Monday, April 2, 2012


It's been a little quiet around here on the ol' blog. Not that I haven't had a zillion posts swirling through my brain on a daily basis. Life has just been lived and days are full and kids are busy and growing. It all goes too fast and I'm trying to soak it in.

In the last few weeks we have had some really fun events in our lives.

-Friends having babies

-playdates and company over

-A very awesome, God-honoring, wedding

-Double date night with some friends

-Taking meals to new mommy's

-March Madness {ugh}

-Planning a workshop for the ladies retreat

-Enjoying 80-something degree weather in MARCH {and another high 80's today!}

Lots of lots of things.

My husband and I are up to our eyebrows in watching the series, "Downton Abbey", I'm sure you've heard of it. If not - you may be an alien. {jk} It is such a captivating show... we are right smack dab in the middle of Season 2. INTENSE. Watching episodes 5, 6 and 7 tonight :) We are party animals like that! I'm finding myself loving all things of that era now and I secretly wish I could dress like Lady Mary or Cora. Or, let's be honest... even like one of the house maids. How cool!

I'm thankful for a husband who enjoys such a thing with me. There is nothing better to me then putting our children to bed, cuddling up on the couch and enjoying some British Period drama :)


We were able to sneak out for a bit a few weekends ago to see the band, Gungor, in concert. What a great time! It was so refreshing to grab dinner {sans toddlers} and a show with friends. By the way...if you live in the Des Moines area and you haven't tried Gateway Market for lunch or dinner - you are missing out! I had THE best shrimp salad!

My children are growing like weeds. August will be ONE next month... commence whimpering. I cannot believe it's almost been a year! Thankfully she's still my midgey-small baby girl that lets me snuggle her. She started walking along furniture last week and just about broke my heart. Praise God for almost 11 months of baby August! Ava is giving me a run for my money, tho, I never fully understood that expression. :) She is still into ALL THINGS girly and requests to wear a dress daily. A dress and socks, to be perfectly specific. She's a funny girl. We have started to butt heads here recently as she learns about new independence and ideas she has on life. Many nights I've gone to bed with a heavy heart over how often she truly requires discipline. I guess that's reality and I'll keep on because she is worth it! At the same time, she is brilliant! I plan to start school with her in the fall and can't wait to watch the little sponge soak it all in :)

We praise God for life and for love. It's passion week and we anticipate an awesome Good Friday service and amazing Easter Sunday!


Angie said...

Wonderful update- It's totally okay that blogging has had to take the back burner to life! Enjoy all the precious moments while you can, they pass so quickly :)

Julie Anne said...

Woot, woot! LOVE Downton Abbey! Wes and I couldn't stop watching...some late nights for sure! I for one, would love some of the jewelry they wear!