Madisyn's Graduation

Yes, 'tis true... our baby has graduated from pre-school! I'm really not ready for the next step in her life, but alas, she just keeps getting older and growing up! We were blessed with a wonderful year and phenomenal teachers! I was thrilled to be able to spend a lot of time in the classroom (something that I would have otherwise not been able to do, had I still been working). Madisyn also made some amazing friends who we've been able to keep in touch with since she's been out of school. Here she is with one of her closest girlfriends, Chloe. I absolutely LOVE how cute they are playing together! The bottom picture is Madisyn on stage (this program went remarkably better than the Christmas program, where she wouldn't even stand in front) next to another one of her best-friends, Lauren.

Landon's hearing

We have gone through quite an interesting experience with Landon regarding his hearing. I started noticing that he didn't always respond to me telling him things about three months ago, but what three year old does? I figured it was just a normal age, selective hearing thing. He also has a lot of ADD tendencies (but again, which child his age doesn't?) and it runs in my family, so I thought that may also be a contributing factor. Finally, it got to the point where he could be looking at me and I'd have to repeat something four to five times, louder each time, before he finally heard me. I would also say "key" words around him (i.e. ice cream, candy, etc...) and he wouldn't hear those either. That's when I really knew something was up :)

Long story short, we saw his Pediatrician, who somewhat reluctantly, referred us to an Audiologist, who immediately detected a large amount of hard wax in his ears. She showed me a couple of graphs that were showing how much sound/noise was making it through the outer and inner ear canal and his "bad" ear was registering below the graph! Yesterday we got his ears irrigated and the difference is absolutely amazing! Now he's continually telling me that he can hear! We're so grateful that it wasn't something permanent and that it was correctable!

(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)