Sunday, December 7, 2008

Charlie Brown Christmas tree

We got out tree this year from Lowe's for $5. It was the outcast tree that they did not want to sell. We wanted a small tree this year and it was perfect for our home! We love our tree!

Family picture time!

We did the stressful family picture thing. It turned out well and it was not as bad as it has been in the past. Our boys are getting big too fast.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

We love playing outside!

Thank you, Daddy, more making us a backyard that is so fun to play
in! We have endless fun playing baseball, football, tackle, soccer,
sliding, swinging, running in circles, eating, and relaxing in the
sandbox! Love, Aidan and Zachary

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


We went hiking at Lake Fayetteville on Sunday. The fall leaves were beautiful!

Halloween 2008

We had a great time on Halloween. Aidan was a pilot, again. Since the costume still fit from last year, I just said, "Aidan, do you want to be a pilot?!" (with lots of excitement). Of course, Aidan said, "Yes!" So a pilot it was! Zachary was Tigger because that was what was on clearance last year while I was pregnant! Either way, they were both adorable. We did some trick-or-treating with the neighbors and then went to a kids miniture golf halloween thingy. It was fun, too!

Friday, October 24, 2008

A day at home

Oh, I love our boys!

Playing outside

Grandpa Mike built a soccer goal and a swing for our family. Aidan is getting ready to play soccer on a league one day. We love hanging out on the new swing. Thanks, Grandpa!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Sixth Anniversary!

I have been married to my best friend for six years now. I love you, Jake! Robin painted us a beautiful picture of I.P. at Camp Barnabas where we got married.

Half a year, already!

Zachary is six months old now. He weighs 15 lbs 12 oz and is 26 inches tall. He is a sweet baby and loves watching his big brother.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Sweet baby

Bath time is so fun!

Big boys

Aidan is 3 and Zachary is 5 months!

Hanging out at the park on Family Day!

Jake took the day off of work and we had a picnic in the park and then played on the playground. Zachary got tired and slept like a baby!

Party time

We had a BBQ party to celebrate our boys. Aidan is three years old and Zachary had his baby dedication at church. We had cheeseburgers, cake, and presents. It was fun!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Van Lear Olympics

Our family, big and small, are training for the next Olympics. We got pretty pumped up while watching the Olympics this summer.

Zachary has been practicing for the track and field events and Aidan for the swim team.

Grand Lake Van Lear Honky Tonk

Welcome home, Adam! We had a great Labor Day weekend with everyone. How nice it is to have AB home and living in the USA!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Zachary is four months old!

Zachary is now four months old. He weighed in at 13 lbs 13 oz and is 24 inches long. He can roll over (doesn't like to) and can sit with help. He loves to have someone help him stand...he could do that all day! Almost daily Aidan will say, "I love my little brother!"

Monday, July 28, 2008

Camping, July 2008

Daddy and Aidan went on their first camping trip to the big backyard. They started by going hiking around our neighborhood looking for animals. Then, they had some popcorn on the back porch. Aidan slept all night in the tent and is very excited about the next campout!

Camp Van Lear, Part 2

For the second part of Camp Van Lear we went to a Naturals baseball game and the Springdale Aquatic Center. We had a ball!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Amy's first day back to work

Amy went back to work and Daddy Jake did a fabulous job tending to the boys. Aidan even swam in the backyard pool that afternoon!