Monday, September 12, 2011

First day.

We made it through our first day of preschool! Not only did we make it but it went well. There were no tears, Braden was a very excited, brave boy who walked in to his room with little hesitancy.
Carter was very sad not having his big brother around but he had some things of his own to worry about... Carter had a first too. His first day of no bobo (what he calls his pacifier) unless he is sleeping in his bed. We had a rough patch this afternoon with some intense screaming but we pushed through!
Proud of my boys today and cannot believe how quickly they are growing!

Friday, September 9, 2011

We're starting school.

In just a few short days my oldest baby will be starting preschool. I'm having very mixed feelings. I know that he is ready and many days I feel ready too but I am also so sad. I cannot believe how quickly the last four years have flown by. Luckily, he'll only be gone three days a week for just a few hours!

Tonight we had a little bit of a "We're starting school" dinner party. Braden and Joce got to wear crowns (that I totally threw together last minute), a silly string fight, some yummy food and we had cupcakes with special wishes to end the night.

Reminded of how blessed I am to be home with my boys.

Monday, August 1, 2011

the cape.

on vacation this week. loving life with our family. the boys are having a blast and mommy has gotten some time to relax. life is good :) feeling blessed.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Last week.

I usually have my phone and almost always take pictures of my boys and everything that we do. This is our week (last week) in photos. I intented to post last week but had a malfunction with my phone and computer, oops. Better late than never, right??

B showing me how to catch frogs!

Family game night. No tv or radio. So fun.

superhero mask?

we got to spend some time with Gabby last week while Joce had swim lessons.
Love her.

The boys and I love to make smoothies. One of our 'things' for this summer is to make and try all sorts of new fruit combos for our smoothies!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gone baby, gone.

So it's been awhile, a long while. On top of the crazy, busy times we've had the longer I went without posting the harder it was to sit down and figure out where to start. So instead of babbling about what has been happening in my life for the last several months i'll just share some photos and hope that I can get back into the swing of things.

But we've had lots of home organizing

and home shopping

and Easter somewhere in the middle of that

and our first "party" at our house

                                                   and spending some yummy time with this sweet thing

trying a project here and there

housewarming gifts!

and some more :)

flowers from the hubby

more home shopping

and of course play time outside

an awesome trip to Puerto Rico

and fun in the yard!

We've been busy and enjoying our new house! Hope your summer's been great too.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

a flask of olive oil.

2 Kings 4:1-7

So many times we focus on what we don't have. But the truth is that we always have something to give, offer, bring. This story is about this widow who had creditors after her, threatnening to take her sons as slaves. All she had was a flask of olive oil- but even this was something, even this was more than enough. Because when divided into jars she had enough of them to sell and pay off her debt.
May I always be resourceful with what I have. May I focus on what I do have, what I can offer and see how that multiplies and is more than enough. And isn't this what God is all about? Our relationship with him. We don't have anything to offer this great God, nothing but ourselves. But that is all He wants, just me, just you.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


So I finally had a minute to sit down and upload the pics that have been sitting on my camera. We have been very busy trying to settle in and unpack. I had no idea that we had so much stuff! We are loving life here in our new home and the boys are adjusting well. Thankfully sleep schedules have remained pretty intact and we haven't had any major adjustment "issues" (other than some attitude here and there, fun).
Instead of waiting until the house is completely unpacked and looks exactly  how I am envisioning :) here are a couple of before and after pics that I had already taken. Before we moved in we painted the entire house (with the exception of outside which will be happening soon), had the floors re-finished, and changed some light fixtures. We have a couple of other projects in the works right now and some lined up. So exciting to see how things are coming together!

Front- Outside

Living room before & after

Kitchen before & after- new paint and lighting

Eat in area- paint, new lighting, and added pendants (excuse the random items that still need to find a home)

Boys bedroom



More pictures coming soon!