Read More}

Easter 2013

This year was so much fun with the girls, who were finally able to really take ownership dying their eggs!  Some of my favorite pictures… Nolan supervised Easter was pretty typical for us – serving at church for hours and hours (wouldn’t have it any other way!) followed by an evening with my family.  No egg hunt this year due to some scheduling conflicts, but nobody seemed to mind.  The family is where it’s at, anyway 🙂 My picture perfect {Read More}

WCMOTC Spring Party

Easter, really? It’s almost August.  *sigh*  Oh well, they were already cute back then, too, so I press on! 🙂 We all made it to the WCMOTC Spring Party again, which now I realize as I write was probably our last twins club function since we’ve just started donating most of our stuff instead of spending hours tagging and selling it.  Interestingly, not at all bittersweet.  I’m mostly indifferent, though thankful for a couple of great friendships from there. But {Read More}

Disneyland/California: March 5 and a Wrap-up

Remember that nearly perfect ending I mentioned?  Yeah, let’s pretend our trip ended there.  The night following, as some of you know, all 5 of us at once experienced the most violent Norovirus.  It was worse than I could have even imagined, even in healthcare – and it was all of us, all night.  Oh my gosh,  I wish I could erase that night from my memory. We spent the early morning hours determining whether we could even fly home {Read More}

Disneyland/California: March 4

Our last day at the Disneyland Resort – boo!  There was, of course, so much left undone… but we looked at some options, made our top choices and headed out. We started the day at California Adventure, waiting at Rope Drop to get fastpasses for Soarin’.  First stop after that was Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree.  It was already a 25 minute wait (we are so spoiled, I know!) but it was well worth it.  We hung out in Carsland with Nolan {Read More}

Disneyland/California: March 3

This was the second day we were heading out into the rest of Southern California, and Kyle and I were very excited!  The girls?  Meh.  On and off.  For some reason, driving along the coast looking out the window isn’t all that exciting to 4-year-olds.  They’d live, though, and even enjoy it. 🙂 We hung around the hotel room and played until about 9am since we weren’t in a huge hurry.  After some breakfast we had a nice drive on {Read More}

Disneyland/California: March 2

Early on in the day, Nolan began vomiting.  We had just given him his first taste of dairy, so we wondered if that wasn’t the culprit.  Turns out it probably wasn’t, but we wanted to be safe then – so no more yogurt or cheese for the rest of the trip! We were off to Los Angeles that morning, hitting the road just after 8am.  LA is rather unimpressive looking as cities go (which we knew), and also not all {Read More}