Saturday, March 24, 2012

A new look

This is what happens when Cale takes on barbering duties for Mati....

He loves it!  And let Cale mess with his hair for well over an hour to achieve it.  He was trying to recreate this look:

What do you think?  Success??  I'm not so sure!

Thursday, March 22, 2012


tonight is good for...
driving with all the windows down and an open sunroof and turning the music loud

listening to new music that i already love (because it reminds me of the music to a show whose love runs deep)

watching a show, snuggled up with my man and the baby

spending an inordinate amount of time trying to make a tiny boy smile and being rewarded with the drooliest grins and world's cutest dimples

reading a chapter or two in a book by a favorite author

dreaming of our ten year anniversary trip and being thankful that we booked our tickets today

believing that God is not surprised by any news that comes our way

sleeping with the windows open and breezes blowing

remembering what He has done in us, for us and through us

feeding him one last bottle before sleep

kissing my loves goodnight

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Haven and E: 6 years and 6 weeks

Do you know how awesome it is to have your best friend be an amazing photographer who is always happy to take pictures of your family? Well, I do!!  And I'm so thankful for each of the grins, smiles and wrinkled brows that she captured for us recently.  We'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
 this one is my favorite i think...just captures my girl so perfectly!

 these two them both so much and they sure love each other!

And here are a few of our sweet little man.  Can't show you his face, but you can still appreciate his cuteness!

Many thanks to Amber for blessing us with her talents!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Still here

 My six year old and her pancake cake

Well, that turned in to quite the hiatus, didn't it?  Totally not planned, but then nothing in my life feels like it is these days!  We're still here, plugging along. We've been sick (who hasn't?!!) and traveled and are trying to navigate our way through the foster care system (that's a whole other post that will probably never get written!).  I honestly can't believe it is March and that the two day old who showed up on my doorstep is now two months old!  We're still trying to figure out life with three kids, homeschooling, ministry opportunities, and general life responsibilities. So here's a few pictures to bring you up to speed and we'll consider ourselves caught up, okay?
This is what my kids do to themselves when I'm otherwise occupied
 Heart shaped pizza for Valentine's Day with heart shaped pepperoni- a big hit!
 Haven and Cale ready to hit the slopes for a day of skiing
 Mati's first trip to the dentist- he did so well!
Three babes in a bed for a morning snuggle

I'll be back soon...promise!!