Thursday, March 27, 2014

Throw back Thursday

I thought I would post a few pictures since it is TBT. I had another post all written out, but having issues for some reason, so hopefully this one works.
Every June we go back to Ohio to my parents house to visit. My kids enjoy so much visiting with Nana papa. Every year we go back to the parkwhere growing up we would go all the time and we visit the waterfall and take a picture.
It is crazy how much the kids change in just a year.



2009




2010


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2012


2013





Nicole

Monday, March 17, 2014

Baptisim

This past Sunday, Ryan and I witnessed such a touching moment. Our older two always talked about getting baptized, but we were not sure if they really understood what it meant to be baptized. We wanted them to make the decision on their own.
It's one if those moments that brings tears to the eyes and your heart pounds out of enjoyment and excitement and happiness knowing Jesus is smiling down.
I was such a proud mama and am so greatful they made their own choice and they used the influences of us and Sunday school and Awana's.
One of the best days ever.




I am having trouble with YouTube right now , so just click on the link to watch it.



Have a great Tuesday


Nicole

Monday, March 10, 2014

Weekend and girls getaway


This weekend I did something I have never done before. I went in a overnight trip with the small group girls. I have never been away from Ryan or the kids overnight before so this was new for me.At first I was a little anxious, but once we got on the road and starting chatting, I was getting more relaxed and enjoying the non interrupted conversation.
We enjoyed shopping and eating and just fellowshipping. It's awsome to know that I have that group of friends that believe the same I believe and are godly women. I am so glad I did it and I see myself doing it once a year and feeling relaxed from having no obligations and no worries.
I was excited to get home to see my hubby and babies.













This was a pretty nice fruity drink.


Nicole

Friday, March 7, 2014

InstaFriday .

I love Instagram so much and I know I do more of IG than blogging. So much faster.



Zulily had Toms in sale and I got these cuties for Kaelis. The box was so small.


Last Sunday we had a lazy day and the sleeping bags came out and the popcorn was popped for a family movie day.


I have the best parents of the kids I teach. I love the middle of the afternoon pick me ups. Just what I needed.





Doing some homework while waiting for sister at the dentist. Those appts take such a long time when I have to entertain 2 kids.




We made a Dr. Seuss snack for his birthday . Recipe up on blog soon.





These 2 gamers. Like father like son.

Have a happy instagramer weekend.



Nicole

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Fresh start

March is always the beginning of thinking of warmer weather. The snow and ice is always more welcoming in December than in March. We just about 3 inches fall and was bitter cold and it was so hard to think that it was March 1st.
I always look forward to the first spring like warm day and then the next and the next. I look forward to seeing the tulips bloom, speckles of green through the brown grass and the buds on trees.
I am getting so anxious to see all those things.
I think about freshness and starting fresh with a new season.
I get happy and forget about winter. Fresh possibilities .... Fresh start.





Nicole