Thursday, December 10, 2009

my love

My best friend, my better half, my true Levi. We've had a wonderful week of Daddy being home right after school, now that football is over. I didn't realize how much I missed having him home in the evenings, to play with girls, to tell about my day, to make dinner with me, and just be together - as a family! When he's here home feels like home, I have more peace. I am so blessed by him...he truly is super Daddy/husband. He jumps-in in all arenas...laundry, dinner, bath time, whatever is needed. I appreciate him more than he will ever know! But what I love the most is the way he loves me and the girls. He makes us feel cherished and treasured. I feel so thankful that the girls have his example of a fathers love; that they will compare the way Daddy love them to the way God loves them; that they will look for a husband that treasures them the way Daddy does. Thank you Lev for being our "home" and for the way you love make life joyful! I love you!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy 5th Birthday Ezri!

Today is Ezri's 5th birthday. Five, really? I can't believe that our baby girl is that old, when they say kid's grow up too fast, it's really no joke. She's flown through babyhood, jumped past toddling, and has blossomed into this sweet, joyful little girl!

Treasured beyond measure, I can't imagine our family without Ezri Shannon! All week I've been flashing back to the week we welcomed her home. A week over due and so ready to have my precious babe in my arms, but December 4th she came in Ezri form...dramatically after hours of labor and 4 hours of pushing. At 7:01 am, weighing in at 7lbs 7oz, our precious girl made her appearance. Eyes wide, without any yelling or crying, she laid on my tummy just looking at Levi and I. A girl...really...we just figured we'd have boys! All I could think of, looking in those deep, little blue eyes was God's perfection. He knew we needed this little angle.

Our ray of sunshine, at age 5 today, is a precious big sister. Always looking out for and thinking of Eden...she even let Sissy help open her gifts this morning. Such buddies they are. Ezri loves school and is quit the social bug. She's really into dancing and singing and I can't get over her creative little brain. She's always making up songs, to her own tunes, that rhyme and have a story line...a poet or song writer someday maybe? She loves snuggling and probably tells all three of us she loves us 20 times a day! She's my little helper and her favorite thing to do with Daddy is dance...most commonly in the evenings you'll find us Teasley's having a dance party. A girly-girl to the T, Ezri wants to be in dresses, wearing pink or purple, playing something princess related. She's super into cheerleaders, considering all the football games we attend and watch, and have I mentioned dramatic. This little one is full of emotion, when she's sad and upset there's no denying it, when she's happy it's contagious! But have I mentioned joyful? I'm so proud of this little one and so thankful the Lord has entrusted her into our care!

Happy Birthday Ezri Shannon! Momma and Daddy love you beyond measure and we will never fully be able to tell you how much that is! Thank you for lighting up our life, for helping us to see who God designed us to be through your touch in our life! You bring insurmountable joy into our house! We love the beautiful little girl God has designed you to be! Thank you for the way you love your little Eden, how you compromise to make her happy, how you help her, and play with her! Treasure her friendship forever, it's a gift from the Lord! Lord, we pray that over this next year you would bless Ezri. That Father you would cover her in your protection, that you would continue to draw her heart toward you! That as she starts Kindergarten next fall, she is confident in the little girl you've made her to be. We pray over her friendships Lord, that you would bless them and give Ezri genuine friends that can play well together and can encourage each other. Continue to bless Ezri and Eden, thank you for the way they love each other and help their relationship to keep growing! Lord, Ezri is such a gift from you, she blesses us each day! Help Levi and I to be the parents you made us to be for her. Give us grace and patience and help our actions to direct her towards you! Lord we love this little angle so much and help her to know that without a doubt! Amen!

We love you precious girl! Happy Day today!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


October's happenings in the Teasley house:

Ellensburg High School's homecoming this year was a Disney theme, and as many of you know anything Disney in my family is not to be missed. We attended the Friday night game, of course, to cheer "Daddy's team on." We only stayed through half time (that's about as long as the girls will last). The cheerleaders were throwing out Mickey Mouse dolls and the girls each got one, which made the night and the fireworks were super exciting!

