Friday, October 24, 2014




All Clear

 Praise the Lord!
Thank you for all of your prayers, love and support.  More to come later.  We are busy for a few weeks with Grandma Mimi and Papa Julio  

 Love Wins 

Monday, October 20, 2014



Bathing in His Beauty

We had a great weekend in Door County a few weekends ago.  Completely beautiful.  The autumn leaves are so breathtaking.  We barely have any trees in our yard. My little  stars love leaves on the ground,  Crispy , crunchy and they smell so good.  I know we're weird.


  Dave dropped us(me and the 4 bigs) off at the Eagle tower while Gabe and him got firewood.  We hiked up to the top and I felt so nauseated I had to get down.  That thing shifts and moves like crazy.  In the mean time I get down a level and the kiddos stay up there and enjoy the view looking out and taking pictures.  Looking down makes me want to just throw up.  I do not do heights very good at all. 





 After that we walked a mile on the road and acted like complete morons.  I let them scream, sing, throw leaves at each other while the cars were passing.  We even got all crazy and we all ran down a huge hill.  With our luck I was praying that no body got hurt the whole way down.  It was so much fun.  Don't take pictures while you're running.



  They were very tempted to run across the golf course.  I told them sometime when it's a little darker out we can go and break the rules.  Come on...nicely trimmed golf courses always look fun to run through and scream and dance on!!


weird kids












 (Can you feel the fun?)

Camping is the best gift for us.  We have so much fun.  My parents joined us during this trip.  They just stayed at a different campground.  We had a continuous fire throughout the day, the kiddos played for hours at the park with their swords, tag, king of the mountain and Lord of the Rings.  Making friends, drippy booger noses, hot cocoa in the coffee pot all day, Gabe screaming through the whole campground, naps, night walks, hikes on the trails and beautiful sunsets. 


   
visited the lighthouse



having fun in the hammock





Olivia making another concoction
apple pie and berry juice


skipping rocks at sunset





Interesting people that make weird comments to us
 Pumpkin Patch festival


papa got the kids hot dogs, pizza, kettle corn
they got to spend the night in Papa and nanee's camper too.  They love that.  We are getting ready for Grandma Mimi and Papa Julio's visit tomorrow.  We are super excited for Papa Julio to meet Gabe.  We also have to make a trek to Mayo Clinic during the week.  Please pray for another clear scan and good clear results.  Thank you so much for your prayers, love and support.  Thank you for walking this journey with us.  Thank you for your love extended. 
Love Wins

Friday, October 17, 2014


Candles, Messes and Kids

Papa Paul took us out to Culvers when he was here.   My kiddos love this place.  Can we say gift cards!  The kids ask for gift cards for Culvers for Christmas. It works out great.

Everyone loves taking baths with this kid. At one point he bathed with everyone in the house except Dave and I.  All in one day.  He is the cleanest kid in the house. We only put a little water in there but still.  He likes to just play with everyone and playing with water is even better.  


Uno before school always rocks.  Way better than Monopoly before school.  


This was our huge project we did as a family.  Great for home schooling. It was one of those "offers for help" that I gave for a wedding.   

 40 pounds of this



lots of burlap
 


lots of lace


lots of tins


tadah!!!


120 later...


This was a lot of work but it was a lot of fun. This brought back so many memories for me.  I use to make candles out of high school and it was so much fun.  These were made for a good friend's wedding.  We are so excited for them and their new life together. So young and cute!






this is what happens when I get up and get my food.... and the kids take the camera








Making cut out cookies was a disaster with this guy.  Lots of fun though.  Dave showered him off after this episode




These two are alike in so many ways....


Made my own chocolate almond butter..delicious in our peanut butter/protein smoothies.  


This little star loves to paint.  Just making messes is his middle name. The cheese is on stand bye while he paints.


 He chose a new spot for his time outs.  He likes to hide under a coat instead of face the corner. 


Thankful that the Lord has blessed us with such a great week.  Rainy gloomy weather but we are having so much fun home schooling and hanging out inside. Getting things ready for Grandma Mimi and Papa Julio to come.  The big kids are so excited for them to see Gabe.  They love him dearly. Have a great weekend!