"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Tuesday, February 2, 2016


"a portrait of each of my children, once each week, in 2016"

Jaden: He received his Bible up on the church stage this past weekend in front of our entire family and church congregation. A right of passage of sorts at Orchard, all 2nd graders are gifted with these amazing Adventure Bibles - and Jaden woke up that morning so excited, he wouldn't even eat breakfast. That's a huge deal! He did an awesome job standing up there as they called his name and as the entire church prayed for him and his entire Sunday school group. We treated him to a big Village Inn breakfast afterwards to celebrate and later that night I caught him reading the 10 Commandments out loud to himself. So thankful for our church. It was a special moment.

Brandon: I just love the ways he finds to entertain himself. We crafted up this Minion balloon together one night after he'd been digging through his art drawer and found it in a pile of other things. I'm not quite sure where it came from, but it provided quite a bit of entertainment. He named it Kevin and played balloon games with it all night long. He also has become quite the Lego builder and developer lately and decided over the weekend that he wants to work for Lego's someday as part of their design team. :)