Wednesday, July 17, 2013

July 17, 2013

At work today, I got to quick sneak over to see sweet Mya again shortly before they left the hospital to bring her home. Newborns are amazing!

July 16, 2013

Bath time sister fun!

July 15, 2013

Our new sweet niece, Mya Bexley, made her entrance into the world today! Don't her parents look radiant? Reuben and I were blessed to meet her on her birthday. :)

July 14, 2013

Been trying my hand at braiding lately...not bad for starters.

July 13, 2013

Manning these 4 kiddos alone all morning? Crazy. The trade-off of Lou helping Reuben with house projects? Worth it. Capturing this shot of these soon-to-be separated-but-forever-friends? Priceless.

Friday, July 12, 2013

July 12, 2013

Our great family breather-day included a walk to our great local breakfast place (for brunch today)!

July 11, 2013

Celebration time! Marguerite and I made it through 2 more difficult practical exams!

July 10, 2013

"Mommy Doctor" practicing a pediatric exam in preparation for a huge test the next day. We had so much fun! By the way, I am wearing shorts under that lab coat, it was 9am and I rarely shower until later in the day on days I'm home, and nurse practitioners are not doctors. :)

July 9, 2013

So blessed and thankful for God's faithfulness, renewal, and revelation in my life. 

July 8, 2013

It's been so nice to have my main textbooks on my iPad this semester. No lugging around huge books! 

July 7, 2013

Charcoal-grilled pizza-stone pizza #1, courtesy of Reuben: a foodie success!

July 6, 2013

It was the perfect weather for a Michigan beach day. What made it even more perfect was that I never expected to see my girls enjoying the cold water this much together!

July 5, 2013

Book club ladies with our dear Elicia and her forever man! What a beautiful wedding to witness!

July 4, 2013

It was my holiday to work, but I'm thankful Reuben and the girls could join their cousins at the parade!

July 3, 2013

Evening pick-up of our CSA bounty.

July 2, 2013

A sweet treat after a big potty training breakthrough. 
Yep, we're trying whatever might work at this point!

Monday, July 1, 2013

July 1, 2013

How cute is this?

June 30, 2013

A perfect summer evening + my fam + eating carrot cake for Justin's belated birthday celebration = a great night.

June 29, 2013

Nora's birthday party day! Thanks to our dear family and friends who celebrated her with us!

June 28, 2013

The grill master breaking in his new grill.

June 27, 2013

Home reading with my girl after a long day on campus.

June 26, 2013

Back to reality = catching up on schoolwork. After a bit of a freak-out, I went for a run and came back to an iced mocha and this from my dear husband. In the center is a note that I've had stuck to the side of our computer for a number of weeks, inspiring me for a fun summer next year when I'm done with school. Reuben moved it and, well, you can see. :)

June 25, 2013

Nora turned one today! At breakfast in Wisconsin before heading home, everyone sang to her and she got a little pecan roll. :) Happy birthday, sweet girl!

June 24, 2013

Reuben made up a new game that we dubbed "Passagories." By the end of the day, almost everyone had joined in on the fun. It was a great time laughing together.

June 23, 2013

What a blessing to have happy, healthy grandparents who have honored their commitment to each other for 60 years! This weekend was a great time celebrating them and connecting with family. 
Alena and her (third?) cousin Violet had a lot of fun together, which was such a joy to watch too!

June 22, 2013

Fun making Grandma's famous pies together to eat during the big celebration night!

June 21, 2013

We made it to NW Wisconsin to gather with the entire extended family for a long weekend to celebrate my grandparents' 60th anniversary! 
The first night was a great time looking at old photos and catching up.

June 20, 2013

A great party. A great time of blessing. For some amazing people.
We are sure going to miss these dear friends.

June 19, 2013

This silly girl was giving me a hard time getting her PJs on, but how can I resist this?

June 18, 2013

Capturing round #2 of "forced best friends." :) Thanks for the photo, Kate!