Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Valentine's Day 2017


I squeezed this kids tighter & gave them extra love.  We've had so many reminders of how fragile life is.  This is my day to give my best to Him and my family.

I wrote a few letters to remind others we love them so.

I drank my coffee black!!  I'm used to it now.  Day #26 of Whole30.  I'm certainly not doing it to lose weight, but glad for the surge in energy & deep sleep at night. 

I got wet...rain & damp cold as I walked to the boys' school for their parties.  Refreshing!

I won't get chocolates.  Rather unusual for me, I must admit.  I'll suffer through this one time.  I've slayed that sugar dragon!  Yay!!

Hope you are feeling loved today!

Friday, January 20, 2017

US Capitol

One of Benjamin's winter projects was putting together a model of the US Capitol Building.  He & Russell found it to be quite challenging yet fun.  I love the end result....especially with the lights on inside.

South Padre Island

Once Trevin recovered (rather quickly) from his sickness during the break, we escaped south to the beach.  It was lovely to have the place nearly to ourselves!  I find it quite therapeutic to listen to waves & dig my toes in the sand.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Sweet times

My heart aches when I see these pictures and yet I have deep joy because of this time together with Russell's family.  I'm so, so thankful we made this trip!  I linger over these photos and remember little tidbits of conversations, visits, laughs & even the tears that flowed. This was a trip filled with firsts & lasts.  Reminds me again that we don't know when our 'last' experiences will take place.  The most important thing is to keep our next step faithful, because it could be our last.