Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Morning

Christmas Eve

 This Christmas Eve we got our cinnamon rolls ready for Christmas morning with my baking assistant, SJ.  We also got dressed up and went to our Christmas Eve service to celebrate with our church family.

 Miracles do happen on Christmas.  We took an almost decent family picture.  The rest of our attempts are below...

This is how we felt by the end of the night.  Merry Christmas Eve friends!

Saturday, December 22, 2012


 Here's what we have been up to this month: We got to enjoy our church's staff Christmas party.
 Drew has been sportin' his new Laker's warm ups.
 Sadie Jane got to wear lip gloss for the first time.
 Sadie Jane was then very willing to pose for the camera once her lip gloss was on.
 She even took a picture with me on my birthday.
 It snowed on my birthday which has never happened before.
 We love our tree but it is currently dead and I am afraid to keep the lights on too long.
 I turned 33 and got this hat.  Well no, I just wore this hat (it is my beloved husband's) because I didn't want the snow to mess up my hair.  It was my birthday!  I wanted to look decent:)
 We got to hang out at the youth group Christmas party which gave SJ a good reason to squeeze into this snow suit.
Yep, he's still cute!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Our Little Man

 This is what Drew is usually up to, eating dirt or whatever he can find.  He's wants to try everything in his mouth first!  He got his first hair cut and while it was a bit dramatic for him, his hair looks so much better!

 It is becoming a challenge to get a picture of this little guy but here are a few that we got to show off his new hair cut. 

This Christmas pj's are on.  December is here!

Saturday, November 24, 2012


We got away for a few days for Thanksgiving at my sister's house with my side of the family.  It was a nice break from life.  When we got home the tree in our front yard had lost a lot of its leaves.  It was the perfect treat for our kids after 2 long car rides.  They played in it for a long time.  I love natural entertainment like that!

Friday, November 16, 2012

This week

 Life with a 1 and 2 year old is challenging (isn't that the right way to say hard).  I am constantly on the go or on the ground playing with them to make them both happy.  I am trying to figure out what my boy needs because he is so different from his sister.  When SJ was Drew's age we noticed she did better in the day if we ran a little errand almost every day but with Drew he needs to be outside in the grass or mud with sticks in his mouth to help him get through the day.  It's amazing how different God made boys and girls.  I am thankful for the differences but this boy stuff is new to me so I have a lot to learn.  Most days it looks like this.  All of our shoes piled together after a walk or me taking them to the park for SJ to get out and run and for Drew to walk around and find every piece of trash in the park.  It wears me out and there is constantly something to do, someone to comfort (since one of them seems to be crying at all times) but at the end of the day, most days, I see that it is all worth it and just pray for strength to take on the next day. 

 Then there are times like this that are pure joy that remind me again this time is special and to not take it for granted.  I think Drew was happy in this picture.  SJ has a happy with a slightly evil smile on her face.  She thought it was funny to keep dumping water on Drew's head.  Sometime he thought it was fun other times he was not that into it.
Here's another thing that helps you get through a long day with 2 little ones-chocolate.  Any form of it helps you get that extra push you need. I highly recommend it:)

Birthday Weekend

My mom, sister and I had our annual birthday weekend and it was so refreshing!  We did not have any of the kids with us this time so we just ate, slept and shopped.  It was beautiful:)  We also got pedicures which was another treat to do all together.  I am already looking forward to next year!