Friday, January 27, 2012

Big boys' special music

Last Sunday my three big boys sang for the offeratory. BJ and I were so proud of them...and thrilled to hear them sing in three part harmony. 
BTW- this was during practice.  We don't just let Jud and Johnny run wild during service. :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ready for church

These ties were a hoot! Reusable sticker ties are way more fun than real ones. :)

Thank you Keith and Marlene. :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

Justin's Mac...Isaac, this post is for you

I walked into the room to my boys playing "bank."  Justin was using his very own homemade apple computer. :)  Uncle Isaac's influence for sure!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Aren't these bears cute and huge? :) 
Thank you, Marlene, for making these for our twins. I am sure they will be snuggled tons....until the twins are old enough to play "hunting" and then they will shoot them. :)

Christmas with the Kuykendalls

Our time with my in-laws was nice. Different to not be on Christmas day, but nice to know we had one more day of feasting and hanging out!  As always, the boys were thrilled with their gifts.
Judson should maybe wear this thing all the time. :)

Justin has been taking pictures like crazy with his new camera.  It is really funny to see what a six year old chooses to photograph.

I wish I had a picture of the adorable mini stockings Grandma Carolla knit for each great-grandchild.  They were amazing!

First Christmas

Our sweet twin binnies have brought double the joy to our family.

Christmas Day

This year our Christmas didn't hold to tradition. Besides being on a Sunday (a big day for a pastor's family), there was just a lot of stuff going on in the lives of family members.  Our time with my in-laws was set for the 26th so we were all alone on Christmas.  We had a nice time, but it was different.  Since we didn't know what else we would do that day, we opened only brother gifts Christmas Eve and saved the rest for after lunch on Sunday.  It was a relaxing and enjoyable day.

Just to be like daddy, Johnny really wanted a pair. He called them "radios," but now refers to them as "rodeos."  :)

Our boys are famous for regifting. One boy will give something they own to a brother for a birthday who will then give it to the next birthday brother. :) These glasses were a hit...and I don't know which brother gave or received them!

Jesse gave us coupons good for a free shoe shine and 30 minutes of work.  BJ lucked out since his will never expire.  :)

Mommy's presents

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jesse is 9!!!

December 18th our Jesse turned 9! 
We celebrated with our family, Grandma Sally, Papa, and Reaghan.

This picture sums up Jesse. Right when he should have blown out his candle, he slid it over to Jud to blow out. Jesse is known for his wrestling which at times gets him in trouble, but to BJ and me he is really known for his kind, loving, and selfless heart to his brothers.  He has his moments too, but for the most part he really cares about them and will put them first.  A nice trade off for the many spur of the moment wrestling matches he initiates. :)

Happy Birthday Jesse...we love you! xxooo

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Directly following big family Christmas was the Canby community orchestra concert.  It was a really big day.  The boys did excellent, but we were definitely ready to head home when it was over.

The next morning was church, Jesse's birthday, and the evening Christmas program.  The boys were looking sharp in their special ties made by Aunt Amy. :)

This weekend was a busy one, but we survived...although I didn't know if we would at the time. :)

Fritzler Family Fun

Here are a few highlights of big family Christmas this year. The biggest one being Grandma Carolla with her 18 great grandchildren! (Six new ones were added in 2011.) 

The family band is my boys' favorite part.
Here are the wonderful woodwinds. :) Do I say that every year?

The six new babies. 
It was a joy to be pregnant this year with Jocelyn, Heidi, Sheila, and Kaelene. Experiencing the pregnancies and baby showers together was so much fun. I am also glad the twins will have a few cousins close to their age.

Thank you, Aunt Visa, for hosting. We had a great time.