"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved." Ephesians 1:3-6

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Project 52: February 1-7

Sunday Snapshot:
We were at Grandma and Tank's watching the super bowl. It was sweet that Elliana climbed up with her cousin Harper and they were "reading" Grandma's books together.

This girl has "Tangled" on the brain!!!   

The yellow circles are of course the floating lanterns and she is stepping back to look at her painting just like Rapunzel does in the movie. 

Raelynn is showing a big interest in art and creating things lately.  I was so pleased when she took the green and put it down on the bottom of the paper and said it was grass!  I don't know when that is "supposed" to click in a kid's brain, but I was happy it has already clicked in hers.  She loves painting and drawing people any chance she can get.

We had some decorations out from the birthday party and the girls wanted to twirl up in Rapunzel's "hair"
I took the girls out on some errands this week and we stopped by the Sweet Tooth Fairy for the first time.  The cupcakes taste much better than the girls behaved:)  If it is your first time in they will give you a free little treat! Elliana was licking the cupcake wrapper it was so yummy!
Walked in to see this sight this week! When did he get so big?!
The grass was growing pretty tall under the play set.  I told the kids they could cut and rip it out.  That turned into such a long time of them playing and using their imaginations.  It was great! 

My dear friend Ally was visiting from out of town so we went to the zoo this week! Her sister and their kids all joined.  Always a fun time to get together with them.
I didn't know it, but my friend snapped these photos of me and the kids while we were at the zoo.  It isn't often I get a picture of me with all the kids and never is it one that is perfectly candid like this.  Thank you Ally for capturing these moments without me knowing and sharing them with me.  These two photos are truly a treasure to me.


This week we started a new tradition called "Friday Night Meatballs".  It is a way for us to be intentional about opening our home to others and deepening relationships with those in our lives.  Each week on Friday night we will make spaghetti and meatballs.  Each week we hope to have one or more families over to share our meal with us.  Writing this on the last day in March, we have done this for two full months now and it has blessed us tremendously to have different friends gather with us to eat a meal and fellowship.

This week we eight adults and seven children!
Each week Raelynn has helped me by folding the napkins and putting the silverware out

On Saturday I took this beauty to get her 4 year pictures taken.  She did such a great job of sitting and posing and smiling.  She is so beautiful!


  1. The grass play made me laugh!! Love how they find little games or activities that keep their attention for so long! Colt in the swing is adorable!! Pure joy!! Glad I could capture those pictures for you! When I saw you, I thought the same thing you did, you don't get many pictures of just you with your kids! Love how Friday Night Meatballs has become such a fun tradition for your family. It is such a neat idea! Glad to hear it is going strong 2 months later! I love all the fiesta dishes too, have you always had them?

    1. I got the fiestaware for my birthday last year and have added pieces for Christmas and birthday since then. I love how fun the colors are!