Friday, February 27, 2009

Some fun new pictures!

Here are some fun pictures from the last month at home and others. You'll also see some pictures from our trip to Denver to see Aaron's mum get sworn in as a US Citizen! It was a blast and the kids loved seeing Nanny and yelling her name across the autitorium. We had so much fun hangin with Aaron's brother and his wife and kiddos...Malachi and Rachel love them. And then you'll see some sweet photo's of our newest close friends, our neighbors Tyler, Erin and their son Tanner who we get to have over off and on and went to his 3rd birthday party. Well, Malachi and I went alone to Tanner's party! You'll also see our fun day of crafts making Valentines cards for daddy...and Uncle Brian. We had cousin Avery and Auntie Rachel over and the kids had a blast painting and doing stickers, stamps and crayons!!

Here's Nanny getting sworn in!

Who doesn't love wearing mommie's clothes and daddy's shoes??

Here's Tanner when he came over one of the days we watch him!

Valentine's for daddy's

Here's Tanner's birthday party! Malachi had a great time mostly playing with some old car toys they had!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

I miss my kids!

We are so blessed to have family close now that can take our kiddos and allow us to feel a bit of freedom from taking care of them and entertaining them. Last Friday Aaron's folks took the kids early in the morning and will bring them home Tuesday!!! We were able to go and enjoy a great concert in Denver Friday night; Matthew West, Sanctus Real and Jason Gray. It was absolutely fun with my brother in law, Jason and sister in law, Diane. Then yesterday I slept in...hmmmm....I haven't felt well so my sleep wasn't great but I did stay in bed till 9am!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh my goodness what is that? It has been over 4 years since I've slept in that late. I relaxed all day and got to go and hang out at Aaron's work for as long as I wanted. I felt like we were dating again. It was great and then he wanted to go on a date last night so we enjoyed a little Red so full we didn't want to do anything we hung out at home after. This morning though I miss my kids. I am so blessed to be able to be at home with them and watch them grow every second and learn. I do enjoy these days because I am reminded of who I am...not just as a mom and wife, but who the Lord made me to be. Uniquely me. And I am thankful for the way He made me, and I am sooooo grateful I can see how beautiful and amazing He made my unique and wonderful husband and amazing kids. Leaving church today I am so blessed that the Lord shows us exactly why He puts us in certain places, at certain times, with certain people...every day. I love our neighbors, Tyler and Erin and their kiddo Tanner and how the Lord placed us here to love them and fellowship with them and show them Christ through our lives and friendship. I love that God kept pressing on my heart to go to our church, Summitview...and absolutely answered our prayers and confirmed that this is where we are to be in that they will have two services starting in April(which means Aaron can come to church with us now...since they'd only had one service at 10am and Aaron had to work at 10:30am..PRAISE JESUS) I love our small group and the fact that someone I've held so dearly in my heart, Amber Constant, since college...invited us to check out their group. We are amazed...absolutely amazed. Every thing about our home, our church and small group have been answered prayers for years and years of seeking to find soooo many things in each of these areas and we've found them. So...I derailed from talking about my munchkins...but all there is to say...I love them and am so thankful that I know the Lord has placed us here in this moment, to do His will and I love being in this place for that reason and to share that with my kids. I am anxious for them to be home...but so full of joy that they can enjoy Nanny and Grampy before they leave the country again....I miss my Malachi kisses, prayers and every day rituals and my little Rachel growls, snarls, giggles and personality...I miss them.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Some photos from Billings Montana

So I know our trip was a month ago but these photo's were super cute!! Thought some people might enjoy seeing Uncle Tony, Auntie Ky and sweet cousin Annelise...and I didn't get a picture of Buddies...the dog but the kids loved her!

Of course Malachi loves his Uncle Tony...and no I am not picking my teeth...just chillin...which is what we did all week!

And fun in the tub....they had a blast!! Who doesn't love baths?

Here's Auntie Ky and Rachel. We really miss them...even though we live the closest we've been in's just not close enough!

Here's sweet stinkin cute!

When will I just trust.....

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