Birthday party!

After a lot of prep and tons of help... the party went great! WHEW! Including our family, we had 35 people! We had a menu of grilled cheese's (eight kind, my favorite being a tomato, mozzarella, sundried tomato and basil flavored feta, and basil on pesto focaccia), three soups (tomato basil tortellini, cheese broccoli, and chicken noodle), salad, chips, Jell-O, cake, and ice cream. Enjoy the pictures!

Belated post...

Congratulations to my dear friend Clayr and her husband Chris on their gorgeous baby girl, Thalia Eloise. Rob and I were lucky enough to be on the east side of the state the weekend that she was born (February 23), so we got to see her when she was less than a day old! A truly beautiful baby!

Congrats you two!

Madisyn's birthday

Rob and I took the afternoon off of work on Madisyn's birthday so that we could spend special time with the birthday girl (and thanks to Aunt Rachelle, little Landon got special attention at home while we were out and about). We went to Build-A-Bear, rode the carousel, and met Papa Dykema, Grandma Dykema, Uncle Dave, Aunt Kate and Cousin Joshua at Chuck E. Cheese.

Baby boys!

Our friends Jamie (Rob's roommate in college) and Alison gave birth to adorable twin boys on February 29th! Their names are Dylan and Ryker. Don't they look just precious?!

Congratulations! We're SO excited for you two! Can't wait to see them in person!

Whistle while you work

After LOTS of attempts, we finally have evidence! You may need to turn up the volume to listen. I love Madisyn's cute little voice when she talks to Landon, but I do apologize for her lack of pants ;)

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)