Friday, December 25, 2009


Our family would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas full of many blessings!

Thursday, December 24, 2009


We have made it a tradition to eat at Nagasaki every year on Maci's "Gotcha Day". Our family and the grandparents all go to celebrate the day that Maci was placed in our arms for the first time...which just so happens to be Christmas Eve! The night before, me and Maci made "Gotcha Day" cookies with our new cookie cutter in the shape of China. We all had so much fun and the food was absolutely awesome!!! We even ran into our good friends David and Jason while we were there!
Maci showing off her "Gotcha Day" cookie
The family sitting around the grill
David and JasonMaci ate her entire meal with chopsticks
Maci with her "Gotcha Day" gift Our beautiful little China girl.....It's hard to believe she has been with us for three years now. I can't even imagine our life without her. I love you Maci Marie JiaoLe Farmer!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

HALLOWEEN 2009.....

Maci insisted on being a flower for Halloween this year. I searched on-line and at every store I could find for a flower costume, but had no luck. So I decided to make it myself. I cut out pink foam pieces for the flower petals and glued them to ring I had cut out of posterboard to perfectly fit Maci's face. Then I hot glued ribbon for the center of the flower. The leaves are just a necklace I made out of ribbon and foam. Then I put a green turtle neck and green sweatpants on her and she wore her brown boots. I thought it turned out great and it was very cheap to make!!!Our pretty pink flower
Too cute! Whitney is dressed as "White trash" and Peyton is all dressed up for the 80's.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Today was Maci's very first trip to the dentist! I was a little worried how she would do...but she was GREAT!!!! She hopped up in the chair like a big girl and opened her mouth like she knew exactly what she was supposed to do!!! She was really excited when she got to pick out a new toothbrush that looked like a Crayola marker! And...NO CAVITIES!!! Yay!!! Peyton on the other hand was not so lucky! She has to go back Monday to get a tooth pulled...then we're off to the orthodontist! Not Yay!

Waiting to hear her name called Mommy, they said Maci!!!

Such a big girl!
All done!
Peyton and Maci showing off their pearly whites!
Look Mom...they're all clean!

Monday, September 21, 2009


It's hard to believe that Dillon is going to be 16 years old in January!!! We bought this car for him over a year ago and have been slowly fixing it up. He is counting down the days until his birthday! Mom, on the other hand, is not quite ready for her boy to grow up!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Here are a few pics of Whitney and her boyfriend Wayne!!! Wayne's mom Joy took these pictures of the kids! I think they are just awesome! I asked Whitney if these were her engagement pictures...but she just told me to be quiet! Who knows!?!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Maci has named one of her dolls "Mylee Baby". She has turned into quite the little Mommy! She wants to take Mylee Baby everywhere we go...we even had to take her to the football game the other night! She's going to make an awfully sweet big sissy!!! Feeding Mylee Baby a bottle
What a sweet little Mommy she is!

Sunday, August 16, 2009


We decided to go to Holiday World/Splashin' Safari before Summer was up! School had already started up around our area so we thought the park probably wouldn't be too crowded. Boy--were we wrong!!! They had 2 company picnics on the day we went, so the park was packed!!!
Dillon and Peyton wanted to ride the roller coasters so me, Donnie and Maci headed to the water park. And that is where we were all day long...until it was time to go home! It was a pretty hot day so the water felt great! At one point, we were floating in Lazy River and I looked over at Maci and she was just about to fall asleep! It was so cute!!!
As we were heading out of the park to go home we decided to see if Maci would want to ride some rides. Last year she screamed bloody we really weren't sure! But she loved them all! In fact, we had a hard time trying to get her off of them. Maci even got her picture taken with Santa Claus! It was such an awesome day with all the kids!

My little water bug
Riding Salmon Run
This was the ride she screamed on last year!
When she rode the airplanes....Maci told me she was flying to Taiwan to get Mylee Baby!
Just look how tired my baby is!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


It was so hard for me to pick my favorite photos for todays post. I have so many favorites...these are just a few!
This is my favorite from our recent trip to Florida
My Peyton is just so gosh darn cute...I can't hardly stand it!
I love this picture of Dillon reading to Maci
This picture was taken just days after Eden came home from Africa.
I love this picture of Maci
This is Whitney's version of the kid getting his tongue stuck to the pole in "The Christmas Story." She's always doing crazy stuff like this!
Peyton played dress up with Maci on the day I took this picture! SOOOO CUTE!
And I couldn't post my favorite photos without putting this one in! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this picture of Maci that I took last summer!

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Saturday, August 1, 2009


These are just some of the family pics we took in Florida! Enjoy!

I love this smile!

The Wankel crew
My beautiful family
I love this picture...but you can't see Whitney
Me and Whitney
Peyton and me
Me and my gorgeous daughters
Boys will be boys
Dad and Peyton
Me and my honey
Daddy and Maci