"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up."

Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Top 13 of 2013

This year was filled with so many precious memories, some good and some bad, but all given to us by His grace and mercy! It has been a year of challenges and victories, but all given under His good and loving care. There were tears and lots of laughter, but our perfect Father ordained all gifts. These were 13 of my favorite snapshots of some of those moments.

#13: Warm snuggly moments, reading by the fire.

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#12: Our new family member, Tejas the kitty.



#11: Victories for 2 new triathlon competitors.



#10: Lots of dates for this couple married almost 14 years.

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#9: Celebrations and family time with cousins.



#8:These 4 handsome, sweet and adorable boys.



#7: Celebrating our oldest becoming a preteen, gasp!

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#6: Book lovers.

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#5: Lovely moments with our baby.

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#4:Enjoying the beach and learning how to surf with friends.

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#3: The best baby and baby costume.

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#2: The most amazing vacation, EVER!



#1: Our crazy, loving, happy, and thankful family.



Happy New Year!

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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas

From our crazy family, to yours, we wish you a blessed day celebrating today, and everyday, that our Creator came to live with us for one purpose. That He sent a Savoir to be born in a manager who would set us free from our slavery to sin. That through Him, we would have peace and hope, not just today, but everyday for those who believe.

Merry Christmas.

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

My First Baby Turns 11! (am I that old already?)


Forgive me, this post is a few days late (his birthday is on the 9th). Happy birthday my dear Jacob. We love you so much and can’t believe you are already 11!

11 Year Old Favorites

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Drink: Sonic Lemonade (Large please)

Favorite Fruit: Pomegranate

Favorite Activity: Playing video games

Favorite Book: Keeping Holiday (it’s what we’re currently reading as a family)

Favorite Food: Mashed Potatoes

Favorite Thing To Do Outside: Wrestling on the trampoline with his brothers

Favorite Scripture: “I can do anything through Him who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Baby Boy Turns 2 (does that mean I shouldn’t call him baby anymore?)

Our sweet Evan turns 2 today. 2 years ago today, God gave us the blessing of another son to add to our family. Little did we know, what joy and love would fill our hearts when Evan came into our family.


This curly haired, chubby baby is also known as “Golden Baby”. People are always commenting on how adorable he is, how sweet his chubby cheeks and curly hair are.

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He is a gentle natured little guy but he also loves running around with his brothers. He’s a fun loving boy but also gives some killer snuggles.

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He loves playing with cars, puzzles and his play castles. The only show he ever asks to watch is Finding Nemo. We can all recite that movie line for line now. Ever since we came back from the Disney cruise, he’s had a love for Mickey Mouse.

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Happy birthday sweet Evan, we love you so much!