Wednesday, August 24, 2011


"...You want to see a legalist, take a look in the mirror. Deep in the heart of all of us is the proud desire to prove ourselves. SIn is wanting to live our lives our own way without God...the battle of legalism takes place every day in our hearts." - Tim Chester {You Can Change}.
So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus. Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, to make you obey its passions.
{Romans 6:11-12}

Monday, August 22, 2011

{star wars party}

last Friday we had a Star Wars Party for Max and Evan.
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{clay, max,riley,evan, caleb, wesley,travis, and tyler}
{goodie bags}
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Yoda Soda...boys LOVED this. :)
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storm trooper fruit
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Jedi poses.
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time for cake!
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then take down Darth again!
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{got the boys all shirts!!! ...they were all so amazed that I knew what size to get...I used the force }
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a great time!
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Friday, August 19, 2011

maxwell {7}

you are 7 SEVEN!!!
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What an amazing oldest brother you are. You are so good with your three younger broters, so loving, so sweet, so kind. You are incredibly helpful to your Dad and I. You listen well and are eager to help out (most of the time:).
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You love to read(like me), and love math(like Dad)...and you are a great student. Your teachers always mention how sweet you are, and now that Evan is at school with you, you are a proud older brother ...showing him the ropes.
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We are so thankful for you, our firstborn son...were we learned the ropes of parenthood. Thank you for being so patient with us, and so compliant as we figure this whole thing out...well try to anyway.
Happy 7th Birthday Max!
love you.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

{back to school}

{evan. ~max.}

2nd grader

{fully equipped. evan with his new shark backpack and mario lunchbox. max with his northface backpack and star wars lunchbox.}

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{evan in his classroom. teacher: ms. walker}

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

cousins weekend.

this past weekend my cousin {and bff} Nicole, husband Marc and three sons,Miles Reuben, and Booker came down for a visit.
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7 boys in our casa!
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they had a blast together...and were COMPLETELY wiped by the time the fun ended and they headed home.
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{Liam and Reuben}
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{Ev, Max,and Miles}
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{Booker and his mama}
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{declan (and Evan's dirty hands) }
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an AWESOME weekend!

Monday, August 08, 2011

Evan {5}

Today you turned 5! And this week you start school! You have such a great smile,one that is so sweet.
Your heart is so tender, you really have a love for people. A compassionfor others,and that makes my heart so joyful.

You recently have learned to ride on two wheels and you couldn't be more happy to ride with the big boys! {you are the youngestin the group of you whoplay together...3 8 year olds ,two {one nearly 7} 7 year old{max} and you. :)
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You never sleep alone. If not with Max,with your Dad and I...even if you start in your own bed,you always migrate to someone elses.
Max and you are the best of friends. You are always playing together and really do get along quite well. I hope you two maintain this closeness for life.
Liam and you go at it a lot. You both are strong willed, know what you want and wrestle A LOT. You have your moments that you both just gie in, share and play nice together,and they are sweet.
You are completely smitten with your brother Declan. You always want to hold him, burp him,love on him and I love watching you with him. Being so caring and attentive.
At this age you are in LOVE with Star Wars and Poke`mon. You still have a deep affection for Mario, and the wii. You and Max have seen all 6 Star Wars Movies and have some characters and homemade lightsabers. It's fun to watch you guys pretend to be Obe Won, Luke, R2D2, or sometimes Darth Vador.
Your Dad and I are so thankful to have you in our lives. Your passion and love for people excite me for your future. You are a great son and we thank God for you!
lovey love you,

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

{31...and a genius}

so I was looking online at Nordstrom for a dress and saw this adorable number...then I saw the price tag. {'s obscene}

{$546. marc{ripoff} jacobs}

THEN! I found this little number at Ruche...I couldn't believe the similarity.

{ruche clothing}

THEN even better...I found this baby.

{now $19.99 at Urban Outfitters}

(I ordered the ruche one...we shall see how it actually looks on )

I should SO be hired as a fashion consultant on the Today show or something, showing these dresses, in a segment called, " runway fashions at a price you can actually afford." I'm pretty amazed that I was able to find three of these dresses that were so alike in style.
{alright, I know that this isn't really THAT monumental, but it was a fun proud moment for let me bask in it thankyouverymuch! :) }