Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas at Grams

We did our best to get a Grams-With-Great-Grandchildren photo!!
Isn't it cute?

Secret Santa

So there's an anonymous Santa who wanted to surprise my kids with a few gifts!
It was very exciting. They each got a toy and new dress outfit, which they love!!
Whoever did this...if you read this...thank you so much!
You made their week!

Deep Snow

...has given my kids all they need for mid-winter distraction, fun, energy-release...
whatever you wanna call it.
They don't even want to come inside.

Saturday, December 19, 2015


A little over two weeks ago, 
I experienced the Lord's caring Hand as He held my life through a terrible car crash.
As the next two weeks unfolded, 
His gracious care has been showered upon us in the gifts, cards, notes, meals, phone calls,
help, and care.
There aren't words to describe all the love shown. 
It's nothing less than utterly amazing.
And to all those people who cared for and loved my little ones through this,
cleaned my house, cooked amazing and elaborate meals,
scrubbed my floors, rocked my baby to sleep over and over again,
and so generously gave money and gifts and paid for bills....
thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you, a thousand times.
May God richly bless you, as much as He's blessed me.
Through you.

day after accident

theo shopping with daddy

eli and I with our favorite get well card :)

copies of a meditaton sent by church friends which gave much glory in God

Grams and Theo enjoying a book together

a sweet card from my sis...Celene and I enjoyed coloring it together

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

First Snow

shawn trying not to freeze in the tree stand

Birthday Blessings

The Lord has blessed me so richly beyond comprehension!
Days like my birthday yesterday reminded me how many precious people have been put into my life.
Such gifts!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Some More Variety

shawn sent me a picture of how his office desk looks at work :)

Miles' first harvest of newly polished stones from his rock tumbler

aren't they pretty?

Celene made a cute picture of sheep using wool from a sheep pelt that was very old and disintegrating

The next few pictures are from this morning...I love how simple things like candles can keep kids
 entertained and learning for at least an hour on a rainy morning. :)

and lastly, Theo fell asleep on Eli's bed this morning, watching me clean :)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Shawn's First Buck!!

He did it!
I'm so proud.
And I love the freezer full of meat.

Other Weekend Stuff

Miles got a big molar removed because of too much was tough experience but he was brave!

Theo fell asleep on the floor one night because he deemed his bed unequivocal

my first ever batch of caramel popcorn! and it was super yummy!

Hannah got the opportunity to milk a goat at our friend Nola's house

so cute!