Wednesday, May 30, 2012


He did it!! 5040 hours (yes I calculated it) of class, reading, writing, copying notes, and outlining. That doesn't include working an average of 25 hours a week to support our family during the past two years so I could stay at home with rea. I know that technically WE did it...and I really do believe that he couldn't have done it without me(he reminds me of this often) but you need to know that he made it SO easy for me. I never felt like a single parent, neglected, or pushed aside. Today our marriage is stronger than before, and I love him 100 times more. You are a rockstar, J.D.J.D.

Enjoy some pics of our celes. Reagan detested Joseph's little hat...that is why she can't keep her eyes of it in the family pics. I have found that I laugh more than ever before with a toddler around.

Thursday, May 24, 2012


numbers 6.24-26
may the Lord bless you and protect you. 
may the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. 
may the Lord show you his favor and give you HIS peace.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

early morning traveler.

3 weeks ago we woke up at 430 am for the direct 6am flight to my home sweet home, Michigan. Reagan was such a great traveler. God blessed us with a full row to ourselves on the way there and back. Reagan entertained herself by saying hi through the seat crack to the ladies behind us and buckling her seat belt.

ps-I highly recommend sun country airlines!

Friday, May 11, 2012

a large career.

“How can it be a large career to tell other people’s children about the rule of three, and a small career to tell one’s own children about the universe? How can it be broad to be the same thing to everyone, and narrow to be everything to someone? No. A mother's function is laborious, but because it is gigantic, not because it is minute. I will pity Mrs. Jones for the hugeness of her task; I will never pity her for its smallness.” - G.K Chesterton

photo via kith & kin photography

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

count it all JOY.

my brethren, count it all JOY when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.  james 1.2