Jaeda turned five last month! She picked an ice cream theme for her very first friend birthday party.
I asked her if she'd like me to surprise her with a decorated house after she went to bed or if she'd like to help with the decorating....
We enjoyed some perfectly warm days last month.
Wading and swimming in the lake are favorite pastimes.
Crusoe was particularly tired this day.
I feel much braver when a sister joins me!
All that red hair.
We stumbled upon a carnival kicking off free summer lunches.
BOTH CORBAN AND...
May started with the most beautiful weather (weather that, really, we've had for most of the summer; I mean, gorgeous!)
We printed the illustrations of our books and put them on display in the Performing Arts Center at the local high school. This was so much...
Why should I feel discouraged, why should the shadows come,
Why should my heart be lonely, and long for heaven and home,
When Jesus is my portion. My constant friend is He:
His eye is on the sparrow, and I know He watches me;
His eye is on the...
Having a fourth child is hard. (Betcha thought I was gonna say something uplifting and inspiring. HA.) Even our great days (and there are many!) are just plain ol' hard. So much talking, touching, needing, crying, diaper changing, sock losing, complaining, laughing, screaming, eating, messing,...
Guys, I'm super sorry, but this post will be short on words and looooong on photos. No time for editing! He's already three weeks old now! And we're all doing great. So great. In sleep, in health, in nursing, in harmony. We're having a blast...
Crusoe was due to join our family around September 6th. We've had babies as early as 9 days before their due date and as late as on their due date. But when my friends Bryanne and Alisha went a week over with their 4ths, I...
25 baby weeks came in May
as well as did my special day
James made me himself
my birthday cake
and hid 'round the house
mint candies to take
Jaeda's gals love to dance with a man
my business cards came
as pink as we planned
then I found this shirt
to match my cards
James is a funny guy. He was quite the little daredevil as a kid. Making ramps, catching animals, running all over town. But put his kids into the equation, and he has a mini heart attack. Every.single.time. And this little car with his baby daughter...
Corban joined his first t-ball league this spring.
Just over an hour once or twice a week.
We've enjoyed spending time together as a family
cheering him on! (And picking flowers, running around, etc.)
He's our little athletic one, that boy.
Uncle Jon came for a visit on...