Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Birthday to.......

Rebekah & Madison
19 & 17
 They had a low key birthday, that was filled with sweets :)
We didn't have a theme.
But we did pick their favorite candy...
Dove White Chocolate,
Godiva Chocolate Caramel,
 & Orbit Gum ;)
The meal was simple....
Chick-Fil-A Chicken
Nacho Trash Dip
*DQ Cookie Dough Cake...YUM!

Rebekah and Madison
have always been like twins,
so we love that they share a birthday month.
It's so neat that each year they want their birthday together.
We love you both!!!

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Sugar & Spice

These 3 little girls are a combination of sugar and spice;)
They are full of energy and make each day fun with...
giggling, silly sayings, funny faces, goofy dancing,
braided hair, sticky fingers, loud squeals,
 bear hugs and fishy kisses.....
I love these little girls to pieces,
They are sugar and spice and everything nice!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


 Last week Susanna had her first taste of food, lets just say it wasn't a big hit!
 Bite #1
 EEK, what was that????
 Bite #2, maybe this time I'll like it better?!?! 
 NOPE, gross!!!!!
Ok, Mom, that's Yuck...
Lets not try any more unless you want it all back?!?!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Sweet sleep...

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.
Proverbs 3:24

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Amanda & Joe (update)

I have been ask several times how they are doing....they are doing well! They are enjoying marriage. They have had the joy of traveling some over the past few months, taking in some new sites, making memories, and new friends. One day they may open a blog, for now they are happy  experiencing their new life together....and we are excited for them!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A real snow....

We just thought we got snow last time, this time we got a "real" good snow! You know the kind of snow where you build a snow man, kind of snow! The kids are going to have a ball...a snow ball;)

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Saturday afternoon treat.....

On this gloomy cool Saturday afternoon a toasty cup of vanilla coffee, with a bit of cream is a wonderful pick-me-up!

There are a few outside cutting brush, littles napping, a couple playing with their farm and castle.....I believe I'll sit a spell sip on my coffee and write a letter. These winter Saturdays have been so refreshing:)

Hope your enjoying yours too.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Susanna....1/2 a year old!!!!!

1 Day Old

6 Months Old

Thursday, February 6, 2014


Kids are messy, messy, messy!!!
And I love every minute of it! Generally speaking in our family mess means loads of fun, creativity, lots of laughter, silly faces, and most often food is involved.... Chocolate is the best mess:)

Just an observation....

I have often noticed in the world of blog if you write a post that is
 deep, heartfelt, and may contain scripture....
then people shy away from commenting.
 Post a picture of a cute, silly baby .....
and what do you know, lots of comments!
 ? Interesting ?
No comments needed :)

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

To walk in faith....

For we walk by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7
Walking by faith should come natural and be effortless for a believer,
and at times I find it is....
But generally those are the easy times that take ~little~ faith.
Over the years I have found in the tough times I'm driven by flesh to walk by sight.
Walking by sight puts me ~in control~ or so I think?!?
My sight is normally clouded by emotions making a bigger mess of things.

Daily I seek to die to self....
Walk by Faith, giving it all over to the Lord....
and just trying to
"Let it Go"

Thankfully when I do this, the Lord in His perfect timing
 makes all cloudy things clear.....
So, I must remind myself to walk by faith...
Letting go, and leaving it all to God!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

I love my baby....

And she loves me!!!!