Wednesday, April 28, 2010


Our boys are a bunch of characters! As far as they're concerned, it's comedy hour all day long! They keep me smiling, but with all their goofiness they also nearly drive me to insanity! I often wonder where they get all their goofiness from, because Joel and I aren't that humorous, but they get it from somewhere, because our boys are definitely characters!

This month they got to take "character" to a whole new level. And, they loved it!

The junior high and high school had a "dress as a nerd day" at school. Jacob was ALL for this!

He was voted in the top two, for nerdiness, out of all who participated. Joel and I are so proud! :)

Then, yesterday the elementary students had a "dress as a character from a book day." And, of course, Nolan and Caleb were very excited about this!

Nolan dressed as "Christian", from the book Pilgram's Progress. He carried a sack filled with his "burdens" and a Bible. And, Caleb dressed as Long John Silver, from the book Treasure Island.

Nolan's class won for having the most students dressed as characters.

Then there is Gavin. He wanted to join in on the fun as well! So, he wore his Mr. Potato Head shirt! He can be quite the character as well! After all, look who he has for big brothers! :)

It's never a dull moment around here, especially with my boys around! I am so blessed.....Although, a vacation sure does sound really good this week! With school, homework, illnesses, sports, piano lessons, projects, goofiness.....They sure are keeping me hopping! But, I wouldn't change it for the world!


Please continue to be in prayer for Carly's family! They are laying their sweet girl to rest today. My heart is breaking for them! I pray that God will give them the peace, strength and grace that they require today and always!

"Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we also have access by faith into the grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And, not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us." Romans 5:1-5


Alicia said...

I love all your characters! Your house must be filled with laughter, which is so awesome! Although, I can certainly understand your need for quiet and less goofiness sometimes.

I am also praying for Carly's family. What a tragedy they are facing, so heartbreaking.

Amy said...

The boys look too cute! And their choice of characters fit them so well. Er...I realize that I just implied Jake is a nerd when he isn't... OOPS! ;o)

So, so tragic about sweet Carla. I can't imagine what her family must be going through! No parent should have to endure that... Keeping them in my prayers!

Hope said...

Your house sounds like so much fun. Congrats on your son being such a great nerd! haha Your boys are all very handsome. I'm loving Gavin's shirt!

Lacey said...

Great costumes boys! I really wish I could go to the funeral. I hate funerals, but I really want to support this sweet family!

Stephanie said...

Lobe the part down the middle of his head!!! That is the defining factor of a "nerd".Jacob you nailed it!!!

I wish we all could have been there in person to help support Joany and Paul...

Annette Gysen said...

How fun! Great costumes!

Team Carter Jay said...

Awww, it looks like they had so much fun! I love the last picture of Gavin. He looks SO happy!

Mom Doty said...

That's my grandboys! Just love the all are so creative and lovingly adorable! Jacob, Nolan, Caleb and are the lights of my life, right up their with your mom and Aunt Amy! Can't wait for "Chickpea's" fun. We are TRULY and wonderfully Blessed. Thank you Lord!

Grandma Doty