Monday, July 30, 2012

late on posting these pics
our time with grandma mimi and papa julio
we had a nice and relaxing time with them
it was the longest they ever stayed at our fun house and they were probably ready to leave days after they arrived.
loud and crazy....that's our house
we had a visit to the zoo
where Grandma mimi always buys us a zoo pass
it is one of the best gifts for us 
thank you so much!






Papa Julio enjoying our concrete camping!

Keep praying for fast paperwork with timely answers
and that we get a grant we applied for.
Thank you so much fro lifting our family up in your prayers
we greatly appreciate it!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Another injury on Jonah's list!

not quite sure what the 2 older boys were doing but just horsing around in our laudry room.  
All of a sudden I hear Jonah screaming like he was dying.  
Now if you know Jonah and the drama he is good at I thought he about broke an arm or somrthing
We always talk about the boy who cried wolf with him and
I just finished scolding him for over reacting a bit until I saw blood running down his head and through his hands
oh, I am sorry I said....
Let me tell you how terrible I am at wounds
I say all the wrong stuff
wow...you have like a hole in your head and I can see the meat
I think we better call daddy at work
I think I have to take you in
Sure enough daddy does these things so much better.
Off to the walk in for some of these 
the cut was about an inch or more 
and I was so glad they used staples not stitches
I wasn't ready for the drama of the stitches going in.
my  good friend was our nurse
Jonah did great and 
thanks to the Dr. and Rachel for the care
he is good to go

Please keep praying for us
-fast paperwork with a good outcome!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

growing boy
Odin
 this little boy is growing
this particular night after dinner
he never stopped eating
he ate a great dinner
an hour later
ate 4 bananas
1 apple
2 cups of yogurt
10 pretzel rods
1 piece of a leftover chicken breast
and  2 cups of grapes all before 8 pm

do you just keep feeding these kids as they get older?

Monday, July 23, 2012

HOME
We just got home late last night from a great little gifted break
Please pray for us today!
(cannot post any more on this blog yet)
that God reveal his plan for us today and 
we have peace in our hearts....
Thank you to all of you who have sent such wonderful messages and who have lifted us up in prayer.  
We greatly appreciate it!
I love you!!!
I will write more later when I can...

Sunday, July 15, 2012

 Beauty

taking a bloggy break this week
no problems
just taking some me time
we have to make some decisions this week 
please pray we make the right ones and do God's plan 
thank you for the continued support
and prayers
we love everyone of you!

Friday, July 13, 2012

                                              red dress
                                  Olivia had saved $5 from various things
                     she took it with us to some rummage sales 
                             and this is what she purchased
            She pretty much wore it for 2 weeks doing everything in it.
                                            she loves it!
                                           Happy Friday!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

rainbow something
our little Livy loves rainbows
I went through and cut strips of some old fabric I had.

                  I tied the fabric in knots on some twine.            
               tying the fabric on a piece of twine in knots
                         it's the easiest thing to do


looks perfect in the laundry room
and the kiddos loved it.

Monday, July 9, 2012


 jumping rope
                                                     I have always loved jumping rope
our kiddos love to jump rope too.
                  the boys go up a few blocks trying to get to 100 jumps without stopping
great exercise and they love it 
this time they collapsed in the neighbors yard though! 
i tried to capture it with the camera....
sorry about the bad picture!


Friday, July 6, 2012

JOY
simple pleasures in life
and such joy in this mommas heart

 this is why I love summer.....
when the kiddos are home with me all day
hanging out
doing crafts
lounging all day
playing in the pool or sprinkler
building legos for hours
reading stories together
drawing and painting
baking for others
snacking all day
bickering between siblings all day
wet pool feet walking through the house all day
crabby kids from being exhausted 
and getting up at 5:15 every morning
late nights
daydreaming
 Life is good!


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!
Stay cool and safe.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

chalkboard frame
found this for $1 at a rummage sale and held onto it for a few years

took out the mirror and painted that with some old chalkboard paint I had downstairs
sorry forgot to take a picture of that....

then I  painted the frame with Valspar sea blue paint
I love it!

Monday, July 2, 2012

 lazy summer day

 I'm reading
2 littles are napping
and the 2 big ones are playing Legos

this humidity is awful!