Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

Today we celebrate another journey around the sun on this beautiful, broken, planet.
Today  we celebrate what was one of the hardest years of our life, yet one of our favorites.
Bittersweet in so many ways.
This week was the week that Dave was in the hospital for a week getting his surgery.
So much to reflect on.
When we are weak, our God is strong.
He makes beautiful things out of us.
During those difficult times we grow.
 Each new challenge builds strength and character.
These are the moments that make it all worth it.  These are the moments that I hold on to.
My savior.  My husband.  My family.  My friends.
Undone thinking about the beauty that is this little life that we live each and every day. very Blessed

Monday, November 24, 2014

Lincoln logs, lamb ears and love

*thank you Grandma Mimi for the new winter coat for Olivia
she loves it

*loving this crazy little guy lately.  Oh he likes to get into every marker and crayon he can get his hands on.  The faster you run after him the faster he draws and scribbles on things. 

*notes on the door after I leave to run an errand

*oh we love puppy chow at this house.

*Yes I let Jeremiah and Olivia build with Lincoln logs and then throw them at each other all over the kitchen.  Not hard. Just some Lincoln Log brotherly sisterly love going on!

*Beautiful fall leaves

*Blessing bags we packed for Mayo but never saw anyone to give them too.  Never hurts to be ready. Maybe next time.  

*Olivia thought there might be some takers that would buy some lamb ears at the rummage sale next year so she's getting them ready.  High price for a lamb ear.

*Dave finished putting up the Christmas lights(don't worry we do not put them on until after Christmas)  and going through basement clutter.  We are still working on simplifying.  We wizzed through all of our old Halloween costumes and those old house papers from when we  bought our first house. We had a great time with friends this weekend while the kiddos played flag football.  Olivia and Miah got to spend the night with another friend which they loved.  We are so blessed to have such wonderful loving friends in our lives.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gabe's 2nd Birthday
( a tad late)

November 2nd was Gabe's golden birthday.  What a joy this guy is.  If we would've  never listened to the email from Michelle Duggar (the Dr. is their best friend) and prayed about getting a reverse vasectomy...Gabe would never be here.  God is so good!  So glad we drove 13 hours(we had such a blast on the trip down) to Arkansas to get a reverse vasectomy.  I talk like I went under the knife!  Dave was such a trooper.  Totally rocked the surgery and the healing.   So glad we listened to God when he put this on our hearts even though it sounded insanely crazy and weird. Gabe is truly a miracle and we are so blessed to have him  in our lives. 

Thank you Gary for the bag of chocolates.

Annie, I think he loved the carrier of the poster the most.  A new sword!

This guy goes through paint like it's going out of style
thank you mom and dad.

Thanks for the super cool shirt Grandma Mimi.

This was the craziest blender. Sorry Fittons that it only lasted a few days. They had so much fun with it!!! 

I put on some grateful dead and my strobe light  and we rocked out.

He didn't eat the cake...only the M & M's
Totally weird kid..We love cake!

Yes we're totally rad like that.  Shoving kids faces into their cakes.  He totally didn't like it, but the others did. 

Thank you for the gifts, well wishes and all of your love.  We love you dearly Gabe and are so blessed to have you in our lives.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Point Beach

We went close for this trip. Point Beach State Park. They had a Fall Fest going on there we never knew about.  It was crazy cool.  Cool crisp air and a fire going all day every day.  We never wanted to leave this place.  Yes we are the type of people that could live at the State Park out of a camper.  My parents joined us for a few days too.  This guy loved eating yogurt in the woods.

They had some crazy decorations going on.  In my mind a complete waste of money. 

We love glow sticks. There are so many cool things you can do with them.

some seriously large pumpkins

Some football going on

My favorite walk in the woods.  So many leaves to pick up and throw and kick. Magical, peaceful and pure beauty!

my dad carving a walking stick(or weapon) for Gabe.

Ninjas in the woods.

This picture is pure love...he is so much fun!

I had fun throwing leaves at this guy.

thank you Point Beach for the awesome memories..
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