Thursday, January 1, 2009

A lot has Changed.......

WOW! The year 2008 brought a lot of wonderful changes.
For Instance........
This sweet boy changed from this....... this.....♥♥♥
Not only did we move to a different house, but to a whole different state...from Nebraska to Oklahoma!
We found new schools, new teachers, and new friends.

Nick started Kindergarten!

We went from attending a very small rural Episcopal Church in Nebraska to a 2000+ member Presbyterian Church in Oklahoma.....Thanks be to God that we feel just as much at home at either one!

We lost the sweetest most wonderful neighborhood in Nebraska where we made incredible friends, and gained a new neighborhood where we are still trying to find our place.

Our two big boys learned how to snowboard and ski. Alex learned to kneeboard (water ski).
We had 4 kids birthdays, basketball season, baseball season, soccer season, and football season...shew!

We have a total of 4 wiggly teeth between 2 children...which will make 6 times the tooth fairy has visited our house as soon as the boys are brave enough to pull them out!

Nathan learned how to ride a bike (with training wheels).

Brian said his first word....ya know along with all those other firsts that come with the first year of life.

Nick learned to tie his shoes and read!

Alex has learned more in first grade than I learned in all of Elementary school!
ETC ETC ETC....but I'm sure your are bored enough by now! ☺

And here are the rest of the sweet (and changed) faces......
They were actually all supposed to be together, but somehow one of Alex's pics got erased after I had typed everything and so he had to go at the top....maybe in the next year I can figure out how to put a picture anywhere I want and in any order in a post???? Anybody know how? It takes a lot of forethought for me to upload the pictures in the correct order....and we all know how I don't like to think ahead....if you don't know that now....well, you will!
But I digress.......
Here are the 3 little(r) boys.......

My little Nicky.....everybody say ohhhhhh!
and now.......I think he has changed the most.

and Nathan....he smiled like this for about 6 months...this is the best picture I could find...sheesh......oh well!

and here he is now....I guess he's learned to say "cheese" in the last year!

Okay...well maybe Brian has changed the most in the last year......ohhhhh my sweet little guy!

and a year later! Time sure flies when you are having fun!

Happy, Happy New Year!


Jen said...

Thanks for sharing what has gone on in your life the last year. I love looking at pictures of the boys.
Hey, if you find out how to put pics anywhere in your post. Can you let me know, I can't figure it out either and it drives me crazy!!

I hope you and your family have a Happy and Healthy New Year!!

Following Him said...

LOTS has changed for your family! Brian looks so little from last year's picture :) As far as moving the picts in order...I just click on one and drag it to where it needs to go. Hope this helps. Yes blogger is annoying sometimes!

Happy New Year!

Kimber said...

You have an award waiting for you at my blog.

Stacy said...

They have changed so much!!!

amanda said...

so cute. and i do what elyse does. just click and drag. :0)

Mel said...

Thanks for sharing! It is amazing what a year of changes looks like in pictures. Happy New Year and many blessings in your new home/locale!

Lisa said...

WOW - Isn't it amazing how they can change so much. Hope you have a Happy New Year!!

He And Me + 3 said...


Love all the pictures. Wow...they really have changed so much in just one year. Your boys are the cutest brothers ever. I love doing years in review. How fun. Thank you for sharing yours with us. Your family is just beautiful! Happy New Year to you!

CallansMama said...

Sounds like you have had a wonderful year with those boys, and a whole brand new year for more to come! Happy New Year!

Heather said...

Great post! Love the recap. And my, how the boys have changed!! But especially the BABY. : )

So... about the boring technical stuff... not sure how much you know about adding your pictures, but if you click on Edit Html (next to the word Compose) when you write you post, you'll see the code for each picture (add just one and you'll see). For some reason, I still have to add them in reverse order (that happened a few months ago and it drives me crazy), but from there, you can just highlight the picture, cut (ctrl + x) and paste (ctrl + v) it to exactly where you want. I usually do all of my typing in the Compose mode, and then switch over to Edit Html and add my pictures that way. They still come at the top, so you have to move them around. But I hope that helps a little! It's still NOT user-friendly.

Kathy said...

Happy New Year!

What beautiful pictures. I'm sorry my state had to loose such a lovely family!

Glad to hear the transition is a good one.


Mc Allen said...

aww, what great pic's!!! where in Ok. do you live now?? I'm right outside Tulsa! Happy New Year!! LA

Jordan said...

They're all so cute!

You just drag and place your pictures anywhere you want in your post. Sometimes it's easier to type first then place the pictures. Hope this helps =]

Gwendolyn said...

What handsome boys! They have all grown up so much! As for posting the picturs in the right order thing, let me know if someone tells you. That drives me crazy every time! :o)

kim said...

WOW! all of the boys sure have changed alot this year! I need to grab pics of my kiddos from last year and compare! I love how all your boys look so much alike, yet, each have a distinctive look of their own! SO darn cute! Hope you had a good visit with Molly and the gang!

Happy New Years!

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

Your boys are adorable. I have 3 (and my husband has one more from a previous marriage). I LOVE your header photo and their matching sweaters!!!

Jennifer said...

Your boys are darling! Happy New Year!

heidi said...

They're all so darned cute! Happy New Year, Liz!