Tuesday, December 31, 2013

My Birthday!


 Joshua's card
 Sweet thoughts from Joshua, written by Eric :)
 Jenni's sweet card

Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Movie Date

Days before we left for Iowa, Jenni began packing her backpack full of her doll house family dolls, Fancy Nancy books and other favorite little items. She went beyond that and packed some toys for Jackson in her backpack - board books, small toys he could hold in his little hands, etc. Then she assisted Joshua with his backpack. Joshua filled his bag with his favorite books, tiny toy soldiers, six paintbrushes, and an assortment of other little things. And he too included things for Jackson. My heart was full. And then it came time for our roadtrip and the littles assisted Jackson so quickly with a toy or a pacifier or a blanket to distract him from another hour of being in the car. We admired their patience and helpfulness with him and were beyond thankful that they were practicing serving each other in the backseat. So a few days after we returned home, Eric decided to take them out for some special time together and they went to see Frozen!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Our Family Christmas


 We had a relaxing Christmas break after all of our travels to see family in Oklahoma and Iowa! Thankful for special time with my sweet family!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Our Big Family Christmas

Ready for our travels to Grandpa and Grandma's! :)

Love, love, love these pictures of Jenni J playing a trick on Grandma!

Grandma Mary sent head lamps for the boys! Boy did they LOVE them!!

I went to check on these sweet littles after putting them to bed. Joshua had kept his head lamp turned on. Just precious.
Ready to go out with the boys to help Grandpa!
Soon after, some one sent me a text with a sleeping Joshua. I asked him about it when he got home and he denied ever falling asleep on the boy trip. :)

Joshua's awesome new smile that is found in so many Christmas pictures this season. Awesome.


We had a fun and relaxing time celebrating Christmas with my parents and sister's family! Next Christmas there will be TWO more little people in our big family! How exciting!