Wednesday, December 19, 2012

December 19, 2012

Yay for an easy dinner of Subway (and sliced apples- haha) tonight!

December 18, 2012

Fun night of Christmas shopping, complete with coffee. :) Thanks for babysitting Mom!

December 17, 2012

Alena whizzing through a puzzle on her current favorite app. :)

December 16, 2012

Table of little Fervorites having a great time at dinner!

December 15, 2012

Dancing to Christmas music with my girls! And giving them many extra hugs and kisses today.

December 14, 2012

It just isn't Christmas without our annual cozy dinner party with these great friends!

December 13, 2012

Cookie dough therapy.

December 12, 2012

Rubber duckies never get old.

December 11, 2012

A fun morning outing to the Meijer Gardens with my mom and the girls! I'm not sure who was more excited about the train display and garden: me or Alena. :) Definitely a must see!

Monday, December 10, 2012

December 10, 2012

Great night with the ladies of our Read Wine book club... holiday style!

December 9, 2012

Me and my girls cuddling up for a pre-bedtime little movie.

December 8, 2012

Nothing like the sweet indulgence of making the annual chocolate peanut butter balls on baking day at my mom's house. I just had to spoil Alena too. :)

December 7, 2012

I didn't get my camera out in time, but Nora was intentionally playing peek-a-boo with the little blanket in her hand... so cute!

December 6, 2012

Blessed to have these friends.

December 5, 2012

Taking a coffee break during a shopping day with my Mom and sisters. Thanks for the Christmas money to spend on treating ourselves at the outlets Mom! 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

December 4, 2012

Came in the mail yesterday.... on the tree today. Lovin' our new Etsy purchases!

December 3, 2012

Evening reading with my girl and her latest favorite book that she almost has memorized. 
Such a cute book!

December 2, 2012

Community at its best. Our friend Dave cuddling up with Nora at Sunday night small group.

December 1, 2012

 Yet another trip to see the little train, after Alena and I took my dad out for breakfast as his birthday present from us. Alena excitedly showed Grampie everything. She's becoming an expert since it was our third time there already!

November 30, 2012

Learning about the letter B!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

November 29. 2012

My snugly Nora ready to leave Grammie's house tonight, but only after some tickles and belly laughs!

November 28, 2012

Fun seeing the train display!

November 27, 2012

Perfect playtime with Alena while Nora napped. I love seeing her imagination grow. 

November 26, 2012

Marguerite and I..... with only one of our many Green Space treats! Glad to finally celebrate our October birthdays and have our husbands meet.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

November 25, 2012

This 5-month-old has been lovin' her feet lately. :)

November 24, 2012

A perfectly wonderful afternoon and evening picking out, putting up, and decorating our Christmas tree. Alena was SO excited this year.... so much joy!

November 23, 2012

Yay snow! Alena had fun playing outside with her cousins!

November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

November 21, 2012

New PJs! Bought on clearance in the spring!

November 20, 2012

Just a normal night around the dinner table with my loves. :)

Monday, November 19, 2012

November 19, 2012

Thankful today for a beautiful morning, a healthy body that is able to slip these shoes on and go for a run, and my friend Marguerite, who took turns with me running and watching our kiddos!

November 18, 2012

Alena and Jack helping Grandma clean the floor (on their own initiation of course). :)

November 17, 2012

Alena and Daddy time with popcorn and a movie. :)

November 16, 2012

Siblings night out!

November 15, 2012

Loving the She Reads Truth Bible reading and devotional plan that is so easy to access on my iPad!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

November 14, 2012

Starbucks with the girls. 

November 13, 2012

3 days later, we finally took a picture of our new egress window that Reuben put in, thanks to the help and expertise of 3 other guys. Let the basement project take off!

Monday, November 12, 2012

November 12, 2012

Insistently and intently painting her nails after finding the nail polish. :)

November 11, 2012

Blessed to witness Hadley's child dedication.

November 10, 2012

My mom got our old play kitchen out of her basement and cleaned it all up. Let's just say it entertained Alena for hours. And brought back so many memories for me!

November 9, 2012

Happy 2nd birthday Jack! Hard to believe that this big, healthy, happy boy was 9 weeks premature when he was born!

November 8, 2012

Ah.... time to relax together after a long week of Reuben gone many evenings with parent-teacher conferences.

November 7, 2012

Nora's stocking came today!

November 6, 2012

The girls helped me vote. :)

November 5, 2012

Happy Monday morning!

November 4, 2012

Sunday brunch makers. :)

Friday, November 9, 2012

November 3, 2012

3 little friends watching a movie together in PJs while their parents finally had a chance to catch up. 
It was our debut family pizza night get-together. :)

November 2, 2012

Happy Nora-girl today, even after her 4 month appointment and shots! 
Stats: 13 lbs 13 oz and 26 inches.

November 1, 2012

Apparently Alena wanted to continue Halloween today by taking a turn in the bee costume while coloring.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012

Our little bee and fairy princess. 
Poor Nora got thrown in the bee outfit for a quick picture between outings with Alena- ha! :)