farewell friends



Well friends, the time has come to say goodbye.  It’s hard to believe I’ve been writing for 12 years on our family blog.  It all started when we travelled to China for the first time to bring Katherine home.  A lot of amazing things have happened in that time and I cherish that I’ve written about a lot of it here.

However, there is a season for everything, and the time has come to say goodbye to this little blog.  We have a crazy full life and I don’t want to miss a minute of it.  Thank you for following along.  I wish you peace and joy in this amazing day that God has created.

photo friday



snow fun



We had our first snow of the year and had fun playing in it for most of the morning.
(I love Caroline’s expression as she’s about to nail Hunter with her huge snowball.)

It’s so nice that the kids are big enough now to play for hours on end outside.

We learned that Miss Daisy doesn’t like snowmen.  The younger ones had just finished
building a snowman when Daisy came along and completely destroyed it like it was a
pesky varmint that’s met it’s match.  Oh Daisy…you are an interesting one.

wordless wednesday



i promise this isn’t me



they do what?!?



For Trey’s birthday we all went to the movies.  Now, going to the movies is a big treat for us.  The last time we went was four years ago, so yeah we don’t get out much.

Anywho, the big kids went to see Star Wars and the younger ones and I saw Coco.  As we were waiting for the movies to start in our separate theaters Trey and I were texting each other on the comfort of the seats, and I mentioned I might take a nap.  He said,” I should think so, they recline almost completely flat.”  To which I immediately replied, “They do what?!?  Tell me how!”  He told me where the recline button was located, and I was immediately transported into movie heaven.  The kids were besides themselves, reclining and taking off their shoes like they owned the joint.

So if you haven’t gone to the movies in a while, I highly recommend it.  They’ve come a long way baby!

it’s ccccold!



It’s 14 degrees outside people!  I’m so ready for hot weather and mosquitos.
I promise not to complain about the heat anymore, just make this frigid cold go away!

thought for the day…



puppy love



We’ve had our sweet Daisy for a few weeks now and couldn’t be more in love with this
amazing dog.  She’s captured all of our hearts with her big, sweet personality.  I think
she thinks she’s a 50 pound lap dog, and loves sitting on our laps and snuggling.  She’s
wonderful with the kids, and so gentle.  We’re working on not wanting to eat the squirrels
that frequent our backyard, but she’s a hunting dog, I can’t be too surprised by it.
We’re so blessed to have such a wonderful furry friend.

merry christmas!



Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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