"Enjoy the little things in life ~ one day you'll wake up and realize they were the big things"

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

For better, for worse . . . I'd still choose you!

Thankful today for two decades of "for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness & in health" and God's great faithfulness throughout every season . . . five years of infertility, sharing a home with 200+ different people over the years, bringing home five babies (in 6 1/2 years!), moving seven times, homeschooling for almost half of our marriage . . . and countless everyday joys, struggles and answered prayers.  Happy 20th anniversary, Kevin . . . I'd still choose you! :-)

Sunday, November 24, 2013


Toasty warm fire, a book in my hands, kids frolicking in the (heated) outdoor pool and a light snow falling . . . aaaaahhhhh!  Enjoying a LONG overdue break in the mtns this week as a family.  God is good.  Excited for my sister & family to join us later tonight.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Happy Birthday Taylor!

Happy Birthday Taylor!  How can you possibly be 28 years old already?!  You are awesome and we love you!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Little Elves!

There are many things about the approaching holidays that bring me a sense of overwhelm & dread . . . BUT one of the things I LOVE is seeing my kids scheming, plotting, planning & searching for 'just the right gift' for their siblings.  Little elves they are! . . . big dose of joy this morning :-)

Monday, November 11, 2013

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Thankful for my sister!

I'm thankful for my big sister today!  She turns another year better today!  She enriches my life in countless ways and continues to inspire, comfort, and challenge me, even from a distance.  Happy Birthday! I hope your family spoils you rotten and celebrates you well today!, You are a great gift to more people than you know :-)

Friday, November 1, 2013

Fall fun!

We've been enjoying the CO Pumpkin Patch operating at the south end of the campground for the past month and a half:  hay maze, slides, corn box, rubber ducky races, petting zoo, face painting, pony rides, gourd launching, golf cart races, tire swings and more! ( . . . and pumpkins of course!).  It's been a fun job for Emily and Levi (and even for me on a few occasions) to help them out.

We enjoyed making silly jack-o-lantern foods, carving pumpkins . . . and eating toasted pumpkin seeds (the BEST part!!).  Emily and her friend, Drew, even tried a highly complicated and messy "melted crayon" pumpkin - which actually turned out quite cool!  A Halloween highlight for us is returning to our old neighborhood and spending the evening with our favorite former neighbors & friends (the Ulloms).