Sunday, June 28, 2009


This post is not so much about sharing something with you but recording something so I don't forget. Miss T ( Who by the way in a just a few short weeks will be introduced officially here) I just want it to be official:) Anyway, Miss T has a thing with hands. She loves to hold my hand. She holds my hand when she rides in her carseat and she needs to be comforted, we hold hands when we pray. Whenever she's having a hard time she looks up at me with those soulful, coffee colored eyes and says "han" "han" Tonight as I was rocking her to sleep she said "han mommy" I held her hands and she fell esleep.

I love that holding hands brings such comfort to her. What a sweetheart.
Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.
Psalm 73:23

***Note the beautiful moments captured on this post and the last one are thanks to my sweet sister in law Shannon. Check out more of her beautiful photos at Mirabella Photography. They are 2 different cites.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


Oh my dear sweet Lydia, if it wasn't for her I would run out of "material" for this blog. Here are a few of her latest.

*Last week we were all in the van going somewhere and Miss T was sick of being in the carseat. Which seems to be her new thing. We think it's ironic since when we first got her we actually went for a drive to get her to sleep. Anyway, she is screaming and whining in the backseat and Aaron says, "Stop screaming! Noone likes a kid screaming in the backseat!" And Lydia pipes in "Yeah, not even God!"

*After soccer practice in the 83 degree heat last night, Lydia says ,"Oh no I"m wet here." As she is touching her temples. "And I'm wet here too!" Touching the other side. I said that's Ok it's sweat, it means you were working hard. Poor girl doesn't remember sweating since it's been 9 months since it was hot enought outside to sweat.

* And my favorite, recently we booked airplane tickets to go back to GA and visit the people who took care of T and have a family vacation. At supper, Jonah was asking all kind of questions about if we could stand on the airplane and where we were staying, and what it would be like. Lydia was listening very intently but not saying much. I was excitetly telling them what it would be like. After a few minutes, Lydia looked up very concerned and asked, "We still get to keep her, right." I assured her that we get to keep her and we are only going for a visit.

Oh how it warms my heart to think of how God has changed the relationship between the girls. Lydia has changed from being the frustrated dethroned princess of the house to being the protective, loving big sister. A role she was born for.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Nothing says camping fun like a campfire. And fun we had! This weekend God gave us some beautiful weather and we had a great time camping.

This is the honey hole where Jonah fished all morning and caught
this small mouth bass. He also caught a ton of other fish but this was the one he was most proud of.
T caught her first fish. She looks pretty serious here, but when she reeled it in she squealed like a
pig and kept saying "fiss" "fiss"
Camping is always more fun with some friends to catch caterpillers with and have picnics with.
There's something about sleeping under the stars and taking a kid out on a canoe that is good for my soul. I loved being outside all weekend and it was the perfect kickoff to summer.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009


We are in the full swing of summer, and wow it's hard to get on here to update, but I am finally done with school, YEAH! So I am rejoicing! Here are a few random photos of all the things we do to kick off summer. 

This young man started baseball. He gets to play with his buddy Mason. He loves it and is having fun.

This is Miss T showing me her ice cream hanging out on the deck the other night.

We made our annual trip to the zoo. It's our tradition to go the beginning of June to sort of kick off summer. The monkeys and baby otters were our favorites

Miss Lydia is now our soccer star. She just started and is loving it. She gets to play with her friends Abram and Addie.

We've also been doing a lot of planting and landscaping. Aaron got all of the rock and pavers down around the deck and I have been planting my little heart out. I love flowers have decided I am now done. So I better not go into anymore of those cute little green houses or I'll be home with a few more. This little creation is now decorating my deck. 

And last but not least the puppet theatre. Aaron brought it home the other day and at any given moment I have from 1 to 7 kids on my deck putting on a show. The stories are great and listening to the giggles and imagination are even better.  It's amazing how some pieces of wood and a couple pieces of fabric and a few old socks with wiggly eyes glues on  can entertain for hours. 

I hope you are doing your own fun things to kick off summer!