Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sledding, Bathtime and the kitty kat

My big brother Nate and his wife Heather are visiting from California. Today we went sledding with our cousins who are also here from Goergia!










Tuesday, December 8, 2009

lookin back

Here's a few old pics taken at Christmas.... at the cabin. 2004 before we were married. and we were were 19 and engaged.... notice we were enjoying a beer (: (what happens at the cabin stays at the cabin....only not with me, it never stays at the cabin. haha
Chrismas 2005 Bill was in Iraq. and i was in CA with my brother nate and his wife heather.
Christmas 2006 (Ethan has just come home home from the nicu.) Christmas 2007 sorry forgot to take a family pic this year i guess ):

Christmas 2008


Christmas 2009.....coming soon.....


Friday, December 4, 2009

First snowfall and snowman of the year

Last night daddy and ethan made this cute snowman on the back deck, the snowman has chocolate kisses for eyes, chocolate chips for a mouth and a carrot for a nose. (notice Ethan insisted on wearing his rain boots)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Levi's Baptism

November 8 2009 Levi James DeYoung was baptized! A beautiful symbolization that we as parents and the church promise to raise Levi in the Christian faith. One of the deacons Jim Terpstra took Levi for a walk down the isle to show him off! As he handed him back to Bill and i he said somthing to to this effect. "Levi is one of God's children, and he gives him to us temporarily, to raise and teach, and then give back to do God's will".
Yesterday Bill and i promised that we would do everything we can to raise our boys to love the God!




















Wednesday, October 14, 2009

House progress

Here is a pic of the front of our house as of a few days ago, the drywall is completely hung, cement work done, painter comes tomorrow to start priming, and the cabinets are being installed on friday! Only a few more weeks!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

DeYoung's lately...

This past few days have been SO beautiful! Fall is definately my favorite time of the year...The crisp cool air and the smell of leaves burning, and a Apple pie in the oven! God is so amazing to have created such amazing things for us to enjoy. Even just the leaves that turn bright red, orange and purple on the trees, and when the sun hits them in the late afternoon, how they radiate! I love it. If earth is this beautiful think about how amazing heaven will be!! What a great God we serve!
We have been adjusting well with 2 kids- Ethan loves Levi so much, he kisses him like 100 times a day, and wants SO bad for Levi to play monster trucks with him! It is just the most precious thing. I love being a mommy more than anything, well, i love being a wife too, but it is a different kind of love.
But anyway, Bill is still truckin away at school, He is in his 3rd year already, i don't know how he does it all. but i am proud of him. He is amazing. I now want to take this time to brag about my man. He is my Rock. He is selfless, he is strong when i am not. I don't know what i ever did to deserve him, but i musta done somethin right. This was always my verse when i was praying about my future husband "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart". And he sure did!!! So many of our friends from the military are getting divorced, and it breaks my heart. mostly for the kids who have to go through it- i would know! It sucks! but whatever happened to "For better or for worse-AS LONG AS YOU BOTH SHALL LIVE"! It is so sad that people think they can just throw in the towel when things get tough! sad. ok can you tell i am bored..here are some pics!!








Friday, September 11, 2009

mini photo shoot!

Most of you have already seen these on my facebook, but here are a few pics for those of you who do not have or use their facebook (you know who you are!) One of our good friends, Christina Terpstra did a photo shoot for the boys, She did a fabulous job! Thanks Terp!!
Here are my precious little guys...




















Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Levi's First bath

Last night Levi had his FIRST BATH! Here's a few pics of the boys in the bathtub, and some random ones as well! It's so fun having 2 boys! I love it. I want them to stay little forever! to snuggle up to me when they are tired, to miss me when i go to the grocery store, even just playing monster trucks on the floor... everyone says this time comes and goes way too fast and before i know it they will be going off to school!!





































































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