Sunday, November 8, 2009

And the winner is.....

Here are the long overdue pictures from our Light the night walk. It was the coldest walk we have participated in (one year it was almost 90 degrees) and it was emotional remembering Abbie but it was a wonderful evening. Thanks to everyone who donated, we were able to raise over $800 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.... THANK YOU!!!!
I also finally got around to having the girls pick the winners. Here they are getting prepared to pick the names...
(and yes, Raelyn had recently woken up)...
Eliana drew the first name....
and the winners are.....
Grandma and Grandpa Frost!

Raelyn drew the second name...
and the winners are....
Geoff and Susie Martineau!!!!

Thank you to everyone who participated - we really appreciate it! I have contacted the winners by e-mail but for those of you who didn't win, you can be on the look-out for next year's give-away!

Trick or Treat!

Here are the girls on Halloween. Eliana was a princess (big shocker there!) and Raelyn donned Eliana's old pumpkin costume. The second Raelyn put it on, she kept saying; "Rae-rae cute pumpkin"! Both girls had a good time but were glad to get back home and dig into their candy stash (and so was their mom!).

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Contest for Abbie!!!!

The girls are once again holding a contest in order to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk in memory of their sister. For each $25 donated to the girls websites, your name will be entered into a drawing. The girls will each pick one name out of the bucket and the two winners will each get a gift card to a restaurant (restaurant will be determined by location of winners). Please consider donating as the money will go to help battle leukemia and support patients currently battling the disease. Plus, the girls really enjoy getting to draw names!
Here are their webpages to donate:
Thanks so much!
The picture is our family at the 2008 Light the Night Walk

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Rae's birthday...

Here are some pictures from Raelyn's birthday. She really enjoyed her celebration. Here she is with her "horsie" cake that her mommy lovingly made...
...eating her free ice cream sundae. Did I mention that this girl definitely inherited the ice cream loving gene (it comes from both grandpas and her mommy!)

Here she is opening presents. She had a hard time because she wanted to wear/play with all of her presents while still opening the new ones. She quite enjoyed herself on her special day!

Here is a little video clip of Rae.... she was a little bit excited and kept saying Happy Birthday!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fun at Grandma and Grandpa's house...

I know it has been a while since I posted, and Darren has been giving me a hard time so I thought I would post a few pictures. Of course, the only pics I have loaded on my computer at the moment are from the end of August... but I guess better late than never!

Here is Eliana enjoying a tractor ride with Grandpa at his house... both girls had a grand ole time with their grandparents!
Here is Raelyn "helping" Grandpa in her garden....

A good download...

Our church worship leaders have produced a cd and you can download it for free at the following site. On the cd is the last song that was played at Abbie's funeral "We will dance"... enjoy!

you can find it here:

Thursday, June 25, 2009

I went to a really smart school....

and this proves it:

some U of MI students created and produced "Harry Potter, the musical". For those of you who are fans of the book, you will find the link below highly entertaining. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

I'm a bad blogger...

I know it has been over a month but I will atttempt to catch up a bit:
Here is a pic of Eliana at her ballet recital. She had a great time and did a wonderful job. It was so fun watching her enjoy getting up on stage and doing her dance - sometimes I think she only likes ballet because of the recital at the end!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Abbie!

April 17th, 2006 a little baby girl joined our lives... our precious Abigail Rae. She had an amazing ability to laugh and share her joy even though her little body went through so much.
I miss you baby....
The picture is from Abbie's first birthday when she joyously discovered her Daddy's yummy sandwich

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A delayed Easter joke from Eliana....

What does a bunny say?

rabbit... rabbit....

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

What is worse???

So what is worse:
1) That someone actually wrote a book called Pride & Prejudice & Zombies (see for yourself:

2) That a good friend bought the book and is supporting the ruin of a classic Austin novel

3) That hollywood is already fighting for the rights to produce the movie....
and I thought the Bollywood version was bad (okay, I thought it was bad but entertaining! Who doesn't love seeing Mr Darcy dance bollywood style?)

Monday, March 23, 2009

Raelyn funnies...

I have started to teach Raelyn the kid's catechism questions & answers. The first question is "who made you?"; the answer is "God".
Raelyn was getting pretty good at answering until I decided to have her show off her new skill....
I asked her... "Raelyn, who made you?"
and she answered.... "Daddy"

It is kind of a right answer just not the one I was anticipating. Needless to say, I got a good laugh out of it!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

The girls...

Here are the girls enjoying the Florida warm weather. They LOVE being together!

My husband... the beast!

While we were in DisneyWorld we went to Belle's story hour. During the show, Belle picks out people from the audience to participate in telling her story (Beauty & the Beast). Long story short... the best laugh I had during vacation was watching my husband play the beast. He did a GREAT job!
Here he is shocking Belle with his magnificent roar.....
and showing off his romantic side... watch out Belle - he's mine! ;)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

different personalities... same gene pool

I thought you might enjoy this little snippet into our girls personalities. A "friend" of ours left Billy Bass fish at our house while we were gone one night and rigged him up so that he would go off when we walked into the room. The girls have gotten a good kick out of Billy, although Eliana needed some time to warm up to it. If you look closely in the video you will see Eliana flinching when she gets close to Billy and Raelyn dancing and trying to play with him. One timid, and one not understanding the meaning of the word..... and yet they come from the same gene pool :)

Oh... but they do both love to dance... I hope you enjoy Eliana's groovy moves!

Monday, January 12, 2009

It's official... I am a polygamist!

So far I have married Cinderella, Ariel, Sleeping Beauty, and Eliana herself! Enjoy....