Friday, February 21, 2014

Our Valentine's {Day} Weekend

What a fun-filled, and busy Valentine's weekend.  We started it off by staying up way too late Thursday night making Valentine's Day cards.
Friday morning we had a few cousins over (actually we ended up with 17 of us!) for a little Valentine's lunch.  The kids exchanged cards and played, and there were babies galore- LOVE!   
 We also had our Prophetic Conference at church over the weekend, which was awesome, and I had the incredible joy of watching my friend's precious crew. 
It was all fun and games until I tried to show them a really good time and ended up getting stuck in the mud with six kids.  Oh my.  David was gone, so my Dad to the rescue. 
He got me good {see below}. 
My hunched shoulders show my defeat for sure!  Actually, it was kind of the highlight to our day and we are still laughing about it.  He, he. 
We spent the rest of the stormy day indoors.
Here they were painting in their jammies before dinner: 
Sunday it was back to church and briefly home again before heading off to the girl's ballet performance.
I took this picture of the living room as it was the only semi-clean room in the house.  Ugh.  Piles of dirty laundry and evidence of our fun weekend were scattered everywhere.  I had to remind myself to breath and take it all in stride. :) 
No time for a nap for her.  She dressed herself and came out ready to go.  She is changing and maturing so much lately.  Stop growing up so fast!
It was her first performance and she loved every minute of it.  I could hardly get her attention as she was taking it all in and memorizing everyone else's moves.
Olivia and a couple other older siblings have been dancing and assisting in Julia's class all year..
Sisters performing together, and a cousin!: 
 Olivia's dance was so advanced and graceful.  All her hard work has definitely paid off.
I made a little art area off our dining room that we love, so I'm hoping to show it next. 
Hey, I'm blogging...

 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Julia {& her favorite song}

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She loves Psalty and this song!
I cast all my cares upon you
I lay all of my burdens
Down at your feet
And any time, I don't know
What to do
I will cast all my cares upon you
Read more at http://www.lyrics.com/cares-chorus-lyrics-psalty.html#CrHp0Fb6WFqf88c6.99
  I posted this on Instagram today, but the allotted 15 seconds just wasn't enough. :)
"I cast all my cares upon you
I lay all of my burdens
Down at your feet
And any time, I don't know
What to do I will cast all my cares upon you"
I cast all my cares upon you
I lay all of my burdens
Down at your feet
And any time, I don't know
What to do
I will cast all my cares upon you
Read more at http://www.lyrics.com/cares-chorus-lyrics-psalty.html#CrHp0Fb6WFqf88c6.99
I cast all my cares upon you
I lay all of my burdens
Down at your feet
And any time, I don't know
What to do
I will cast all my cares upon you
Read more at http://www.lyrics.com/cares-chorus-lyrics-psalty.html#CrHp0Fb6WFqf88c6.99
I cast all my cares upon you
I lay all of my burdens
Down at your feet
And any time, I don't know
What to do
I will cast all my cares upon you
Read more at http://www.lyrics.com/cares-chorus-lyrics-psalty.html#CrHp0Fb6WFqf88c6.99

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Super Bowl Champs

A friend sent this video to me- such truth!!

Monday, December 23, 2013

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

I am giving the blog a mini update with these photos from our family pictures in October and our Instagram feed over on the right.  I'm not sure what happened in 2013, but I hope to be back here a little more in the coming year. :) 
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
{Colton, Olivia, Julia & Peyton}




Friday, August 2, 2013

Summatime, Summatime


 
Life is happening faster than I can blog about, but I still feel pictures serve as sweet landmarks when I can't blog my heart out.  There is always so much going on in the summer- I love it!
 
Peyton and Olivia were rewarded during their early outdoor chores one morning with baby killdeer- so cute! 
Peyton chasing the baby killdeer to show me

 
::  Home ::
 
 :: David is my hero and true love ::
He detests chickens, but built me the coolest chicken coop in the old barn.
Everyone enjoyed the project!
Tough farm girl helping us pulling wires.
We now have lights!
 
 
 ::This guy is his Daddy's main man ::
He is intelligent and creative.  Most days he can't empty the dishwasher without turning a lid into Buzz Lightyear's mask, or making "bird feeders" out of plates and cups.  He is constantly inspecting things with his unique perspective.  This summer he is learning to read, and will be reading proficiently by the beginning of kindergarten this fall.  He loves to snuggle and asks to read a chapter out of his Jesus Storybook Bible every night.


:: Our now seven-year-old ::
 She wanted to celebrate her birthday playing dress up, visiting the chickens, and by getting a new bike.  She is still an avid horse, pioneer-loving girl, so we surprised her with a covered wagon set on her birthday morning.  I don't know how many little girls carry their Bible everywhere and highlight it, but she does.  She also takes her baby doll to children's church- thankful for her innocence! 
 

 
 
 :: 9 months! ::
 
We are crazy with love for him.  He is so happy, snugly, and precious!  He is crawling, pulling up on everything and says about 10 words.  Both of my boys talked at 9 months!
First apple
Learning to crawl
Patiently letting me try fall clothes on him
 
 
:: Our Miss Bright ::
  
  Someone on Instagram rightfully named this picture, "summer face"
These two play so well together and say they are 'best friends'

The stuff that comes out of her mouth cracks me up!  I wore a swimsuit cover up to the pond the other day and she looked at me and said with her high, excited voice, "You wore a dress; good job, Mama!".  She is so girly, and loves to sing and dance.  She is probably more interested in shoes and jewelry than me!  We started potty-training this week.  Today she remembered a man at church that has a crooked neck and wanted to know his name so we could pray for him. 
 
Singing her little heart out on our way home after a pond day
  
For the 4th we went to the parade and hosted a barbecue and fireworks.  My Uncle from Japan was here, as well as David's sister from Bend, so we were extra blessed with family!
 
That's all for now!  I hope you and yours are enjoying a wonderful summer! 
Much love~
 
 

 
 
 
 

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