Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 26, 2013

Birthday date with my girl! Happy 3rd birthday Alena Rae... what a blessing you are!

February 25, 2013

Chillin' with Alena's new "Pete the Cat" book.

February 24, 2013

Who do you think is taking this game the most seriously?

February 23, 2013

A few days early, we celebrated Alena's 3rd birthday with family. She loved her lion cake, dollhouse, and all the other presents and attention. :) We love you Alena Rae!

February 22, 2013

Two simple joys in this photo: 
1. Parts of my simply revamped kitchen: curtain, small chalkboard, glass food storage jars
2. Alena helping me make her birthday cake!

February 21, 2013

Busy making the birthday girl's dollhouse...

February 20, 2013

My happy girl after her nap. Also, see those cute two bottom teeth that just came in?

February 19, 2013

After constant resistance to even the slightest idea of staying on her hands and knees for a bit ... she did! 

February 18, 2013

In the middle of what we have endearingly and embracingly termed "chaos dinner." 
Thanks Davenports!

February 17, 2013

She seems to like this....

February 16, 2013

Breakfast cheers to the soon-to-be 3 year olds!

February 15, 2013

Wine, root chips, and great conversation after an evening women's retreat at church.

February 14, 2013

With my valentine. xoxoxo :)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

February 13, 2013

Came home from work to my excited toddler ready to open these flowers with me, a surprise blessing from our new small group friends.
Thanks for actively lifting my spirit today, Cassie & Paul!

February 12, 2013

I was super excited to receive all the healthy bulk goods I ordered from Country Life
.... now where to store them all?

February 11, 2013

Preparing for school re-entry review night #1. So thankful Marguerite and I are in this together!

February 10, 2013

Reuben in his glory.... winter backpacking. I'm thankful that he has buddies who enjoy this with him (aka, I was not there for this so thanks for the picture Alan)!

February 9, 2013

We've been changing more of our eating habits over here and trying to eat healthier overall, but sometimes you still just need to make "unhealthy" cookies and indulge in the dough!

February 8, 2013

Happy 30th, Lou!

Thursday, February 7, 2013

February 7, 2013

A few weeks ago now, my mom made some simple curtains for our kitchen, including this one above the fridge that hides everything on the shelf behind it. It has been a continuous simple joy for the past few weeks!

February 6, 2013

Prunes anyone?

February 5, 2013

Alena insisted on climbing in the crib with Nora when we went to get her up this morning. :)

February 4, 2013

Thankful for our arborist friend, Keith, who came to do a side job for us to finally trim this tree!

February 3, 2013

Smoothie Sunday!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

February 2, 2013

Guess who got her first haircut today? Gotta love the toddler "cheese" smiles. 

February 1, 2013

Sportin' my new glasses.

January 31, 2013

Nora's personalized "blankie" came in the mail today. 
Yes, I finally got around to ordering one at 7 months- ha!

January 30, 2013

Friends for many moons.

January 29, 2013

Alena and Nora meeting their little cousin Grace!

January 28, 2013

Reuben went to meet our new little niece, Gracelyn Firenze, on her birthday! 
Congrats Sam, Katie, and Jack!

January 27, 2013

I just adore this dress that my mother-in-law gave Nora for Christmas. 
And my little girl is pretty happy in it too. :)