Monday, September 30, 2013

September 30, 2013

Two little girls excited after their first dance class!

September 29, 2013

A quick attempt at a spontaneous sister picture while outside at the end of a long day. 
Will keep trying. :)

September 28, 2013

This summer-like evening called for a walk to get ice cream!

September 27, 2013

Date night out to the MSU Nursing Scholarship Award Banquet. I'm honored to have received this scholarship and thankful that Reuben could go to this with me!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

September 21, 2013

Sister stroller wars!

September 20, 2013

Enjoying the still-warm weather as much as possible! Classic sidewalk chalk time. 
Alena was making a moon. :)

September 19, 2013

Bedtime reading with my Alena-girl!

September 18, 2013

This rainbow filled the sky ahead of me throughout almost my whole drive to clinical.
Not the best picture, but not too bad for snapping it out the car window. :)

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

September 17, 2013

After I had the privilege of watching the births of twins at clinical today, I was reflecting once again on the miracle of life and feeling nostalgic about the births of my own daughters. 
I had to peak in and look at my sleeping "baby" tonight. 

September 16, 2013

It's been pretty amazing to watch Alena's bike riding progression this year!

September 15, 2013

Sunday afternoon craft time.

September 14, 2013

We were thrilled to finally get to see some of our favorite artists in concert and meet them! Jenny and Tyler have amazing vocals, powerful lyrics, and their music has been such a blessing to us.

Friday, September 13, 2013

September 13, 2013

Thumbs-up for a great first night co-leading a Madison Mamas event with Amanda!

September 12, 2013

Goofy girls having fun during Costco shopping! Yay double carts!

September 11, 2013

Classic spaghetti-face.

September 10, 2013

Sometimes lately, this girl just doesn't stop moving. So much imagination. So much joy.

September 9. 2013

Nothing like getting mail from a friend you miss to make you feel special. :)

September 8, 2013

It's official! Master's Degree complete and with proof for this guy.

September 7, 2013

Daddy and daughter working hard getting volunteer hours in at our CSA farm!

September 6, 2013

Fun at the park!

September 5, 2013

Dinner brought to us by Jenna and Travis follwed with post-dinner entertainment of Alena's imagination directing us on what to do in our rocket spaceships and buckling our "lackers" (????) and on and on. 

September 4, 2013

Spontaneously canned applesauce with Reuben 2 days ago.... opened the first quart already today.

September 3, 2013

 These two have been cracking each other up at every meal lately. :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

September 2, 2013

We had such a sweet time on our Labor Day family walk/hike and picnic lunch. I love them.

September 1, 2013

Setting the scene for post-kids' bedtime "steak night date night." :)

August 31, 2013

My grandparents came over for brunch, and Alena loved showing off her room!

August 30, 2013

It was a good day for a daddy-daughter painting project. 

August 29, 2013

This is not a typical snapshot of our kitchen in the evening. Thanks to my parents for having us over for dinner after a long day away from home. It was so nice to not have to clean up a post-dinner mess at home! :)

August 28, 2013

First sister snack time together at the little table now that Nora is getting so big! 

August 27, 2013

First week of trying to start better meal planning.... we'll see how this goes. :)