Wednesday, January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014

 A lazy day at home called for staying in PJs a bit longer and making a "town" in the living room.

January 21, 2014

The remains of a cozy night with great girlfriends.

January 20, 2014

It's been a long time, but hot chocolate was my craving for study time tonight.

January 19, 2014

So very thankful for our church and for our pastors who preach on hard topics.

January 18, 2014

A winter run by the lake was what this girl needed today.

January 17, 2014

Babysitting my sweet niece, Mya!

Saturday, January 18, 2014

January 16, 2014

Sitting on the counter "helping" me is her recent favorite thing.

January 15, 2014

Who knew that quiet time side-by-side could work so well? Thankful for fresh ideas.

January 14, 2014

Well I had a really great sunset picture that blessed me on my drive home today, but somehow it was deleted from my camera card. :(

January 13, 2014

This leftover flameless candle from Jenna's wedding has made an appearance in our house and is the hot "toy" at the moment.

January 12, 2014

Celebrating back-to-back birthdays!

January 11, 2014

 The birthday guy and his two little ladies.

Friday, January 17, 2014

January 10, 2014

Sometimes Nora joins in the dancing too.

January 9, 2014

She really can't stop dancing, especially to the Nutcracker music as "Clara."

January 8, 2013

Love my new necklace from Reuben.

January 7, 2014

Cuddles are the best.

January 6, 2014

Snow day puzzle time!

January 5, 2014

A new stuffed friend, a new game, and hot chocolate. Does life get any better for a kid?

January 4, 2013

Glad to have this wild man home from winter camping.

January 3, 2014

Two tired girls zoned out for movie night- haha!

January 2, 2014

Cozying up in our long-awaited leg warmers.

January 1, 2014

She's a joyous dance-machine.

December 31, 2013

Sushi and celebration with great friends to ring in 2014!

December 30, 2013

Oh Chemex, how we love you.

December 29, 2013

Just a little Lions-watching with the new Lions' cheerleader Minnie and her coordinating blanket. 
Whatever it takes for Reuben to produce a football fan- ha! 

December 28, 2013

Cousins in coordinating outfits from Grammie!

December 27, 2013

This winter walk date is just what Alena and I needed.

December 26, 2013

Love this girl.

December 25, 2013

The rare good picture of Reuben and me.... certainly a simple joy today. 
If you want to hear about the reality of our Christmas Day, check out my new simple blog here.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

December 24, 2013

We had a wonderful morning celebrating Christmas today with our little family.

December 23, 2013

More cousin fun!

December 22, 2013

All the Sportel cousins at the Christmas party!

December 21, 2013

She was frustrated with the little amount of space to write her name, started over, and still couldn't fit it all in a row- ha!

December 20, 2013

Back in Michigan and plunging into fun Christmas festivities, starting with dinner at our house with friends! See last year's picture here.

December 19, 2013

Nora entertained us (as always) all week in Florida with her many mealtime expressions. 
She had a love-hate relationship with my grandma's lemon meringue pie. 

December 18, 2013

My pool-going buddy posing for the camera. :)

December 17, 2013

Stopping for a rest in the middle of our beautiful walk through Highlands Hammock State Park.

December 16, 2013

"Everyone say pie!"

December 15, 2013

Pool time with Grammie!

December 14, 2013

Golf cart ride!

December 13, 2013

Off to Florida! Someone absolutely loved sitting by the window. :)

December 12, 2013

Cozy night at home celebrating the completion of another semester!

December 11, 2013

Study study study.