Wednesday, February 29, 2012

picture overload.

I was going to post my first wordless Wednesday but I could NOT pick just one picture to share!  

Sunday was a beautiful day outside!  My sister stopped by because she found an adorable outfit for Miss Girl and I convinced her to stay and play. (:  My sweet nephew, Elyas, loved the swing!

 Lilly also enjoyed swinging with Mommy.  Oh how I love to kiss those chubby cheeks!

Yesterday, the boys and I got to enjoy seeing Veggie Tales Live with Grammy!

We may or may not have been a little bored during intermission...

 What a fun night!

Friday, February 24, 2012


It's Friday!  Normally, I am not too excited for Friday because Alan works most Saturday mornings, however he is off tomorrow and I get to hang out with friends (which I cannot wait for!).

Miss Lilly is rolling over constantly!  The problem is that she very much dislikes being on her tummy so she begins to scream.  Oh what fun.  On Tuesday she did manage to roll from back to tummy and then continue on to her back again.  I cannot believe how fast this time is going by.

The women at our church are doing Beth Moore's study on the book of James called Mercy Triumphs.  I cannot express in words how much God has used this study in my daily life.  Every day it meets me right in my place of need. Isn't it awesome how God does that?

Here is a picture, because pictures make blogs more fun.  This was taken at my nephew's first birthday party on the 18th.  

So, my hubby has started blogging and I have thoroughly enjoyed reading his thoughts on all sorts of topics as he is growing closer to God.  So proud of him!   And I should add that this is (of course) my favorite post of his: click here.  He blogs almost every day which encourages me to do it more...even if no one reads mine. (:

These last 7 to 8 months have been crazy, hard, heart wrenching, joy-filled, and stretching.  I have no doubt that we are where God wants us and he is using us for His glory.  I'll admit, it was very hard at first to see the why in us moving back home.  I have dearly loved growing closer to my sister and her family.  This is something that would not have been possible had we not moved back.

I have discovered a new love for cooking!  We are enjoying lots of homemade goodness in our house.  Funny, when you have more time than money you start to do a lot more 'homemade' things...which are actually better, in my opinion.  Chicken potpie, blueberry muffins, mac and cheese, greeting cards, um...that all I can think of at the moment, haha.  I'm getting ready to make our own laundry detergent.  I'll let you know how it turns out, and if anyone has suggestions, PLEASE share!

Next week we will tour the school we are considering sending Noah to.  It is a Christian school here in town and I am praying for God's guidance in this decision.  

Well, I did get pinched yesterday.  Around 5pm-ish it turned COLD!  And windy.  Today is not nearly as pleasant as yesterday was but the sun is shining! 

Alright, now to finish up the laundry.  How is it that the laundry is never ending?  I just don't get it.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

oh. mr. sun.

Someone please pinch me because this weather is unreal for February!  Here are a few pics to show how we spent the day while the sun was shining and it was 66F+ outside.

I adore this picture.

My healthy girl

Melts my heart.

He cannot get enough cuddles from Mommy and I can get enough from him either.

She enjoyed being outside!

They seriously love each other. 

Oops!  He has food in his mouth!

My sweet little Mr.

Picnic Lunch
I love kissing these little toes.

Can you say blue eyes?  I am so in love with her!

Friday, February 10, 2012

i want to.

I want to blog again, I really do!  Not a day goes by that I don't think about it. Oh, but finding the time seems to be such a challenge.  Maybe this post will help 'break the ice' again.  There is so much to write about!  

But this sweet, precious gift from God does require a lot of my time. (: