Who knew that sixteen years would fly by so fast! Sixteen years, four children and many wonderful adventures! It is kind of fun to think back on all the accomplishments we have had and all the exciting (maybe not all good!) times we have had. There was a while that it was an annual occurence for Justin to have some type of work-related injury. It sure doesn't seem like all that long ago that we were making adult sized decisions about what to do concerning school after we were married, where to live and what life would bring during our married life together! Happy 16th Anniversary Justin! Thanks for all the wonderful adventures we have embarked on together so far! I look forward to what the next 16 years and beyond will bring!
And as promised here is the picture of Monte's mischeviousness and ingenuity from yesterday. (See post below)
Monte was good enough to do a picture of Logan, Joni and I. Notice, Logan was trying on the headbands for Joni.
11/7/2009 Monte asked if they were ever going to have another "carnivore" at Carson's school. This question comes one week after the Halloween "carnival". When asked why he wanted another "carnivore", his response was "I just want to do that one thing where you can win a cake." Aha moment - Oh, the cake walk at the Halloween Carnival. :-) 9/28/2009 Monte saw Logan this past week dressing up for different days at school. One of the days was "Hero Day". Tonight on the way home from the grocery store, Monte was sitting in the backseat of the suburban with Joni. He was laying his head down on her in her carseat. Then he says: "Mom, I know if Joni dressed up for hero day, she should dress up like me because I am her hero!" AAAWWW-HOW SWEET! ___________________________________________ Monte informs me this morning that he is no longer going to be my servant after I ask him to do something. Conversation: Mom-What do you do as my servant? Monte-EVERYTHING! Mom-If you won't be my servant anymore, what are you going to do? Monte-Be a dad! Oh, the advice I have for him! So, to Monte's future wife-Have fun using him as YOUR servant! :-)
We were school shopping and he found some boots that had the gold toe cap on it. Monte-Hey, look I could get these boots! Then I could be a king!
November 22, 2009 Carson was doing dinner dishes and he says, "I am allergic to this- soap and doing dishes. My arms are itching and I am blushing death." _____________________________________________ We were school shopping and Carson and Monte found some heavy duty suspenders. Conversation: Carson-Monte, look at these great suspenders Monte-Whoa! Those are cool Carson procedes to clip them onto his pants, bear in mind they were half folded up in a cardboard package Carson-Well look! They fit! Maybe if I grow just a tich, I can buy them when we come back next year school shopping!
Daddy's Little Girl
Monte just can't get enough of her
Tiniest Ellis Feet
Finally, "Whoa! What big hands and feet she has!" were not the first words we heard after delivery