S: Completed Spring 2012
1: First time visiting Big Spring this year!
2: Big Spring! Jon and Katya Had such a great time!
3: Donovan's "first " birthday! | Donovan was our first foster child...he has two brothers...they stayed with us for almost 3 months!
4: This is the gang at GarLyn Zoo...We had an amazing time! It was the first outing with the foster kids... I am glad we had that time together! | I love taking the kids to any place new...they always have a different view on everything!
5: Check out my feather...I bet you want one now...yes, all the kids picked up a feather and put it in their hair or hat!
6: Anna's first swim meet! She is in the 6th grade...won 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place!!! | Future Olympic Swimmer!
7: Jon & Katya were so tired after the swim meet...asleep and we are so close to home! | She is so excited to practice with the swim team! She can't wait until next year! | Getting ready...
8: Nastia being silly..........I love her so much!!!
9: Momma being goofie!
10: Such fun...I met Joey in California and we had 4 days worth of fun. We saw sea lions, the amusement park, Alcatraz, Pier 39...ate lots, saw even more...Even though it was raining and cloudy, we had a great time.
11: Fun in California!!!
12: spring: a. The season of the year, occurring between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to comprise March, April, and May. b. A time of growth and renewal. | Beautiful plants in California... Such wonderful weather!
14: I had so much fun on the airplane...It was a long ride, but beautiful. I think flying over the mountains was my favorite part. I just couldn't get enough of the sites. | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
16: "Blossom by blossom the spring begins" | Nastia absolutely LOVES snakes! This is at the Children's museum in Marquette. Nastia always goes to the snake man...
17: It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
18: Father/daughter dance | The only girl to have 2 Dads to attend with her!
19: A Smile As Sweet As Spring | Spring 2012
20: Nothing Is So Beautiful As Spring...Spring competition with Joey
21: Spring Competition...first karate competition for Joey! He was amazing! | He even won a medal...He was so excited!
23: Oh my beautiful babies...I am missing Jon in these pictures, but you get the idea of the love all the kids have for each other...I am so proud of them! | Look...we got stamps on our hands...before Joey's competition!
24: Anna loves sledding! | Last snow of the year...We had such fun!
25: knee deep! | Look...an Iraqi sledding!
26: Fun with food!!!
27: JR's first deer! | Superior Game Ranch
28: Pictured Rocks National Lake Shore Park. Fantastic boat tour!!! 3 hours, 16 miles each way...GREAT Memories!
31: Such a wonderful trip...so peaceful...just watching nature! | God's Great Works!
32: "be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
33: 4th and 5th Grade Spring concert | Concert dedicated to Virginia VanDyck... she never missed anything the children did!
34: A Smile As Sweet As Spring | True LOVE!!!
35: Our Crew on the Pictured Rocks boat tour! | Katya and Anna...true sisters!
36: Katya's first day of school!
37: All the VanDyck kids started school in October...Katya started in January! They had a fantastic time...they LOVE school! Concerts, specials, and different events...they are so very excited to get up and go to school every day!
38: Sleep time and good friends!
39: School days! | January 2012
40: The kids had so much fun at VBS!!! They plan to go back next year! | VBS at the Mennonite church | The kids Used Sign Language in their songs!!!
41: A Smile As Sweet As Spring | Katya Isabella Noor...she has brought smiles to so many! | Such a precious face...