Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Olivia's birthday continued
not sure what happened but she just grew a few inches the last few months
she also grew out of most of the sassiness too..
Olivia is such a wonderful little girl
these 2 have all the same missing front teeth
they are irish twins...
 Olivia's birthday meal of choice was chicken nuggets and frozen fries and chocolate milk
apparently she needed the 49er cushion for her birthday dining experience



homemade reese's peanut butter cake
this was Olivia's choice...
the boys have never gone rollersakting
it was hysterical
i was crying I was laughing so hard
this was so much fun
this little guy decided to dance around the tables most of the time

 this was funny getting them all situated


my hubby was cracking me up
dancing on the rink and all
and Odin never gave up.
he moved away from the wall after about and hour.
he was full of welts and bruises and dripping sweat.
he kept saying to me"why do people keep cutting me off and telling me to watch out"....

watching them do the limbo


it was a great place to go with the kiddos for about 3 hours
i must be and oldie because the music was totally inappropriate for the kids.  
fun to roller skate too
 but I couldn't believe all these little kids signing these club songs and doing actions with it
and not even knowing what they are truly saying..
no more innocence I guess!
I went to rave's in Chicago when I was out of high school but I never listened to this kind of music when I was that age. 
on the way home.....
I think she had fun.
thank you for all the wonderful gifts, cards and prayers
we greatly appreciate it.
Love the Funk's



Tuesday, February 28, 2012


Happy 6th Birthday Olivia!
part 1






thanks Fitton family for the cool shoes


Candy land cake for school
(i used leftover from our pantry for the decorating ideas)


more tomm.....

the matilda Jane party orders will close at noon today.
thanks for your support!

Monday, February 27, 2012

                                          Matilda Jane 
                               Party Tonight
                                  our house
                           283 E River Terrace
     6:00
 





If you cannot come and would like to support us please go to www.matildajaneclothing.com
shop around and email your order to carrie@matildajaneclothing.com
Thanks so much for your support!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Odin's letters


this guy will just write letters to people
doesn't matter who they are
if he has something on his heart he shares it


breaks my heart
he is so darn sweet and loving
he keeps praying about what God's plan is for him
he has so many ideas and wants to serve and give so much
i love to see what God has put on his heart
love this thing called mothering!!!!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012


all because of jump rope for heart....

healthy choices seems to be the topic at home these last few days
we have no problem being real with our kids about healthy choices and what is good for your body and what is not. 
(coming from a person who could eat 25 chocolate donuts in a sitting)
i am not talking organic and non organic
i am talking potato chips versus and apple kind of thing
we feed our kids healthy meals and snacks
we love to bake so we make a lot of things
homemade pizza
pitas
cookies, bars, biscuits
pancakes, chocolate waffles,
you name it.
we usually deliver some to the neighbors as well
because they never eat it all.
some of their questions have been very interesting
  what is a  serving of cereal?
who made up the food pyramid?
how many carbs did I have today?
am i too big for my age?
why are some people so skinny?
why does bad food taste so kid?
does too much bad food kill you?
should I write down what I eat each day?
seriously...this just breaks my heart.
I don't really talk about this stuff in this context but it was very eye opening.
coming from a mom that had an eating disorder for 6 years this is
very concerning to me.
i want them to know they are loved and made by God for a purpose
not what the world says they should be but what God made them to be.
breaks my heart to hear these kiddos in the hallway talk about how fat people are
 and how cruel kids can really be. 
praying for these littles to know that God loves them just how they are.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

water


this little man loves the water
he will play in the water for hours
perfect for when I need to get some things done!

Monday, February 20, 2012

 ice cream





we love ice cream at this house...

Friday, February 17, 2012

 Odin's drawings




this is a 2x2 inch piece of paper


this one is 3x 4
this guy loves making little pictures...

our house is the green one with everyone in our family next too it
and the blue one is the neighbor with their family and dog

i love that they have such creative minds and imaginations
have a great Friday!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

new place to read in our house



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

 ninja cookies





                                one of the kiddos got ninja cookie cutters for Christmas
                                the kids love baking and cooking  and decorating things...
                                                 seriously who would even eat these?
                     the kids were so grossed out by what they tasted like with all that junk on
                                                there we ended up throwing them out...
                                                    fun but a complete waste of time


Monday, February 13, 2012


idiots for Christ
that's what we are...
obey irrationally
when god speaks they say yes
no matter what
noah
gideon
joshua
Acts 5:29
 “We must obey God rather than human beings
god will call you to do some things even when they don't make sense to everyone else
not even your self and your going to have to have the audacious faith to say yes even
when you don't know what comes next
when you obey
you will see the faith of god!



Thursday, February 9, 2012



we have some yucky cold and  sinus junk going on over here...
i will get back to posting
when we start feeling better ....
thanks for your prayers!
Love the funk's

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

trying my hands at some jewelry making


                             made these for some lovely gifts
they were fun and easy to make.
can you tell I get bored at home...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

 Bake Sale
(a little late posting)


ok, one of my children accidentally deleted all of my pictures from the sale and a couple days of our random acts of kindness so I apologize about the messiness of it all. 
No more trusting little hands to take pictures...this is the 2nd time!



we had a bunch of cookies, turtles, breads,
funky buns, cupcakes, candy  bar Carmel corn,
 necklaces, hot fudge, earrings, bracelets,
puppy chow, toffee.
God showed up big time.
We decided since he blessed us with so much we gave all the proceeds away to some families that needed some financial help.
Thank you to all of you who came and showed your support.
We couldn't have made it a success without you.
We greatly appreciate it!
We will make this a yearly event.
Thanks to all the donations of the homemade gifts as well!

Monday, February 6, 2012




                                      years
                                       and

                              
                                     month
         since we have started this journey.
     we have been blessed in so many ways
thank you for all the prayers and constant support.           love the funks!