Wednesday, January 16, 2013

2012... A WONDERFUL YEAR....

So...I made it a whole year without did I do that!  The following pictures are in backwards enjoy our year backwards.   We also had many, many other wonderful memories and fun times throughout the year. Our wonderful friend Krischon had her little girl, Aubrie in August.  Brady did finally learn to ride his bike......that was on Veterans day:)  We were at Harkness, just enjoying a beautiful day.    JB had his big knee replacement surgery on August 10th.  He has really been a trooper through all of it!  Gramma was here for that because she brought the kids back from summer and stayed for the surgery....what a blessing!  Many wonderful friends and family God has blessed us with!!!!!  We are now embarking on 2013.....a year of many expected changes and I am sure some unexpected!  We are excited to finally get to move to a forever home, closer to our family.  JB is ready to be out of the Navy..although it has been good to us.  And at the same time, we are not looking forward to saying goodbye to our life in has been full of blessing!!!! 
Happy New Year!!!

And some more....

Halloween with my 80's girl and Spyro!!!!! (a sick spyro, by the way!!)

Some Christmas fun!  Thank you Jesus!!!!

Continuing on....2012...completely backwards!

Had a very fun visit with our family in Paducah....didn't get many pics.  The kids stayed 10 days longer and had a blast.  JB, Gracie and I came back home. 
JB and I went to Gettysburg on the way was really neat!! 
 Grandpa's birthday!! 

 Silo's fun!!!!!
 Holiday World!
Found a picture of MawMaw on their visit here in June:)
First day of School....6th/ 2nd

Brady turns 8 with a party at the base swimming pool!!! Rachel, Myah, Benny, Sam, Willis, Lucy and Sophie!!!  Fun, Fun!!

Continuing 2012.......

Did some camping by the creek at Nickerson Family Campground!

Daddy lit some fireworks for us on 4th of July!!

Went to Plymouth, Massachusetts and went to Plymouth Plantation, saw the Mayflower II, and Plymouth Rock.....a little lesson in History!!!

Had some fun times with the Kolb's!!!!  Brady and Matthew were there too.  And we also went to Memaw's house!!!

Took some fun pictures!!

2012 in a nutshell!!

Rachel turned 11 with a sleepover with her friends Myah, Kennedie, and Sadie!!
Brady played some Upward Basketball!!!!  Go #4
Sweet Marcella Shandi joined our family in the Spring!  I am so Thankful!!!
We got to spend Easter with our WHOLE family!!!!!  Even Uncle Kev!

Had a visit from the Stivers in May!!!  Went to Harkness for the day!

Rachel did some Great Dancing!!!!

MawMaw and PawPaw came to visit and Daddy turned 37!!

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas Break!

MawMaw and PawPaw came to visit for Christmas this year! They flew in on Wednesday night, the 21st. JB and Brady went to get them while Rachel and I went to Awana. The kids and I had school on Thursday and half day Friday, but then we were all off for Christmas vacation! JB was on Christmas standdown, so except for the long hour that he had to put in on Tuesday and Friday mornings....he was off as well! We all went over to Norm's diner (except MM) on Saturday morn (Christmas eve) for a big ol breakfast! The kids couldn't wait to open their Christmas eve gifts after it got we went out in the afternoon to shoot some hoops down at the school to pass time:) Oh, and made cookies too! I think PawPaw and I took a nap and then we opened presents!!! Brady loved his tool set and Rachel loved her cotton balls and duck tape!!!! :) Christmas morning was most enjoyable, watching the kids with so much excitement. We all went to church to hear the Cantata and then came home for a big fried Chicken meal. I think Paw Paw and I took a nap. Then we drove around Christmas night and looked at Christmas pretty! Monday started with a big biscuits and gravy breakfast and I think PawPaw and I took a nap. Then we shipped MM and PP off for their night at the Inn at Mystic which was their Christmas present. We did some shopping that night and ate at Longhorn Steakhouse because Rach got us a giftcard there for Christmas!!! Tuesday, MM and PP returned, we just hung around...I think PP and I took a nap, and then we got some Paul's pasta for dinner! Wednesday we had to take them back to the airport:( Thursday we took down our Christmas stuff and cleaned the house all up....that makes me happy:) The kids have truly enjoyed their time off....they have played so well together and we have all just been able to relax and take it easy! It has been a great time together!!! We still have a couple more days until we all go back to reality!!! But, I am thankful for the reality that we have! Enough money to have all we need, friends and family so full of love, Our God that is over all and in all, even in our toughest times. We are believing that 2012 is going to be a year full of healing for the Rodgers' family and full of joy in God's amazing hands!!!! Happy New Year!

Who says you can't have Christmas in November and then again in December???

In November, The kids and I headed to Paducah!

We met up with Uncle Kevin and Phebe for a quick visit, dinner and pictures at McDonalds!!!

While we were there we celebrated my birthday, had 2 Christmases before Thanksgiving, had Thanksgiving, and spent lots of great time with Family and Friends. Gramma got her Kidney stones all busted up too....that made her feel lots better:)

Family photo....Grandpa always loves having his picture taken!!

Gramma and her little santa and little elf!

Bob, Retie, Brian, and Lexi got to come!!!

My two siblings and their wonderful spouses!

The "big" kids!

The "little" kids!

Making cookies! (At our house, Christmas eve)

Christmas morning!

Queen Lacie!

Queen Gracie!

Brady lost a tooth! Tuesday, December 27th!!!

Christmas family photo!!!