Tuesday, March 30, 2010

scenes from a Saturday morning hike


As Waylon and I hiked, we talked about how blessed we feel to have all of these children no matter how tricky it is at times. The kids have taught us so much and have truly made our lives full in every way. We are grateful for this opportunity to be stretched a bit.

Sunday, March 28, 2010



"Let's make a deal, you pick out whatever you want to wear today but I get to pick tomorrow" That is a direct quote made by me to Maren. Now that I have had a chance to think about it I think she should pick out her clothes every single day if she wants...the only request is that she always puts on a smile to go with that outfit. So much joy can be found in all of the cheesy grins.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

For some reason this little scene brought me great joy this week. A decade ago I would have never thought little cars all lined up would be this cool.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I almost got mad but then I just laughed...PHEW!
I hate it when I get mad unnecessarily..I'm really trying hard in that department.

Now if Christian dumps one more pail of water out of the tub I am going to get ticked:-)

Monday, March 8, 2010


These were the best presents ever. Half wrapped Barbie's etc. The girls wanted so badly for me to have a great birthday. I love that they brought out all of their used toys and tried to give them to me.

Honestly, they made my day.