Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter '14

We had a wonderful Easter together as a family


looking at their baskets

out the door to see what eggs the Easter Bunny hid

the chickens decided to look too

my favorite pic of the day of the 2 crazies

my last Easter being taller than John David

after church and lunch we were out to take pics again

had to post 2 of these just to show how crazy Janie is...

oh Janie

the first silver egg is found

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yes they posed for this

if you are wondering what Hank is up to during some of the shenanigans??

2nd silver egg found

and 3rd!

photo of the day
the reality of the day haha

and it would not be a normal day without shooting some carpenter bees
they are Hank's new game

and lastly
now that we are finished with the dining room for a bit
Julianne and Chris's gifts:)

Saturday, April 19, 2014

For This Child I Prayed

For this child I prayed, and the Lord granted me my petition that I made to him. 1 Samuel 1:27

at the zoo today
check out those socks
yes she is a 6th child
can't sweat the little things:)
she is starting to look like a 5 year old!

I had to post this tonight so I will not ever forget!
I was laying in bed with her tonight
her little hand holding mine
we lay there for a bit
eyes closed
I opened my eyes to watch her
her eyes opened a minute later
we both smiled
I told her I love her and she said
"me too"
we closed our eyes again
as we opened our eyes again
she gave me the same easy sweet smile
I told her that I am so thankful God gave her to me
thankful that he made her my little girl
she said
"me too, God is weally powewful"
as I got out of the bed and hugged her she said
"God is so powewful he made Jesus who is in contwol of all of us"

Thank you Lord for this little girl!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Invitations and Easter Egg Hunts!

I have been MIA for a bit due to the every planning, keeping up with kids, practices, doctors appointments, know... normal life stuff!

Two weeks ago we addressed and mailed out Julianne's invitations. So much fun!!!

Allie designed these but did two others as well...
This is what she said in her email when she sent the final ones!

I think these look too plain. TEAM DARK INVITES.


Julianne and I told her we would put a disclaimer on the back
"designed by Allie, she does not approve"

We had friends over to help address:)

Julianne "directing"....not:)

these people were serious about it!

nothing like a sister and a sister in law to be in charge of your invitations!
Kendyl helped Julianne pick the card stock and envelopes:)

Such a fun night and such a relief to have that part DONE:)

Now on to the little people in our world!
Easter Egg Hunts at school today!

always a pose:)

Madeline's hair was in cute little braids this morning...
every single day she changes it once she gets to school...
she must be growing up:)

Each child is paired with a 5th grade buddy,
Madeline's was not at school so she was taken care of by another 5th grader...
When I got to the school earlier for Janie's party Madeline was going down the hall with her preK this about our school!

The 5th graders help the kids hunt

sweet friends!

the girls had such a fun day at school!