Thursday, December 26, 2013

December 2, 2013

Pure excitement.

December 1, 2013

The annual family girls' Christmas baking day!

November 30, 2013

Lunch time with cousins!

November 29, 2013

It was a truly joy-filled, fun day as a family picking out and decorating our Christmas tree.

November 28, 2013


November 27, 2013

Making sweet potato black bean burritos, a favorite meal at our house.

November 26, 2013

She looks way too happy and proud to be standing on top of the coffee table....

November 25, 2013

Sometimes you just need to indulge in a freshly-baked chocolate chip cookie!

November 24, 2013

Coffee date with Grammie!

November 23, 2013

Making sweet, slow progress in the basement. :)

November 22, 2013

Quality time with Shawnna and Mya!

November 21, 2013

They crack me up.

November 20, 2013

Thankful for friends in my life who share what God is doing in their lives and the inspiration and revelation those conversations often bring me. This verse ended up on my chalkboard after one of those conversations last week.

November 19, 2013

Thankful for these types of lights when our power was out yesterday. 
And very thankful for electricity in general.

November 18, 2013

Had a great time at my first clothing swap with my mom and sisters!

November 17, 2013

Alena-Daddy reading time in the living room fort. :)

Monday, December 23, 2013

November 16, 2013

There were so many great, fun leaves-playing pictures today, but this one far surpassed them all.

November 15, 2013

All smiles after eating a cake pop that Grammie treated her to. :)

November 14, 2013

Yet another big test in the books.... onto the next thing!

November 13, 2013


November 12, 2013

Is this really my baby?

November 11, 2013

Some Google Hangout chatting with a special little girl that we miss.

November 10, 2013

Sister cuddles!

November 9, 2013

Our annual family Christmas party before these two wonderful people headed to Florida for the winter was a great start to the holiday season!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

November 8, 2013

Long-overdue playdate for these girls. And their moms got to catch up a bit too!
Thanks for the picture, Kate. :)

November 7, 2013

I guess sometimes I trust her too much....

November 6, 2013

Loving my new purse courtesy of Better Way Imports. Love the cause even more.

November 5, 2013

This. Paid for. By a generous stranger in the car in front of me. Made my day!

November 4, 2013

Alena loved her dance class and Miss Sarah, and we loved watching a bit of what she's been learning for the last 6 weeks!

November 3, 2013

Sister shenanigans.

November 2, 2013

Movie and popcorn night with Daddy!

November 1, 2013

It's always interesting to see what she will decide to dress up with.

October 31, 2013

With our little elephant and bee!

October 30, 2013


October 29, 2013

Glad our gesture was appreciated. Didn't sell our house though- ha!

October 28, 2013

There will come a day when I will not approve of a boy playing in Alena's bed. 
But for now, these two are great buddies. :)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

October 27, 2013

Blessed to join in the child dedication celebration of my sweet niece, Mya.

October 26, 2013

Celebrating my birthday a bit late with my family.... and my all-time favorite cake: Arnie's Chantilly.

October 25, 2013

Dancing time!

October 24, 2013

Two things I love here: 
1. A glass of wine after a long day on campus.
2. The completed backsplash in our kitchen.

October 23, 2013

Well this is surreal.

October 22, 2013

Baths keep getting more and more fun. :)

October 21, 2013

Time to learn how to floss her teeth!

October 20, 2013

Backsplash, baby.

October 19, 2013

So thankful to have these friends in my life.... and the perfect corner booth at Roses to have great conversation.

October 18, 2013

Mmmm.... had to squeeze in an outing to Robinette's today. :)

October 17, 2013

Alena helped me whip up some quiche for dinner. She especially loves tomatoes. :)

October 16, 2013

Tickle attacks!

October 15, 2013

Sunrise. Wow.

October 14, 2013

Morning craft time.