Monday, January 17, 2011

YUP...THEY'RE OURS!

The family ALL came home for New Years.
It was a blast.

Hey kids, no mocking the swag!
It's amazing to see your grown up children interact with each other.

Once upon a time they wore diapers.
They were spitters of water.
Fighters over computer time.
Givers of wedgies.


They are still the same.


Except the diapers.
It appears that Matt may be giving Nate a wedgie in this picture.

Older doesn't necessarily mean mature......."ya, you two in the middle!"
This is them in their birth order from left to right.
Lynsey age 31, wife to Nick, mom to Lexi.
Matt age 29, hubs to Tara, dad of Josh, Jaren, Justin & Jessica.
Nate age 27, hubs to Sara, dad to Krew and Kendrix.
Cameron age 24, served in Iraq.
Candice age 19, destroyer of violins.

Howie and I often look at each other and say
"Honey, what are we gonna do with these kids?"


They love to be together.
They are best friends.

So, what are we gonna do about them????????????
Not a thing!
Yup, they are ours!

And we are so thankful.

42 comments:

Sherrie said...

That is so awesome you could all be together and that everyone is so close. You are blessed.

Kristina P. said...

I think I would like your kids.

Connie said...

Isn't it wonderful when your kids are best friends? It's good you were able to be together. That must have been a house full! I bet you loved it!

Life is good! said...

what a darling family! i have 2 girls, one on each end and three boys in the middle. i love it when they become friends because they want to- not because i will slam their heads together if they don't!

Lisa said...

So handsome and beautiful. And spitters of water? Hahahahaha!!! I look forward to those years, but am enjoying the ones when they're still at home...mostly. :)

Heather said...

I loved being able to see your children! They look like they are a lot of fun!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Your children are beautiful. I love being with our two children who are all grown up. They are actually our dearest friends now.
I know how proud you much be.

Kazzy said...

That is terrific! Having our grown up kids be friends- I live that idea. :)

LKP said...

yes they are AWESOME kids!
they must take after their parents.
:)
hey, btw, any news from cameron & his hunny bunny? they're so cute together, and i noticed she was there in your new years pics. :)

Cherie said...

What a fun bunch! It is absolutely the best when your kids are best friends as adults!! It really reflects on what great parents they have and the emphasis on family! And who doesn't love to still give a wedgie here and there!!
I hope they all realize what an awesome mom they have!!!

Julie Harward said...

What a cute bunch of kids, all so good looking, how fun to have them all home together! We still call our grown children the kids too ;D

linda said...

What a great looking group...and I love the fact that they are best friends! So so awesome!

You did good Tauna!

gigi said...

I think Nate looks most like his dad. Lindsey looks a lot like you, Who acts most like you, you know, who has your personality? Who has Howie's?
I love my adult children but I do miss when they were little boys. I so wanted 5 children. I was the oldest of 5 and Harry is #2 of 5 children. I just knew I was gonna have that many too but God had other plans. I had just the two boys and they are good friends and work together for their dad in the family business. I LOVE the girls they married and now it sees as if I have 4 adult children.
Thank you for sharing your family with us, I love it!

g.suzie said...

I bet that was one 'rockin' New Years Eve partaaay!!!!
I think there is a party where
ever YOU are. . .
Good looking bunch of kiddos!
Luv ya,
sj.

Nutty Hamster Chick said...

How wonderful. Maybe there is hope for me some day.

Lisa @ Pulsipher Page said...

great to see your kids! smiling and laughing together nothing better!

Kim said...

Adult children? Not quite there yet, but well on my way. I can't wait to see if we (Gordon and I) rasied our kids right. When kids are best friends it means you did something right.

Good job Tauna and Howie. I hope Gordon and I do just as well.

Love you

Barbaloot said...

I sure hope this is how my parents feel about their "grown up" children:)

Ann Marie said...

Wow.. Lindsay does look like you! :)
Of course they are awesome kids.. Look who their parents are!!

Love that they are best friends and have fun together. It's important.

I spyed some cute decor in the picture of your Howie.. :)

Homer and Queen said...

Well isn't that the cutest family ever! Yet..why am I so bitter? Hummm....

Mikki said...

Gorgeous, beautiful children.
They look very mischievous and fun!

Laura Lynn said...

They look like a fun bunch - nice looking group too!
I bet you loved having them all at home - a reminder that you did a pretty good job as parents.

Laura said...

LOVE seeing pictures of your kiddos! You are very blessed, especially when you get to have them all together!

Emmy said...

How awesome to have them all there together on New Years. I got to see all of my siblings at my sister's wedding in October and that was the first time we have been together in years.

tammy said...

I'm suddenly missing my four brothers and sisters right now...

You have a great looking bunch of kiddos. You should be proud.

ain't for city gals said...

I wouldn't change a thing!...lucky you!

Saimi said...

Awesome family!!!

Nana said...

Yep, they are keepers!

jen said...

I look forward to this one day. That day will be in eighteen YEARS. And my baby will be nineteen, and my oldest 38! Weird!

Mumsy said...

Great looking family you have. They all look wonderfully happy and are having so much fun. Thank you, for sharing the great pictures.

Valerie said...

How fun! What a great looking family you have.

Nezzy said...

Oh girl you have a beautifully precious family!!!! I have to laugh when I honestly say nothin' changes when they grow~up...they just move furniture when they scuffle. Heeehehe!!!

God bless ya and have a marvelous day sweetie!!!

lifeinredshoes said...

And what a fine looking bunch they are!

Yvonne said...

I couldn't agree more. Watching them grow up is so fun. It is great that they all get along so well.

So glad they were all home so you could enjoy one another.

blueviolet said...

I love all the teasing that goes on like that! It's the best, and the laughter...oh man, the laughter. :))

Aunt of 14 said...

I am laughing at your comment over at Bakow Babble. Salt and Pepper shakers!! I never thought of that!! *shudders*

Your family looks uber cool! :)

Momza said...

Loved this, Tauna! You're so right!
My kids LOVE it when we're all together! They feed off of each other's energy and the house is alive with laughter!

Holly said...

Looks like an AWESOMELY LIVELY BUNCH!! They're keepers! ;D

I worry more about things getting broken by the adult kids than the grandkids... So I totally understand! ;D (((HUGS)))

Lisa Loo said...

Love the wedgie photo and your commentary :0) I'm totally with you on having them all home together---good times...

M-Cat said...

For some reason, I absolutley love this post! I love that your kids are best friends and love to be together - you most def did something right!
Good looking bunch and can I tell you that I love the name Krew?

Conder's Castle said...

Really, the true star is this post is THE SWAG!! It's what brings us together, really. We love it like another member of the family.

Brenda said...

Your Family is adorable! It looks like you have a lot of FUN together! I can only hope that my bunch are the best as friends as adults as yours!