Archive for April 2017

{Friday Photo Dump}

Friday, April 28, 2017

Loved watching my dad cash in his birthday gift and drive a Porsche 911 GT3 (like I know what that means, ha!😬) around a race track!

This was the first meal I made post-cruise, I assumed it would pale in comparison to the meals we had on board, but it was so tasty!

I had a great time (and yummy lunch) with my mom and sisters at the Spring Fashion and Gift Show last weekend. Thanks Jean Marie's, Home and Company, and Tip Toes for a fun event!

I thought this salad was so pretty, sadly it wasn't as tasty as I hoped it would be. 

Jovie and I made muffins one morning, thankfully mine turned out better than hers! :)

Headed out to a trunk show (I did put my seatbelt on!) with my super star Hostess, Val.
Together we created a marketplace for this beautiful handmade jewelry that provides the Artisans with sustainable income and dignified jobs! It's an honor to be a part of this amazing company!

I heard them call "foul" on each other about 10 times, but we all still enjoyed a half day off school, and playing with an early birthday gift on a good, Good Friday

Yes, I devoted hours of my life watching April the giraffe give birth! It was a pretty cool thing to witness! 

Manicures by Jovie!

I sat outside reading for an hour during Jovie's nap, when I came back in she was just sitting there at the counter waiting. I have no idea how long she sat there, but apparently I overestimated her nap time!

One of these things just doesn't belong!

A yummy Teriyaki Chicken salad made the perfect dinner before I had to head out to a trunk show!

We had a pest guy come, and shockingly Jovie was super into helping him!

We've had perfect soup weather lately, I couldn't get enough of this Tumeric Roasted Sweet Potato and Macadamia Soup

My Hostess, (and Robb's Aunt) Shelley had the most beautiful (and tasty!) food display at her trunk show!

Fast asleep with her hand in the veggie straw bag! 

Baseball season is underway!

We spent a beautiful Sunday afternoon at the Outdoor Discovery Center! 

Days like that are good for the soul!

Fun with our friend Molly and the Hall Park

This is the sweetest book! I may have a soft spot for faith based children's books, (especially ones with racial diversity!) but this one is a must own! 
"Cause when God made you and the world oohed and aahed, in heaven they called you an image of God"

She said "look! I made a sea turtle!" 

Eat the rainbow, this edamame salad is delicious! 

I'm not exactly sure how, but for awhile now the kids have been talking about kumquats, and laughing whenever they say it! So when I saw them at the store I thought it was about time for them to try one! They are tangy and sweet!

Grandpa's helper!

*I realize now after proof-reading this how much I post about food! Ha!*

Have a great weekend friends!

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Sadler Graham, you are 6 years old!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Oh my sweet Sadler, you have grown and matured SO much in the last couple years.
You're becoming such a responsible, loving and funny young man! I'm so proud of you!

 God has big plans for you, I'm certain of that!
You are loving school, and you are so smart! You breeze through your addition problems, and work so hard at sounding out your sight words. 

You are strong, and tough as can be!

Your favorite foods are peanut butter sandwiches, cutie oranges, applesauce, cheese burgers with ketchup on the side, and swiss cake rolls!

You are brave and adventurous.

You are sweet to your sister (most of the time) and look up to your brother.

You like to sleep in the clothes we set out for you to wear to school the next day, and rarely wear pajamas, it sure saves me some laundry :)

You have lots of friends, including several 4th graders! Ha!

You love all sports, but live, sleep and breathe SOCCER!

You like things neat and orderly. 

We love you so much Sadler Graham!  You bring so much laughter and joy to our family, and we thank God for you!

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Sadler's 6th Birthday!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Sadler was SO excited about turning 6!

He was up bright and early to start his special day!
I took him (and Gray) to school, instead of their usual bus ride. It just so happened to be "VIP day" at school so Robb was able to visit his class, and spend some special time with him.

I came to school at lunch time to bring him his favorite chicken nuggets from McDonalds. As I was approaching his room I heard singing! I peak in to see Sadler in front of his class as his friends sang "Happy Birthday" to him!

I stayed to help during recess, and then was the helper for math centers in his class.

Robb and I took him out for a special birthday dinner. With the help of a coin toss he chose Red Robin.

He had such a great day!

We are looking forward to celebrating him again at his and Grayden's birthday party next week!

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Holy Weekend 2017

Monday, April 17, 2017

We changed things up a bit this year, and went to Good Friday service at Grand Rapids First Church, one of Robb's co-workers invited us to their special service. 
Their outfits all coordinated, and for once I didn't even plan it!

On Saturday we went to my parents house to make Resurrection Rolls, and the kids had an egg hunt

The kids had some fun on the little gator. We got such a kick out of Sadler in these pictures!

This little girly slept in sponge rollers for the first time. I used to do that all the time when I was little!

Sunday morning we had church at 9:00

this is attempt #3 at a family photo :)

When we got home the kids checked out their Easter baskets.
We went to my Grandma's house for lunch.

Easter is one of my favorite days of the year. 
We had a great day celebrating our Risen Lord! Hallelujah!

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