Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Growing Up

My sister takes amazing pictures . . . Andrew 10, Lakyn 7, Gavin 5
Thanks Shannon!!!

Monday, December 11, 2017


Here is the short and sweet Halloween post with lots of pictures.  Costumes . . . my favorite this year!!  Tim's parents were here to help us celebrate the week before halloween . . . that was fun and unusual.  I LOVE this time of year!  That's it . . . enjoy the pictures.


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Cedarville and Random

Tim and I took a group of kids from our church to Junior Jam at Cedarville for the first time this year and we had a blast!  It was a long day for sure but we had such a great time!  The counselor student from Cedarville was a girl that just graduated from the kids school and goes to our church so that was fun too!  Introducing Andrew to our old stomping ground and reliving some of it ourselves was a great time.

Leaf fun in the front yard . . . every year I wonder if Andrew will still be "into" jumping in the leaves but so far he enjoys it just as much as the rest of us! 

I was in charge of our churches Walk for Life again this year to benefit our Womens Care Center.  I was awarded the "best church coordinator" for this year since I had the most participators raise over $200.  I also was super proud of the lady in the purple shirt who is my friend and shared her testimony  at the walk.  Such a powerful testimony of God's care for a young woman seeking a plan for her unborn baby.

Not proud of this boy though .  . . . who became my first child (foster or otherwise) to cut their own hair!  Argh!! 

Lakyn and Tim did a Father Daughter Date at Chick Fil A!  Super jealous that they have this every year for fathers and daughters but the mother son one we always seem to miss!  So glad they had this time together though.

Gavin loves these building days.  We used to do them almost every weekend with Andrew but now they have cut down on how many they offer and we are so busy on weekends. . . . always a highlight for him when we get to do them.  (Home Depot, free, every first Saturday)

Helping me sweep the van . .  he's quite the helper.

One of a kind . . . no doubt girl!

This child does not sleep.  This is the type of thing he does when he is in his room supposed to be asleep . . . sorting out his jewel collection.