March 28, 2013


round button chicken
I was just about to hit "publish" and my boys came in with these rocks.
Thrilled that they had found some treasures for me.
How did they know I needed something for my "pretty"?
Jacob made his 1st Reconciliation last weekend.
What could be happier than God's grace and mercy?!
Sometimes I think the only reason to keep animals around is for entertainment.
I love to rub Pilchard's belly when he is laying like this!
(He doesn't particularly like it). 
Funny is the cat who thinks he can fit in a shoe box.
And he can't.
Not even close.
This is really just a gratuitous Sally pic.
She doesn't like the snow or the cold, or the cat.
But, she'll take her chances with the cat over the snow!
This looks like a sweet picture of siblings loving on the baby.
It isn't.
It really is a picture of Peter trying to fight Elizabeth for his turn with Caroline.
Caroline, of course, doesn't want either of them to hold her.
And, the real is also the disaster of gloves and shoes in the background!
Life is sometimes far too real so I'm thankful for all those pretty, happy, and funny moments!
God Bless the rest of your Holy Week and Easter! 

March 26, 2013

Our Apple.

No, we didn't buy some electronic device.
I'm talking about our little Apple.
AKA: Caroline. 
I had to laugh when I put this little apple shirt on her.
Nick still says, "We should just call her Applesauce."
Jacob's #1 choice in names for her was Apple.
And still is.
He still occasionally asks if he can just call her Apple.
Fine with me!
He could call her worse things.
Officially, she will be Caroline but in our hearts we'll probably always think of our little Carrie as "Apple."
She certainly is as sweet as one!

March 25, 2013

It's Spring...


Just not here!

Another 3 inches of snow on Palm Sunday.  I hope this is the last snowstorm of the year!  We need a weather "reboot" so we can get Spring fully installed!
Come on Spring!

March 24, 2013

Birthday Boy!

Happy 4th Birthday, Nicholas!
You are so proud to be 4!
We love you lots, our rootinest-tootinest-cowboy!
(Your words for yourself).
We had a great day with you and are so thankful to have your wonderful smile and sweet personality as a part of our family.

March 22, 2013


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I'm just getting started with Bloglovin...I didn't really use Google Reader but I thought I would give this a shot.  So if you switch over, follow me there!  :)

Thanks to Sarah for the tip!

March 6, 2013

One Month.

One month old.
Finally surpassed her birth weight at one month--7lbs 12 oz.  
Can't believe it has passed so quickly!
I always think I'm just going to soak in these first few weeks.
Between the demanding schedule of a newborn and trying to meet the needs of other family members, it just goes too fast!
Her hair is getting longer and lighter!
She is finally getting a little more pudge back into her cheeks.
She's had some first smiles. 
Those first smiles are precious--they just make the weariness of late nights fade away, don't they?
Caroline didn't want to cooperate for a photo shoot with her proud sister.

At least we tried!