Friday, March 6, 2009


I love putting candles in these old jars and placing them on my window ledges. There is something so warm about a candle flickering in the window. The snow piles up outside but within these walls there is great warmth.


The girls totally take after Matt and love to play games. They'll sit down together pretty much everyday to play some sort of game. Hudson usually isn't as welcomed as he was here. You can see how he is completely enjoying being included for once. However you can also see his look of pure mischief which is why he doesn't always get included. His style of play is to get some cards/game pieces in his hands and walk off with them in delight!


Our son is perfecting "the smooch". He's got one of the best pucker-ups around! He and Grandpa are showing each other how it's done. Hudson concentrates and pulls his cheeks all the way in...and, of course, we laugh every time! :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009


Everyday I am overwhelmed with how much these two boys mean to me! Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with them!

Monday, March 2, 2009


this pic is disgusting. i know. it was only taken to remind myself to never buy 20 lbs. of beef again. even if it is on a really good sale. i made a gazillion meatballs and meatloafs today. i'm sure i'll be thankful that i did it someday, but for today...that was A LOT of meat! i apologize for giving you this dumb of a pic...but seriously i sorta had my hands full and this was all i got for ya today.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

35--I'm Baaaaaaaaack! Feb. was a rough month. Sorry to leave ya hanging. :) I am getting back into my game here! I'm going to try super hard to keep up on my pics even through getting the house ready to sell.

About the above dd is an absolute joy! She is vivacious and spirited! Today she wore a birthday hat and kept throwing a birthday party for Hudson. He wore a hat too! She sang "HaPpY BirThDaY" to him over and over. He clapped every time. They are so much fun...I love our kiddos!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


this is a strange pic, but it has a sweet story behind it. my oldest dd came home from youth group tonight and we chatted a bit about it then she went up to get ready for bed. i asked her if she could turn the bath water off for me because i had left it running. a little while later i came up to settle all the girls into their beds. said my goodnights and walked into the bathroom...this little display was sitting there for me. the note said: To my special mother, Here's some special spa things for after your bath. Have a fun getaway. p.s. I'll take care of hudson and "the girls".
she even had her big fluffy robe hanging on the door for me to wear. she's just so sweet!