Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Mr. & Mrs. NESS

We travelled to Calgary, Canada to attend the wedding of Clarke's oldest brother, Jason.  He lives just outside Calgary.  
We were so excited to see family that we haven't seen in years and meet some new family members too!  
The day of the wedding was BEAUTIFUL, which is quite rare for a day in May!  
 Hayley and Brynn (Jason's daughters) were beautiful flower girls!
Mr. & Mrs. NESS!
(If you know Clarke's family, you know why Jason's last name is Ness and not Caldwell...and if you don't...it's a LONG story!)
 After the family poured the sand into the jar (representing the blending of the family), Jessica's son started chanting, "FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT!"  It was hilarious.  He was a ham all day long just clamoring for more attention!
Hayley and Brynn are Jason's daughters and Easton is Jessica's son.  Easton is our new cousin!

The crazy Caldwell Clan!  We were all together, which does not happen very often!
We had to take a family photo too!

 Beautiful Lilly during the ceremony
And the boys at the ceremony, bored out of their minds!  
Four Generations 
Wyatt, Clarke, Gordon (Clarke's grandfather), Ken (Clarke's Dad) & Owen
The Caldwell boys!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

School's OUT - Summer's IN

Today was the last day of school for Lilly & Owen.  
They both had a fantastic school year with phenomenal teachers! 
We are so blessed that our kids are able to go to such a wonderful school FILLED with wonderful people, friends and teachers!  WE LOVE ROCKLIN ACADEMY!

After school we let the kids invite a couple friends over for a POOL PAR-TAY!!!  
They had a BLAST together!

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

4 States & 2 Canadian Provinces = A LOT of miles

Clarke's oldest brother (who still lives in Canada) got married on May 26th.  Since Clarke still has LOTS of family still in Canada, we decided to make the trek to celebrate at the wedding and see family!

We decided Washington was a party-pooper!  
Each of the two times we crossed into Washington, we weren't able to stop and take a picture.  
The first one we crossed, we were on a bridge and decided it would be a little unsafe to stop, pull the kids out of the car & take a picture
The second spot we crossed, the "Welcome to Washington" sign was in the middle of the highway, instead of the side of the highway.  We weren't about to stop in the fast lane just to take a picture.
All in all, it was a fun trip.  The kids did great in the car!  
Stay tuned for more about our little adventure!  

Thursday, May 16, 2013


Wyatt had a great T-ball season.  He was on the Nationals.  Wyatt loved playing catcher and tackling his teammates for the balls that were hit in the in-field!
He is one cute little T-ball player!  

Before & After

Lilly - Before Braces

Lilly - After Braces

Lilly was pretty excited to get her braces yesterday!  She did really well and didn't need any pain meds...UNTIL...this morning.  She woke up pretty sore!  
She talks really cute now too!  She has an expander on the roof of her mouth which makes her slur her words.
We think she is beautiful inside and out!  But, even more so when those two front teeth are tamed a bit!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!  
Our blog has definitely been neglected, but we do periodically check others' blogs!  It has been nice to keep in touch via "blogspot!"
We hope 2013 brings you and yours much happiness and peace!
Merry Christmas!  

Thursday, July 5, 2012

4th of July

We had a super duper fun 4th of July which included swimming, sliding, biking, running, jumpnig...

My Grandpa rented us a huge blow-up water slide for the day!  The kids literally spent hours going up and sliding down.  It was a blast! 

We had a bide parade too!  All the kids brought their bikes and decorated them with red, white and blue ribbon, streamers, stickers, etc.  They rode down the street together.  As they passed the adults, we squirt them with water guns.

The adults got a little out-of-hand when the fire department showed up to join in our festivities (my Dad is the chief so they got to come to the house to celebrate with us for a little while)

We also did sack races and wheel-barrel races!  It is chaos, but oh so fun!

HAPPY 4th of JULY!