Thursday, July 12, 2012


Here is an update on our 3 year old daughter Hope...I mean Elizabeth? No Hope!

Hope's dolls are all named Elizabeth, it is also Hope's pretend name. No one else can use this name, she likes this name-I don't even know where she has heard it.

Hope loves to swim and is now doing so underwater-she's quite fearless.

Hope will trip or fall atleast once a day-hence the temper tantrum and endless crying.

When she gets mad she calls everyone 'uggy'...sweet girl!

Hope loves babies and she always says 'awww look how little' its like she isn't little she's 30 in a 3 year old body.

She's obssessed with make up! It's annoying at times...cause we'll look at her and think what did she do to her face now!

She dressed 5X a day-hence her room is always messy-she has a bathing suit obssession too-but its better then her 2 year old shoe obssession.

She's very caring, and nosy too. She's always commenting on our grown up discussions.

She loves baths and books and barbies.

She loves to listen to the radio and tells me to 'turn it up mom' her favorite song is 'Hosanna'

She loves to dance and tells me that is what she is-a dancer princess.

She now sleeps with us! Somehow this started in the middle of the night.

She loves our dog Ryder and he adores her...they are both inseperable, and he's always growling if we go near her when she sleeps.

She loves her grandmothers Nana and Yaya and they love her!

She tells me she loves me every 5 minutes and always blames Noah for everything, but if we get mad at Noah she gets mad at us!

She's pickier these days about what she eats-and includes ketchup with everything.

She and daddy like to eat donuts for breakfast when mommy isn't looking!

She draws alot of things and writes her name and hangs them up herself-we're still trying to figure out what the art means-ha.

She always wears shorts under her skirts or dresses (I admire this about her alot)

She's creative with her clothese and does a good job putting herself together.

We just cut more of her hair (she wanted to after I did the boys') her hair is growing fast and we're trying to thickin it out by cutting the ends gradually.

Sometimes I think Hope will be the only girl in our family because of all the attention she requires....she's quite dramatic and demanding at times-she'll grab on to our legs or arms and hang there till she gets her way!

She always thanks me when I do her hair and says let me see in the mirror mom what you did...I follow her into her room and catch her twirling around in front of the mirror-she says "I'm a beautiful!"

Yes you are Hope...yes you are.

Surfer girl!

Monkeying around this Summer!


Well I've been quiet..with four kids it is far from being quiet around here but yes much has happened and so fast! The children are just getting bigger and pulling me left and right...its amazing I am even able to stand. We got a new minivan yeahhhhh! Not that it too won't get destroyed by the little ones, its just that we needed a safer-American car haha so Freddy could fix it if it ever has issues-he couldn't fix the Nissan and that frustrated him greatly. We've been to water parks in Orlando (Blizzard & Typhoon has the annual pass) and that was fun, we did it while Fred was also working there. Freddy has been travelling more than usual for his company and it seems it may stay at that pace-hence, me stepping down from school a while;( Yep...I said it, I am taking a break until our lives are a little easier. My son Frederick's last school year was a tough one for all of us on top of my being in school for nursing, and then the 3 other ones somewhere in between the chaos. After much prayer and even some fasting, it seems as though God too is asking me to step back a bit and smell around me. I actually have passion for some mission trips over seas and thought that would be after the nursing, but perhaps it is not nursing skills that I will use abroad. It brings me also to this, homeschooling-something that has been brought up a time or two amongst friends and neighbors, but I 've often brushed off the idea because of internal fears. No not me, I have no patience-4 kids ha! When would I get a break? When would I get to work on my things? So alot of struggles of my and the midst of mommy hood as well. After failing yet another exam, and feeling the tensions and a piece of eyebrow missing (cause of my stress) I decided no Jeannie don't do this to them;(

So I withdrew, I sent my letters out to the dean and told them I shall return...but I don't know when. That's where I am now-One day at a time. My babies are little and young and they need me. That is why as scared as I am I will attempt homeschooling the kids. I thought just Frederick first, but then I also remembered Mackenzie's needs for attention lately and Noah's just beginning Kindergarten, so why not do it right? I'm doing a virtual homeschooling that is for residents in our county only and it is still considered public school and they will achieve all the same credits and everything. I am only going to be their coach as they will have a virtual teacher who assigns and grades the work and still subject them to testing. I still want the structure and kick in the butt for all of us to hand in the assignments and complete so many hours a week, that way if we ever decide to send them to middle or high school we can. Pray for us, because I know this will be challenging as well as rewarding. My husband says he's very excited and that he's gonna support me and help me with this (anything to get me to clean the house;) We're really involved with our church now and feel God has truly truly blessed us by allowing us to do His work. We really want to make use of my husband's flight benefits and travel with the kids to bring hope and love to the ones that do not know Christ yet.

Hope has such a heart for prayer as well as the boys. They see kids hurting around the world and that we are blessed. Why not allow them to blossom where the spirit takes them.

Here are some of the great pics my brother Jack  had taken over the summer thus far.