Saturday, August 29, 2015


Joy is such a good big sister to Bella.


Playing outside with the neighbor kids


Souvenirs from the State Fair


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Dental Work

Joy needed a whole bunch of dental work done.  So her dentist had us go to the hospital.  They put her under and took care of everything at the same time.

2 extractions, 3 crowns, and a filling – done.



Friday, August 21, 2015

Joy, the Waitress


Joy is a cute waitress to her babies!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

First Day of School!


Joy is technically in 2nd grade!  I can’t believe it!

She has the same teacher as last year (yeah!).  This year she has a locker in the hallway – this is a big deal.

Last year the girls were the first ones on the bus.  This year, it looks like they are the last.  As we got on this morning, we were greeted with little voices saying, “Hi, Joy!”  Made me so happy.

Have a great year baby!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Joy’s Life

Sisters came home from Houston.  So happy they are home!

New shirt from Galveston


Popsicles with Bella


I hate it when Becca leaves me.  She is going to visit her future in-laws.


I love playing in the sprinklers!


At the Indianapolis Indiana Temple Open House.


And out to Red Robin afterwards – I just wanted cow pies!


Playing dress up – I’m a pirate – Argh!


I woke up and wouldn’t walk on my left leg.  Mama was worried and took me to the ER.  After x-rays and blood work, they don’t know what it is, but I was fine in a couple of days.


Cute hair-do


At the eye doctor.  My eyes aren’t perfect, but I don’t need glasses!


At Meet the Teacher – I love Ms Pfister!!


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Joy’s 8th Birthday

Joy’s birthday is actually on June 1st, but we had Grandparents coming into town for Memorial Day so we celebrated early!

Today was all about whatever Joy wanted!


She had donuts for breakfast – she and Daddy went out and got them.

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We all loaded up the van and invaded ToysRUs.  We left her admire all of the toys – and she finally chose two gifts, a large Caillou doll and a Frozen watch.  OK, then. We got her the doll and Grandma bought the watch.  Totally not what I would have gotten her, but she was so happy!

She rode the quarter ride with Caillou and thought that was aweseome!

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We all went to McDonald’s where she got exactly what she wanted – cow pies, syrup, and juice or French Fries, Ketchup, and Soda.

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When we got home we watched Frozen on the big screen.  She loved it!  Bella acted out each scene.

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We had a Frozen cake and ice cream and opened presents from her sisters.

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She had a great day and she was so happy!

We love you so much Joy!!  I can’t believe you are eight years old!  How has that much time passed?  Love ya baby girl!!

Birthdays remind me that baby Joy (not Baby, she would tell me) is adopted.  My mind floats over to California, to her Mother and her twin brother.  I hope y’all are well.  I hope Greg’s birthday is a wonderful one. 

We love you Joy Joy!  Happy 8th birthday!! I hope you have a wonderful year!