Our first FCA of the year:

We are so excited about the route FCA is taking this year! We had at least 30 kids come for our first huddle, student leaders have stepped up and really become involved (which we've been praying for), and we had an amazing family donate money to the Huddle for shirts for the kids and any other needs! Wow, God is good! Pray that He continues to move through the school through this ministry!
Preschool cider press field trip:

For our fall field trip at the preschool this year we picked apples and made homemade apple cider. Our friends Pam and Dave opened up their house and let the kids pick apples, make cider with their cider press, and the best part of all...taste the cider!! Dr. Lundy came and sang songs with the kids at the end. All in all it was a really fun morning, and Eden loved getting to be with the big kids!

Suncadia Harvest Celebration:

We took the girls up to Suncadia to enjoy all the fall activities they offer during their Harvest Celebration! We had such a fun day, the girls were able to ride ponies, get their faces painted, wonder through a hay maze, go on a hay ride, and pick out pumpkins...and the best was all free! It was a great family outing, I think we will look forward to each year!

Cheerleader Camp:
Every fall the EHS cheerleaders put on a cheer leading camp and of course our sweet little Ezri was tickled to be part of it! She had one afternoon of practice and then performed at half-time during the game that Friday! She was super into it even performed this year, last year she was a little too shy in front of all the fans :0) I love what a girly girl this little darling is! Can you see how excited she was?

Another great Harvest Celebration:
Our good friends the Holts have a harvest celebration each year, in order to celebrate God's goodness and share in it with friends. They have a great house with lots of critters, apple trees, and great places to play! They had an apple launcher, roasted a pig (the real deal, butchered the day before), an apple cider press, there was a pie baking contest, and a fire to warm up around! They even had hay for the kids to dive for prizes in! It was an afternoon spent with good friends and was great fun!

Pumpkin Carving:

My camera battery died, so this is the only photo I have of the girls at Trick-or-Treating. We made Mini Mouse costumes...Eden's pink and Ezri's purple of course! We decided Mini should have a tutu instead of a the girls and I had fun making tutu's together! Don't you love how poofy they are!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Our highlights from the month of September:

The Kittitas County Fair and parade are always held Labor Day weekend in Ellensburg, and it has quickly become one of the most anticipated events of the summer by our little Ezri. This year the parade was held in a down pour and we ventured out into it in spite of the unfortunate weather. After the parade, we rode rides with the girls and Ezri's good buddie Maddie. We were soaked by the time we headed home, but enjoyed ourselves non the less!

Maddie and Ezri on the Carousel.
Eden riding with Daddy...she loved yelling "yee haw"!

Ezri getting a quick, free, lesson on the violin in Pioneer village....she's talked to us about playing the violin since she was three...maybe we have a musician on our hands?

So focused!
This was the highlight of the day!

Eden panning for gold.

Ezri and Maddie joining in too...

Auntie Anna, Uncle Matty and Gromet trying to stay dry at the parade.

Ezri was super excited... watching the bag pipers.

Trying to stay warm, what sweet little sisters!
I took on a new venture this year and am teaching preschool with my wonderful friend Melissa at her preschool, Jack and Jill's House. We take turns watching one each others little ones. It's been a great adventure for us, a great fit for our family, and the girls eased into the transition well. Ezri is in my class which has been special too.
Ezri waiting for her friends on our first day!

Ezri and I starting our new adventure :0)
For my birthday this year, Levi surprised me and planned a special afternoon get away for the two of us. He made reservations at the restaurant at Cave B. We had a yummy brunch, spent some time walking around exploring the Cave B property, and just enjoyed being together! My precious man is good at making me feel spoiled and adored! He sent me flowers on my actual birthday, planned a dinner with my family, and our date together! I love my Levi to pieces and couldn't imagine not sharing everyday with him! Thanks for a great birthday Babe!


Snap shots of the month of August:

Laying in the backyard watching the stars...Eden didn't want to be in the picture!
Hard goodbyes to our special friends the Hoefers. All the kids playing at there "goodbye" get together.

Water skiing with Nana and Pop Pops at Vantage...a beautiful day!

Our escape to the Seahawks game...without the girls...a super fun date!

Pop Pops built the girls a swing set at their house this was a huge hit. Thanks Pops for how you love the girls! What a special gift, they came over to the house without knowing what he'd been working on so it was a big surprise!


Levi after painting our house with the paint sprayer...isn't he so handsome, even covered in paint!
*I'll add a picture later of what how the house looks...I love it!