Tuesday, August 18, 2009

We have moved back to San Diego!

Can you believe it? Neither can we. We were in the desert for one year and now we are back in San Diego. We really missed being here. It was nice staying in the desert and being close to family, but we missed the beach weather too much and now we are back in town!

We have enjoyed the summer so much! We have been to the beach more this summer than we have when we lived here before over the 10yrs! The kids love the beach and want to go every day!

I will be posting some great pictures of the kids summer fun soon!

We hope you are having as much fun this summer as we are!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mini Picasso...

Isabel loves to draw. Here are a few of her creations:
Skylar in the desert

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Look Mom! No Training Wheels!

Isabel can now ride her bike without training wheels! She is growing up so fast! When she started to ride her bike without training wheels she fell and her helmet hit her nose; giving her a black nose. :( But that didn't stop her! She still loves riding her bike all over our 5 acre property!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

This year we went to a Festival at the kids school called Boo Bash along with trick or treating. They had so much fun! Alyssa was a Pink Princess, Isabel a Chinese Princess and Luke Jack Sparrow. I made their costumes and had a blast making them. We had a lot of fun this Halloween.

Friday, October 17, 2008

10 Years!

Can you believe Reid and I have been married for 10 years?! It is amazing how much time has past. So much has happened to us and our family in those 10 years!

Our first child, Karina, was born (May 16, 1999) and joined the Lord in heaven (May 24, 1999) within our first year of marriage. One would have thought this would break up a marriage, but it made us stronger and love each other more.

We were then blessed with Luke on Christmas 2000! What a great Christmas surprise he was! He was even 3 weeks early, thanks to Grandma Patty! Grandma Patty told Luke she would see him on Christmas and he said "Ok" and arrived by 8pm Christmas night!

Again we were blessed with our beautiful daughter, Isabel Jolene, on April 2nd, 2003. She has been a great blessing. She has a great personality and brings joy to our family daily.

Our last blessing came on February 28th, 2005, Alyssa Karin. Alyssa is a mix of both Luke and Isabel. She has no fear and will be a great gymnist one day, as Grandpa & Grandma Bixler say.

We have moved about 11 times in our 10 years of marriage. So many places we have been... We lived in Carmel Mtn, Rancho Bernardo, Mira Mesa, Tierrasanta, Escondido to finally where we are now, Indio, CA. What a change from all the other places we have lived. :) We miss San Diego, but know God has taken us to Indio for His purpose.

We are happy to be celebrating our 10 year anniversary and know there will be many more challenges in life to come and we will have each other to help us through it. Being married is the greatest blessing we could have received from God. How great is it to have a forever friend to talk to, cry with and share great moments in life with? We are looking forward to the next 10 years of marriage!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mini Vacation - Oct. 3rd-6th

Thanks to our family friend, Ron & Sim Reese, Grandpa & Grandma Bixler were blessed with the opportunity to stay at the Worldmark by Wyndom in Indio Ca. They invited us, Lois, Aunt Rachel, Emily & Taylor. We were so excited to have a mini vacation where we could relax and enjoy the beauties of the desert.

The kids, all 5 of them, had a great time. It was a lot of fun watching the cousins play and share in some great memories. The highlight of the trip was the "Lazy River"! We all loved coasting along in the river talking and enjoying our mini vacation.
The Lazy River!

Our beautiful desert.

Friday, October 3, 2008

The school year has started! Yeah!

Luke and Isabel started school on September 2nd at Ronald Reagan Elementary in Palm Desert.

Luke is now in 2nd grade and getting to know all his classmates. He is doing very well in reading, writing and is ahead in math. He loves to go to school and learn new things.

Isabel started Kindergarten this year! She loves her new teacher, Mr. Hayes. She attends the afternoon Kindergarten class, which makes it a little hard scheduling getting her to school, but she loves it! She is learning all the letters and numbers and how to write them all. She is also starting to read a few words to us.

As for Alyssa, she is staying home with Dad. She really wants to go to school too, but she is a little too young. Only two more years Alyssa!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Baby Pierce is Born

On July 22, 2008 at 1:28 pm, our friend Liz Benson had a baby boy! He weighed in at 7 lbs 15 ozs and was 21 1/4 inches long!

They named the baby Pierce Asher William Benson. What a cutie!

Congratulations Liz & Family!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Baby Kaleigh Marie McNamara

On July 17 our close friends, Uncle Pat & Auntie Glenda, had a baby girl, Kaleigh Marie McNamara.

Isn't she beautiful! She weighed 6lbs 5oz and was 18" long.

Congratulations Uncle Pat & Auntie Glenda!!


This year in March we moved out to Indio, CA. Okay I know what everyone is thinking... "move to the desert before the summer. Are you crazy?!!" Yes we are.

We moved out here to the desert to be closer with family and to start our own business. We are in the process of buying into a dealership which sells 4x4 accessories & parts. We are very excited to start this new venture! Please pray that all goes well and smoothly. We will keep you posted on the workings of the business.

The kids are loving the desert. They love to be here with Grandma Patty and Grandpa Earl. They especially love their church they go to on Sundays. We spend our time indoors, swimming and creating crafts. Being that the weather is close to 118* and sometimes humidity of 34-50% is added to that heat, we have to find things to do indoors. You do get used to it and learn to stay indoors during the day and do your shopping at night or in the early morning.

We love being out here closer to family and we are very excited to start our new business. Please keep us in your prayers as we start this new venture!