Monday, February 23, 2015

two years old.

Our sweet little double batch turned TWO.  I can't hardly believe it and I don't have the time to say what I want in words.  So here are three pictures I adore.  I love you to the moon and back my dearest Elle and James.
First and last photos taken by Emily Vennerstrom.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

child-like faith

Last night we turned on some tunes around 7.  Kids were ready for bed, JD was working late and I was ready for happy hour (8pm).  God stopped me in my tracks with that thought pattern when Reagan jumped on the couch and proclaimed "I want to sing and jump because God is here.  He is my friend.  He will never leave me, EVER!"  I want to soak up every single moment with these blessings.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

the wedding.

If it wasn't for Rabeka and Eric getting maui'd in Maui JD and I may have never ventured to gorgeous Kaanapali Beach, HI.  Eric and Beeka: we are FOREVER grateful and indebted to you. This wedding was one of my favorites ever.  And I have been to a lot of weddings.  Surrounded by God's INCREDIBLE creation, amazing food, great drinks, awesome DJ and people we adore.  It was perfect.  
Early morning wannabe florist selfie 
My hot date.
Reception was at a gorgeous home on a coffee plantation overlooking the mountains and ocean.
The BEST sushi, poke and ceviche.
Are we surprised that EO had an octopus ice sculpture?
We love you, Mr. and Mrs. O! 

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

the road to LAHANA

Techinically it's the road to Hana but for some reason BZ and JD latched on to LAHANA and when they latch on, it never ends.  
We started off the morning in our sweet rental jeep that BZ picked up the night before.
Left at 7 with a full cooler and another jeep behind us full of 4 friends.  We all grabbed McDonald's breakfast and then started an unforgettable road trip.  BZ drove us through the windiest, narrowest roads dug out of mountains.  We stopped at a roadside stand for warm homemade banana bread.  Jose preferred standing up in the passenger seat to sitting.  The waves crashing against the beaches, rocks and mountain were huge and glorious.  The beauty was a testament to God's glorious handiwork.  It was an awesome day.  

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sunday best // January

I try to take photos for my mama before church each Sunday so I thought I would post them in little chunks.  These little people are pure joy.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

rea & elle

When Elle wakes she says two things "daddy home? daddy gone?" and "where rea?"  When she sees her big sister she yells "REAAA" with a bashful grin.
Reagan often tells me how thankful she is for "my twins."  She more than often tells me how Ellie is her "best and only sister in the whole wide world."  She knows that having a sister is a blessing. 
Reagan loves sharing her clothes and handmedowns with Elle.  Is this going to stick?  Fat chance! 
Ellie is known to raid Reagan's pj drawer and put on rea's undies, socks, pajama shirts and pants over what she's already wearing.
They both adore their daddy and race into his arms when he walks in the door.  He loves them so well and always reminds them of their worth!
Equally quirky and charming.  Both too smart for their own good.  
 God chose these girls to be sisters!  How amazing is that???