Thursday, January 27, 2011


I haven’t really been lazy lately (I wish there were time for that!), on the contrary- life gets busier by the day. The title is for this post.  In October, we went to visit Joel’s wonderful sister, Caroline, and company and she did several posts on her blog about our trip. So, rather that attempt to recreate her posts, I will just post the links on mine. Lazy, I know! But hers are are better than mine would have been anyway!  Crocketts have probably seen these already but for the rest of you- enjoy!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010



Dear Norah,

Happy Birthday sunshine girl! That is what I call you because the sun seems to follow you wherever you go. You have a light inside you that is easy to see and makes all who know you smile. You are full of life. It is my prayer that your light will continue to grow as you age and never dim.


You have grown a lot this year and I am amazed at all of the little things you say and do. From the “guys” you draw to your ability on that little red tricycle- you learn so quickly! It is a pleasure to be your mother and have a front row seat to it all.


You love many things right now. Namely, princesses, but there are other things too: playing with friends, your brother, babies, your daddy, parks, your tricycle, your cousins, your grandparents, tea parties, dressing up, family night, laughing, screaming, running, chasing, and playing… to name a few.


You are loved Norah, by many people.

Happy Birthday.



Saturday, November 13, 2010

Norah… in the latest Juney Band Ad!



Still deciding which one to use… smiling or serious. Either way, I think this will be the newest trend.

Walked out of the bathroom one morning to find this little cutie who could barely open her eyes because she had so many headbands on!

Friday, November 5, 2010



CINDERELLA and her sidekick GUS GUS the mouse…





Halloween this year could not have been more fun. Ohio just won “best place for trick-or-treating” in our book. People come out of their homes and line their driveways with chairs, fire pits and all, to hand out candy.  Who wants to go knock on doors anyway? You can get twice the amount of candy doing it this way! There were haunted houses inside garages, scary things in bushes, tractors transporting kids up and down the street, spooky creatures handing out candy and hundreds of kids eating it up- ours included!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Goin Home.

The kids and I were overjoyed to be able to take a trip to Utah in August. It was filled with lots of fun family time, a birthday party, a baby shower and, of course, sickness! It was a great trip nonetheless. Here are some of the highlights:

Getting to meet the newest addition,

Audrey Eva Turner

Isn’t she adorable?!

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Lots of trips to Thanksgiving Point…






A Mountain BBQ with the Englands!


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Ezra’s First Birthday Party!

The Hungry Caterpillar Cake


My Wonderful Parents



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We didn’t get pictures with the Crockett cousins but are so happy we got to see them.

Whew! Lots of pictures, I know, but at the rate that I have been blogging I figured if I didn’t do it all at once I would never get them all in.

We love you all and are so grateful for your love and support. As usual, we didn’t get to see everyone we wanted to or spend as much time as we would have liked with some of you. You always have a place to stay in Dayton, OH!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Ezra turned ONE on August 18th! Somehow it goes by so much faster with your second. Here is his first year in review…




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Favorite foods- watermelon! You and your daddy can finish off an entire one by yourselves in one sitting! Beans of all kinds, cheese, fruit, fruit, fruit.

Lover of stairs (too bad you can’t go down them by yourself yet!)

One legged crawler (hilarious)

Words he (attempts to) can say: ba-ba (vacuum), ba (ball), cckkkaaa (clock), be be (baby), ba ba (bye-bye, a subtle difference between his ba ba for vacuum!), da da, wuff wuff (dog).

Animal sounds he can make (these are the cutest): oooooo (wolf), ah-ah (monkey), bababa (chicken), ba (sheep), owww (cat), cack cack (duck), fish lips, bop-bop (bunny), raaaar (lion) and of course wuff, wuff for dogs.

He loves:



music and dancing.

taking things out and putting them back in.

pushing and walking.

his sister (most of the time!)

smiling and laughing.

the bath.

We are so incredibly blessed to have you in our family little boy.  You light up our home with your sweet spirit. You are calm yet feisty when you really care about something. You make all of us smile everyday.  You are adorable. You couldn’t be more loved. Happy Birthday Ezra!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Pirate Face and Mommy Shoes

This is what we call the Pirate Face. Ezra makes this face after something occurs that he’s not too sure about. It is typically after something Norah does. For example, when she grabs his hands and swings them back and forth as hard as she can while singing “twinkle, twinkle” at the top of her lungs, he will look up at me with Pirate Face. Or after she tries to ride him like a horse, Pirate Face. Or after she takes both arms and tries to drag him across the floor, Pirate Face. You get the picture. I couldn’t decide on just one so below are a whole slew of faces that I get to look at each day. Aaaaargh.





Norah still loves shoes. Today, after church, she put these on and wouldn’t take them off for a good hour…