Friday, December 30, 2011

time with family

Lots of sweet family time these last weeks. So thankful for them.

Gram and Papa got the kiddos a sand table for Christmas and they love it!

Anna loves the piano and Andrew is so sweet to play with her!

Aunt Lauren spent Christmas with us and Madeline had a blast playing with her-lots of Little Women and Anne of Green Gables!

Gram & Papa are heading out for a cruise and will be up close and personal with penguins! So Papa spent some time reading up on penguins and sharing the info with Madeline & Simeon. They were very interested!

Aunt Lizzie has been in town for a wonderful long visit! We love seeing her and the kids love getting to go on one-on-one adventures with her. She also plays lots of Little Women & Anne!

Cousin fun...although pics are pretty difficult to pull off. It is comical to attempt though!

Best one we could manage!

Kelsey & Lauren-love these gals!

Matt, Becca, & Hudson came up for a quick Christmas visit. Hudson just turned 1 and it was so fun watching all the kiddos run around and play. Love love love my family!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

a post for my friend

We had a blast with your sweet kiddos yesterday. Everyday is one day closer! Soon ya'll will be playing and singing and reading and laughing and all the other wonderful things you guys love. God's Sovereign plan covers each of you-big yeas for that! Love and miss you and can't wait to see your three wonderful faces.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.” John 14:1-3

Saturday, December 17, 2011


We are enjoying lots of Christmas merriment around here. Tree decorating, A Potter's House Christmas party, lights on the square, cookie making, Christmas music singing and dancing, sweet friends homecoming with their little boy, Hudson's birthday party, family advent, and more merriment is still to come! Big yea for quality family time, yummy foods, and celebrating in remembrance the birth of Christ. Joy and thankfulness abounding.