Here is Gabriel at the bus stop the morning he left to go to Janoski's Farm. Kindergarten and first grade went there on a field trip on October 24th and they were gone the whole day. He loved it, and actually came back with straw in his pocket! It wasn't on purpose though, he just picked it up along the way! :) I even decked him out in a flannel shirt and told him, "you'll look really cool and you'll fit in perfectly." I didn't want to tell him he would look like a farmer 'cause he just wouldn't have gone for that ;)
Here he is with his gigantic trophee he got at the karate tournament last month. I tried to put these pics in order, but it just wasn't working! Sorry!
Here he is giving a high five to one of the karate instructors. Such a cool little dude he is!
Here is Gabriel with an instructor and another little boy that is at his same rank. They are about to take their turn.
Getting distracted by the camera. He is a total camera hog!
I am the luckiest and most blessed woman that I know. I have a wonderful husband that I've been married to for 7 years, and we are raising three healthy, beautiful children here in Southern Illinois. I get to stay home with them and have been doing so since I was pregnant with our oldest child. It is so wonderful but the most challenging thing I've ever done.
I am ready for everything this life has to offer. I'm looking forward to traveling with the kids more as they get older. I want to show them everything, including countries abroad. My husband is half German, so introducing them to that is very important. I also look forward to spending more time with Rob. That time will come some day, I just know it will!
With all of the crazy times in this household, God is the center of our family and keeps us going through it all.
So to all who are reading, I hope you enjoy my blog, and thanks for visiting!