Archive for March 2016

Easter 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

We had a great Easter Sunday! The weather was glorious, which just added to the wonder that day brings!

The kids had fun checking out their Easter baskets before church.
They got lots of goodies to keep them occupied on our road trip later this week!

A couple pictures before heading out to church. 
So thankful for these 3 precious kiddos, and the promise we have that they'll be able to meet their big brother in Heaven one day. 

After church we went to the Hall for lunch with Robb's Brink side of the family. 

The food was delicious, as always! And the kids had a blast hunting for eggs and playing at the park.

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He is Risen!

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Jesus died on the cross to pay for our sins, so that when we die we will live in Heaven with Him. 
He said he would rise again, and He did! He said He's coming back again, and He will. Maybe in our lifetime, and maybe not. 
My prayer is that you all have a personal relationship with Jesus, and will spend eternity in Heaven with Him when that day comes! 

"He is not here; he has risen, just as he said." Matthew 28:6

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Good Friday Photo Dump

Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday night was our first FUN NIGHT at Grayden's school.
The boys had so much fun playing the games and picking out prizes.

Sadler quickly caught on that he could rack up lots of points at the bean bag toss in no time!

Grayden was determined to win at the cake walk :)

Saturday night we went out with friends to Escape Michigan, which is where we split into groups of guys and girls and were locked into two separate rooms and had to try to get out using clues, teamwork and lots of brainpower! We had such a blast! 

We were told only about 30% of people make it out in the allotted hour. 

The girls got out with 35 seconds to spare!

we earned some bragging rights! :)

better luck next time guys!

Thursday Grayden got to dress up as a REAL superhero for school. His request was to dress up like his birthdad, a police officer. A hero on many levels!

Somebunny loves shopping with momma!

I guess Sadler's sweet face didn't make it into any pictures this week, but I do have to share this adorable video of him.

He's playing with his toys in his room one night and suddenly pauses, and quietly whispers, "I think I should get some sleep" as he crawls into bed. He honestly fell asleep! We cracked up so hard!

"Behold the man upon a cross
My sin upon His shoulders
Ashamed, I hear my mocking voice
Call out among the scoffers

It was my sin that held Him there
Until it was accomplished
His dying breath has brought me life
I know that it is finished"

~How Deep the Father's Love for Us~

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Sunday Is Coming!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Happy Palm Sunday, friends!

I came across a couple of great Holy Week resources I wanted to share with you, in case anyone was looking for ways to prepare your hearts, and minds as we journey through this week.

First is a reading I really enjoyed from She Reads Truth, you can read today's (Palm Sunday) reading here and follow along on the days to come here as it journeys through Holy Week in real time.

And second is for any mothers of young children looking for a way to make the Easter story come to life for your kids, we showed this video tonight in Rev Kids (ages 3-7) and I really loved the way it told the whole Easter story, from start to finish, in a way that wasn't scary or graphic.

Hosanna! Sunday is coming!

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Friday Photo Dump

Friday, March 18, 2016

Girls night with my friend Trisha Friday night. 
We had such a blast doing each others highlights and putting on a face mask. Our time together is good for my soul! Love her!
Saturday Robb and I had our March date night. We went to a marriage seminar and dinner.  
A little marriage maintenance is so important, so we figured it would be good to incorporate into our year of dates!

 picnic with Posey 

Gray had his monthly scheduled two hour delay again this Wednesday so we grabbed donuts before school. 

 I took the van for an oil change this week to get it all ready for our road trip to Gulf Shores in a couple weeks, and the kids had such a blast playing while we waited. 

The boys reminded us we needed to start our Resurrection Eggs up again as we head into Holy Week, I might have forgotten them if they didn't mention it! I'm so glad they enjoy them so much! 

Cool dude waiting for the bus this morning, excited for Superhero day at school! 

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Friday Photo Dump

Friday, March 11, 2016

This was Grayden's choice book from the library last week :)

The boys slept in the tent in the basement Friday night, their excitement was through the roof!

Saturday morning date with this hunk (sorry I cut your head out of the pic!) to get our taxes done ;)

The boys went to Monster Jam Saturday afternoon to continue their fun father-son weekend

while the boys were playing, the girls will shop! Jovie and I met up at the mall with my friend Corinn, from Traverse City, and her daughter Lillian while they were in town for a baby shower.  Jovie had more fun than her expression would lead you to believe! haha

my cute dinner date

We voted!

having so much fun in the sandbox now that it's warming up again!

Gray's writing is on the top, and mines on the bottom. His teacher would agree he has great penmanship, and mine agreed that I do not :)
(insert monkey with his eyes covered emoji!) 

I'm not sure I really want to remember this, but this is Jovie's current phase; bed head, a baby nearby, and glued to her favorite (most annoying) youtube channel where a lady plays with baby dolls for hours on end! It's terribly obnoxious but she LOVES it

Crazy hair day

He never passes on an opportunity to snuggle his sleepy sis. Melt my heart. 

Last night I went to a free skin care presentation by BareMinerals that did free mini facials and make up application. YES, I was every bit as relaxed as I look! It was AMAZING!

Such a fun night out feeling pampered with these beautiful gals!

just strolling through Walmart ;) 

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Insta Friday

Friday, March 4, 2016

fun inside our snow globe

Such a sweet picture of Daddy's 3 helpers!

Our February date was a home date, we had fondue and watched the movie "Old Fashioned" 

When our "year of dates" is done, I think this one will be at the top of our favorites list!

My friend Marie told me about this cool website with thousands of free workout videos, you can search for the type of workout you are looking for (HIIT, Yoga, Strength, Cardio, etc) and well as length of workout and area you want to focus on. It's called Fitness Blender and it's too good not to share if you're looking for a little variety in your workouts. 

We went to Paint a Pot on Presidents Day and the kids loved painting the pieces they picked out. 

she did so good for only being 2!

Such concentration 

a new twist on sledding :)

A yummy Wildtree dinner, buffalo shrimp tostadas 

JoJo gave herself a pedicure on our snow day last week! I think she could use a little practice :) 

Helping make "Blankets for Brenham" at Grandma L.'s house

Family game night; I found this Sharp Shooters game at a thrift store and the whole family had so much fun playing!

LOVING "Fuller House" so much!

We took a ride to the beach Saturday, the kids had a blast swinging and playing on the dunes, but it was COLD!

Sadler had a fun day being the star helper at school on Monday!

All dressed up as a "bulldozer man" for career day at school on Wednesday 

my breakfast date!

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