Friday, December 26, 2008

To Whom it May Concern: I figured out why the comments weren't showing, so I am happy! I have imported all my old posts and am going to delete my other blog. Why have two blogs when I barely have time for one!? But this one will stay the same!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Christmas in Georgia


Mom and Dad took the whole family to a cabin in GA for Christmas! We had a fabulous time! The kids ran wild (just kidding) and the adults stayed up till all hours enjoying the fellowship, not to mention the hot tub and lots of food!






Brendan entertaining the munchkins, Reece, Ben and Kaelin








Mom and Dad up past their bedtime







Playing Monopoly













Crazy kids eating Jessica's yummy homemade pizza





Brendan and I









Randy and Jenn







Playing "golf", looks exciting, huh?










Getting ready to open those gifts!!








JoJo taking steps to JJ








Putting babies "ni-night"









Reece and Rod










Aunt Jessica










On the Christmas train







Here comes Santa Claus!



Tuesday, December 23, 2008

A Fresh Beginning

I was having issues with my old blog, so I changes its name and created a new one! If you would like to view any old posts, go to clearlynolt.blogspot.com

Hopefully this new blog will allow comments! I just didn't have the patience to mess with it any more! It might not really matter since not a whole lot of people comment anyway! haha

We are enjoying the holidays very much! We went on a trip to Indiana at Thanksgiving time and we were SO glad to get back to the mild weather of FLORIDA! These are a few pics from the trip:

In Ft. Wayne, I saw my college friend, Jeni. L to R, Liam, Joanna, Ben, Sam, Owen, Kate

Since this picture, Jeni had her fourth child, Zane.







We also saw our freinds, Ruben & Miriam Miller. Here I am with Miriam, Krista, Joanna and Deanna





We stayed with Brendan's brother, Doug and Sheri. Our kids had a blast together. Here are JJ and Ally trying to get a ride. It's not working too well. The horse was uncooperative!






Time for a snuggle with Uncle Brendan.








Helping Lindsey with her homework!









JJ is giving a violin concert to Ben, Sam, Lindsey, Cameron, Allison, Rachel and Leroy.







In Middlebury, we had Thanksgiving with my mom's family, the Gingeriches. Every time we are together, teh men sing the star and the wisemen. Here they are singing, and here are Krista, Aunt Ruby and Joyce singing the ladies part. Grandpa and Grandma are listening.













The Gingeriches are blessed with LOTS of children. Here, Kaiya and JJ are goofing off.

On our way home we stopped in to see Brendan's other brother Andy! He lives in , Due West, SC and the kids love him!






We just got back last night from a great weekend with the Miller's (my parents and brothers' families) at a cabin in GA. I will post those pics soon!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Blog Problems

I have been having trouble with my comment box not showing! So this is a test post! This is only a test.

Monday, November 10, 2008

In the Meantime

Alot has happened since I posted last! Like my birthday! I am kinda silly in the fact that I think I need to be spoiled on my birthday. But now that I am 31 (!!!) I still like to be spoiled, I just don't want to think about my AGE! I still feel like 21 at heart! I even got some trendy glasses to prove to myself that I am not an old fogey! I will have to post pictures of these! haha

Anyway, life goes on even when I am having a pity-party. JJ just had his 2nd violin recital on Sunday! He has improved quite a bit! He has only been playing since March, but he knows five songs by heart. I love this video of him because he has his mouth open in concentration! He said that he was having fun up there! So, that's great! I would have been TERRIFIED at his age! I had to shed a couple tears when he was up there! What happened to my little baby? I guess I am a typical mommy. I couldn't take my eyes off of him.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Florida Aquarium








Well, there is definitely something good about homeschooling! We got into the aquarium for $3.00 a person! Actually, there are lots of great things about homeschooling, but this is a monetary one. The boys are really into sharks and alligators and such, so this was just down their alley. We saw some pretty crazy things, like a goliath grouper, mini seahorses, and a fish that looked just like seaweed! Isn't our Creator amazing? The boys were in their element! (he reason I keep saying "the boys" is because we left Joanna with Grandma Nolt) I wish we would have a family picture, but the one that the aquarium took would have cost us $16! Yikes!


Anyway, enjoy some pictures of our day!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Brendan J. Nolt

This post is dedicated to my WONDERFUL husband on his 29th birthday!

I just can't say enough about how I am BLESSED beyond measure with a husband who is SO good to me and the children!

My list for my dream husband included:

-a godly man with a passion for things of God

-a spiritual leader

-good singer

-athletic

-someone who will stand up to my strong personality

-handsome

-great character

-desire for excellence in all areas

-tall


I am blown away that God gave me a man who is above and beyond my expectations! In all areas but one: he is not tall. haha But at least he is taller than me and this was the least important thing on my list!


Brendan is very gentle and patient with us.

He is dedicated to discipling his family in the things of God.

He is passionate about reading and memorizing scripture with our family.

He helps me with practical things around the house.

He helps me take care of the children by dressing, feeding, playing, etc.
His greatest desire is to see his children have a relationship with Jesus.
He has a passion for good music.

These are just a few of the things he DOES, but I love him also because of who he IS:

-my best friend and confidante

-a lover of God's word

-honest

-faithful

-disciplined

-passionate

-loving

-patient (especially when I am grouchy)

-and the list could go on and on..but I suppose you are getting sick of all this...Brendan is not perfect..but he is the greatest man I know!


I love you, honey! Happy Birthday!


Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Birthdays and Summertime Blues













Ben turned 4 on August 24! We had a cake for him on his day, but we went to a kid's museum with the whole family for his and Kaelin's birthday (Jenn posted those pics). He is so thrilled to be 4!

Then we celebrated Joanna's 1st Birthday with the whole Gang on Saturday night! It was quite a wild party with all the running and shouting children!










Joanna just nonchalantly ate her cake as if nothing were different! She hardly even got messy!


































We babysat for Kaelin and Reece on Friday while Randy's were on their cruise! The kids had a blast!







My handsome hubby making music...
and his handsome son learning the finer points of holding a violin (I never knew how difficult it is!)






Our oldest is finally learning to ride a bike on his own! And our school room is in mommy and daddy's room for now...They are really loving school! Ben and JJ are both starting Kindergarten!