Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009


I can't believe they are so big.

Monday, October 26, 2009


I was listening to Positive Life Radio this afternoon and was a little upset at what I heard. The DJ was talking about a book he just finished reading and how it was talking about men being slugs and basically bashing men. The DJ was a little miffed about all the calls he was getting from women and they were agreeing with the book, totally not cool plus on air come on ladies. There was one caller who was totally praising her husband, telling not only telling the DJ but the whole world that she had the best man. It got me thinking, how often do we tell our husband or wife thank you for picking up the kids today, doing the dishes today, laundry, or even just a simple no strings attached I Love you and a hug. I'm not saying my marriage is perfect or that I am perfect, it has taken me a long time to really appreciate my husband and all the things he dose not only for me but for our family. I am constantly working on praising him more everyday, it's a huge struggle for me but I know that I can do with a little effort and faith.

When was the last time you gave praise to your spouse? I just want to let all of you know that I do have the best husband ever. Thank Russ for always helping out with the kids and the household duties. I Love you!!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Preston Loves Dinner time

Preston loves to eat dinner with us, and he is a good little eater. One night we made a "rookie" mistake and left everything on the table afterwords and forgot he was running around the house. Lets just say we will never do that again.

** By the way we have tacos that night for dinner, hence the sour cream mess**

Monday, September 14, 2009

First Day of School!

The kids started a new school this year, they are at John Newberry in Wenatchee. They were a little sad, happy, excited, nervous you name it they were it. They were very sad that they had to leave all of their friends and school behind, but they were very excited for this new chapter for our family.

After getting everyone all settled in to our new house, the kids have made some great friends on the block and were excited to start school on Sept 2nd!

I can't believe how fast they are growing up, Izaiah is in 4th grade, Madie in 2nd and Conner is in Kindergarten this year - WOW!!! Three of them in school all day long, what is a mom to do with her self?

The kids had an awesome first day of school, which Russ and I are so thankful for.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Miles and Tania's wedding

It was a great honor to be part of my best friends special day, she finally got married. We have been friends since we were 10, yes it's a long time. We have really only had one major fight and honestly neither one of us can remember what it was about, but I'm sure it has something to do with a boy.

This was a huge day for her, since I didn't invite her to my wedding 10yrs ago - sorry honey :( I tired to make it up to you thru out the years but I know it's not the same.

To my best friend and her new husband I wish you both the best and many fun years ahead of you. Hope you have tons of fun on your honeymoon, can't wait to hear all about it.

Luv ya both

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Preston's First Hair Cut

Summer Fun!

Conner is a big boy!!

Conner has finally learned how to ride his bike with out any training wheels (at one point he did have one, yes one training wheel on his bike) with the help and encouragement of his big brother Izaiah.

Pic1 - he is getting ready to take off

Pic2 - look at me go, he was actually trying to race the other kids in the neighborhood

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Preston eating his first apple

Preston is growing up so fast, every time I turn around he is doing something new, well on this particular day it was eating a whole apple (with the skin on). He climbed up the step stool we have in the kitchen and grabbed it right off of the counter and started eating it, I guess he was hungry :)

He enjoyed eating that apple and was very upset at me when I took it away.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Preston helping with the laundry!

Yes that is Preston helping with the laundry. He decided to put daddy's shirt on, and yes that is his head thru the sleeve of the shirt

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Conner and Preston playing car's today, and much to my amazement Preston can make the Vroom Vroom sound.

Aren't they cute playing together.

Dog pile!

It's always crazy here at the deJong house and this particular day was no different. The older boys decided they were going to Dog pile Madie, and of course she was game as always. They all take turns being on the bottom until someone get hurts, this time no one was injured. The only difference was that Preston wanted in on it, so we let him, boy did they have an awesome time.

Sunday, May 3, 2009


This was Preston's first time having anything from McDonald's so of course we had to capture the moment.

Preston is 1!

Our little Monkey/Peanut/Baby is finally 1! It seems just like yesterday that I was holding this 7lb 11oz little bundle of joy, wondering what this new addition would bring to our family. He has defiantly brought a ton of laughter in to our home along with a calming affect - if any of you know him you would know what I mean, he just has this sense of peace with him all the time. Everyday I look at him and am just amazed at all the new things he can do or say (he can say Izaiah's name perfectly) and I am so looking forward to what this next year will bring and all the new things he will learn to do.