Sunday, December 5, 2010

Turkey Day 2010

I am still in shock that Thanksgiving has come and gone(and Christmas is 20 days away)!! We enjoyed so much time with family and friends. The best part was that we did not have to get in the car and drive 4 hours to see family for the holidays! We have so much to be thankful as we look back on this very eventful year. May you take the time this month and reflect on the greatest gift we have been given, our saviour Jesus Christ!

WOW these two look stressed!

Jess made us a "Thanks"giving turkey. We each wrote what we are thankful
for on a feather...

it was fun to read eachother's blessings this year!

The Stephens' family

Uncle Harry and baby Nicholas

Santa Claus (Grandpa Jerry) made a visit to Grandma this year. Garrett said he
wanted "cars and a garage"

Finally we toasted "the happy couple". Celebrating Jerry and
Sylvia's recent marriage in October!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


After a trying year, here are a few things we are thankful for on Thanksgiving day!

8.We have realized that the true meaning of life is not money, cars, trips, or material things.

7.Our house in Indaianapolis sold and we were able to find a new home in Newburgh so quickly!!

6.We have great jobs that we love and have the ability to provide for our family.

5.We are healthy and together for the holidays!

4.We have wonderful friends, new and old, that encourage us, pray for us and love us unconditionally.

3. We have a beautiful son that lights up our lives, EVERYDAY!!!

2.We have a family that has provided for us and loved us through tough times this year.

1.We have a all-knowing, always present, all-powerful God that loves us and is faithful to us in our time of need

"Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in ALL circumstances, for this is God's will for you who belong to Christ Jesus."- 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18


Monday, November 22, 2010


Garrett's preschool spent a week learning the song, "Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom"! Its a super cute song to help little ones learn their ABC's. This is Garrett in all of his toddler glory before bed singing for you!!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

Our Halloween weekend was full of sweets, family and friends! We celebrated my dad's 60 th Birthday on Saturday (he is actually a Halloween baby). Our goal was a big trip to a lake house in Kentucky but unfortunately we were unable to narrow down a weekend so instead it was an intimate night with family around the campfire. We enjoyed chili, hotdogs over the fire, spiced cider and blueberry pie... now thats a Birthday party! HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAPE!

Halloween day was a blast! We joined our new friends, the Allen's and their extended family for a pizza party and trick-or-treating. This was the first time Garrett has really gotten into the whole experience. Garrett took on the challenge with gusto. He was tickled by the fun of running up to every house and getting candy! I borrowed a Buzz Lightyear costume from a friend; however Garrett had other ideas. He refused to put the costume on and wanted to be a train engineer instead. As a mom, I have to choose my battles and the point was to have fun! I thought it turned out pretty cute anyway!

Garrett and his cousins

Meme, Pape and the grandbabies

Garrett and his new friends... The Allen cousins!

This little girl was the cutest thing ever. She was the three little pigs with the straw, brick and stick house!

Baby Ezra aka: Superbaby!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Oh my October!

Well, an update from the Kline crew is waaaaay over due! Besides being our favorite month of the year, October has brought many new changes for the Kline's. Garrett started the month off by turning 2 and a half which meant he was able start his new preschool here in Newburgh. He is adjusting well and really likes his teacher, Mrs. Brown and especially digs her assistant, Miss Kim. He is struggling with taking naps on his cot and at times he gets a little too excited and has trouble keeping his hands to himself but for the most part it has been a very positive transition. Also at the beginning of the month our prayers were answered with the sale of our home in Fishers. We officially moved out mid-month. Our feelings were mixed with the move. Up until that point we have kept a very positive attitude about this transition in our life, but seeing our home empty and leaving the town we fell in love with was VERY hard. God is still working on our hearts to bring us peace with leaving our wonderful friends, neighbors, church and the first home we made together as a family. And it is with joy in our hearts that we announce we have purchased a home here in Newburgh(the same day we closed in Fishers!!). The process was quick and kind of unexpected but we found a home in a neighborhood that we love that was priced to move so we jumped on it! We are very excited about this home and the hope that this will give us more peace with our move. We have also started a "small group" with three other couples and are enjoying the fellowship and new friendship!! Ironically all four couples have all relocated recently back to our hometown of Newburgh from big cities, such as Indy, Nashville and Cincinatti. We are thinking of all ourselves the Boomerangs!! Brandon also started the month off by participating in the Evansville Mini-marathon. He did very well with a time of 1:37, a personal best. The best part was that his sister's came down from Chicago to cheer him on!!

Cousin Nicholas, so cute!!!

Our New House!!

Still to come......Halloween 2010!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Trip to the "Lou"

For Labor Day, we decided to make a trip to see my grandmother in Missouri. We have not seen her in five years and she has never met Garrett, so it was due time. To break up the trip, we decided to stop at the St Louis Zoo on the way down. I have heard such great things about their zoo and its free!! It was a gorgeous, mild day and we had a great time! I am excited to make future trips to the "Lou" now that we live closer.

Grandma Graham, "Granny" with her great grandchildren

Four generations!!

On Labor Day, we were able to enjoy the local parade. The parade route goes right in front of Grandma Kline's house. Garrett was still very upset by the firetrucks. He ran inside Grandmas house and watched from the window until they passed. Eventually, he got the hang of it and love getting all of the candy. He got more candy than Halloween last year!

Grandpa Jerry in his police car!