Sunday, December 18, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Sorbels!!  Feeling thankful for this crew I get to call mine :)

Sunday, October 30, 2016

sneak peek!

Auntie Jess took our family pics today.  Can't show them all cause some will be used for Christmas card... but here are some sneak peeks :)  Kids cooperated and even had fun!  During family pictures!!  We have arrived!!  Love my crew.  Happy fall.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Trout Lake family camp 2016

 We had a fantastic week at Family Camp!  Lots of family time.  Some adult time.  Lots of friend time. 

We came home dirty and exhausted!  But memories were made. 

 Love our little people.  Love this tradition we began.  Here's to next year!!

Family Camp 2016 :)  Until next time...

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Eli turns 7!

Celebrated Eli's bday with family a bit early tonight.  He turns 7 on Saturday.  What an incredible kid.  Tender-hearted, sensitive, sweet, and yet also all-boy... tough, strong, extremely athletic.  He has stolen my heart from day one and my love for him continues to grow.  So thankful for him.  So thankful for what he brings to our family.  So thankful to be able to walk through life beside him.  Looking forward to seeing him thrive in 1st grade this year!!  Love you Elias James.

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

summer :)

 Summer is flying!!  We have done some fun mini-trips!  We spent a weekend in July up at Trout Lake Camp with Lynn and Aaron and Jess.  Yes, that's Oliver in his life jacket.  He wore it everywhere :)

 The kids' favorite part of the summer (so far) was our trip to Anderson, Indiana to visit Uncle Phil and Auntie Kylee.  We crashed their house for three nights.  We relaxed, did crafts, swam at a nearby pool, visited a park, went to Phil's work, ate delicious donuts, and went to the Children's Museum.  Such fun!

Memories were made!  Fun was had!  We will do it again :)

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fun weekend :)

 My new favorite pic of the kiddos... taken at the General Mills party this weekend!

 Tubing for Father's Day!
 So thankful for Brandt.  What an incredible father.  What a gift to be loved by him!

 My dad... an amazing role model, father, and friend.  Love him.

Fun times today :) 

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Happy 9th birthday, Addie!!

Love this girl!  Happy 9th birthday to someone who is so beautiful inside and out.  Can't wait to see what's in store for this lady this next year!  Love her heart.  Love her joy for life.  Love her joy for Jesus.  Love her energy.  Love her laughter.  Love her.  Happy birthday to my girl :)

Thursday, April 21, 2016

My baby is 2.

Our sweet Oliver Dale... How can our baby be two years old already??  He is the sweetest most precious gift from God.  I have loved every second of the last two years with this boy. 
Favorite color- green (he calls everything green!)
Favorite song- "Deep and Wide"
Favorite foods- hot dog, raspberries, and marshmallows...
Favorite show- "Mother Goose Club" (we all know every song in the show by heart!)
-loves being outside, rain, snow, or shine!
-loves balls, cars, and books with sounds
-adores his brother and sisters
-can count the times on one hand where we've had to discipline... he's VERY well-behaved!
-has many words; starting to form sentences
-has been feeding himself with spoons/forks/big person glass for a very long time
-loves Play-doh and bubbles
-loves to wrestle Eli
-loves to sing along with songs before nap or bedtime
-EXTREMELY easy-going (and always has been!)
-loves giving hugs and kisses
-can say, "I love you" (which melts my heart)

Happy 2nd birthday, buddy!  We love you more than words can say. 
Looking forward the the year ahead :)

Monday, March 28, 2016

Spring Break 2016!

Spring break was a success!  It took us a couple days to get used to having everyone home, but we adjusted and then really loved being around each other :)  We did Chuck E Cheese, swimming, Como Zoo, lunch with Dad, a movie, and Easter Egg hunts with family.  Blessed to have these kiddos in my life.  Now back to the routine again ;)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Happy 4th birthday, Izzy!

Interview with Izzy---
Favorite color: all of the colors, except for white and brown
Favorite food: mac and cheese and a sandwhich and nuggets
Favorite dessert: cookies and brownies and ice cream cookies
Favorite toy: doll
Favorite movie:  Little Mermaid
Favorite show: Daniel Tiger and Justin Time
Favorite outside activity: play on trampoline
Favorite friend: Anora and Dagny and Kailie
Favorite thing about school:  playing with friends
What do you want to be when you grow up:  dancer and gymnastics girl

Love our Izzy girl.  She's spunky, but sweet.  Couldn't live without her!  :)  Looking forward to seeing what the next year holds for our girl.  Happy birthday, Izzy!!

Saturday, February 20, 2016

I'm back!

Life is busy!  But I will try and update more regularly... for all our viewers... (Lisa)!!  :)
We took our sled picture today... don't mind the grass in the background!  Ha!  Needed to get it in before all this warm weather takes away all our snow.  I want to do one every year until they are full grown and hate me for it!!  :) 
Things are good.  We head to Wisconsin Dells tomorrow for a 4 day get away!  Kids are missing a little school, but seem to be excited to go.  I will post pics when we return.  Looking forward to uninterrupted relaxed family time.  Yipee!! 

Monday, January 04, 2016

my sibs

I love these people.  So fun to spend Christmas break with family.  I miss them like crazy.  My brothers and I live very different lives.  Jeff is trying to make it big in LA and Phil is writing music in IN.  I stay home with four rugrats :)  But so fun to get together and feel like none of those differences matter.  What matters is we love each other, care for each other, pray for one another, and support and encourage each other.  Family.  What a gift.