Thursday, May 29, 2014

Easter egg dying!

 I love traditions and I LOVE making traditions with my family! :)'s even better because Ryan is starting to remember our traditions. This year I did an advent type thing for Easter where everyday for 2 weeks before Easter we read a Easter story from one of our many childrens Bibles and the kids each got a jelly bean. :) The day before Easter was our final day and the kids also were able to open Easter cards they had received from their grandparents. And, of course....we dyed Easter eggs. Ally LOVED it this year and almost dyed her whole self. ;) It was nice to have Jason home to help too...I'm pretty sure it would have been a mess if I tried it by myself.
reading our Easter story! 

getting their Easter cards :) 

Can I do all the eggs in all the colors at once?!?

yay for Daddy's help! 

Ryan cherished each egg and wanted them to be done 'right'

I LOVE this picture...LOVE them!!! 


our masterpieces

Nathaniel Alexander

We welcomed a very special little guy on March 10th! We are so excited and blessed to welcome Nathaniel Alexander Wilson to our family! Heidi gave birth to a healthy little guy and we were so excited to meet him! I had to wait a whole week to go see him because I was sick, but it was so sweet when we were able to! Here's my sweet new nephew:
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The kids helped Papa put together the stroller 


Ally was pretty in love with the little guy and was so sweet holding him! 

she is her mother's! 


I had fun getting creative with these photos :) 

such a sweet new mommy! 

We love you Nathaniel! 

Mom and Dad turn 60!

Jason's parents both turned 60 this year and also celebrated 25 years of ministry in Portugal. Since they were here for the birth of baby Nathaniel, we decided to put together a surprise party! We invited over 100 guests and had a potluck style lunch at Dinuba MB. They were definitely surprised and it was great to be able to celebrate them in person this time! Here are some pictures from our day: 

the kids helped me and Tracy set up! :) 

Coming in...they were definitely surprised! 

Ryan and Ally were very excited about their party! 

Ally ran straight to Papa! 

looking around the room

Jason gave a little speech :)

Dad was taking advantage of a captive audience 

Pastor HH gave a little tribute and prayer as well

60 looks good on them! 

sisterly love! 

my sweetie so so so tired! 

all the grandkids 

Happy 60th to Mom and Dad!