"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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Project 52: April 12-18

Sunday Snapshot:


I just love how they are all in a line by height (and age) and all looking at Colt! Not planned!


On Thursday this week the kids were occupying themselves so well......
These two in sensory play (with major bed head!) On days I know I am going to sweep I like to let them play in the sensory bins. These two love to pour and dump and actually kept it all pretty contained...for a while.

Whenever it is quiet upstairs when the kids are up there I have to wonder what is going on.  It was so sweet to look in on the monitor and see Declan and Raelynn reading together in bed! They were up here for about 20 minutes or so while the younger two played in sensory bins.  Lately they have been asking if they can go 'take a nap' in Raelynn's bed.  I guess nap time is thrilling--until it is actually time for nap of course.

Saying "yes" more means making silly faces to the camera on my phone when she wants to...



Thursday night we were excited for the arrival of Auntie Dre.  Unfortunately there was bad weather in Houston and she was delayed so much that they eventually canceled the flight:(  We were disappointed that it cut some of our time together short, but we were SO happy she came to visit that it was still wonderful! Andrea finally arrived Friday afternoon.  She flew solo this trip and had a nice little getaway to see us:)

YAY! Auntie Dre is here!!


my sister and one of my best friends.  It's hard to be so far away. 
Such a special weekend to just be in each other's company again!

A very special guest for Friday Night Meatballs this week!!

Saturday was our day to spend together.  Brent took the kids to the splash pad and we set off for breakfast and coffee and then relaxed by the pool all afternoon.  We brought books to read, but didn't crack them open and just talked the afternoon away.  So wonderful to just be together-especially alone.  It has been a long time!

Not only did Brent take our kids to the splash pad with a picnic lunch, he also sent me these pictures:) They are special because he doesn't take selfies ever and he doesn't even take many pictures at all.  It was special to have them come through my phone while being away from them all day.  Such a wonderful guy--gives me a day all to myself with my sis and he doesn't think twice about it.

So back in 2008, when I was single and in my second year of teaching out here in AZ, I flew back to Maryland over my fall break to visit Andrea and her husband.  We took a day trip to NYC (yes, a day trip...it was a whirlwind and we walked so many miles but we saw so many sights and made great memories).  One of those memories was getting a black and white cookie.  All I remember was it was amazing.  Andrea loves them and when she is able, she has them brought back from NYC to her whenever someone visits.  So, when I saw AJ's had black and white cookies, I knew that was going to be on our agenda for the weekend! So after the pool we went to AJs for a cookie and a tea.

Saturday night we went out to dinner to Joe's Farm Grill with some of my girlfriends. 



  1. Such a fun trip! So many more wrinkles and babies since that pic in 2008. God is good! Love you :-)

  2. Love your silly faces with Raelynn! So glad your sister got to spend some time together just the 2 of you!! What a treat!! Love the cookie pictures!!