Monday, April 23, 2018

Sorry about the it is!

big day ...

This young lady decided to get baptized.  She was super excited and has been waiting a long time for this.  

thank you Word of Grace family for loving her so!!!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

she's done with club volleyball season...

Lakeshore storm had a great season...4 tournaments and they took first at  3,  then 3rd on the last one.  They also competed at the badger state games amongst 67 other 12 year old volleyball teams in the state and took home 6th place.  Crazy!  Olivia had a lot of fun and has come along way from when she first started club.  Thank you nanee and papa for giving her this opportunity to shine. 
We are so proud of you. 
Keep it up #3
We love you!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

lots going on here

First off we took Grandma Mimi home and then 5 of us seemed to get an awful sinus/flu cold.  No puking but fevers, sinus crap and body aches like you wouldn't believe.  We are a family that never usually gets sick so it totally sucked.  On a good note i'm behind on my reading so i was able to read 4 books in 5 days and it rocked.  Loved all the books i read.  Sad and truly disturbing to beautiful and touching.

This little star is completely potty trained.  I think everyone here loves him in his undies.  He's so darn cute.  Now we just have to work on wiping and not sliding off the potty.  Bittersweet for me being done with diapers.  I have been diapering for 14 years and i love it!!

Love this man with all my heart..

This star waited a year and a half for this autograph...


the protectors of my menu for the week

my happy salad muncher

life is what you make of it

Our pork nachos were leftovers here

Love how the kiddos make their plates.  So blessed and thankful for all of our food.

latest art projects 

thank you for the flowers grandma mimi

seriously..this was papas birthday card..

thank you for the coffee blessing...

I honestly just haven't had any time to write as you can see.  

moms–what you do matters.

And if you never accomplish anything more than mothering these sweet and sour kids at your feet or towering above your head, than you have done it all.

You have done enough.

 We change diapers and  wipe butts.  We clean and trim other people’s finger and toenails. We give up the other half of our lunch so our child can have a second lunch. We smell socks and underwear to determine if they are clean or not. We wait for hours and hours and hours in doctors offices, dental appointments and practices.  We nag and mend and listen and love. We weep and whisper prayers and wear weary babies and we wish for answers. We constantly clean up messes we don’t make. We give up our bodies, our beds, our figures, our very lives for other people. We sacrifice something we really want for something our kids really need.

We say yes.

And then we say yes some more. Some days we say yes without getting anything in return.

Because that’s what moms do.

  The unseen, unknown hard work of motherhood is changing your kids’ world. And it matters that you do it.

On day there won’t be anyone asking to borrow our clothes, reaching for our hand, making us handmade cards, filling our car with smells, our home with messes, our lives with noise.

We love that even though we don’t love every minute of motherhood, every phase, every hard day that leaves us weary and wondering if we are doing it right–
we love that God chose us for them

Friday, March 30, 2018


1.Olivia's birthday gift was a trip to see Toby Mac again.  This time he was playing with many artists like Ryan Stevenson, Mandisa, Danny Gokey and Finding Favour.  We had a blast but we had  to leave at 11 because I was afraid of falling asleep on the way home.  Toby was still playing.  Man do they put on a show.

2. The speech class for our homeschool group performed their acts they have been working on for months.  Odin and Jonah did a skit from star wars and their group did great.  They were all so fun to watch.  

3. Just because we love sharpies.

4. fun festival finds..thank you

5.  We love playdough..fresh stuff is the best.

6.  We love his hair..

7. This little star is riding with no training wheels.  Praise the lord , but he crashes a lot!

8.  love you Jonah

9. Thanks for the flowers Grandma Mimi

10. Abraham has done it again..fell on the computer and completely broke it. Just happened to be the third thing we broke.  Everything for us breaks in three's.  Computer, blueray/dvd player and the printer.

11. Thank you Grandma Mimi for the new shoes and clothes.  We greatly appreciate it.

12.  special day with Grandma Mimi

13.  Warm and snuggy jammies from Grandma Mimi.

14.  We had a fun visit with Sarah and Bud.  Thanks for the lunch and hugs! Love everything that's going on in this picture.

15. Breakfast for dinner on Friday nights is a must in the funk house.

16. lunch break with dad

17. 2 hammies

18. dinner treat to El Camino

19. Thank you for the awesome cards, gifts and prayers..I am so blessed!

 I’m thinking about the greatest gift ever given to me, you and the entire world.  He took on the sin of the world…He took on death…and won.  
Love wins.  
How humbling and amazing and incredible and I just will never grasp the magnitude of His love for me and you.  
We don’t deserve it. 
 We’re ugly sinners and yet in Christ, we are new creations.  
We are beautiful. 
It absolutely floors me and I am beyond grateful.

We are so grateful for all of you and all of your love! 

Happy Easter!