Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Lisa Mac 10 Year Anniversary Giveaway

Ya'll know I think Lisa is amazing. She was with us at the hospital with Reese and then again when Colson was born. She holds a very special place in my heart. 

I'm excited to share about this amazing giveaway!

To celebrate her business' 10 year anniversary she is giving away TWO prize packages worth $1,000 to two lucky winners.

To enter go HERE.

The winners will be announced Friday evening on her blog.

Good luck! I entered yesterday so I'm crossing my fingers. ; )
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done.

Philippians 4:6

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Durnstein & Melk

This is a picture of our Amadolce river boat. Not too big and not too small. It's so hard to believe we were on this just a few weeks ago! 
The next place we visited was Durnstein. A beautiful little city.

I loved the cobblestone streets and little passageways.

That afternoon we did a 21 mile bike ride to Melk. The boat met us there. I haven't ridden a bike since I was 10 years old, but I really enjoyed it.
After the bike ride we went to the Melk Abbey. It's a school and still has monks working there as well. Amazing!
Seeing so much history in Europe brought to life for me how young America as a country really is!

Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned...

John 3:18

Monday, May 27, 2013

Lake Days

This past week I've become quite enchanted with Downton Abbey. I watched a few episodes on our plane ride home and then discovered my mom has all three seasons. I just finished the first one. I love it!

I still have a few more trip posts to work on, and I'm hoping to finish that this week. ; )

How was your Memorial Day weekend?
We went to the lake the past few days then the pool today. Zach is already so brown! Colson has a lighter complexion, but he is getting darker, too.
 My Rowe men
 Love Colson's face
 Poor Zach is having no fun.
 Cols & Westin
Westin & Cody 
This pretty much sums it up. Complete with Oreo crumbs on his mouth and belly. ; )

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless His holy name.

Psalm 103:1

Thursday, May 23, 2013

First & Last

The boys are out of school, and summer is here!

Yesterday Z had an end of the year "water day." The boys wore themselves out.
Zach loved his sweet teacher Mrs. Brunton, and we did too. He flourished in her class. So thankful for her heart!
Colson's first & last day of KDO
Zach's first & last day of Pre-K

I love our boys so much, and I pray they become best friends. Even though they fight a lot they always want to be together. I'm excited about our summer!

For GOD alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from Him.

Psalm 62:5

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Bratislava & Vienna

Our first stop on the cruise was the quaint little city Bratislava, Slovakia. We spent the morning walking around and seeing yummy things like this...
Ice cream makes me so happy, and it was everywhere. Coffee ice cream in a waffle cone, please. ; )
This was my dessert one night after dinner, and it was too wonderful not to take a picture of it. 
Bratislava had several unique statues. This is Cumil (The Watcher). You can rub his head for good luck.
That afternoon on the way to Vienna we took a tour of the captain's deck.

Our next run was one of my most favorite things of the entire trip. We met with a local running club Hash House Harriers. They were so funny!
This man is explaining to us signs that the "hare" will leave on the trail for us to follow. Some signs pointed to the right way and others the wrong way so we had to work together to finish.
Before I knew it we were running in the hills of Vienna through beautiful vineyards. I had to remind myself to take it all in.

We were the first four finishers. Definitely a day I will never forget!

The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime...

Psalm 42:8

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Birthday Party Weekend

*John Bingham and his wife Jenny Hadfield lead Marathon Expeditions trips/cruises.

This weekend we had three birthday parties!
 First we celebrated Wyatt's third birthday. Isn't this cake the cutest?
 They all wore black and white. ; ) We love this family!
 Cols loved the penguin cake pops.
 Party #2 was last night. Our friends' daughter Serena turned one. It's so fun watching all of our kids running around together. Lots has changed over the past few years!
 Reagan wants to be right where the action is. ; )
 Party #3 was Jason's. I thought it would be fun to get some friends together at Modern Mission (a local laser tag place) for his birthday. We are very blessed with amazing friends!
The big boys played with guns and the little boys played in the dirt. Good times. ; )

I will counsel you with My eye upon you.

Psalm 32:8

Friday, May 17, 2013


Next we met my parents in Budapest and spent a few days there. This is where our cruise began. It was beautiful!

The first day there we slept until 2 in the afternoon. I would have slept longer if Jason hadn't woken me up. Our bodies were so confused about the time. It didn't take long though to adjust.
This water park was so neat! There were sensors that allowed you to walk inside without getting wet. 
Chain Bridge

Cute parents

Parliament (I couldn't pick just one picture of it!)
This is one of my favorite pictures of the entire trip. The second day in Budapest there was a car race and air show. Can you BELIEVE how close that plane wing is to the water?
We even found coke icees. Good times. ; )

Eating some authentic Hungarian food at Khely Vendeglo

On the cruise we were part of a running group Marathon Adventures. I was a little nervous about this since I hadn't run in awhile, but it was great. Everyone was very laid back, and it was all about having fun. We ran a little, biked a little, and even did an amazing race in Austria!
Our first run was five miles one morning in Budapest. This is my dad with Mila the group's travel agent. She is the sweetest thing!
We ran around Margitsziget Island and ended at the Nike Center where the Hungarian athletes train for the Olympics.
I really enjoyed Budapest. We did some sight-seeing, some shopping, and Jason and I even tried out the Turkish public baths. Very interesting! Yes, we wore our bathing suits. ; )

Next stop is Bratislava and Vienna!

But what comes out of the mouth comes from the heart...

Matthew 15:18
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