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Ben and I met in 1996, began dating in 1999 and married in 2001. Now 20 years and 2 children later, we have returned to where our life together began. Ben works for the Federal Reserve and I have the privilege of staying home with our two precious boys.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Caden's Happenings

March has gotten off to a great start! Caden has begun Rookie Ball.
They have started practices and had team pictures.
His personality definitely showed up on picture day!
 Ben took a picture with his phone while the photographer snapped his.
Caden put his serious face on for that one
Then earlier this week was Dr. Seuss's birthday. Caden's class had a lot of activities planned for the day and when I picked him up, he had turned into The Cat in the Hat :-)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

February at a Glance

February was a busy month!
Ethan started with swim. He's spent the last couple of months swimming twice a week. He absolutely loves it and this has been a great way to burn off some of his energy!
Then we had Valentine's Day celebrations at school. Caden requested a fire truck box and we worked hard to create one :-) 
 After that, Mimi came into town for the weekend and we had a rare night away to be Ben and Nikki and not Mommy and Daddy. It was amazing to have time together for just the two of us!

 The next week we had a couple of very nice days so Daddy and the boys decided to work in the backyard. Ben blew the leaves into the center of the yard while Ethan and Caden threw them in the air and played in leaf pile :-)
Followed by a few very cold days. Sadly, the boys (and Mommy) wanted snow soooo badly but all we got was an ice storm. Complete with a power outage for several long hours, one missed day of school, and lots of fallen trees.
 The day after the ice storm was the 100th day of school for this little old man.
I think he looks pretty adorable!

Unfortunately, I  have not been very good at documenting the last couple of months. Hopefully, March will be better!

January Wrap-Up

Here are a few final highlights from January:
We went to this sweet girl's Dedication ceremony.
Love this girl!

Unfortunately, I didn't get any pictures with my camera but got plenty with Chad and Ashley's camera :-) Isn't this the most precious dress!!!
 Then we had a movie night when Ben had to travel for the week and Caden took up Daddy's habit with a toothpick. Again, very poor picture quality!
  And finally, a rare after church picture where they are not trying to mess with each other.