Friday, March 30, 2012

my boys.

they make me laugh. they make me smile.
and maybe sometimes they stress me out (because they are so much alike).
but i am so lucky to call them mine.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


my main squeeze turned 31 on tuesday.
i love you babe.
(and so do the kiddos)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

a special soccer helper.

on sunday, brady and charlotte went with us to pierce's soccer game. pierce was so excited for brady to be there. and brady seemed pretty excited too. brady did so well just watching the game - with only a few times of asking if it was his turn to "help pierce play soccer." before and after the game and at halftime, the boys got to play a little one-on-one soccer together.
cheering the choo choo's on together.
team huddle.
since it was super hot at the game, i told the boys that they could cool off in the sprinklers when we got home. just a little peek into our summer, i am sure...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

it all began as a science lesson.

yesterday while teaching science, i had a moment. one of those moments where you are stopped in your tracks. and you can't forget it.

i was teaching my students about the phases of the moon and we were watching an animation of the earth rotating and the moon revolving around the spinning earth. and it hit me - we are living on a sphere that is rotating on an axis. as it rotates around a burning ball, the sun. while a moon revolves around it. what?!?!? how is that even possible???

God. it is all possible because of the awesome, amazing God we serve. he knows what he is doing and he always has. i continued my science lesson without stopping, but i can't get that silly little picture out of my head. and i think God put it there for a reason. i needed to see it. i needed to be reminded that HE is in control.

as i pray through some big decisions for our family, he is in control. as i pray for dear friends who are in the midst of an adventure like none other , he is in control. as i pray for friends who are in the midst of a wait, he is in control. my God is in control. and he knows what is best and he knows how each story will finish. what comfort. what peace.

and how special that the same God that makes the earth spin around on a axis (while spinning around the sun), cares about me. and cares so much about me that he gave me these 2 precious little ones to share each day with.

Friday, March 16, 2012

spring break: review in iphone pictures

spring break, oh how i love you.
you always seem to come at just the right time.
right before state testing. and bringing with you just enough encouragement to get me to summer.

spring break 2012.
just what we needed around here.
nothing to fancy - just some simple relaxing. and playtime of course.

so, what did we do?
let these iphone pics tell our spring break story...

a trip or 2 to get my new favorite drink - a cranberry water.
and it is only 50 cents.
we ate popsicles.
and stayed in our jammies all day long on tuesday.
pierce and stella did lots of playing together.
we went shopping with grandma and got some new spring clothes.
thanks to pinterest, i fixed 3 new dinners.
and pierce also did some cooking.
pierce and i did this puzzle about 100 times.
we played outside.
and ate ice cream sandwiches.
we enjoyed our spring break.
a slower pace.
some sweet mommytime.
and a glimpse of what is to come in just a few short 9 weeks.

celebration park.

spring break + perfect spring weather = playtime at the park
add in one of your favorite playmates and you get perfection.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

bluebonnet carnival

last weekend, pierce and i headed up to bluebonnet to their spring carnival.
we met kristen and reid therefor a little play time. (and to show our support for the pta)
pierce was slightly overwhelmed with everyone knowing who he was and yet he not knowing them. needless to say, his favorite part was the ice cream and the playground.

soccer game #2

pierce and coach daddy
after game snack. in deep conversation with kate.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

saturday morning breakfast

it is amazing how much can change in a year.
a year ago, stella was itty bitty and p didn't quite understand why she was so needy.
and now, he wants her to sit and eat breakfast with him - for a little bit.
sweet little ones.
and stella could not be more excited...

Monday, March 05, 2012

"want one, stella?"

sweet pierce wanted to share with his sister.
justin suggested giving her some pretzels.
so...he gave her the whole bag.

Friday, March 02, 2012