Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Here We Are...

I don't do this anymore, but I wanted to update the family pic since we all are getting older...  We are three days away from summer vacation and it feels good.  Olivia is 12 now, finished her first year in middle school.  Brennen is 9 and had a great year in 3rd grade.  Nate is working from home for BBI and travels occasionally.  I am working as a substitute teacher and sometimes get to teach my own kids. Sunridge is now our church body and we are growing and understanding God's true character

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Us right now

The days are turning into weeks that turn into months that are turning into years.  Just look at those kid faces.  How did they get like that?  So grown up and beautiful and missing all those teeth?  The story is being written so quickly these days, the pages are filling up.  We are being filled up with flag football and Common Core and business trips and family birthdays and new beginnings.  We are being filled up with a greater understanding of how far short we fall and a greater appreciation for how He fills in the gaps.  God is continuing His good work He started in each one of us, and for that we are thankful.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Valentine's Day 2014

I am not paying attention to this blog thing.  So here is a fun pic of our Cousin Valentine's Day party :)

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Brooklyn Kora

My newest niece... Baby Brookie, at 2 months, all fancied up

One of my favorite pics of her

Look at that face

Tummy Time!

Talking and laughing now at 4 months

All pretty for church!

Big girl in her bouncy chair

 I love this little peanut!  She has had a rough start with reflux, but once you catch her eyes, she has nothing but smiles.  She has already made our family happier, looking forward to years of loving our Brooklyn.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Happy New Year!

Hahaha!  My last post was Christmas Eve last year.  
In two more days it will be May.  
Needless to say, I'm not doing a good job at this.  
So I shall begin again, this process of documenting our memories.
Because this life is moving so fast...

Easter 2013

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Christmas Eve Eve 2012

Christmas is in two days and I'm just so thankful for all that God has done in our family this year.  He is good, He is faithful, and He loves us.  Nate and I have grown as parents, working on understanding grace for our kids and in our own lives.  Olivia has been challenged as a student and was victorious in many ways.  Brennen has overcome multiple fears and his courage grows each day.  I'm so proud of both of my kids, blessed by my hard-working, devoted husband, and thankful for each extended family member and close friend that God has so carefully placed in my life.

Merry Christmas to your family from mine.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Double Digits

I can't believe it's been 10 years... Happy Birthday to our happy, kind, beautiful, enthusiastic daughter! She made us parents and changed our lives forever. Olivia Rose makes us laugh, makes us cry, and most of all makes us proud. Love you, Liv.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Seven is the Perfect Number

It was this guy's 7th birthday last Sunday.  Why does that seem so weird to see in print?  He is the baby, the last born, the littlest one in our family.  But now he is getting not so little anymore.  This week we went to a movie and in the dark theater, he made a giggle next to me and when I looked over, for a few brief moments in the shadows, I could see the 3 year old Brennen again.  It was really bittersweet.  You feel like you will NEVER forget how chubby their cheeks were, how raspy his voice was, how totally adorable they are when they are babies.  But you DO forget.  So when I got a glimpse of my baby again, I smiled.  He's still there, just longer, smarter, and more grown up.

I love you, Brennen Nathan.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Back to School 2012

I'm proud of these new students...

Another school year is here and we are rolling right along.  I have to admit that I was a little afraid of 4th grade, it sounds so... old.  But Liv is still the same funny girl and I'm glad.  Brennen is so happy to go to school everyday, but cannot WAIT for some harder homework.  Olivia just rolls her eyes at him.

I love my kids.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

School is in full swing now and I would love to show you the cute pictures my kids took on the first day of school... but I haven't even uploaded them to my computer yet.

So, for now... since I haven't posted in a long while...

Here is a fun pic of us from this summer: