Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ellie is 2

when she was born, she really stirred up the pot. her sisters were no where near being on board.
after two years, she continues to bring so much humor to the house. with her nonstop energy and continual crazy antics, i can't even imagine what this next year will unfold.

we celebrate our little ellie turning two this month
shes that extra ray of hope that i'm so glad we had faith to leap for.

so happy God gave us you
you are our sunshine
our littlest lady
and i'm so excited for you to grow even more this year.

Happy Birthday sweet girl.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Maryland in Pictures

The past week or so has been so amazing.  We drove up to Maryland to see Mike's family. It's turning out to be a tradition that we make a Fall trip up to Maryland. It's hard to not just fill up a post of nothing but pictures. I know my Moma and other family would be tickled pink if I did that, but I do have some words to add.
We thought we would get up there in time for the fall leaves, but they held out until we left. Made for a beautiful drive home though. Gorgeous orange, red, and yellow hues all over Virginia, northern North Carolina.

Our girls had a time. They always have so much fun when we visit family. Makes it even harder to come home. So many memories made while we're there...and I think this will be the year they'll start to really remember some of them. I know I sure will.



We didn't go too much while we were there. The weather was perfect for just hanging out in the yard and letting the girls run. Something we enjoy even at home. They ran miles and miles I'm pretty sure. We walked around the nature center that was down the road which had beautiful creeks and trails to walk through. It was nice to watch them do something that I loved to do when I was little. Brought back memories of vacations in the mountains.

I always worry if I'm providing my littles with a life that makes them happy. Looking back on these pictures makes me almost certain that I'm doing an okay job.

Have a blessed Friday. 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Back In

We got back in this weekend from a pretty awesome trip. I've slowly recuperating from the 12+ hour drive and the mound of laundry that accumulated somewhere between here and there. My mind is slowly starting to think about this week and how we'll slip back into normal.  Meals, school, work schedule, gym time...oh how do I get back in that groove? I'll share more about our trip this week sometime. 

It's always so nice to get away. We've always joked about how the girls tend to somehow grow up with every trip we make. This time, it's the same. When do they sneak it by us? How do we not notice them growing up right before our eyes??? One day we're going to come back and all my babies are going to be all grown up. Trying not to dwell on that too much and instead looking at them as they are. So much love in one little triangle of sisters.

Sisters are the perfect best friend. 

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more Psalm 71:14