Wednesday, March 25, 2009

The Many Faces of a Lerwill Boy!

One of our favorite things is to spend time with family and friends at our cabin. In early January, we invited Gailiene & Melvin Rudd and Jeff's brother Ryan and his wife Kalle. We all brought our kids and had a great weekend of doing nothing but snowmachining and playing. This game is called dog pile on uncle Jeff! He loves to lay on the floor and invariably as soon as he lays down there's kids on top. He's kind of a kid magnet.

When Ryan and his kids get together with our kids we have a whole bunch of boys. (They do have one wonderful girl Anyia who is terribly outnumbered.) So here are the Lerwill boys:
Logan, Skyler, Zack, Tukker, Payton, Jaden & Dillon. Jeff's sister Lisa also has a boy the same age as Payton so when we're all together at Grandma's its a whole passle of boys all under the age of 8! But they don't stay calm for very long...

They are usually running, showing off, and being totally crazy. Look at those muscles!! I'm so thankful for Ryan & Kalle and their kids. Its been great raising all these boys near each other. They always have so much fun playing together. They're going to have years of memories ahead of them. I hope they always stay close. Thanks guys for the friendship!

Come with us as we enjoy the journey...

I've been wanting to do a family blog for quite a while, but have struggled with knowing whether I wanted one more thing to try to keep up. The problem is, many things in my young kids life are going by without being documented because I'm not good at writing in my journal and I'm honestly so far behind on my scrapbooking, it feels like I'll never catch up. I have been very inspired as of late through several friends who are quite good at keeping up on blogging their family life. I find myself jealous of the record they are creating about their families and wishing I would do the same. Doing better at recording my family events is part of my new years resolution anyway, so I think I will get this up and running. Life is so rushed, I constantly feel pulled in directions that are often a distraction from the things I feel are important and away from where I want to spend my time. My kids are growing so fast that I'm starting to feel like I'm missing it. Right now, Zackrey is 7, Payton is 4 and Jaden is 3. I just want to keep them young a little longer, but they vehemently rebut any argument that I make for keeping them young. I know I need to really take the time to enjoy this journey we are on. "Take time to smell the roses", so to speak. So come with me as we take some time out to share our journey with you. I hope this will help us all stay in touch a little bit better so check back often and be ready for some crazy times.