Family Photos 2013

Catching up

Ran a 10k with my friend and our babies.
Sea World
Happy 16 years together
Flag Football. running back
I know it's been a while, so far we've had a summer trip to Disneyland, the first day of school, football season, our anniversary, Halloween and Luke's birthday, and a bunch of other little happenings in between.  Life is busy!

Luke had a great flag football season and had at least two touchdowns per game.  He seems more focused this year in 6th grade and has A's and B's.  He just might earn himself an NBA game. 

Z  is 19 months old has been walking for 2 1/2 months now and of course doesn't like the stroller as much.   She talks so much too!  She has quite the vocabulary.  She know most of the animals, throws he diaper away for me as she says the word "trash".  The words she puts together is "I see you", 'brush teeth"  "go outside" and "bye. bye....."  Oh, and she is obsessed with Minnie Mouse.

Matt and I celebrated our 16th anniversary this past July and we got to go away overnight while my mom watched the kids.

Tonight is our annual holiday trip to Disneyland with our best friends and I hope to post photos sooner rather than later ;)

Here are a few photos of our last four months.

Many Thanks

Wow, it's been four months since my last post.  As I reflect on Thanksgiving I can't help but be most grateful for what the Lord has given me.  First of all His wonderful gift of salvation and just the grace He generously pours out everyday.  My husband who works all day and is ready to help me clean up after dinner and does whatever is needed to make things easier for me with household and children duties.  I work outside the home so I am especially grateful for his help.  I think back to when Matt got his new job a year ago when we had baby Z.  That was such a MAJOR blessing as we added a new member to our family we sure needed the extra money.  I know for sure that God would have provided everything we would need if Matt stayed at his old company since God did give us baby Z in this season of our lives, but still very grateful for Matt's new job!

I definitely cannot forget my kids!  Having infertility issues with both, they are our miracles.  Yes, I would have liked my kids to be closer in age, but that's not how God saw it and even though I know His ways are better and his timing is good it's hard to live out those truths sometimes.  So my kids are an everyday reminder of God's faithfulness, His restoration and His LOVE.

God is so good, He's so good to me.

OC Fair

Spent a nice evening at the OC fair.  L spent the first five minutes with us and then spent the rest of the night with his friends and Matt and I and Lil Z roamed the fair, ate some yummy food and tried a bacon root beer...YUCK!!!


Lil Z and her cousin

Green River Lake

Bowling with Matt and his lil bro and his wife.

L and his good friend from KY.

Well, we started out the month of June with Matt having a bike accident and breaking his left hand (he's left handed) which meant surgery to have two pins inserted.  Not something you want to happen two weeks before our vacation to his parents in Kentucky by the lake.  We arrived there safely and stayed in his parent's RV for a week long stay.  The first three days were all spent at the lake with Matt's parents, his brother and his wife and their four kids.