He who fears the Lord has a secure fortress and for his children it will be a refuge.
Proverbs 14:26

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Day 121

December 13, 2018

Accidental twinning...

Day 120

December 12, 2018

She was obviously beyond thrilled that I needed a picture for the day!

Day 119

December 11, 2018

Not sure what this particular standoff was about...
(but gracious poor Mia needs a haircut!!)

Day 118

December 10, 2018

Abbey arrives for Christmas in a week- yay!!  Meanwhile, Anabelle is keeping us all on our toes.  I came home today to this series of notes scattered around the house...

Someone wants bangs and is quite confident in her persuasive powers!  

Day 117

December 9, 2018

So Mia is a little bit obsessed with shoes.  She doesn't chew them, just hoardes them in the box under our bed where she sleeps... It's just a little annoying to have to go crawling under the bed to retrieve a shoe...

Day 116

December 8, 2018

My work buddy who maybe doesn't want me to work since he's placed himself strategically on my calendar....

Day 115

December 7, 2018

Another Friday for fellowship and family...

Day 114

December 6, 2018

This was a busy day!  Maddie had to go get allergy testing done thanks to her weird allergic reaction to the park.  Thankfully (or not?) she was apparently the "least allergic person this doctor had ever tested...  Still don't know what's causing the weird reaction but hopefully a wicked cocktail of allergy meds and the equivalent of an epi-pen in the car will handle it!

Beautiful arms just in time for the Christmas school dance...

Dads make good dates...

Meanwhile the 2 left at home decided to put together this Christmas tree.  It didn't make it up the weekend after thanksgiving this year! 

The girls have agreed that we can do all the Christas decorations except actually putting the ornaments on the tree- that has to wait for Abbey!

Day 113

December 5, 2018

A few days late but we started our Jesse Tree advent today.  Yes, it will indeed be a first if we actually make it all the way through.  Anabelle will likely keep us on track this year!

Day 112

December 4, 2018

Lunch on the floor, outside the city.  Grateful for sharing life with these sweet friends.

Day 111

December 3, 2018

Time for some Christmas fun on our chalkboard.  Naomi has become our resident chalkboard artist...

Day 110

December 2, 2018

Sent a screenshot of my devotion to Maddie this morning. Seemed very appropriate for what the Lord has been teaching us both!

Day 109

December 1, 2018

The school the girls attend is raising money for a new campus and they had a  family fun run 5K this weekend to raise money.  We were a little nervous about Maddie because it started right outside the park that she seems to be allergic to!  But she took some allergy meds and they went in the opposite direction and all was well.  

Anyway, was a fun morning!  

Maddie finished 6th overall behind these 5 guys.  All of them will be running Dead 2 Red together in a few months...

Seniors had a bake sale after to raise money for their trip in the spring- it was FREEZING...

Day 108

November 30, 2018

So that freak allergic reaction thing Maddie had a few weeks ago?  Happened again today!  Craziness!  Thankfully, once again, we got to the ER in time as this time it seemed to be worse and moving more quickly.  She got an IV and a couple of shots and about an hour later was as good as new!  Likely will not know what is causing this but it's pretty freaky!!

I was allowed to take pics of just her arms this time in the car on the way.  

It's kinda hard to tell but her arms were so bad this time that it took awhile to get an IV in...

This was her leg after it had started to get better...

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Day 107

November 29, 2018

So for whatever reason, Mia is a little skittish of Leo and sometimes just doesn't want to walk by him.  I am 100% sure that Leo knows this and sometimes decides to place himself strategically at a doorway to prevent Mia from passing...  

Day 106

November 28, 2018

So good... Maddie and I both needed this one today!

Day 105

November 27, 2018

Creative way to get out of changing the kitty litter on the back porch...

Can't really open the door with that key...

Day 104

November 26, 2018

I don't love getting up at the crack of dawn for Maddie to run with her Dead 2 Red team but that's not a bad view for the drive back home and back to bed...

Day 103

November 25, 2018

"Greening of the school" to bring in the Christmas season.  I guess now that Thanksgiving is over it's ok to sing Christmas songs but our tree has not made it up yet!

Naomi's class did Christmas in July, thus the sunglasses and the beach outfits...

And Maddie's class did a little mini- concert

Day 102

November 24, 2018

That time Maddie was at a coffee shop studying and realized she MIGHT have ADHD.... 


Day 101

November 23, 2018

No black Friday here but we enjoy playing games all day.  Even Leo apparently...