Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Fun packed July!

Hello again everyone! Well my lack of posts has not been lack of motivation on my part but lack of internet service! We moved into our new home about 3 weeks ago, and have just within the last few days got phone and internet service! So, July has been packed with painting, moving, birthdays and parades :) My big boy entered into the double digits with his 10th birthday, and my babies turned 6. I am amazed at how fast time goes. We are enjoying our new home and are slowly getting things in order. We painted the whole house before we moved in, but there is still alot of work to do, mainly in the yard. There is almost 3 acres to tame, but we are enjoying the work and look forward to planting a garden soon.

First night in our house!

The 4th of July is always fun for us too as Naples has a great parade and fantastic fireworks display. This year was a little crazy for us with the move and birthdays thrown in but we enjoyed it none the less!

First 4th as a citizen of the US!
The Loot!
Thank you Nana & Nandad!

Happy six year olds!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Back yet again!


Yes, I know, I am yet again behind on my blog! I have no excuse, other than that our life has been a little busy lately. Well, actually our life has been a lot bust lately. Anyway, here I am again having no intention of giving up on my blog with some news of our recent activities!

Since my last post, Evan has also learned to ride his bike, we put an offer in on a house which we are thankfully closing on next week, we organized an Easter outreach into our neighborhood, took a trip to Virginia, welcomed Jasen's mom for his 40th birthday week, celebrated 14 years of marriage, continued to slog through school, supported Jaden and his soccer team, bought a new car, took a trip to Miami to visit with dear friends from Alaska, enjoyed a church work day, put together a devotional series for my sister-in-law to share with her ladies coffee group in VA, amongst other odds and ends! So, as you can see we have not been sitting idle! I will share more details over the next few weeks in regards to the house etc, and what lies ahead for us in the next few months. For now, I will share a few pics for you to enjoy!
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SURPRISE!! Happy Birthday Jasen :)

Thursday, February 03, 2011

BIG GIRL!

The twins each got bikes for Christmas! How surprised we were last night when Leah jumped on a friends bike sans training wheels and took off! So, this morning we took the trainers off her bike and watched her go :) They are growing up WAY too fast.
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Friday, January 14, 2011

Playing Catch Up

Happy New Year everyone! I realize months have passed since I have updated you on life here in SW Florida. I have resolved however to be better about keeping things current here. I do enjoy Facebook, but I also enjoy looking back myself at our blogging journey. I also realize that there are those who enjoy keeping up with us through this site, so for all of those reasons here is an overview of recent happenings of the Wickert family!

It's hard to believe that we have lived in Naples for over a year now. The time has flown by, but it has been a good year full of fun, and lots of blessings. Visits from friends and family, the kids doing well in their schoolwork, Jasen enjoying his job, getting to know the people at Naples Alliance Church, and the small opportunities for me to occasionally appear on our local FOX affiliate here. I would say the biggest blessing of all came recently in the form of the sale of our home in Tennessee! With the market being the way it is right now, we did take somewhat of a loss, but we are also thankful for the ability now to move ahead and buy a place here. 2011 has started well, and I pray it continues that way.

Here are a few pictures to capture some of our activites over the last few months!
 Fun with friends
 Making Christmas Cookies
 Sneaking Dough!
 Snow Fest!! They truck in snow so the kids can play :)
 Evan climbing the mountain
 First rollercoaster ride
 Waiting for the Christmas parade
 Christmas Eve
 Christmas Morning - Listening to the Christmas Story
 Pure joy!
 Soooo happy
 Excited!
 Big Girl Bike
 Build A Bear

 "Winter" in Florida
 MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ADAM!!

ADAM IS EIGHT TODAY!! What a sweet boy he is. We are very proud of the young man he is becoming and know there are great things ahead for this little one :)
 Our traditional birthday doughnut breakfast, this year on the beach!