Thursday, July 31, 2014

Celebrating Jack's 14rth birthday!

He had a really fun day at an obstacle ropes and zip line course with two friends.  It was such a perfect way to celebrate with a teenager.  Then we went out for pizza.  With family, we had a big breakfast and night out for burgers with grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.  I hope this amazing boy knows how much we all love him and what a gift from God he is!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Art hallway=happy place

This is our new hall art gallery.  I am in love!  I treasure the kids' artwork, especially the art made together from our homeschooling days.  This hallway is one of my happy places in our house now!  I know it looks home-made and it's full of imperfections, but it's like family history and good memories displayed in front of my eyes every day.  Happy!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Our weekend at the lodge

Our night away was close to perfect.  I enjoyed the gardens, good books, and my camera.  And Andy loved his time on the water.  And in between, it was just us.  What a fabulous, quiet, beautiful time away!

Monday, June 30, 2014

June delight

We had the best summer month in my memory this month of June!  It was just such sweet time.  Most days were spent lingering over meals, crowded around the sofa with cartoons or books, exercising, swimming, eating ice cream, just taking it all in SLOWLY and FULLY.  Oh, it was so good.  We got into a wonderful routine with chores and responsibility, some outreach to get to know church friends and school friends better, but mostly we just enjoyed one another as a family.  Here are a few special weekend memories that were especially wonderful:
Our best friends came to our house for a week.  It was so wonderful for the kids and for me!

A family reunion with Andy's family

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Father's day

If she loved him any more...well, she just couldn't love him any more!

Reading to Dad

Breakfast and gifts

Joshua adores this guy

Our big gift to Andy was an overnight trip to a lodge with good food and fishing.  He is going to LOVE it!

I am so blessed to have married an amazing man who is an OUTSTANDING Dad to our children!  I am so deeply thankful for his godliness, patience, humor, warmth, and insight.  We all adore him!