Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Oh Baby!

You have stolen our hearts.
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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Andy's gone domestic.

Everyday he comes home with new gardening 'tips and ideas.' It's strange I tell you, strange. Everyday before he leaves for work it goes something like this, 'Em, could you and the girls water the plants, the tomatoes look dry.' 'Em there's a lot of weeds around the tulips, would you mind weeding today?' 'Sure hon.' Here are his latest projects a fountain and a rustic arbor.

He wants grapes growing up the front and clematis up the back. I'm not going to lie, I'm very supportive of this new development. The arbors isn't finished or in the ground yet, it will have to wait til after Fl. I'll take a pic of the finished product. Here's where he found the inspiration.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Spring is here!

With spring we've had some new developements.

River enjoying his sisters as much as they enjoy him.

The first lost tooth.

A chipped tooth, wait that's not new.

This last one is just for its cuteness.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Florida's comin'

Check out what my sweet sister-in-law did for the dvd-less 20 hour trip. I also picked up stories on tape and new to us books from Goodwill. That combined with Easter candy is a guarunteed quality road trip for the girls.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

So I was driving home the other night.

I was beyond excited and couldn't wait to come home and blog about my excitement. I've been praying for God to bring people into my life that need Him, and of course He provided. This may come as quite a surprise but being a stay-at-home mom, living at a Christian camp with all Christians, doesn't equal tons of evangelism. He provided 2 families actually, and then I walked through the door to meltdowns and mayhem. My 5 year-old had gotten into quite a bit of trouble with the little neighbor that needs Jesus and I was reminded how messy life-on-life evangelism can be. But strangely this was also a blessing. That night we wrestled, and I do mean wrestled, with some character flaws (a.k.a. sin) in my 5 year-old that would have possibly stayed under the radar if she would have never been told, ' it's ok to sneak over, your mom won't be mad.' We are not hear to keep our yards perfect and our hands clean, we are here on this earth with a mission (Mt. 28:19-20). As much as I want to keep to ourselves and lead safe lives that's not why I'm here, so it's bound to get messy. So now to figure out the careful balance of loving and living and showing them Jesus and at the same time protecting and nurturing a 5 year-old who has only known Jesus a year and is very influential. That's where I'm at. On a side note less is best once again. I am no longer folding all day. I have a lot more free time for awesome things like, cleaning toilets. It's great!

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Just in time for an Easter brunch!

This turned out beautiful and special and only took 30 minutes start to finish. You could throw in whatever you would like for your frittata. Just follow this link for the recipe. Here's our version, Bon Appetite!