Friday, August 11, 2017

For the Love of Coffee :)

I figured with the newness of Remission and the still missing routine and norm to my days, some of you may be missing my frequent coffee and Starbucks post.

Never fear, its always a good day for Coffee

Ready to take on the days adventures

My days better then yours

That was the recent message I sent to Rob while he was away on a business trip...

Cooper Snuggles
Cookies and
Harry Potter movies

 then an after dinner Ice Cream run
A blessed day :)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017


With Daddy away, Nana wanted to be sure Momma wasn't lonely so when she found a Dory fish she just had to buy it.

She made a quick bedtime drop off for of the new Cuddle.

The littles squealed with delight... and quickly negotiated a rotation for who would sleep with Dory and when.
Cooper- Sunday
Lillian- Monday
Madison- Tuesday
Then start Over
Cooper- Lillian- Madison
Cooper- Lillian- Madison

Notice who's missing... Momma

But Momma doesn't mind sharing with her sparkles.

Sweet dreams my loves

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A new Campus

This Sunday our church launched its 4th campus just around the corner from our house. 

We were so excited to serve and attend this momentous occasion. 
The girls and I are serving in Kids Ministry (Madison loves on the babies and Lillian and I wiggle and worship with the early preschool kids). Rob helps with set up and will soon be drumming with the worship team and Cooper is Cooper- spreading joy wherever he goes. 

My boys 😍Heading into church 
We are so excited for this new adventure to serve our community and look forward to the many stories we will have to tell. 

Friday, August 4, 2017


Another school year, another band season and with band comes Fundraising :)

Our band does a fantastic job of providing opportunities for the students to fund raise for their band fees and this year for their big trip to Texas.

Madison chose to participate in the 2nd annual Rockathon.
She gathered her sponsors (THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!!), collected her funds, loaded up her rocking chair and headed to complete the 12 hour adventure.

Madison arrived at school at 7pm Friday night (after a full day of school and home for a quick dinner)
She turned in her funds and selected her spot.
 A quick hug goodbye and a see you in the morning and she was ready to go.

It wasn't all rocking but it sure was a lot of fun...

Playing Mario Kart on the Nintendo Switch

 Reading her favorite book series- the Sisters Grimm

And even a mid evening selfie for Momma

Then at 6:30 Saturday morning Daddy picked her up.

With the Rockathon complete she could finally sleep...

at least for 2 hours before she had to be up and ready to return to school for mini band camp (10am-5pm).

 Madison survived the practice (with a little bit of sunburn) and was home and in bed by 7pm.

We are so proud of her and her willingness to try new things, make friends, and put in the hard work necessary (even when your tired).

Her efforts were worth it and she raised the ENTIRE amount necessary to fund her trip to Texas this year and a bit extra toward her band fees.

I am not sure if there will be Rockathons in her future but the memories will last a lifetime.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

New Adventure

A new month
a new adventure- Out into the world without a scarf 

Another step in the journey... 

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Swimming Sundays

Just a Daddy, his sparkles, sunshine and pool shenanigans

This Cabana Momma couldn't have thought of a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

Friday, July 28, 2017


Nothing says summer like campfire s'mores