Thursday, August 28, 2014


Lily LOVES wearing undies. We were going to wait until the stars aligned to start potty training due to her personality. But, we decided to take the plunge. I was ready to quit a few hours in, but Jay persevered and got me back on board. We are on day 5 and she is doing quite well. We will see how it goes when we venture out :)

Wishing her luck.

Reading with Daddy.
My feelings exactly...

We have had our ups and downs.... but, overall, Lily is doing great! Here's to hopefully no diapers for a few months! 

Friday, August 22, 2014

Let Me Air My Opinion....

.... or not. 
This was the verse for my 27th year of life. 

Proverbs 18:2 (NIV)

Fools find no pleasure in understanding

    but delight in airing their own opinions.

I tried to work on not airing my own opinion. Let me tell you, I was and still am not the best at it. But, when you pick a verse to work on for 365 days, God will bring it to your mind quite a few times. I think the most challenging part was learning that not everyone wanted my opinion! That sounds very proud, and well that because I was and still am. I didn't need to chime in on every conversation I was around. And, I didn't need to let every person know exactly what I was thinking or feeling, especially about the decisions they were making. I learned that the people who wanted my opinion or advice usually asked for it. Many times I still opened my mouth to let so and so know what I thought was better or the best way to do something. But, many times, I would start open my mouth, God would gently say, 'Are you about to air your own opinion?". And, I would slowly, and many times stubbornly close my mouth. 

As we just celebrated my 28th birthday, with many freebies through e-mails and rewards cards, I had time to think back to the many times Proverbs 18:2 ran through my head this year. Praise God that He can change us from the inside out. I can't wait to see what verse He points out to me for my 28th year of life :)
At Noodles & Company.
They ironically gave us the
table number 28 :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Outdoors

Today was just too beautiful of a day to be inside. And.... I could not decide between all of these pictures of the girls, so here are quite a few!

Actually sitting on the swing.... so much concentration.

My fav!

I told her to give me some sass....

Lily loves these things!

Then, after dinner we headed to the sidewalks :)

She loves getting the mail 'all by herself'.

Opening her b-day card from GG and Bop
Hope you all enjoyed today as much as we did!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Movin' In

We are officially moved in. Jay reminded me to take some pictures as we are not moving for a LONG time again. It has been quite the event and a bit more work than I thought it would be. The big things are unpacked, and we will continue to unpack boxes slowly.  Here are some pictures from the day we moved out of our old house and then just some pictures of the girls enjoying our new house. 

Relaxing in our new house!

The next few pictures were just too hard to chose one from!

Enjoying the back yard.