Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Star of the Show

There was a picnic for the clinic today and I thought that it would be a great opportunity to finally make her a shirt with this fabric.  (I have enough to make all the girls skirts.)  I wanted to make a 4th of July shirt and here it is.  She was soooooo sweet; she walked around saying hi and being friends with all the folks that Lewis works with.  It was adorable!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Hello, Goodbye, and a little Bling!

We Made It!!  We are officially in OK!  This is the front of the house and believe it or not we will get the van in the garage by the end of the week (fingers crossed).
And this is the view out the back door :)  So nice!!!  We have...
a pear tree...
and blackberry bushes in the back.
When it rains (which has been almost everyday)  we have a TON of little frogs.  We even had a brave bigger frog jump into the house Saturday night.
Katie loves all the frogs and have universally named them "Fred".
On Monday the kiddos helped Papa pack up the truck and they went to ABQ for the next few weeks.  And yes those are plastic deer in the neighbors front yard,  hahaha!
Why is it that Lewis can never take a nice picture?!?!
Love you guys!!  Be good for Nana and Papa!!!
The last point of business (sorry for the long post) was that we finally got Natalie's ears pierced.  She was so brave, I think that it had something to do with the sucker she got in the end :)
What a cutie.
She loves to run all over (I think that it has something to do with the three days that she spent in the car to get here).
Without the older kiddos here she has begun helping Daddy with the weeding.  I went to take the camera in and then when I came back she was putting large handfuls of dirt in her mouth :)  Kids Man...

Thanks a Million!!

This is our dear friend Jared.  He was an Elder for our church in VA.  When he went home he offered to come and help us move to OK.  Well I am not so sure that he really signed up for driving a moving truck cross country or the sleeping lad that kept kicking him in his sleep.  Jared you will never know how much we appreciate all that you did for us.... So we thought that we would grant you a wish :)
I think that the grin says it all :)
Thanks again!!!

The Ride

I know that this is a little off topic but it is the last picture that I took at our home in VA.
So on the 6th we took off and started our journey west to Oklahoma.  It was the 6 of us in the Taylor clan, Nana and Jared W. (our wonderful friend that got more than he bargained for by offering to help).
I drove the whole first day so there are no pics till the second :)  I love the iron bridges!
This one was way cool too!  The yellow caravan is us and, it was way too long of a drive.
Katie and Natalie rode with me and Mom, Ashley drove with Lewis and Austin was with Jared.
Any trip is better with a good snack and a DDP :)
Austin and Jared.
Katie (the last two pics were from a stop we made).
On this day, the book saved us.  I love how Natalie reads with her feet too.
Nana was such a great sport, taking the kiddos swimming every night after we stopped.  I know that she was just as tired as the rest of us but she was such a trooper.  
We drove by the Arch..
and Busch Stadium.  And eventually made it to Enid.  I am way excited to get the house in order to show to you all but that will be much later this month.