As you know, I was raised a City Girl, but when I grew up and fell in love, it was with a dairy farming, corn fed, Country Boy! Dale and I have lived outside of town for 12 … Continue reading
Just tuning in? This is a 3 Part series on our beloved Papa’s Celebration of Life service. Catch up here: Part 1 Part 2 While the men left the church in front of the casket, this beautiful song played by the … Continue reading
This is Part 2, please head back to Part 1 if you missed it yesterday. The service opened with prayer and worship, Papa’s favorites: Amazing Grace, old style and then leading into the new worship version and How Great Thou … Continue reading
Hey guys, I have missed you all! The break has been wonderful, well, maybe just necessary is the word. Life doesn’t quite feel like it’s back to normal yet, I am wondering how long it will take. I can’t believe … Continue reading
Saturday was Tylan’s 7th birthday. I always have to praise God when I think about Tylan’s pregnancy and birth….. We had just lost our 4th baby in 2 years to miscarriage. We had spent thousands and thousands … Continue reading
Christmas Break continued: Christmas started at 8 am. We couldn’t believe the kids slept in, maybe that Christmas Tree slumber party did the trick? Pax gets up at 6:15 on the dot every morning, with the rest meandering … Continue reading
We got the kids home for 2 whole weeks for Christmas Break! There is nothing that makes me happier than when we are all under one roof together.
I have to show you these photos I found on my camera when I was uploading Christmas!
We even had our first big snow of the Season, just in time to have a White Christmas….
I love living in a place where we experience all 4 Seasons to their fullest!
We got 9 and a half inches of snow, so it was pretty tough to get around, but everyone had fun….
UNTIL the Snow Ball Fight started.
Apparently, Snow Ball fights sound a lot more fun than they actually are.
Avery is sobbing and Pax grins, “Hee hee! I do it, Momma.”
Last year I got a beautiful picture of the kids having fun in the snow. I guess I waited too long to get a shot, because by this point everyone but Ty was in tears.
I told him he might as well cry for the photo too. He is a good faker.
So I assigned partners and sent them in to warm up. We will try, try again next snow!
Christmas Eve Eve I took photos of some PRECIOUS newborn twin girls!
Their sweet Momma needed photos done ASAP before they got too big to be sleepy. They were 13 days old, and much after 10, they are no longer sleepyheads.
I told her if we could keep it short and sweet, and she didn’t mind my living room, I could fit her in before our family came over for Christmas.
I have never ever shot in my house before, and I was so worried about lighting and the timing of it all. Sometimes newborns can take HOURS to cooperate.
God was gracious, I was able to get all the food made in the morning, and put the ham in before she arrived. The light was fine, and the girls were angels!
Here are my favorite shots:
The next night, Christmas Eve, we had some surprise company from Phoenix, Uncle Marion & Aunt Judy. We just sat around and talked and of course, ate tons of good food!
That night, we decided to try the first annual Sleepover in front of the tree. I always did that growing up and we are finally at a stage to do so.
Dale and I lay by the kids and sang Christmas carols until everyone was relaxed enough to sleep. A couple of them were still up at ELEVEN!!!! Ack!
Oh well, they all must’ve been very tired, because they all slept until 8! That never happens at our house….
WordPress always gets mad at me for putting on too many photos, so I am going to start a new post for the rest! :)
I hope you guys have a WONDERFUL Christmas and New Years! I want to share a song with you that moves me to tears and gives me chills every single time I hear it! We originally heard it … Continue reading
We are working on a project at our house, including ripping up old, nasty, 12-year-old kitchen carpet! Bleh. No one EVER EVER EVER should have kitchen carpet, especially not in the sand hills, with a dog and 4 … Continue reading
Matthew 6:19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.” Remember our year of financial discipline 3 years ago? God taught us SO much about ourselves. He loved … Continue reading