Friday, March 7, 2014

Mark's Birthday

Yesterday was Mark's birthday.  I am so thankful for my man!   Simply put, he's awesome.  He is loyal, intelligent, hardworking, opinionated, a spiritual leader, and can make me laugh harder than anyone else.  Not to mention he puts up with my spunk and crazy ideas!  Oh, and how could I forget?  He's got the looks to boot! :) 

We spent his special day with the kids and his parents at the most magical place on earth--Disneyland! The lines weren't too long and the weather was perfect--we had a blast.  Here are some photos from the day:

Pre-Disneyland presents.  Ruslana got him a football, baseballs,
and made him some drink coasters. 
We made it to Disneyland!
Outside of Soarin' over California 
Levi soarin' outside the ride waiting for his big sister 
Climbing in the treehouse  
Made it to the top
Levi hanging with grandma and grandpa while we climbed
Having fun with grandpa
outside of Indiana Jones
Don't worry, L got to go on some rides too.  Here he is on the Haunted House.
He didn't make a peep and was wide eyed.  To the buggy next to us,
sorry for the flash photography, I couldn't help it.        
Pirates of the Caribbean

Splash Mountain
Best. Picture. Ever. 
In case you wanted a close up, here you go.
Don't let this look fool you, she said it was
her favorite ride of the day.
Post tidal wave.
Levi was hiding behind me in the fetal position.
                                                                   Just kidding.                                                                     
Wet but happy
Isn't he ridiculously cute?
Mr. Toads Wild Ride.
What I picture reality to look like
when she starts driving
The Carousel
Heading home
What a fun way to celebrate my hubby's special day.  Happy Birthday baby, I love you!   


  1. Happy B-day Mr. J! I love Ruslana's face going down Splash Mountain. Looks like you all had fun! Levi is soooo adorable!! :)

  2. Hello! My name is Ruslana. I was looking for my name and surname on the net and surprisingly found you blog! You've made my morning wonderful - today I've got some problems to solve. But now I understand - they all are such a stuff! Thank you for Ruslana and I wish your family all the best!!!

  3. Hi Ruslana,
    My, what a beautiful name you have! Thank you for your kind comment. I'm glad our blog brought you happiness. I'll be praying for God to help you solve your problems. Are you from Ukraine too?

    1. No, I'm from Russia, but born in Uzbekistan. I worry so much about Russia-Ukraine situation, because we've got a lot of friends there and I like the country, love their language. We (my family - our three children, my husband and me) used to spend our holidays there. Thank you once more for little Ruslana! God bless you!

  4. Love your blog. Found it when a young couple from my church attempted an adoption from Ukraine. Hope that you will continue to update it. You're probably really busy being a Mom I'm sure. Just wanted to let you know that I enjoy reading about your beautiful family.

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