Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quoting Jack and Max

Max: "Only Silas and Titus like WWII"
Me: "So why don't you like it?"
Max: "Because it gives terrible nightmares."

Jack: "Hey, Awyssa do you know who was the first person who was turned unto a statue?"
Me: ", who was it?"
Jack: (very seriously) "It was Abraham Lincoln"

Jack to his brother Max: "When you play with me you can't have grumpy eyebrows. 
You have to have wiggly eyebrows."


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Darin and Lydia's Wedding!

This past Saturday we went to our friend Lydia's wedding!  
It was a lovely, happy event and we are so happy for her and Darin!!!
All the dresses were made by Lydia's sister.  Aren't they lovely?


The brownie "cake" =)

The head table - they both like to hunt. =)

They were outside with the photographer and I snapped a quick picture through the window. 

Amy and me <3

Mr and Mrs. L!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015


Amy and I started a full time nanny job 2 weeks ago for a family with 6 children. (We still have our part time job with a family from church.)  We had been praying for another job and we are thankful for this one that the Lord provided by word of mouth! We've enjoyed getting to know the family and being able to help! Last week we stayed over for 3 days and 2 nights while the parents and 2 of the children went out of state for a doctor's appointment/tests.  
Here are a few pictures!
Working on school

"Hungry Henry" and his dragon. He is very creative!
Here he is with his lion mask. =)

"Painting Petunia" made a delicious Chocolate Mint Cashew ice cream which is dairy and sugar free! 
She needs to market this stuff - it's SO good!

Amy and I with "Baby Buttersnap." =)
Advice from BB on how to rid your home of mice: 
"Just put soap and water all over the floor and then the mice will slide out the door."

"Hungry Henry" brought in a large icicle and put it in the freezer for his dad to find when he got home and went to get his coffee beans in the morning!

Deer crossing the pond out back.

I was talking with "Baby Buttersnap" about the deer and asked him where he thought they were going.
He replied "Maybe they are going to visit a dear friend."  =D

We were talking with the kids one morning about how cold it was outside (-16). The youngest folded his arms, leaned back against the couch, and said in a very serious voice, "I am NOT happy about this winter."

Kids say the cutest things!

Friday, February 13, 2015

A White Blanket...

A simple pattern and soft warm yarn make for a very enjoyable knitting project!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Break, Then Open

The first gift I've ever received that came with instructions to break before opening! =D

Sunday, February 8, 2015


"Don't shine so others can see you. 
Shine so that through you, others can see Him." 
- C. S. Lewis