Friday, June 28, 2013


Wow...we're halfway through the year! Summer is in full swing and June dashed through the finish line in record time!! OH MY!!!!

* We had the awesome storm system roll in.  It was sunny outside, then within minutes these clouds blanketed the sky...beautiful!!

* Our latest fad is pretending to be superfrog. He brings me one of his two frog towels at least 10 times a day to put on his head and runs off to save the day as superfrog!

* Saturday morning Abby, our entrepreneur, had the great idea to have a lemonade stand. She was soon busy making cookies, lemonade and signs and enlisting her siblings to help. It was so cute to see their personalities come out through the project. Abby was quickly decided entertainment was needed and brought her keyboard out to serenade the guests, Max was the greeter/customer service and waved and grinned at every car that drove by, Madison, my thinker, made stats about how many cars drove by vs. how many cars stopped, and averaged how much money there were making an hour. They made $29 in three hours and spent their money at the movies watching Monster's University that night!! So proud of my hard working kiddos!

* We had a super moon this month. Apparently it appeared 15% larger than usual because of the tilt of the earth or something scientific like that! :) I don't own any zoom lenses so I couldn't get the best picture...but it was beautiful!

* Since both Madison and Abby were gone for Father's Day we celebrated a week later. The girls made Matt some brownies with peanut butter frosting...yum! They also put on play that was a parody of his summer school was pretty funny.

* Abby was invited to a tea party by our friend Jenna. The girls had so much fun at a proper tea party. They even made a craft and got to go swimming!! All of this is Abby's love language!! She was giddy!

* My niece, Casey, came over this week to give the girls and I haircuts. Abby LOVES babies and had so much fun playing with baby Harleigh! She as the touch too. She was getting fussy so Abby held her, gave her a bottle and she fell right to sleep in Abby's arms!

Friday, June 21, 2013


LOTS to share this week...

Starting with a fundraising benefit for Trinity Kids.  It was actually last week, but I forgot to post it.  IT was a backyard circus...lots of fun


*getting ready for camp

Hot Wheels and Hot Dogs...always a fun Father's Day tradition at our church... 

* We have the most awesome SWAT team guy that attends our church!  He always gives the glory to God and lives His life as a light for Christ!!  What a wonderful example for my kids!!!

* Since the girls were out of town for Father's Day, we are celebrating with Matt next Sunday, but we did get to enjoy a meal with my Daddy!!  Happy Father's Day, Dad!! 
Kid's Camp 2013 (Abby had the most wonderful sponsors who led her into a deeper walk with Christ, loved on her and sent her mommy lots of pictures during the week to soothe her aching heart!!  




* he's not gonna let go of Abby's arm for a while!! 


Friday, June 14, 2013


Well...I would say the first week of summer was quite eventful...

* (iphone image) I guess this is how you hula-hoop in style

* (iphone images) So excited that the church used my scripture art as part of the stage set for our summer series.  They painted two 8'x10' boards black, projected my art and painted it.  Sooooo very cool!!!

* let the games begin (War is timeless)

* Madison left on Monday for an Alaskan cruise with my mom. These are from a museum in Alaska they visited before boarding the ship!  Trying really hard not to worry or think about the fact that she's so far way, and very excited for the precious memories she's making!  She'll be home in three more days, but who's counting???

* (iphone pics)  Our biggest adventure of the week was a trip to the doctor and from there Cook Children's Hospital for a cat scan.  Sam thought it would be fun to walk on the back of the couch like a tightrope and fell and hit his head.  He starting throwing up about an hour later so and had a couple episodes of that.  He was also EXTREMELY lethargic, which is NOTHING like Sam!!  So, the doctor thought it would be best to be cautious and sent us for a cat scan.  Keeping him awake while I was driving to Cook's was a comedy act.  I was driving, tickling, singing, yelling, laughing and making a complete fool of myself the whole way.  Thankfully he only had a concussion.  I'm afraid this will be the first (oh, wait, actually the second) trip to the hospital.  He went by ambulance about a year ago for a bad case of croup and difficulty breathing.  Oh, the fun!

* He thought the cat scan machine was fun and giggled the whole time in there.  There was a Superman sticker so he decided he was superman.  Before the cat scan he wouldn't talk at all, so that was a welcome sight. 

* "I'm not tired, I just want to read for a little while." :)  Looks like her bible is taking a beating.  I just know that God was smiling as she drifted off while reading His Word!!  What a sweet moment!

* pool time...

* birthday party at the skate rink.  Thankfully we walked away from this one with no injuries!!

* "Don't you try to eat my cupcake"

* Max and Abby needed the walkers on wheels.  They must get their coordination from me! :)

* Best Buds...LOVE!!!!