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Happy 7th Birthday, Sadler!!

Thursday, April 19, 2018

I wasn’t the first woman to love you, and I certainly won’t be the last, but I’m extremely grateful that I have the privilege of being your mom and loving you more than words can express for these last 7 years, and for every year to come! 
It’s an honor I don’t take lightly. As an adoptive mom I recognize that birthdays aren’t all about joy and celebration; there is loss and grief intertwined for birth families, and for the adoptee, as well. My prayer is that they feel comfort and peace today, especially, knowing they are treasured beyond measure.

I love you to pieces Sadler Graham! 
Happy 7th birthday! 

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Friday Favorites

Friday, April 13, 2018

"These are a few of my favorite things" (lately)

I know I've shared this before, so if you've been along time reader you've already heard me rave about Ebates. But, I was talking to some new friends recently who have never heard of it so I thought it was worth mentioning again! Ebates pays you to shop online! So whenever I'm going to order something online I first long on to my ebates account and then type in the store I'm shopping at (typically Target) when I order using that link Ebates sends me a check in the mail! 
If you sign up using this link and spend $25 you'll get $10 back from ebates!

Robb and I saw the "I Can Only Imagine" movie a few weekends ago and LOVED it! 
I can't recommend it enough! If you have an opportunity to see it you MUST!
It was so cool to know the back story behind such a popular song!

I'm loving the Hoopla app to listen to audiobooks! 
Hoopla is free with my library card. They have ebooks, movies, music and audiobooks. 

This book is a must own if you have children. I totally choked up while reading it because the message is just so important for our little ones, and us!
“It’s not what you can do that matters, it’s who you are inside. God didn’t need another anything else in the world. All He needed was a YOU!” 

The beautiful new Jetsetter bag from Noonday Collection came out just in time to take to Indianapolis. I just love it!  The cross body style is perfect to hold all the necessities while being hands free. It's made with ethically sourced leather in India and providing dignified jobs and income for the Artisans!

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

We left at 6:00am Friday morning to take a short and sweet trip to Indianapolis. 
We arrived at the Children's Museum just as they were opening at 10:00

We had a fabulous time

The outdoor sports area was such a blast, we mostly just took a ton of videos there, so not many pictures.

we could have spent LOTS more time there, but we were hungry for food other than the food court options, and we were cold, so we left around 5:00 to grab dinner and head to the hotel to SWIM. 

We ate at Big Woods Speedway.  The food was delicious, with a fun ambiance

After dinner we headed to the hotel only to find out their pool was closed! 
This was devastating to the kids and we ended up canceling our reservation and found another one.

Once we got to the second hotel we swam our little hearts out, and then grabbed custard at Culver's before heading to bed. It was a fun and tiring day!

Saturday morning we went for a quick swim after breakfast and then hit the road for home.

It was a great little trip! We made lots of fun memories!

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Spring Break Stay-cation '18

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Most of our Spring Break was spent staying busy around here, we did head to Indy for a night (more on that later). 
I don't have many pictures of our week but we did manage to have a fun break despite the ridiculously cold weather! It even hailed!

We kicked off their break on Friday with lunch after school at Chic-fil-a with the Roelofs. 

We had a special Good Friday service at church at night. 

Saturday we ran some errands together and saw the movie "Sherlock Gnomes" in the theater. 

Sunday was a busy day with Easter celebrations. 

On Monday we spent the day doing some Spring cleaning and organizing (it can't all be fun and games!)

Tuesday we met up with our friends, the Klein's, at the Holland Playland. They had lots of fun in the play structure, and playing zoobs in the corner ;)
We also went to lunch together. 

In the evening we had cousin Makenna over for a sleepover!

Wednesday the boys had dentist apppointments and they played by grandma R while I got some groceries (goodness, we go through a lot more food when they are all home for a week!)

Thursday the kids all had paydates - The boys played by their friends' Landon and Bennett's house. And we had Jovie's friend Annalise (and her big sister) over to our house to play. 

On Friday we woke up bright and early for a last minute trip to Indianapolis....which deserves it's own post! Stay tuned!

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