The Boys

  This is post 2 for today, be sure to head back 1 post for a delicious potato side dish!

Do you remember my best friend, Kasey?  You heard about our fun book signing adventure yesterday, and officially met her for the first time this past winter in her Top 10 of 2011 post.   Anyhow, between the two of us, we have an 8 1/2-year-old, a 6 1/2 year-old, 2-5 year olds, 2-3 year olds and an 18 month old.  Counting my miscarriages, one or BOTH of us, have been pregnant or nursing for the past 9 years! 🙂

  We hardly have a spare moment to get together with our 7 bundles of joy, and the good Lord knows the days of lunch dates to Applebee’s with kids are LONG gone, but we do plan play dates once in a while when all 7 of them are healthy at the same time.  (the odds are not in our favor)

  We recently went to Kasey’s beautiful farm for a fun date, and I snapped some pictures of our boys in their matching play clothes. 


  Kasey hasn’t gotten to see them yet, so I told her I’d post them to the blog.  This reminded me of an OOOOOLD picture we took, way back in the day when we only had 4 between us!  So today, I am going to share them all with you!!!!

  Our babies are growing up SO fast, but I am so glad they have each other to grow up with!!!!!!



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And let’s not forget a shot of our sweet girls, who LOOOOVE each other:

This was taken last August at Paxton’s birthday, and no we didn’t plan their outfits.  (we are just that good)  LOL  🙂


Kids back in the day:

Destiny with Kolby and Karter


Tylan & Karter


Karter and Ty



3 Musketeer’s Then:

Karter, Kolby & Tylan


3 Musketeer’s Now:


Precious friends!


Old Timey Photos

  When I was working on the tribute to my Grandpa, I came across some really cool old timey photos from my Dad’s side of the family. 

This is my Grandpa Bontrager and his wife, Nora. She died from cancer when my dad was young.

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This is the Uncle my dad was named for.


  See that cart in the background, we HAVE it here on our property! We used it to haul wood last year!!  Cool, right?!?!?!



I love that these family photos are safely in an album preserved for generations to come!

  Here are a few more pics I came across on my photo hunt that made me smile.

Guess who looks like Mommy when she was little?

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Take off the pigtails and it’s PAXTON!


He makes this face too. 

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Fun, right?!


Be sure to check out Post 2 for today, Wild Rice & Potato Soup, YUMMMMMMMMM!