Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Friday, April 10, 2015
I love all things nostalgia/family/holidays and this year we established some sweet traditions for our crew. Joseph and I used an idea found on the Desiring God website to create a Holy Week devotional/candle lighting tradition for our kids. We adapted the idea and created the following tradition. For the 7 nights (5 for us since we were out of town this year) leading up to good Friday we lit candles (1 for each night, so 7 by Friday) and read scripture. Joseph followed scripture from the catholic Holy Week litergy and it was awesome. Of course much went over the heads of our babes but they got some concepts, asked questions and loved it. We said prayers and sang hymns following each reading. We also gave the kids a sweet easter treat each night. On good Friday we lit all the candles one last time but afterwards and until Sunday morning there were no treats or candles to signify Christ's death on the cross. On Sunday we lit all the candles and gave our kids a larger prize to celebrate our RISEN SAVIOR! It was sweet, simple and meaningful for all of us.
JD planned a simple backyard Easter egg hunt and our good friends the O's did the same thing for a group of our friends kids so we have been eating too much candy. It was sweet to see our kids get excited about the meaning of easter and also shower them with fun and treats. Our babies are only young once and I plan to soak it all up, even the nutty sugar highs that I once didn't believe in (SO real).
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
Monday, February 23, 2015
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.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
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
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.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
We started off the morning in our sweet rental jeep that BZ picked up the night before.