Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Kids + Christmas

It's Christmastime around here.
So thankful for baby Jesus.
Peace on earth.

Friday, November 15, 2013

fall warm fuzzies.

Marshmallows. with a lil hot cocoa.  
And argyle cardi.....swoon
Fall football.  Intenseness.

Be still my heart, Jon James.  You make your mama coffee and give her sweet notes.
Never. letting. you. go.
The trifecta of James boys have infiltrated Hadfield school and it will never be the same.
Father and son duo.  Middle children from gen to gen.
I sent him to kindergarten and he now he thinks he's a man.  Just 'stache' him.
The girls sometimes visit Dad in his (new) church office when the boys are at school.
Especially Wednesday Bible study morns.
A boy and his guitar.  Someday I am told it will sound as good as this pic looks.
Pastor Caleb brings us the Word on a Sunday morn when the roads prevented us from church.
Double trouble you think?
Carcasonne.  A new family addiction.  Fun times.

That's the fall in these parts.  
{At least all the warm and fuzzies of it.}

Saturday, October 5, 2013

My little love

Dear Charity
I'm enjoying all our days together when the brothers are at school ( or 'my guys' as you sometimes call them)
The first day when they left for school you had a mental 'to do' list for us. Play dough, tea party, making cookies, doll house, beauty the time 11:30 rolled around we completed everything, you wondered why your guys weren't home yet, and so we snuggled and watched 'Dora' together.
Love you, love our time together,
love all the sweet ways that are you.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

in one week a brown eyed boy started kindergarten and turned 6.

I'm pretty sure such heart wrenching is illegal in some countries.  
Such cuteness.
Such spirit.
Such determination.

Happy birthday to our baby boy.....who is clearly not such a baby anymore.
We're so proud of you, Matthias Steven!  Happy 6th Bday

Monday, September 2, 2013

New job, new meaning

Justin's got a new job at our church and this time around
It means more to us than before.
When you persevere through the trial
When you survive the storm that was longer
And more fierce than you could ever have imagined
You 'get it' a little more and remember why you loved
What you love in the first place.

God is so faithful, this we know.
God has plans for us that far surpass our own.....
And by that I mean that sometimes His plans can look WILD
At times but lead us to a place where we can
(Finally) look back and see some of what He was up to,
Praise Him for it, thank Him for His strength through it all,
And look with great anticipation at a future we once vowed
To completely avoid at all costs.
That's how it goes sometimes.

So, Lord, with full surrender 
(because that's the only way it can be done)
We do this thing called ministry.  
Please, oh please, take all the glory
It's Yours anyway.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

summertime, so sublime

All in all, it was a never-to-be-forgotten summer — one of those summers which come seldom into any life, but leave a rich heritage of beautiful memories in their going — one of those summers which, in a fortunate combination of delightful weather, delightful friends and delightful doing, come as near to perfection as anything can come in this world.   
{ L.M Montgomery }    
yep, that pretty much sums it up.
these are the days.
and we are enjoying them.
happy summer