Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Getting ready for Baby Coy



My little sister is having her first baby! I feel like I have handed over the baby making ropes.


Gender reveal party. I picked boy.







My little Jane Lauren would like to have all of baby Cole's belongings. She loves all things baby. And thinks everything is for her.  


Baby shower at a lovely friend's house







Baby shower at Sylvan Hills Church of Christ where my mom and dad go to church and where we grew up






She also had a work shower and one at Levy church of Christ..... My sister is very VERY loved. Especially by my kids. They think time with Rah Rah is as good as it gets. At 9 months preggo, she was still running around and kicking the soccer ball with them on Saturday. God had big plans for my sister's life and I can't imagine how He will use her as a mother. 

It won't be long before little Andrew 'Cole' is here. So exciting. Beyond thrilled my kids get a new cousin, and it's super sugary sweet to get to pass down my sweet baby boy clothes too. My love language <3 <3



Sunday, September 18, 2016

Back to School 2016








First day Charlie was sick, 4th and 5th days Annette was sick.
Then Set and Isaac and I all caught strep too. Rough few weeks there. 








JL started MDO at Westover. She cries for a few minutes when I drop her off, i wait in hallway to see when she stops the stomping and tears... usually about 90 seconds. 






Set started back to St. Marks. No tears, whew. 







Monday, August 1, 2016

weekends at the lake

 lake time translates into quality time 
(in my love language)


i took my first turn at driving the boat. not ready to pull into the slip or anything, but i enjoyed it for a few minutes. 



I've just started to hang things on the walls of the condo now that I have found most of the furniture we need.  I totally enjoy the whole process.


set has learned to swim this summer. i was planning on waiting til next summer to really teach him, bc JL is such a handful to watch at the pool. However, his speech teacher offers swim lessons so I decided to give it a try. I had no idea he would take to it so quickly. He was jumping off the diving board after just a handful of lessons. So grateful!



Charlie fishes when he first wakes up. And just about every other spare moment.



we had this little breakfast nook built to create more seating, and it's is used constantly. 



Annette is going to be the best babysitter. She is my constant little helper with JL. Plays airplane and ring around the rosie with her. Picks her up for me when my hands are full. Will help me feed her, get her water, etc. Thankful that she seems to love the role.



If Isaac isn't driving the boat, throwing kids in the pool, or baiting a pole, he is usually cooking up some new yummy interesting food for us. He is a creative and talented cook. We benefit in a huge way.


pancake sandwiches


love playing spades once the kiddos are in bed


we got a tube about a month ago. the kids have loved it. we go pretty slowly on the party barge, but it has satisfied them so far. no chance of them falling off the tube this year.