Wednesday, November 26, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Lots of cooking going on at our house today. By me. ; ) With the occasional help from Cols. We are staying home this year for the first time since Zach was born, and it's so nice! My Christmas wreaths are on the front doors, the stockings are hanging, and our tree is up without any ornaments. Soon!

We celebrated Zach's birthday at Fast Lanes this past weekend. It was a rainy day so just perfect for an indoor party. He loved every minute.
 Adore them
 Both of our parents came and as always were such great help!
 Love the cake
 How is he 7?!
 Z wanted to sit in my lap, and I was not about to let that opportunity pass. ; )
 Cols is smiling SO big because he had just won 1000 tickets. Oh yes. Who does that? My dad behind him became his "ticket holder." Crazy!
I thought this was so funny of Cols and Westin. They were serious about this game and anyone close better stand back. ; )

So much to be thankful for this week!

And God is able to bless you abundantly...

2 Corinthians 9:8

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy birthday, Zach!

 Zach is seven today! From the moment I first looked into his eyes I knew he was going to be strong with a tender heart.
 He is sensitive, serious, and silly. ; )
 I love watching his life unfold. So thankful he's my son!
May Your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in You.

Psalm 33:22

Monday, November 17, 2014

Balloons & Pumpkins

I'm back! Thank you for your sweet emails checking on me. Ah it's hard to know what to say. There have been a few reasons for my lack of blogging. One is that life is just busy! You get that. ; ) The boys are at such fun ages, and I'm squeezing out all the moments I have with them. 

School, homework, church, awanas, choir, and tennis keep us running these days. Both of my boys are homebodies, too so we love playing at home.

I've also been leading a Hope Group the past seven weeks. We have one more week in our fall session. I have ten hope moms in my group, and they are amazing. I'm so honored to walk beside them in their journeys. 

I've dedicated this week to blogging about what we've been up to, and it's my goal to keep it up! Since I print out my blog posts each year I want and need to continue writing and capturing moments of life.

Several weeks ago we learned of a SHARE Walk to Remember and decided to go. I knew the boys would enjoy it, and in the car they talked about several things we do to honor their sister. They even reminded me of things!

Grief is a crazy thing. When I'm in a good place, it's far off. I never forget about it though, but it's not always in my face. Sometimes it's fresh, and I seem to be in a season where Reese's life and the loss of her are close to the surface.
Sweet brothers
It was a beautiful day.
Our families and friends are almost too good to be true in their support and love for us.
Zach had his first 1st grade field trip to a pumpkin patch. I can't get over his long skinny legs in this pic. Sweet boy.
He'll be 7 on Wednesday. I can't believe it!
His buddy Kohen and little brother Wyatt

So thankful he loves first grade!

I hold fast to Your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame.

Psalm 119:31
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