We have a bike racer in the house! This weekend in Winona Lake was the annual Fat and Skinny Tire Festival. It offered bike stunts, yummy foods, the smell of Kettle Corn in the air and lots of bike races around the island. And who do we know as one of the racers?? None other than Lukas Anthony himself! After the "professionals" heat was finished they had a relay race for all the sponsors (one of them being Wildman Uniform-the place Nate works) and then the children's races. Luke entered in the 4-6 catagory and had so much fun! Nate was one of the organizers (note: it is no easy task to organize hundreds of anxious kids on bikes!) but he had fun doing it. Only draw back was that Logan got sooo upset when he discovered he couldn't race. You see, there's a strict "No Training Wheels" rule we didn't know about. Oops. :( But we're all so proud of our oldest "Little Racer"!
Gearing up and ready to race!
All lined up and ready!
Luke and Malachi walking their bikes back after finishing the race.
Logan amazes me and scares me all at the same time. I was washing the dishes the other day (April 29th to be exact) and he came into the kitchen. This conversation followed:
Logan: You missed Him. Me: Who? L: God. Me: God was here…in our house? L: Yep, you missed Him. Me: Well nuts, I would’ve liked to say hello to Him! L: He didn’t come here to see you Mom…He came to see me. Me: What for? L: He came to tell me that Jesus loves me. (I played along and baited him a little…) Me: How do you know Jesus loves you? L: (slightly irritated at the stupidity of my question) Because He told me!...and the Bible tells me so! He also told me to get ready. Me: For what? L: Because I’m going to Heaven in 100 days. Me: Oh! How exciting! L: (very matter-of-factly) It really is Mom. Me: Are you going by yourself? (I was worried a little.) L: No-you and Daddy, Lukas, all my grandmas and grandpas and their moms and dads are coming with me. Me: Awesome. L: So what’s for lunch Mom?
Hi everyone! Welcome to our little piece of the world! These crazy, but fun years seem to fly by! And I wanted a place to document the adventures in Maier-Land. A personal, digital journal if you will. This is our story...and welcome to it!
Nate and Amber
Nate and I have been married for 9 years and are the proud parents of 2 energetic boys and 1 beautiful little girl! We’ve raised our family near our hometown in CA until Sept. 2008 when we relocated to Indiana. We feel blessed beyond measure!
Luke is 8 years old and all boy! He enjoys riding his bike and driving his go cart. He's also the sweetest big brother to Logan!
Logan is 6 years old and is the most precious boy you'll ever meet. He started Kindergarden this year and is loving it! Logan was born with a CHD : severe aortic stenosis, vsd and a pda. He's had 3 open heart surgeries and countless procedures, with a long road still ahead of him. And through it all...he's been the bravest person we know!
Addison was born on August 2, 2011 weighing 7lbs 9oz and measuring 19 ins long. She is the most precious thing in the whole world!