Thursday, December 22, 2011

Our little man!!!

Here are some pictures of our little Joshua. He is a sweet spirit in our home and we just love him.

Friday, December 9, 2011

A New Addition to Our Family

On Monday, November 28th, Ken and I added a new addition to our family. He weighed in at 8 lbs. 14.5 oz. and measured 21 inches long. We named him Joshua Roscoe Richards. We are both doing great. It is a joy to have him in our family. The girls just love him and try to help anyway they can (maybe too much). I will post pictures soon.

Friday, October 22, 2010


After several months of waiting, Ken is now officially ready to start work. He got his temporary license last night. Now we can start paying the bills and our debt that accumulated while unemployed. It has been a hard couple of months. But I learned a great lesson. Trusting in the Lord and having faith in Him will help you get through any trial. I am grateful that I was able to go through this, it has made me grow in so many ways and not to take things for granted.

We have loved spending time as a family. We have kept each other busy. We made several (I mean several) trips to the aquarium (courtesy of our annual passes), the beach and local parks.

Tressa started preschool and she loves every minutes of being social with the classmates and learning. Katelyn also enjoys going to preschool once a week. I was asked by the director to be the Spanish teacher. So while I am teaching, she is able to go to the 2 year old class. I enjoy teaching Spanish. The kids love learning a new language. Teachers tell me that the kids have so much fun, they are bummed when it is not a day for Spanish class.

We have enjoyed Myrtle Beach and what we have experienced so far. I am excited to see what the future has in store for me. So far, so good.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

One crazy summer!!

We have had one crazy summer. A lot has transpired since I blogged last. At the end of May, we closed on our house in Peoria. Ken lived in the call room for the month of June finishing up his residency, while the girls and I lived with his family in Cincinnati. We enjoyed a quick get-a-way to Amelia Island, FL in the middle of June for a conference. Ken's mom was nice enough to keep the girls while we celebrated our anniversary a month late. We also had Ken's graduation from residency at the beginning of June.

In July, we started off with a trip to Charlotte, NC for our niece's baptism. After spending the Fourth of July weekend with them, we made a road trip down to Myrtle Beach to look at housing. Luckily we were able to find one and had an offer accepted.

Mid-July, Ken, the girls and I took a road trip from Cincinnati to Salt Lake City with two stops. We were able to visit my Aunt Leslie and her family in Kansas City, KS and Ken's brother's family in Denver, CO. We had a great time visiting with everyone. We were able to see all my siblings but my oldest brother, Mike. (We missed you and your family.)

The first week in August, we had the Richards' family reunion. It had been 5 years since the entire family had been together. We were able to get some family photos taken in the backyard. We had such great times.

After a few trials, Ken and I were able to move in last week to our house here in Little River. We are still waiting on his license to practice. Until then, we are enjoying our time at the beach and visiting the aquarium. We have been getting our house in order and getting to know the area. We have met some really nice people and are excited to be starting this new adventure. We welcome any of you who want to to come and visit us.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday!!!


Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I just wanted to wish my hubby a


We have been married 8 short years. It just seemed like yesterday. Today, I sat down and was going through thinking of what we have done since we got married. Highlights:

  • We have moved 4 times, and is about ready to move again this summer.
  • We have lived in 3 different states (Utah, Kentucky and Illinois). Here this summer we will be starting an adventure in South Carolina.
  • We have 2 beautiful little girls.
  • We have both graduated from undergrad, medical school and here in a month residency.
  • We have traveled and explored areas all across the U.S.

We have loved every minute of our life together. We have had our up and downs and our trials, but we still stand strong. We are looking forward for many more years of marital bliss.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


For those of you who missed out on Tressa's dance recital, I have posted her recital pieces on YouTube. Tressa is on the far right of the stage. Here is the link: (you will find 3 videos)

Pull up a chair, have some popcorn and enjoy the show.