Friday, February 21, 2014

Here and Now

 Inspired by "Simple and Joyful"{this moment} - A Friday ritual. single photo - no words - capturing moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. moment want to pause, savor and remember" 

Wednesday, February 19, 2014


These three make me smile:)

Monday, February 17, 2014

Weekend Review

I hosted a table for our women's mission brunch at church on Saturday.
Big shout out to my momma for lending me all the beautiful china..
Gracie making her Valentines Day box with MoMo and I 

Ms. Bella got to come spend the day with us Friday and as you can tell Annabelle didn't leave her side
Thomas and I got some snuggle time on the couch. I love this time because it is so rare:)
Nothing better then Dads waffles on Saturday mornings

And today we had a girls Costco trip

These three were hysterical and kept Meagan and I laughing!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Here and Now.. Lost two teeth in two weeks

Inspired by "Simple and Joyful"{this moment} - A Friday ritual. single photo - no words - capturing moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. moment want to pause, savor and remember" 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A lot of Work!

Holy Moly kids are a lot of work! Ha.... I am not even going to begin to pretend that I have it all together. By no means am I super mom and I can barely remember what I did yesterday! But boy oh boy they are fun and worth every minute of crazy..... It is no surprise that my house is wild because having three kids ages 5, 4 and 2 there is never a dull moment. One thing I am absolutely loving right now is listening to their conversations between each other and just the funny thing kids say.  So today I decided to brave the freezing weather and take all three kids to target for some misc. things we needed. Of course once we arrive at target we have to find the giant buggy/ the Limousine of grocery carts.. I hate strongly dislike those things!!! And we are off, in the store a max of 10 seconds and they spot the dollar section... The two oldest leap off as if the cart is on fire to run and pick something and try and convince me that they have to have it. Now mind you that Annabelle is stuck in the top of the buggy screaming because she cant get out! Yes I am that mom with those kids! But you know what I can look back and laugh because one day I will not have kids around all the time to make me laugh and make me crazy.
   A few months ago my grandmother past away rather suddenly and we are all still getting used to the fact she is really gone. She lived right by my parents house so whenever we would go to MoMo and Pops house we always walked down to see Mamoo. Well we explained that Mamoo had died and she was now in heaven with God. She is always watching you and smiling and singing songs with Jesus! Now Insert Annabelle who every time we say that she breaks out into Jesus Loves Me song. Gracie and Thomas still pretty young to fully understand but semi got the picture. So back to the kids say the funniest things... About two weeks ago we were leaving my parents on our way home when we passed Mamoo's house and Thomas said, "Mommy is Mamoo still in heaven?" Before I could completely comprehend what he just asked me Gracie response in that older sister I know it all attitude :) 'Uh Thomas you don't see her car do you?" I lost it laughing... In their simple little minds that was the right answer :) And I loved it! I need to get better at writing down the things they say so when they are older I will remind them and look back at all the laughs...

Monday, February 3, 2014

3 years ago now!

I can't believe that 3 years ago this month we found out that Gracie had an extremely rare AVM in her brain. 3 years.... Time has gone by so fast. Sitting here today looking at where we started this whole process I am overwhelmed with emotions. Good and Bad. First, and foremost I am incredibly thankful. Thankful for life, thankful for the Lord protecting her since the day she was born, thankful for a diagnoses, thankful for her doctors, thankful for treatments, thankful for her bravery, thankful for her strength, thankful for continuous recovery! I look at her today and see a child full of energy, smart as a pistol, daring, loving, caring and beautiful! You can click here and read about her. Gracie's Story! Even though I am so thankful the realization still creeps in knowing that she is not completely healed. We will have to have more treatments one day, unless the Lord supernaturally heals her which is a thought and prayer never far from our minds! To my sweet Gracie we love you more than anything and know well in our hearts that one day you will be able to testify to the healing that the Lord has done in your life!

Weekend Review

I am so thankful for a rather laid back weekend. We had a few things happening but nothing to terribly exciting and that is great with me ;)
On Saturday we went and signed Thomas up for T-Ball at some local field by our house. He is so stinking excited I don't think he can wait for March.. Then we made our way down to the new local farmers market. It was great and the kids loved it with the exception of some rain! There is always next weekend!
Then the girls and I went to one of Gracie's classmates birthday party at the park while the boys went to the fishing store to buy some fishing tackle.. According to Thomas and daddy they can never have too much fishing tackle... I beg to differ!
Then on Sunday after Church since the weather was absolutely AMAZING..... the kids wanted to learn how to drive the golf cart. 
If this little test drive with Gracie is any little inclination of how she is going to be when she is older we are in big trouble.. Sweet girl was grinning ear to ear and doing circles at full speed! 
We ate our weight in oysters before the Superbowl Game!
And my little peanut is looking through her "Binoculars" to see if she sees anything in the woods :) 

Love low-key family weekends