Monday, February 14, 2011


Happy Moments
Praise God

Difficult Moments
Seek God

Quiet Moments
Worship God

Painful Moments
Trust God

Every Moment
Thank God

Monday, February 7, 2011

Look Who's 8!!

Birthdays are some of my favorite days and we had the joy of celebrating the twins 8th birthday on Saturday! I know, I know, I am only echoing what most Mom’s say when I ask…”I can hardly believe it, where has the time gone”???

The day started off very fun with breakfast in bed for both of the twins….and Daddy had surprised all of us and purchased Pop Tarts for the special occasion! We haven’t had Pop Tarts in the house for quite a while, we used to keep them around only as “after Sunday night church” treats but it has been a long time since we have done that. Needless to say, EVERYONE was quite happy over Daddy’s purchase! The day included Will getting to play Madden 10 and Mario Kart with Mitchell and Shelley checking many things off her “birthday to do” list! We had a delicious birthday dinner thanks to the delectable palates of the twins…..50/50 marinated sirloin steak, baked potatoes with all the toppings, lots of salad with Ranch dressing, Sierra Mist and Toy Story 3 and Princess cupcakes to finish! We also extended the celebration a bit to Superbowl Sunday when we had both Eschbach families out for some Superbowl fun…GO Pack GO!!! Since Dan’s birthday is today (Happy Birthday Dan!!) we got to sing to him also yesterday! It has been a fun weekend rejoicing in the lives of Will and Shelley and simply spoiling them on their special day!

Here is a peak at Shelley’s “to do birthday” list…. exactly as written…..we were able to accomplish numbers 1-12...I loved it!

1. Breakfast in bed
2. Make a crown
3. Dress up nicely
4. Curl your hair
5. Play a game
6. Paint nails
7. Go to jo-anne Fabrics
8. Sew peddiecoats
9. Have tea
10. Have dinner
11. Have dissert
12. Open presents
13. Play dolls
14. Do crafts
15. Make heart valintines
16. Make crown for Will
17. Paper chains
18. Paint with easle, outside if 60 degrees or inside if cold
19. Play house
20. Make big bed

Friday, February 4, 2011

Great Wolf Lodge

A couple weekends ago we had the joy of “opening” another Christmas present. This one was to the children, in fact it was the only Christmas present we gave to them this year… a night away at Great Wolf Lodge! It was very fun on Christmas morning to see their reaction when they opened the one present from Momma and Daddy…it held 5 pairs of goggles and a brochure for GWL! We had originally scheduled the time away for the morning after Christmas, but when we knew Gigi’s was close to going home to the Lord, we rescheduled our getaway.

We had never been to GWL, and we had a ball! Everything was truly on a grand scale and we enjoyed the entire experience!  We also had fun making a Dairy Queen blizzard run in PJ’s late at night. Actually we paid for it later as for some reason I am not sure where my brain was when we got JD his OWN mini blizzard at 10 o’clock at night! Even after all that swimming, bedtime was quite a chore after the mass sugar rush!!

We spent many fun hours laughing and swimming…I even braved the Canyon River Run a few times and the Howlin’ Tornado ONLY once!! I love the last two photos....they say it all for JD at the end.  He had done so good all day and had a great time but when we were leaving he started melting down!  Those were our "out the door" photos and as soon as they were taken, we quickly loaded up in the van.  Before we hit I-5, he was sawin' logs!!  Thanks to Mom for coming to take care of Papa for our getaway.  The timing for late January ended up to be such a blessing and gave our family some much needed and very sweet time away together.