Visit with Santa 2013


Family Pictures 2013

Wow, it’s embarrassing how long it’s been since I updated this blog.  Life has been so busy, but it’s also been really good.

This fall we got a chance to take family pictures with Joy Cannis.  She is so fun, sweet, and crazy talented!  We actually had a blast taking pictures with her, and she just made the entire experience so memorable and entertaining.  I really treasure these pictures that capture this short season of life.  I love having little kids, and often wish that I could just freeze time and keep them young for just a little bit longer.  They are growing up so quickly, and I’m so very grateful that I get to be along for the ride and watch them mature and grow into the women that God made them to be.

Here are just a few of my favorite pictures.


Our little daredevil! She would love for us to spend all day throwing her up in the air, or swinging her as high as we can.


Daddy’s girl…and his “mini me”


This sweet child just melts me.


My “mini me”


This pic perfectly captures the fun and trust that these two share.


You can tell she’s “up to something” behind that grin and that is SO Paige!


I can’t look at this picture without laughing.


My people, my loves.

Sweet Sisters



This melts my heart.

Snow boots

Elise wears these snow boots with EVERYTHING, and I love it!



How is it possible that my little “Baby Paige” is already 1? I seriously can’t even imagine our lives without this little beauty. She is pure joy, and a constant reminder of God’s goodness.  We love you Paige!

Baby’s 1st chocolate cake…she loved it!

Meet the newest member of our crew, Karen. The girls have been begging for a cat for the longest time, and when we met Karen at a pet rescue event, Audrey and Elise fell in love instantly. “Karen” was the name that the animal rescue people had given her, but our girls were quick to add in a few middle names that they felt were fitting.


She has been a super sweet cat, and a fun addition to the family. She even really likes being with the kids and will often lay down with them during the quiet moments.  I think she especially likes Audrey because she’s responsible for feeding Karen.