Thursday, March 29, 2012

Flashback Friday

Then...2002

 Now...2012


Who would have thought it?

Friday, March 9, 2012

There's no hiding it, we really love and adore our family.

Cody and I each have one brother and one sister.

They each have a spouse.

Throw children into the mix and our extended families now include two great-grandmothers, two grandpas, two grandmas, four uncles, four aunts, five girl cousins, and six boys cousins...and counting?

We've walked through great things with our siblings.

Not just in childhood but also as adults.

Living states and countries apart.

Celebrating adoptions.

Encouraging the fight against cancer...and winning!

Receiving boundless help with our ever growing family.

Now we're on to another BIG THING!

Check out Kipp and Katie's new website!

We are so excited that God is giving them this opportunity to go to Chile!

Will we miss them?  Of course!!!

But we couldn't be more grateful for family that is loving and serving God and willing to go wherever that might be!

One of my very favorite songs right now is The Cost by Rend Collective Experiment.  Kipp and Katie have counted up the cost...and they've found Jesus is worth everything!

The Cost

I'm saying yes to You

And no to my desires

I'll leave myself behind

And follow You


I'll walk the narrow road

'cause it leads me to You

I'll fall but grace

Will pick me up again


I've counted up the cost

Oh I've counted up the cost

Yes I've counted up the cost

And You are worth it


I do not need safety

As much as I need You

You're dangerous

But Lord You're beautiful

I'll chase You through the pain

I'll carry my cross

'cause real love

Is not afraid to bleed


Jesus

Take my all

Take my everything

I've counted up the cost

And You're worth everything

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Time to read the news!

Look who's a celebrity in the Waukee Patch!



We're so proud of you, Cloe!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Another month!

We love you, Sweet Boy!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Friday Favorites!

Today I visited a couple of my homeschool families for their spring home checks.

One family had the most gorgeous apothecary jars filled with awesome springy looking moss and rocks.

It looked just like a picture out of a Martha Stewart magazine or Pottery Barn catalog.

I instantly wanted to find "that look" at "my price".

Cheap-o!

Guess what!

Dollar Tree had exactly what I needed to accomplish the mossy, spring look!
 
Rocks.
Moss.
Mossy rocks.

So perfect!

$9 later...

I love it!

...and Amanda, it you happen to read this...please take my copy-catting as a compliment!  
I was smitten by your beautiful jars!