Sunday, January 18, 2015

Bad days gone good...

What to say about our recent weeks....hmmm. Although we have had some "unplanned" experiences, it is always these times that we see just how loved and cared for we really are but our friends and family. Recently the kids thought they had a "bad" day...and by all means in their world, it was kind of bad. We were reminding them that all days aren't perfect, but that even our worst days are probably better than what a lot of people are experiencing...Sometimes talking to your kids is a lesson to yourself right? God is good that way- giving us these kids so we can teach them the lessons we need to teach ourselves.

This is me enjoying a great red gatorade while having tests at the hospital. It could have seemed like a kind of bad day...




This is the guy that deals with the rest of our world and hangs out with me in this most uncomfortable place. But he still looks kind of cute don't you think?



These are some awesome people who celebrated FOR me and baby Camden in my absence. 



This is me...loving being at home and having a fun time looking at sweet baby things!



Doesn't really seem like I have too much to complain about now does it?


Here are some other random pictures on my phone. I haven't taken as many as I like lately...Gonna have to get my phone ready!


Crazy eyed Tinley wanting me to take this picture.



Baby's got hair...sticking up. Pretty exciting.


Little sister at basketball practice.


 Parker's new basketball adventures with his fan, Tinley.



Have a great week!



Monday, January 5, 2015

2015- 5 days in and lessons learned

Here are some of the things we've learned (and done) in our few days since the New Year has started. Worthy life lessons.


Your true friends will treat you like a princess and share their princess clothes with you. (They will even smile with you amidst your wardrobe malfunctions.)


You should always look in the mirror when applying lipstick. Although you should never be afraid to wear pink...there is such a thing as "too much."


Sometimes things do not go as planned. Even on New Years Eve.


But it's okay...you'll get over the hump;)



If you're surrounded by people you love, where else do you really want to be?




Celebrating at a Mexican restaurant can never go wrong. Chips and Salsa. People you love. Baby presents= lots of fun!



Girl time is a must in life no matter the age. 


Sometimes when things are imperfect, they create a more memorable experience.


If you cheer hard enough, your team really can win. Light sabers optional.



We should never ever cease to be amazed at God's creation.


2015 is looking to be a year full of life lessons. Hope yours is great!


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

A Merry Season

We have enjoyed our Christmas vacation so far...and glad we don't have to go back to real life just yet. So blessed to see many friends, family and have lots of memorable experiences together. Here are a few that I managed to take a picture of but many more that I'll remember in my mind!

Celebrating with friends


Family Santa photo


Starting off our break with a new experience at the Japanese restaurant



Plastic Ice Skating






Rudolph musical with the girls






Delivering flowers with Grandpa





Christmas Eve








My fella with his favorite new shirt!



 Christmas morning









 Christmas Evening





Happy Birthday Jesus!



Sunday, December 14, 2014

Treat Every Day Like Christmas

In one of our favorite Christmas movies (Elf), we have learned to "Treat Everyday Like Christmas"....no problem doing that this weekend!

We all look forward to our Christmas tradition with some of our great friends...spending a night together and eating too much, staying up too late, and enjoying every minute. I was sad I forgot my camera when there was so much cuteness going on, but see beyond the blurred pictures and into the fun we had:)

Boys being boys:)


 Waiting on some fun presents!





Girl time!




Boy time!



Trying to pose lots of kids time...they will thank us for this one day...we are sure of it.





As usual these days, not so many pictures of the grown ups...but thankful for the time we had together and looking forward to our next visits!

We made it back just in time for Christmas in Huntersville...which we have never been to as long as we've lived here!  We were tired but determined! Here they are looking out from the parking deck at all the fun waiting.



Fun with this trio!


A sledding adventure in our 50 degree weather. Pretty cool.


Finally got to see the Live Nativity at our church. Loved seeing these familiar faces showing the story of Christmas!


Parker is getting better at being Santa :) This is his new favorite picture pose with Tinley. He kept saying he was Parker Claus with his hat on.


And Tinley got to go to a Frozen party today...complete with her very favorite thing- having her face painted like a butterfly princess.



Do you want to build a snowman?


Merry Christmas every day!