Monday, January 31, 2011


What are your lunch plans for February 3rd??  This is my plan... I pray you are challenged to do the same...  I get so excited thinking about the difference we can make in the lives of these children.  One child can eat for a month- on only $3.  Amazing!!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Fun times!!

Things are crazy around our house- more details to come soon!!  On another note-  in between some of the ugly 3-year old behavior we've been seeing this past week, there have been some sweet moments....
 Evan LOVES play-doh!!!  He could literally play with it for hours at a time.  Amazing if you know this kid and how active he is!!
 This was how I found Evan when I went to wake him from his LONG nap yesterday...  And amazingly, the flash didn't wake him up!!  So sweet!!
Playing with his new blocks while also working on letters :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Project Life Update!

My Project Life album I shared about in an earlier post is coming along well.  Thankfully, Drew has been a big help with taking pictures and helping me realize when I need to be taking pictures.  So far I haven't missed a day!  Here are a few I plan to use in my album...
Evan LOVES to read.  Whenever he reads with Daddy, this is ALWAYS the first book he grabs..  My Dad is Great.  I love watching the two of them read together :)

This was the view out my dining room window Tuesday.  Notice the path my dad makes with his snow blower so that we can walk from our basement door to their back door?  Love it!!

 This explains our Monday.  We didn't leave the house all day and spent lots of fun time together.   We did some baking, preschool, and LOTS of reading.  These were just the books we read after lunch before his nap. 
Love this picture of my two boys!!

And a picture from Sesame Street Live last week.  It was a HUGE hit with Evan. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fun in the Snow this Weekend!

We had a great weekend- nothing much planned, so lots of family time..  We played outside in the snow both Saturday and Sunday!  Fun times :)
 I love the story this picture tells (I will be using this for my Project Life album!).  I'm behind the camera, Drew is throwing snow at E, E is having a BLAST, and Ma and Papa are watching from inside the house.... 
 We lost count of how many times E went down the hill... he loved it!
 Eating snow- weird kid!
 Love his smile in this one!
Drew giving E and Grandpa a big push :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year and Project Life

Happy New Year everyone!  We are so excited at our house about what this next year will hold for our little family.  Can't wait to see what God has in store for us....  Hopefully this time next year we will have a new addition to our family!! Well, along with the new year I have decided to tackle a new scrapbooking project.  I've always LOVED scrapbooking, but have never done this kind of scrapbooking before.  I've considered it in previous years, but decided to go ahead and do it this year.  It helps that there are a dozen or so women from Pathway that are doing it alongside of me.  We will be meeting monthly to work on our albums and hang out and I'm super excited about it!  The album I'm doing is called PROJECT LIFE by Becky Higgins.  See link to her website where it shows the kit here.  It's basically a scrapbook/journal with a picture in it for each day of the year.  Along with each day's picture is a place for you to journal about the day.  I love that it gives me more of an opportunity to journal and tell our family's story than my typical scrapbooks do (I tend to scrapbook bigger events and happenings in our life rather than the day-to-day things).   The kit includes everything you need to get started on your album and you basically just put it all together and you're ready to go.  So far this week, I've had a tough time deciding which pictures to use for each day (I've taken so many fun ones- it helps that I love using my new camera).  We'll see how long this enthusiasm lasts ;)  The pictures below are a few of the ones I've chosen to use for this week... 

 We got back on the "preschool at home" bandwagon this week after a short hiatus during the holidays.  So far we've talked about Adam and Eve, the letter "A", sang lots of fun songs, and we've done lots of fun crafts.  Both Evan and I enjoy it so much! 
For Drew's birthday on New Year's Eve, Evan and I planned to make his favorite stuffed mushrooms for him.  But as it turned out we were so busy that day (and the day after) that we didn't get to it until a few days after his birthday.  But E and I had so much fun making them and Drew definitely enjoyed eating them!!

Who knew that Evan would be outside riding his bike on New Years Day??  He really enjoyed getting on his bike again and had to wear Papa's helmet so that it would fit over his hat :)  This was probably the last time for this bike- I'm sure he'll be big enough to ride his new bike this summer.  Makes me sad that he's growing up so fast, but it's oh so much fun too!!

Well, we are off to Sesame Street Live tonight!  I hope to take lots of fun pictures to post on here soon.  Evan is so excited!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Better Late Than Never!

We had a wonderful Christmas....  Drew and I enjoyed experimenting with our new camera.  We still have a lot to learn, but I'm happy with the way the pictures turned out...  These are a few of my favorite pictures from the last couple of weeks (in no particular order)
Cookies for Santa- and a little chocolate on his face!

One happy boy on Christmas morning.  Santa brought him what he asked for!

Emptying his stocking...

Opening his garbage truck- so excited!!

Oh so very excited about his little tractor just like Papa's tractor!

Trying out his new easel from Grandma and Grandpa!

Playing Hi-Ho Cherry-O and LOVING it!

Family movie night- Finding Nemo- it was a HUGE hit!

Posing in front of hte Christmas tree...

Chatting with Santa...
Happy New Year to all our family and friends!  I got pretty emotional last night thinking about what this next year could hold for our family.  We are praying that we get to celebrate our next Christmas with another little addition to our family..... All in His perfect timing!