Thursday, January 29, 2009


I keep forgetting to post it... we are diaper-free in the Akers home!

I am not required to deal with anybody else stuff! :)

Monday, January 26, 2009



December 5, 2008

My mom, sister, and I took the kids to Richmond to see The Legendary Santa. This has become a tradition of ours and I hope we will continue to go for quite a few more years. I can't imagine the day when they wouldn't want to go!

Brody's Christmas Program


December 17, 2008

Unfortunately, for Brody's program at Kinderprep, we had a terrible view of him. Every now and then, he would peek between the heads of the two kids in front of him and I would snap a photo. I got a couple cute ones.

He LOVES to sing and perform, especially when he has requested that I "make a movie of him". He is going to be my center-stage kid.

Here he is with one of his favorite friends, Mary Kendall. You may remember her as "Mary Candle" from last year's program here. Look how much they have grown!

Seth's Christmas Concert


December 18, 2008

The boys had a Christmas Program at their preschool, and it was adorable. Unfortunately, Brody had his on one day, and Seth's was the next day, so I don't have photos of them together in the program.

Here are some photos from Seth's day:

Here he is with his little *girlfriend*. He talks about her a LOT. ;) She is rather cute, huh? Good taste, Seth!

Seth got to sit next to one of his BEST FRIENDS, Emily. They have played together since they were just weeks old. :) If arranged marriages were still acceptable, this would be a done deal, I would say.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

The World Our Kids Will Remember


December 24, 2008

What a crazy world our kids live in. Here are the boys and Kurt, on Christmas Eve, tracking Santa online. You wouldn't have believed how much work went into this website. The kids were memorized, and we checked the site often to be sure he hadn't skipped over our house.

Isn't it crazy that this is the memories my kids will have, of tracking Santa online on Christmas Eve?

Cuttin' It Up!

It is a great feeling, indeed, to cut up your credit cards. Go ahead, join us... do it!

As of last March, we have been credit card free (as in, not buying anything on credit), and I couldn't have imagined how liberating it would feel.

For some reason, though, I still held onto one of the cards, maybe because I didn't trust ourselves with this new way of living.

Well, here it is! The final card! We are WELL ON OUR WAY to paying off the balance that we had... and I will be sure to create a post when we do, and I'll be drinking champagne when I write that entry!

Are you Done Blogging?

So, Kurt asks me today, "Are you done blogging?"

The answer... no. I'm not. I love my blog. I love going back to read the story of my life, of my thoughts, so no, I am not done.

I do, however, need to figure out how to fit blogging time back into my life. I used to be at the computer a lot more, but now that I have a new job that requires fewer hours, I am not here as much.

My plan: to set aside a specific time of day to blog, upload photos, and document my life. Otherwise, I know it won't get done, and there will be so many memories that I don't capture.

So, starting tomorrow, you *should* see a daily blog. I plan to go back and start filling in some of the gaps, so I hope some of you are prepared to see holiday stuff all over again!

Sorry for the delay in my posts. Quite a few of you have been asking where I've been, and I just wanted to tell you that I've missed you too!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Lego Inauguration

How cool is this guy's job?