Archive for August 2015

Sweet Lyndsie

Monday, August 31, 2015

One of my very first blog friends Lyndsie Beggs Brooker (some of you may know her, or remember her from her blog "A Love Worth Waiting For") lost her 4th battle with cancer Friday night. She was 28 years old, a faithful follower of Jesus, a loving wife and fellow adoptive mom to two precious babies she adored. She was the sweetest friend and made me want to be a better person. I had the honor and privilede of meeting her and Daniel a few years ago. She will be terribly missed by her loved ones, but I'm comforted in knowing she's now in Heaven with her maker, healed and free from pain. Would you please pray for her family during this difficult time?

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Jovie's Ladies Tea Party!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Jovie hosted her first ladies tea Friday morning with her cousins, aunties and Grandma R. We had a blast! I've been looking forward to these moments since I first heard the words "it's a girl" :)

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{Amazing Race}

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Our Church hosted it's second annual Amazing Race event earlier this month. We had a total blast competing again with Rob and Amanda! I told myself I was just in it to have fun, but let's be real, we wanted to win! Bad! Once again, we came in second place, but had so many laughs and we were sore for days! Better luck next time!

I'm so glad someone got a picture of Robb in that firefighter uniform ;)

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Back to School Style {Girls}

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

 I put 3 looks together for the little ladies in your life, which was so fun! I have to say Crazy 8 nails it for the girls basics, and cheap hair accessories, and no this is not a sponsored post :) 

Happy Shopping:

First day of school outfit:

tunic: Tea Collection currently $20.95
leggings: Crazy 8 currently $12.88
boots: Crazy 8 currently $34.88
hair clips: Crazy 8 currently $2.99 (each)
backpack: Old Navy currently sold out (similar $12.00)

Total: $86.69

This outfit makes me want to hang on to Summer for a few more weeks:

Top: Crazy 8 currently $14.88
skirt: Tea Collection  currently $35.00
Leggings: Crazy 8 currently $10.88
headband: Crazy 8 currently $3.99
shoes: Children's Place currently $24.95

Total: $89.70

Fun Fall look I wish came in my size:

Jacket: Crazy 8 currently $29.88
Tank: Old Navy currently $7.00
Jeggings: Old Navy currently $20.00
Boots: Same as above $34.88

Total: $91.76

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(insta catch up - part 2)

Monday, August 24, 2015

walking to the farmers market on beautiful Saturday morning 

keeping busy with the koi pond and bubbles while mommy shopped at Art in the Park!

Looking adorable in our Art in the Park finds!

letting the diffuser do its thing for Robb's allergies.

little love looking so old!

Grandpa picked Gray up for a special overnight trip to Shipsee!

keeping these two busy at the park while big bro was away!

Grayden had so much fun in Shipsee and was a little spoiled!

Thanks Grandpa and Grandma for such a special trip!

Found theses shoes at Family Dollar for $6!

doing our best to coordinate for Peyton's Strawberry Shortcake birthday party!

sweet sleepy girl 

I just love our farmers market. They have kids activities on Wednesdays and one week had animals from the Critter Barn to pet! The bunnies were so soft!

Gray is such an animal lover!

A rare moment of them getting along

Friday night fun looking at Tractors 

Setting up for her Tea Party (more on that soon!)

heading out for a day of errands and praying for a better day than the last. The boys have been pushing their limits and making for some long days! We all do better being out and about!

Entertaining night for the boys watching the fishermen at the Trestle with Grandpa. That's a huge catfish!

Trying our Thai food for the first time with Anne!

checking out the cool planes at the air show

cute fisher boys!

 she wasn't so sure about the thunder Sunday afternoon!

Sunday night Book discussion. We discussed some great chapters on abandoning our inner wars against approval and entitlement and replacing it with something better.

"The safest place to be is loved and accepted by the God of the universe, because if God is for us, then who can be against us?"
{Romans 8:31}

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(insta catch up ~ part 1)

Sunday, August 23, 2015

I'm so SO behind on these, I'm breaking it up into 2 posts, sorry, bare with me :)

front yard baseball with my boys! America's pastime!

little ball fetcher!

cuties at the first night of Everest VBS!

silly boy thought that his lap would be a good place to put the household paper products!

she wants all the donuts, I have no idea where she got that from!

changing her babies diaper, such a little mommy!

selfies with my crew while we waited for daddy to take us the the campground!

crew 7 on our last night of VBS!

sweet love! 

 extra coffee before tackling the massive mounds of camping laundry! I was a laundry zombie!

daddy came home for lunch in a big rig!

staying cool on a hot Summer day!

I couldn't love them more!

much needed date night with my love!

grabbing our weekly veggies at the market super fast before the storm rolled in!

summer beauty

obsessed with this dressing!

perfect day to be on the water on a HOT afternoon!

Sunday lunch at the cottage 

lucky lady!

bike ride down the lane with my crew

a little quiet play while the littles still sleep. A John Deere tractor, rice and a grain bin and he's happy!

post nap snuggles and a snack!

when you have a favorite dress, you buy it in 2 sizes!

park date with these monkeys!

I love seeing him playing quietly and using his imagination! 

beautiful day by the pool...can't get enough of these summer days!

she's berry sweet!

couldn't put this one down!

We checked out a new (to us) beach one Saturday and had a great time exploring!

so much better than a treadmill, love the country views. 

We celebrated 14 years since our first date on July 27th!

a quick visit to big bro before church on Sunday morning. 

a quiet day with just the little while brothers were away

the boys with the cast of "Jingle Arg the Way" the play they saw with Grandpa and Grandma L

These super heroes turned in their reading logs for the summer and earned super cool prizes. 

picking up a couple new books for myself for the week. I've been on such a reading kick this summer!

perfect night to cash in their free ice cream cones from the reading program after a hot night playing at the park. 

In my head I thought I looked a lot cooler attempting to do a pull up on the monkey bars than I do in reality! lol Thanks to the hubs for the pic to keep me humble! :)

We had a family reunion/get together with my extended family at the park one night in July. This little girl was such a pipsqueak when we went last year. She is growing so fast! 

crabby mom alert. Misbehaving children take the fun right out of Target!

don't let those cute faces fool you!

bedtime stories on the coffee table?!

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