As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord..
Joshua 24:15

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Happy Holidays from us!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Our little visitor

Alexia, my niece, wanted to come see Hannah for her birthday present. She flew from Tampa (by herself) and stayed with us for a long weekend. The girls had a wonderful time and it was sad to see her go. We took the kids ice skating and celebrated Alexia turning 9! Now Hannah wants to go see Alexia for her birthday.

Eve's first time ice skating! She made it around the rink one time.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Wedding shots

Derek performed his first ceremony! He did such a good job.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I'm having a..........

GIRL! Derek is going to be outnumbered! He already has father-son trips planned for every year. I have 104 days to go and counting...... Derek and I just got back from Florida a week ago. Derek performed his first marriage on the beach. It was a beautiful wedding and he did such a good job. I will post pictures by tomorrow!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

3 parades and a party

We had to take some of our games out to the garage b/c it started to rain. This is just a portion of kids that were at my house; not including the 16 adults! The downstairs was too dark to get a good shot of the decorated basement.

The adult table....there was also a kid's snack table down stairs and lots of pizza!

Parade #1 (Hannah was embarrassed that she had her clothes under her costume, so she didn't want me to take a picture of her.)....and so it begins.

You see my little Native American chief?

Eve was freezing, but she didn't want to cover up her costume with a sweater.

I was a pregnant witch, which Derek said was very fitting...ha, ha, ha! I should wear it everyday for the next 4 months!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Back from the ER

Derek and I had a little scare last night. I was experiencing some of the worst pain that I have ever felt resulting in vommitting every 5-10 minutes for about 3 hours. I woke D up and told him that we needed to go to the ER. Anyways, long story short, I was passing kidney stones. I am just about 21 weeks and the baby was healthy. They did an ultrasound in the ER. Derek asked Dr. Smith if he could tell what the sex of the baby was, but sorry to disappoint, we still don't know! I'm still having some residual pain in my side, but I'm praying that it will go away soon. Anyone else experience this during pregnancy?

Thursday, October 1, 2009


Our saturdays remain pretty busy! Hannah has fastpitch from 8:30-10:30, Ben has his football games at 11:30, and Hannah has soccer from 1:00-2:30. This is Ben's first year in flag football. It is so fun to watch the boys. Half the time they are picking grass or playing with their mouth guards. The coaches are saints for dealing with 10 ADD 6 & 7 year olds. Here's a couple of shots of Ben playing QB. (they don't do a lot of passing...if you can imagine)

Taking after his daddy and playing as an offensive lineman. He looks like he's choking that poor boy. Is that legal?

Monday, September 14, 2009

No tears here!

I had a whole 2 hours to myself today! Ben started kindergarten and Eve started preschool. Life is good!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Minnesota State Fair

Gibson side (Lt-Rt, Ben, Kyle, Eve, Hannah, Zack, Averi, Drew) We are only missing Jake who is Jodi's youngest. We left him at grandma's house.

Jodi got a big V from some weird guys who were marking everyone. I'm not even sure what it means!

Eve and Drew at the kiddie rides.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

UFF-DA Days!

We just got back from Minnesota on Saturday night where I spent a couple of weeks with my family. The first part of the week I went up to my mom's house. She lives in Northern Minnesota where "yah" the Fargo accent is in full force! The Saturday that the entire family was together we celebrated UFF-DA Days in downtown Nevis. (One stop sign, two gas stations, two resteraunts, and a funeral parlor). Ben won the ice cream eating contest and won this Viking helmet. (Go Vikings!) .....more exciting pictures to follow.

Jodi and Travis came 1st in the egg toss and received free tee-shirts!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Due date!

Just got back from picking Hannah up from camp. I didn't work her week this year, so you guys are going to have to wait for the (throw away) camera pictures to be developed. They might actually be (throw away pictures). She had a great week and ended up with lots of awards! When we got home today, Hannah got a note from school with her teacher assignment. She got the mean old teacher and started crying. I pulled out my old yearbooks and showed her a couple teachers I had and lived through it to tell about it....Ms. Erickson for one. She was at least a 100 years old.

I am 11 weeks pregnant and am due March 10th. I finally had an ultrasound done a couple of weeks ago. There's a heart beat! All I said to the lady is, "there's only one...right"? I was already thinking of starting my own reality show if there was more than one. I could quit working, get some free plastic surgery and D could get some hair plugs. What is the harm in that?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Bill turns 60!

Just wanted to post a picture of the Garrett family that was present at Bill's suprise 60th birthday party. Look at all those kids.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Ben turns 6!

Ben had a bowling party last week for his birthday. There were 8 kids bowling on one lane. It had to be the longest game recorded in history. The ball would roll so slow that sometimes it rolled down to the front of the pins and just stopped when it touched the pins. It was hysterical! We love you Ben! Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Guess who is crazy?

Me! Derek and I are expecting # 4 early Spring.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Back from camp

We got back from Camp Manatawny on Sunday. We had a great week. The weather was perfect. Here are some pictures of the week!

Cousin Andria, sister Dana, friend Mark!
Girl counselor skit!

My Mohawk tribe rocked!!!!!!!!!!

Hot Garrett girls!!!

I have the worst dyed hair ever!!! Someone write into Regis and Kelly and get me a mommy make-over now!

Danielle and Kristen

Director Dave and daughter, Andria

Dana and Lauren

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Goodbye Facebook

As most of you know, I opened up a virus on my facebook and my poor computer is so sick. I decided to terminate my account. I was very sad last night. Hopefully now I can help my poor computer get better. I'm sorry to anyone who opened up the virus. I know it has been going around.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

I just wanted to share with you the most recent picture that I have of my dad before he passed away. If I could picture what he looks like in heaven, it would be similar to this picture right here. Fishing was his heaven on earth. Happy Father's day...daddy!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fort Lauderdale Pictures

I did a last minute trip to Florida with some friends. We stayed in Weston, Florida, which is 20 minutes from Fort Lauderdale. We spent most of the time by the pool, but did end up driving to the beach for dinner one night. We also went to the Hard Rock casino one night. It was in the 90s everyday and the 80s at night...Heaven!

Monica and Kristine (Known them for 19 years)

After dinner, we took some pictures in the ocean before we drove back to Weston.

Andria and Mel (Neighbors from New York-known less than a year)