S: January 2012 - May 2013
FC: A Year of Growth | "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." - Proverbs 22:6
1: I decided to call this scrapbook, "A Year of Growth", because it truly was a year of growing in Christ, and turning our lives over to Him. We tried to do follow our own will and do things our way for a long time, but it took losing our home to really get us to surrender all. From that moment on, God provided us with a beautiful home in Estrella Mountain Ranch, a wonderful job for MJ which he absolutely LOVES, and with that came an amazing preschool program for Bailey Grace. God provided us with Ms. Jamie to care for Brogan while we are working, and He provided for us financially when on paper, ends would not meet. God is good and through our struggles, we grew closer as a family and closer to Him. We really learned this year what it means to trust God and that He is our provider. It was this year that Brenden and I started reading the Bible together, this year that we began praying together regularly as a family, and this year that we developed a "family schedule" to help us stay on track with our lives and priorities. I am looking forward to a wonderful summer and school year! We will be starting our ninth year of teaching this year- Time flies! Bailey Grace is starting Kindergarten, can't believe it!
3: Time to Party! | Bailey Grace Loves her new PINK bedroom. She is especially fond of the big open windowsill for her to host tea parties. Our new home has been such a blessing. | Baby Girl
4: Bailey + Peighton = Friends 4 Ever | Making Cookies | 2 0 1 2
6: E.Y.S. 2012
8: 4 Years Old!
11: 10 years... An unforgettable evening together at home...
13: He has risen!
15: I will never forget our Phoenix Suns Unit this year!
16: I will NEVER forget this year when Joe Gallagher's uncle got my class a sweet Suite at a Phoenix Suns game as a culminating event for our Suns unit. It was AWESOME! Unlimited popcorn,, drinks, dessert, backpacks, amazing seats. This was an unforgettable experience!
18: rides | fun | laughter | great heights | family | together | adventure | excitement
19: the food | big laughs | smiles | the rides | hold on! | roller coasters | July 2012
20: Our children bring light and joy to everyone they come in contact with...
23: Westar Fall Carnival
25: BIRTHDAY BASH | Brenden's 8th Birthday | Brogan's 2nd Birthday | Nov. 5th | Nov. 11th
26: FUN Times Making Halloween Houses 2011
28: Westar Spooktacular Event
30: Brenden's 8th Birthday Party was a blast! It was Pirate themed costume party. This was Brenden's first party with all of his friends and a LOT of friends came! It was so FUN!
32: RACHEL MARIE | Handsome little Guy!
36: MOAB, UT Fall Break 2012
37: BE HAPPY | Explore your world
40: Our Budding Artist
41: All Tuckered Out | Little Schroder
42: QW | December 2012
43: We had a wonderful time with the Carney family in Prescott for a family reunion. We went to the Prescott Parade, and then headed to a very LARGE cabin in the woods for a fun night of festivities. We made graham cracker houses with all the little ones, had a White Elephant Exchange, and ate tons of delicious food! It was a great start to the holidays!
44: Have a Holly Jolly Christmas
45: Breakfast with Santa | Westar Elementary
46: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
47: Happy Birthday Jesus!
48: Roughrider Bike Club
50: MJ and I got the privilege of attending a Phoenix Suns game practically court level thanks to my wonderful student Tristan Williams. It was an awesome experience that I will never forget! | David Crowder has a way of releasing the Holy Spirit into a room like only Matt Hornbeck can do. Awesome concert!
51: MJ and I got to escape to Sedona for a whole weekend for our 11 year anniversary. We got to do two of our favorite things: hiking, and biking. It was a blast!
53: Bailey Grace's Royal Birthday Party! | 5
54: for a day
55: Bailey Grace
56: LOVE Conquers All
57: Mikey whisked me away to a Cinderella Suite in Oakcreek Village for our 11 year anniversary. It was a trip that I will never forget...
58: There was a beautiful park next to our hotel in San Diego! We had to stretch our legs after the long trip there! It was perfect!
59: 2013 | Spring Break
60: LEGOLAND | Spring Break 2013
65: Out of Africa 2013
66: Mother's Day at Lynx Lake | 2013
68: Baby Evelyn's 3rd Birthday party! | Chuck E Cheese Pizza
69: Zephyr's 5th Birthday Party at Peter Piper Pizza! Our kids LOVE pizza parties!
70: Matteson Square Garden | May 24, 2013 | Mr. Matteson | The last day of school was unforgettable. Bailey Grace sang her Z,Y,X's for the class and she had everyone's full attention. The class decided that Brogan should be our new art teacher- my little budding artist! i will really miss this class, they were a great bunch!
71: Playing at the park with the new sand pails from Great Aunt Terry. We are ready for summer!