Saturday, July 12, 2014

Deer Valley 2014

The 60th summer of Deer Valley Ranch (and our 9th year to go) was amazing. I thought about posting our trip pics over the course of a few days, but I decided to jump all in so here we go!

After we landed in Buena Vista, Colorado, we had a few hours before we could check in our cabin. Jason found out about a paddle board demo day so we drove to the lake to try them out. We loved it!
Then we met up with everyone and the craziness began!

It's all about family. ; ) We sure have fun when we are together!
Feeding the chipmunks at St. Elmo
Both boys liked it but Cols was definitely more cautious. Zach tried to pick them up! So funny.
Eating popsicles
Square dance night!
The little guys weren't always old enough to go to the kids' activities, but that didn't stop them from creating their own good time. ; )
The softball game at the Wednesday cookout is always a favorite.
All the kids get so excited to play.
Little fishermen

Colson's first fish


Playing at the ghost town

Kids' movie night


Colson's first ride

Kids' hayride
Skit night with all the staff is one of my favorite things. I could say just about everything is my favorite. ; )
We always go down to the stables for some family pics. Zach wasn't interested in being near Cols at this point. ; ) You never know with pictures!
Can't wait to go back!

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him.

Psalm 37:23

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Hi! Summer is going by way too quickly for me. I am soaking up the long days and letting the boys stay up too late. We just love being outside too much to come in. ; )

We flew home from Deer Valley a week ago and haven't stopped...fireworks' displays, birthday parties, tennis drills, girls' night out, Bible study, and celebrating the 4th with our neighbors. So many fun things going on this summer! I'm still playing catch up, and next is Colson's birthday party. He'll be FOUR in one week. I can't believe it.
Our trip was wonderful, and I can't wait to share more pictures. I LOVE family!

The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.

Psalm 145:18

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Trades of Hope Winner

So sorry for my delay in announcing the Trades of Hope winner. My Internet connection has been sketchy. ; ) 

The winner is #28. Congrats Jana

Jill has been wonderful to work with. Thanks, Jill!

If you would like to order anything from Trades of Hope please go HERE.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.

Psalm 34:10

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Trades of Hope Giveaway!

Happy Saturday!

Let's start it off with a fun giveaway from Trades of Hope.

I was so excited when Jill contacted me about doing a giveaway. I didn't know a lot about Trades of Hope, and I was curious to know more. It's a company designed to give opportunity and hope to women all over the world. I was blown away with every detail!
 By purchasing Trades of Hope products, it enables women like you and me with all different backgrounds and stories to put food on their table, a roof over their head, and send their children to school.
Jill sent me a Haiti bracelet and tri-leaf earrings so I could see for myself the quality of their products. 
I love the bright colors in the bracelet and how light the earrings are. I don't wear heavy earrings.

I actually have their Journey bracelet and didn't realize it. It's one of my favorites. ; )

Jill wants to give away a Haiti bracelet to one of my readers! 

The Haiti bracelet is made by artisans in Port-a-Prince. They roll the beads with cereal boxes (amazing!) and the other ones are made of clay.

There are two ways to enter.

1. Leave your name and email address in the comments so I can contact you.

2. "Like" Jill's Trades of Hope fb page and leave a comment (with your email address) letting me know.

 A winner will be chosen Tuesday night. ; )

If you would like to shop Trades of Hope please go HERE.

Good luck!

"...test all things. Hold on to what is good."

1 Thessalonians 5:21, 24

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Race to Remember 2014

We had a very special weekend. Jason's grandmother was baptized. She is 90 years old and had wanted to for a long time.
One of the church's pastors came and shared a message. There were lots of kids so it was pretty short and sweet. ; )
 Saturday night was the Race to Remember, and of course Team Reese was pretty cute. ; ) My friend Meredith who I met at Baylor drove up from Texas to be with us. Love her!
Zach picked out a Viking hat at the balloon booth. ; )
Two of my besties Jenny and Hillary joined us, too. Loved every second with them!
 This is our third Race to Remember, and it was a beautiful night. We sadly knew many people there, and I am thankful for this unique opportunity to celebrate the lives of our babies. The workers and volunteers did an amazing job, and we'll be there again next year!

Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4

Saturday, June 14, 2014


I sat down countless times this past week to post about a friend's wedding. Ha! Colson was the ring bearer. We had no idea if he would go through with it or not. 
The rehearsal dinner was a fiesta. ;) He practiced walking down the aisle holding a mason jar.
 Wedding day entertainment
The bribe
We had to be there early for pictures so Colson passed out stickers.
 They were a hit, and of course he was too. ; )
 The bride is also one of our babysitters. We have had three of our favorite sitters get married.
 Jamie was so sweet to let Cols put a sticker on her bouquet.
 It was a long and crazy afternoon but he did his job, and that's all I cared about. So proud of my littlest man!

He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.

1 Thessalonians 5:24
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