Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A little bit of this.....

Last weekend, my kids, Peyton, Kim and I drove to Burlington for the Wade Christmas party. What a fun party! All the kids had a great time running around and playing with their presents they got from their grandparents.

Papa teaching Taylor how to play Jingle Bells! She is our future pianist!

Here is Jayden and Colin. They were checking out the tunnel for the bat we all saw!

Taylor and Hailey Painting each others nails!

Peyton playing with his 'mater' truck and Shaye playing with her Woody and Buzz

Colin's convertible

All the cousins!! Shaye, Hailey, Taylor, Peyton, CJ, Gavin, Jayden, Colin, and Connor

The two of them had a blast together!!

On Friday, Dec. 16th, Taylor and I went to the Theatre and saw "A Christmas Carol" with our neighbor Sandy! It was soo fun and what a great play!!!

For Taylor's RE class, they put on a Christmas Pagaent on the 14th. She was the sign and star holder!

Getting ready to make her debut.....

We have been so busy these past few weeks, I'm going to try to slow down and enjoy the next few days. Merry Christmas to all of you! Heres to a wonderful and bright New Year!!



Saturday, December 10, 2011

The addition is OPEN!!!

The new addtition officially opened on Dec. 8th!!!! BIG accomplishment! Alot of hard work and long hours by everyone involved!! There is still TONS to do, but this is a big deal!!

YAY!!! Come on in! We are open!

New soap/cleaner aisle


Whoever faced this did a marvelous job! look how pretty it looks!!!

Healthmarket frozen

On Dec. 8th, the Healthmarket and HBC were not totally done yet, so those departments were taped off.

Beautiful Wine and Spirits

Looking toward the walk-in cooler

I Love the 'open' feeling!

Healthmarket dairy

The old soap aisle

Shreds and lunchmeat aisle

since the addition is complete, now the fun part begins! (sarcasm speaking there!) Oh what fun!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Odds and ends.....

Just some pictures.....

Doesn't he look pretty in pink!!!??

At Applebee's with Papa...

photo op's at Tim's store picnic

So serious...

My beautiful girl :)

Well, not sure if you all know, Kim is moving back to IOWA!!!! YAY!!! ANDDD.....she's moving to Marion!!!! She has accepted the Human Resources Mgr Position. She starts Oct. 3.

Tim had a golf tourney in Burlington one Sunday, so we went down & visited the fam.

Peyton riding Jayden's scooter

Watch out Gavin, he'll eat your finger!

Of course, we can't have all 5 (soon to be 6 in March!!!!) kids together and not get a pic of all of them. However, we had to bribe them for a wagon ride up to the pond for the pic!!

Peyton 3 (4 in Dec.)

Colin 4

Tay 6 1/2

Jayden 6

Gavin 3 (4 in Feb.)

Colin's sleeping position:

Yes, this is how he fell asleep one night!!

All sprawled out one morning...

he's contemplating something...

maybe the hall light was bothering him?!

The school year seems to be in full swing. Colin goes to preschool/daycare 3 days/week. He seems to really enjoy it and is always excited to see me and show me his school work. He came home on his 1st day and said, "I didn't even go to the principal's office!" God love him!

Taylor is enjoying 1st grade. However, she has gotten to be the little social butterfly...not in a good way. She and another classmate seem to be quite the chatterbugs...giggling; and have even had their desks seperated on the 3 day of school! I couldn't believe it. But that has now changed. She is also enrolled in YFF (Youth Faith Formation) at St. Joseph. I am assisting the class as well.

I am working 2 days/week. Yes, I know it's not alot, but I still feel so busy! It's been a pretty crazy month...

Tim's store is really taking shape. Click on the link to see pictures of his store remodel. It's keeping him really busy....along with running the store.

Family News:

Jenny is engaged and is planning a July wedding!! The wedding will take place out in NJ! It will be so much fun! Can't wait!

Josh and Chelsea are expecting their 3rd baby in March!!!!!! (Maybe a Mar. 6th baby perhaps??!!) YAY!! Girl or Boy??!! Place your bets! Either way, it will be nice to have another baby to spoil!

Kim and Peyton are moving to Marion!! She will be working at the Marion Hy-Vee...with me!!!! She will be the new Human Resource Manager and starts Oct. 3rd! She and Peyton have found a home already, but can't move in until Oct. 7th.

Mandy has been back in Burlington since the end of June. She is back working fullt-time at Burl #2!!

Just a little insight to our family and the Stevens' family! Hope all is well with everyone!


Colin's Preschool Open House

Colin's school open house was this past week. My parents drove up and Gma Cernin drove over to visit his school. He was super excited to show us his room....more importantly, the playground!!

Mrs. Paulson's Class.

They have a growth chart in the room also. Can you see Colin is one of the tallest!!!

His picture when he gets to school. He takes this off the door and sticks it under the "At School" column.

These leaves are part of their Leaves of Love wall. For each good thing they do, they get a leaf and put it on the board.

Leaves of Love tree

Last week was pet week. So, we don't have any pets, but he wanted to take a picture of him and Livy (Rich & Diana's dog). He LOVED her!! So, if we ever get a dog, a Maltese would be the kind!

His spot at "Circle" time. The rug is a huge Noah's Ark.

Taking Gma Cernin down the hall....

The Preschool All-Star!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011