Tuesday, March 13, 2018

 Our Valentine bowling party
 Every year we have a party and bowl, eat, fellowship, bowl, eat and fellowship.  It is so much fun for the kiddos and adults as well. 

Check out these boxes...can you say amazing!

Liv made this little ticket booth for ours.

Have a great day!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Father and Daughter ball

Our wonderful friend did your hair which turned out beautiful.  We had a busy day of festivities and you got ready lickity split.  

All done and ready to go! You looked beautiful....like a Princess

The handsome couple ready for their night out. A fun time of dinner and dancing. Just Dave and Livy. What fun they had. Even now when a song comes on they start dancing together.

The theme this year was Hollywood. Very nicely done. Livy loved her little Oscar statue.

hand dipped Oreo cookies! Oh my...

Dancing until their feet hurt

They had a blast!

Friday, March 2, 2018

blood tests 

Back in June I did some blood work for my naturopath in Mequon.  There were 2 or 3 things I needed to change.  Mostly lows on a few things. Which explains why i was cold and feeling tired all the time.  Hypothyroid symptoms to say the least. Sometimes i could wear 3 sweatshirts in the house at 70 degrees.  The Dr. kind of laughed at how high some of my plant/phyto numbers were.  I have always ate huge salads all day and every day.  The kids kind of tease me about it.  Abraham now eats them with me for breakfast.  I started to take a few things which greatly helped in my numbers and overall made me feel much better.  I have also started taking a natural desiccated thyroid which has been helping my free t4 come up where it needed to be.  Holy cow is it expensive!
I will be getting another ultrasound in April to see how my lump in my neck is doing also,  Praying it has stayed the same or decreased in size.  Thanks for all the prayers!

Life has been full here. 
 I have way to much catching up to do. 
 God has been great!

fort building here never seems to end and i love it.

love this cute card we got in the mail

Snowy walks are so fun and beautiful

Yes dave had to pull this out of a nose.  We've never had this one before.  We have so many adventures here!

My stars love Catan!

Who doesn't play indoor basketball in the living room?

Have an awesome Friday!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy 12th
Birthday Olivia!
(grab a cup of coffee)
lots of pictures..she lives life loud 

Now the older kiddos are so excited because they are14,13,12
wishing Jeremiah was a 11 instead of 10.

I remember it was insane having 4 kiddos in diapers!

Olivia, you were colorful from the start
you are such a free spirit just like your mama
never had a care about what anyone else thought
you can't wait for the day to be a mom to 10 kids
your prayers were answered with another brother
you have a heart for kids, babies and loving on others
you love pancakes and celery
your a nail biter, a light spreader,
 you love reading, crafts, baking, constructing anything out of everything
dancing to Toby Mac, Jamie Grace, Brit Nicole, I am They, Rend Collective,  and Hillsong
you are on fire for the Lord
and oh so creative

 we love you so much

you have the chubbiest cheeks ever

love this picture of you 3 

a ninja from the start

it took you forever to grow hair...

we love popcorn in this house

you would pick marvel heroes over dolls and dresses any day.  thank goodness I'm not girly

catching frogs

Love all this smooshyness

crazy weird child...weird is a side effect of being awesome I always tell the kiddos.

loves to seriously wrestle just as much as she loves lip gloss


we love wigs in this house

Legos in the rain

can you feel the excitement of having another brother

we love Darth Maul

and another brother that she waited almost 7 years for.

She's a roller skating crazy girl!

Believe it or not..that is my old shirt.  I should've kept more of my clothes for her.



Odin made the cakes and did a great job!

Thank you for all the prayers, cards, and gifts!

 You are changing right before our eyes and I just want to pour into you and invest in you. 
 I want you to know that just being you will always be just enough for God.  
He wants you to just be you. 
 I want you to know you are beautiful because God created you and there is no else like you.  
God looks at your heart and adores that.  
He is crazy about you and and in hot pursuit after your heart.  I want you to know that being compassionate, kind, generous and loving is far more important than being smart or pretty and having all kinds of things.  
We will do our best keeping you pure and innocent. 
 God designed you to step out and change the world and you are not ours to keep. 
He has his plans for you.  
He intricately and purposefully designed you.  
What an honor Dave and I have.   
We love you!