Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Someday I'll soar
Someday I'll be something much more
Cause I'm bigger than my body gives me credit for
From the moment I heard this song I knew it was about Brandon. His spirit and his personality have always been so much bigger than the sweet little body it was crammed into.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
The weather man said, "Tomorrow will be the last dry day for at least a week."
Terry and I said, "Quick! Let's get to the pumpkin patch before we have to dig our pumpkins out of the mud!!!"
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Sometimes life is hard. Sometimes it's not easy to be thankful. Sometimes it seems like there isn't much to be thankful for. We've had a few of those days in the past month as I deal with the loss of my job. We've had a lot of questions as we look forward to the Christmas holidays, Brandon's 18th birthday and having two kids in high school one job short of our usual income. But you know what? God is so good to us. We're blessed enough to be living in a real life example of a loaves and fishes miracle! We don't know what we're going to do. I don't know what kind of job I'll find or when I'll find it. The beautiful thing is that we don't have to know! We just have to trust that our God knows and he's big enough and he loves us enough to take care of our smallest needs. He even blesses us with some of our wants when we least expect it. Terry is a heroic and amazing man. He's taken on a second job to supplement our income while I'm searching. I am so proud to be married to him. So proud of the example he is setting for Brandon about what it looks like to be a father, husband and provider and so proud of the model he's displaying for Jenny about how a man takes care of his wife and family.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
“Our memories of the ocean will linger on, long after our footprints in the sand are gone.”
A week at the beach. No worries, no work, just our feet in the sand. Life is good!!
“When you look at your life the greatest happinesses are family happinesses”
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Aunt Barb and Uncle Ben have been opening up their home to us for nearly 20 years and I am so grateful that they continue to allow us to blow holes in their yard!!! They are the best!! And did I mention that we have fireworks? LOTS AND LOTS OF FIREWORKS!! ENORMOUSLY HUGE AND AWESOME FIREWORKS!! Well, we do!
Beat that neighbor!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
you love the beach.
I had two days off!!! We decided to take advantage of one of those days and head to the Oregon Coast. It was beautiful, windy, sunny and a teensy bit chilly but who cares when you're at the beach!!! We had the best time and loved being able to take Colton, Jack and McKenna with us.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
My dad is a great dad and a great Grandpa!!!
Friday, May 29, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
And I am blessed because nearly 7 years ago God gave me the incredible privilege of becoming a mom to the two most amazing children in the big wide world! They are my absolute joy! The trials and challenges are outweighed a million times over by the love and laughter they fill my life with. I LOVE THEM!!!
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
We just had the most amazingly fun evening!!! Who knew that bowling could bring a family together?! My Sister-In-Law, Marcelle, organized a super fun evening at Park Lanes in Hillsboro. We just love being together with family and it was so much fun watching everyone laugh and bowl! Jenny and I agree that we probably need a little more practice with the wii but even though we sorta, kinda suck we still had a great time!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I just hosted my first holiday dinner! A little stressful I'll admit but not enough to outweigh the joy of it. I love, love, love using this house that God has blessed us with to bless my family. There was a time in our lives that Terry and I couldn't imagine owning our own home. But our God is faithful and in His perfect time he blessed us. Now we have just the right amount of room to do something as amazing as today! We had my parents, Brandy and Garry and the kids, and my brother and Sarah here for Easter Dinner today. As always, there was plenty of food but the best part is the time spent together, playing games and just talking. I love my family so much and today was just great!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
That kid can jump! Brandon had his first track meet today and man can he jump! I had to work but I made it in time to see him do the triple jump. Before I got there he did the long jump, the high jump and the javelin. I was amazed at how effortless he made it look. His longest triple jump was 33.4 feet! A natural athlete for sure...we're so proud of him!!!
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Today is my sister's 33rd birthday! We spent the afternoon at my parents house eating and laughing as we shared our favorite memories and went through old family photos. Brandy and I shared so much growing up including a bedroom! And although we are so very different, we are bound by a common love for each other. No one I know has more get up and go than Brandy! Constant motion and boundless energy make her who she is. She is a devoted friend, tireless advocate for her family, amazingly creative and loving mother, and the planner that keeps our family coming together. She plans trips, organizes meals, calls us, feeds us and loves my kids like no one else could! I can't imagine my life without her and I'm so blessed to call her sister and friend.
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Jenny had her very first tennis match on Thursday! She was the cutest little tennis player on the courts of Evergreen High School and she did amazing for her first time out! We are sooooo proud!!! Way to go Jenny!