Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Girls Weekend Out"

Megan and Michelle Knapp were nice enough to take 2 busy Mom's (Joan Plattner and Amb) to Chicago last weekend overnight. They took the train, saw a musical, and of course shopped, shopped, and shopped some more. Needless to say Amber loved it. Above is Megan and Joan on the train.

Amber and Michelle.

Hanging out in the motel.

Coffee anyone?? Oh yeah, are you wondering by now where all our kids spent the weekend while Amb was gone? See below..............

Actually, it went very smooth for my brother Matt and I (the above picture is actually staged.....). Amber's mom was nice enough to take the kids for 1 day, then we had them Friday night and Saturday all day. Things went great until about 4 pm. We couldn't take it anymore, so we packed up, ate an early supper at Busy Corner, and proceeded to take a "Saturday afternoon drive" for about an hour and a half until it was time for bed. Do I have a new appreciation for what my wife does everyday? You betcha!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Macy's 1 year picture

I had to redo Macy's 1 year pictures, so here it is now (even though she still isn't smiling!)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Surprise! Mike is 30!

I invited Josh Wyss from Phoenix, AZ and Tim Wiegand from Leo, IN to come help surprise Mike for his 30th birthday. These guys haven't spent an evening all together for years, so it was a definite surpise and great birthday present! We all had pizza together before the second surprsie of about 60 more people showing up for the evening.

After supper the rest of the birthday crowd showed up to help celebrate Mike's birthday. Mike had just been getting used to the idea that Josh and Tim were really in his house when everyone else started coming. He was quite shocked by it all!

Many from Lighthouse came to join the fun.

Potluck friends and family also came.

I had asked people to bring 30 of something to help Mike celeberate if they wanted. He ended up with 90 cans of Dr. Pepper, 120 oreos, 30 individual bags of chips, cheese curds, $6.00 in dimes, $30 to Dairy Queen (along with 30 DQ napkins), $30 to Farm and Fleet, a family picture frame, 30 "Ford" Matchbox cars, more candy, etc. . . People were quite creative - thanks everyone who helped make this such a success!

This is Mike walking into the house after work. As you can tell, he was TOTALLY surprised!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Macy and Mariah are 1!

Happy 1st birthday to my baby girls!!!!

Here is Mariah's 1 year picture. Macy's didn't turn out and I need to retake them. I will post hers later when I get it done.

We celebrated the girl's birthday last night (on the 16th). I think they were a bit overwhelmed, but it was still fun for me to spoil them and throw a small party for them!

The girl's weren't too sure what to do with all the presents! Thank you to all who gave such wonderful gifts!!!

With the girls being born on St. Patrick's Day, I chose clover cakes :)

Mariah and Macy in their "Lucky to be me" shirts.

They totally didn't know what to do with their cake. They looked at it, then at us, then got scared, and Mariah started crying. We tried a couple of times to get them to dig in. Dad is helping Macy figure out what to do (just stick your finger right in and lick it off!)

Someone finally came to the rescue and gave them spoons. Macy had a ball then scooping the icing off the cake and eating it. Mariah never did get too into it. We should have known -- they are such ladies!!! (don't dirty their fingers!!!)

By the end, Macy did have quite a mess. And I think she enjoyed every minute!

God has brought us through 1 year! Wow! What a milestone! I can honestly say I feel so blessed to be experiencing "life with twins". Continue to pray for us that we can make wise decisions and raise all our children to know and worship our Lord and Saviour. God's blessings to all . . .

Monday, March 8, 2010

You know your getting older when.........

You looked like this during your engagement.......

And your brothers looked like this at your wedding...........

Time marches on. Am I ready to meet my Lord?