Sunday, September 30, 2012

September 30, 2012

Nora's baptism day! We celebrated God's mark of grace on her and were reminded of the abundant grace he pours out on each of us. We were so blessed to share the day with family, friends, and our church. Praise God!

September 29, 2012

With my girls at Robinettes on a late afternoon family date. 

September 28, 2012

Amazing birthday date night! Reuben planned the whole night, including our kids going away over night! He surprised me with a great dinner at Louis Benton. Then it was Madcap, ArtPrize, and Hopcat. Love unhurried time with my love!

September 27, 2012

This is by no means how I would like to capture the deliciousness that is always dinner at book club (I took a quick snapshot and scurried to go eat it). But seriously, we foodies know how to potluck.

September 26, 2012

Evening dance party! Definitely the highlight of the day after a two-parent work day.

September 25, 2012

Nora is 3 months old!

September 24, 2012

After dinner Bible story time. :)

Sunday, September 23, 2012

September 23, 2012

Gift opening night with Travis & Jenna!

September 22, 2012

Family date to ArtPrize 2012!

September 21, 2012

Coffee dates can sort-of still happen with 2 kids. Met my mom and sister for coffee... excited to see Jenna back from her honeymoon!

September 20, 2012

Alena leaving Grammie's, backward sweatshirt style. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September 19, 2012

Back at it. Mixed emotions, but so blessed and thankful to have the opportunity to use my skills, have some adult interaction, only work 2 days a week, and to have wonderful family watch our girls!

September 18, 2012

It was a lounge-at-home-all-day kind of day today on my last day of maternity leave. I love my girls!

September 17, 2012

A perfectly beautiful morning at the Meijer Gardens with friends. 

Sunday, September 16, 2012

September 16, 2012

So good to be back together again with our third family, our Fervor church small group. Nora made the total number of kids officially outnumber the total number of adults now!

September 15, 2012

Thanks to the Baers for a fun and relaxing bonfire night!

September 14, 2012

 My bargain finds at an "All About Kids" sale. Practicing reusing. :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

September 13, 2012

Mac & cheese and strawberries for lunch with Sophie!

September 12, 2012

The oh-so-happy blue-mustache face of Alena after a little too long of not keeping my eyes on her. 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September 11, 2012

An impromptu photo session of the sisters. :)

September 10, 2012

On this cool almost-fall morning, Alena and I broke out our slippers for this first time and cozied up!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

September 9, 2012

Well, I wasn't part of this event, except "letting" Reuben go to his first-ever Lions game with my brother, who invited him only a few days ago to go with 3rd row tickets. They even won. Let's just say he was a little bit excited about the whole thing. :)

September 8, 2012

Cool morning. Large arts fair 1/2 mile from home. Perfect outing with a good friend and the kids!

September 7, 2012

Travis and Jenna's wedding day! It was a blessed, beautiful day that was so much fun! Besides seeing my sister so happy, the other highlights of the day were watching Alena as the flower girl and watching her have fun dancing at the reception. :)

September 6, 2012

At my sister's wedding rehearsal, Alena took a break from her flower girl practicing to dance with Grampie. So precious.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

September 4, 2012

How many stuffed animals can fit in the bouncer with Nora?

September 3, 2012

At an annual Labor Day breakfast at the park, my grandpa asked Alena if she wanted to go to the playground with him. I think this picture will be forever etched in my mind.

September 2, 2012

A family walk to Sweet Mellisa's and sharing a cupcake sundae made for a perfect Sunday evening. 
Not to mention Alena's excitement. :)

September 1, 2012

Jenna the bachelorette! Fun night celebrating my sister 6 days before her wedding!

August 31, 2012

 Another great night out at Brush Studio with my sister (one week from her wedding!), sister-in-law, and mom. Such fun painting!