A family of 5, Super Mom, USMC Dad, & three boys ages 5, 7, & 9. This is glimpse into the daily life of raising 3 American boys while living in Bangkok, Thailand.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


This is the first time that Justice and Brosnan saw their little brother. Justice thought he was cute. Brosnan just wanted to play with everything in the room. This is the first picture of all four of my boys together. Daddy looks happy :-) His hair is so short because he had just got back from OCS (officer candidate school) the night before.
Grandma Jeannie cleaning up Arcadian's first poops. She has been lucky enough to do that with all three of the boys!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

4th of July 2008, Arcadian Arrives

I have decided that trying to put up old photos just isn't going to happen so I am starting from the birth of Arcadian. For those that do not know, Justice (daddy) was away at Officer Candidate School in Virginia from the end of May and

arrived home July 3rd. The boys and I picked him up at the airport, we got everyone settled and in bed. I fell asleep around midnight and woke up around 2am with contractions. You must remember that my due date was July 20th and I had a scheduled c-section for the 16th. The contractions were coming every 15 minutes or so so I just tried to relax and sleep. Well, I couldn't sleep and by 6:30 am they were 3-5 minutes apart. Justice woke up and I told him what was going on. We layed in bed and watched some TV until 7am. I decided I'd take a shower and see if things slowed down, if they didn't, then I'd start figuring out what to do with the kids so we could go to the hospital. The shower didn't help much so I called my younger brother Russell and my mother and told them they needed to come over to watch the boys. We ended up getting to the hospital around 9am, I was still contracting, nothing to painful, just annoying. They hooked me up to a monitor to see what was going on. I wasn't dialating but I was contracting and they were getting stronger and closer together so they decided they'd go ahead and do the c-section. At 2:51pm Arcadian Francis Stevphen Everett Van Pelton was born. He weighed in at 8 lbs 2 oz and was 19 inches long. Everything went good with the c-section and Arcadian was born happy and healthy.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

October 11, 2007

Are you two supposed to be playing on all the couch cushions?

October 8, 2007

Justice in a box. Brosnan playing with more b-day presents.
Tired boys....

October 7, 2007 Brosnan's 1st B-day Party

Opening presents. He liked the balloon.Some party guests. L to R. Grandma Jeannie, Uncle Russell, Aunt Amber, Davin, Ariana & Theresa Brown and little Justice in the middle. (other guests not in the picture are, Missy and Satori Lowe, Great Uncle Darvin & Great Aunt Sharon Brown).
Justice thought Brosnan needed some help opening the gifts.

October 7, 2008

Justice, Brosnan and Uncle Russell playing with the new ball popper toy that Grandma Jeannie got for Brosnan's b-day. Oh, and Antonio laying in a box.. Birthday cake for all to share.
'Small' Birthday cake for Brosnan to devour....
MMMMMM, delicious....

October 7, 2007

Grandpa Bill asking Brosnan for some cake.Some friends of Jenn's from way back in the day. Teresa & Ariana, Missy and Satori and of course Brosnan and mommy.
Our happy little family.
Daddy decorated for the b-day party.

Friday, March 28, 2008

October 6, 2007

Some of Brosnan's first steps.

October 4, 2007

Brosnan's last look at the back of the car. Yippee!! I'm 1 & 20 pounds so I get to sit forward like my brother!
We took the boys to Chuck E. Cheese for Brosnan's Birthday. We all had fun.

October 4th, 2007

Chuck E. CheeseAre you supposed to have a fork????
Yeah! This is fun....

October 4th, 2007

Brosnan's first Birthday, already driving cars! Justice riding the ride at Chuck E. Cheese
Brosnan got a new toy for his b-day!

Monday, March 3, 2008

October 3, 2007

The two boys at dinner time.

October 2, 2007

Justice putting stars on his 'Birthday Countdown Chart'I don't think he is supposed to be jumping off the furniture like that.

September 29, 2007

Out to lunch, Brosnan eats... Justice doesn't.

September 26, 2007

Brosnan at the park.

September 25, 2007

This is the picture we used for Brosnan's b-day invitations.Justice was very tired, he fell asleep on the floor in his room.

September 24, 2007

Bath Time!Brosnan & Justice
Justice showing off his new 'big boy' underwear. Although it will be another 5 months before he starts wearing them on a regular basis.

September 21, 2007

Brosnan getting ready to stand on the bin......again....

September 20, 2007

The cut on his forehead is from his big brother pushing him into a corner of a wall. Ouch.... MMMMMM, I love mac & cheese!

September 17, 2007

Justice and Daddy going fishing at the Puyallup Fair. Our Baby boy is all grown up, he's driving! Not sure who the kid is that he is with.

He loves the rides!