Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Sunday, July 20, 2014


My friend/babysitter convinced me that we should dress up for customer appreciation day at Chick-Fil-A and get free lunch.

You may notice that a few of my children are missing.  Claudia was in Boston on a trip with our church, though she would have been all into it.  Aaron has his father's blood through and through.  Steve's perspective on dressing up as a cow: "I'll pay the $7 and get my chicken, thank you."  Aaron did not want to dress up so I gave him the option of hanging out with Grandma.  He chose grandma.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


I have a love/hate relationship with my children snitching my camera and taking pictures without my knowing.

I'm not even sure who took these.  I love Greta and Josiah together on the bed.  They lay there and listen to books on CD from the library.

Totally caught in the act.  They know they are not supposed to do this, but often do anyway.  They climb up our headboard and jump off.

Monday, July 14, 2014


Making time to read to my little ones is such a challenge for me.  This summer I have been attempting to read Greta some of the American Girl stories.  I had Morgan capture this picture for me.  We are extremely inconsistent, but it's happening.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

17 Years

This post is a little late.  The end of May Steve and I celebrated 17 years of marriage.  Crazy how the time has flown and all that has happened over the years.  I am so grateful for this man and the ways he has loved me.

Our anniversary was very low key this year.  We went for our first ride together on his bike, grilled steak and hung out on the deck.  Wound down the night by watching some Everybody Loves Raymond episodes and went to bed before nine o'clock.  You know you are getting old when that is a good evening.

Claudia snapped this before a recent wedding we attended

Monday, July 7, 2014

Goats and stuff

Friends of ours from church have a beautiful farm just down the road from us.  They went on vacation last week and our girls tended to their goats while they were gone.  One of the big perks of their property is the creek that runs through it.  I just couldn't keep my kids out of the water!!

Thursday, July 3, 2014