Tuesday, April 28, 2015

{ Spring Break }

Earlier, in March, was our Spring Break. We stayed home mostly and did a bunch of organizing, roasted hot dogs outside, had family time, and we went out to Natural Bridge State Park a time or two with the kids. Naomi seems to want to be Eric's little fishing buddy. She really enjoyed fishing. Samuel and Eric flew his kite too. Me and the kids had a good time playing on the playground equipment, and Samuel even got in the creek! St. Patrick's Day was over Spring Break, and my secret sister from church gave me a cute little chalkboard and chalk that day! I have enjoyed using it!

 Samuel and his kite 

 Getting ready to fly it!

 Eric flying the kite and Samuel watching it 

 Naomi pretending to fish. Eric was dressed up because we stopped after church

 I think Samuel is hunting for "Treasure Rocks" 

 Naomi playing around while Eric fishes. 

 Selfie of Naomi and I on the playground equipment. 

 A delicious beef and greens salad I made and ate over Spring Break. The drink is a coffee drink. 

 Naomi doing really great climbing on the playground equipment 

 My sweet Secret Sister present 

I thought the little chalkboard looked good by my cilantro for St. Patrick's Day!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

{ What We Wore Wednesday }

I haven't done one of these posts in several weeks, so I need to get caught up before the new baby arrives - now almost any day! So here is some of the things we have been wearing the past several weeks. You can see the transition from Winter to Spring! The trees are all gorgeous here right now, and we are just loving it! Although our sinuses aren't!

 Me and Samuel. Outfit details; My dress: Old Navy via Garage Sale,
Shirt: Thrifted, Shoes: Shoe Show

 Naomi's outfit for church: Coat:-GAP via pass-along , Cardigan: Cherokee via 
pass-along, Skirt: Old Navy via Thrifted. Tights: Walmart. Shoes: Walmart. 

 Samuel's church outfit: Suit was a gift from his Grandma

 My outfit: probably thrifted. Shoes: Shoe Show 

 Naomi's everyday outfit details: Coat:pass-along.  Shirt: Circo via pass-along. 
Skirt: pass-along. Leggings: Circo via pass-alongs. Boots: Walmart 

 Naomi's outfit: Thrifted? 

 Samuel's outfit: probably from Garage Sales. Boots: Shoe Show 

 Naomi's outfit: Shirt: Falls Creek via pass-along. Skirt: pass-along. 
Leggings: Falls Creek via Thrifted. Tennis Shoes: Sketchers via pass-alongs. 
(She is pretending to fish) 

 Samuel's fishing outfit: probably Thrifted. 

 Naomi's outfit: Hoodie: Dollar Store. Skirt: pass-along. Boots: Cracker Barrel. 
Purse: Gift from Friends. 

 Samuel's outfit: Shirt: Old Navy via Thrifted. Pants: Gifted. Boots: Shoe Show. 

 My outfit at around 35 weeks pregnant. Shirt: Thrifted. Skirt: Catos. 
Shoes: Shoe Show. 

 Naomi and I. Naomi's outfit: Cardigan: Cherokee via pass-along. Shirt: 
GAP via pass-along. Skirt: Old Navy via pass-along. Tights: Walmart. 

 Naomi's outfit: Sweater: pass-along. Dress: Cherokee via Thrifted. 
Leggings: Old Navy via Thrifted. Shoes: Walmart. 

 Naomi's Easter Outfit: Dress: Carter's Brand from J.C. Penney. Leggings: Circo from Target.
Shoes: Walmart. Purse: Claire's. Hair Bow: Walmart. 

 Samuel's Easter outfit for hunting eggs: 
Pants: Osh Kosh from Target. Shirt: Talbots Kids via Thrifted. 
Bow Tie: Osh Kosh from Target. Boots: Shoe Show. 

 My Easter Outfit: Skirt: Wet Seal. Shirt: Sears. Scarf: Gift from Grandma. 

 Naomi's outfit: Dress: gifted. Shirt: pass-along. Boots: Cracker Barrel. 

Naomi's outfit: Dress: ? Leggings: pass-alongs. Boots: Cracker Barrel. 

 My outfit: Shirt: Pink Blush Maternity. Skirt: Thrifted? Sandals: Walmart. 

 Naomi's outfit: Shirt: Target. Skirt: Children's Place. Sandals: Payless. 
Hair Bow: Walmart. 

 Naomi's Outfit: Dress: Thrifted. 

 My outfit: Shirt: Sears. Skirt: Chaps brand via Thrifted. 

Samuel's outfit: Shirt: Old Navy via Garage Sale? Pants: Mini Boden via Thrifted. 
pleated poppy

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

{ Valentines!}

I love Valentines! KMBC, the Bible College we work at, puts on a winter banquet every year around Valentines. This year was a "Winter Lodge" theme. Almost everyone wore plaid or flannel, they had some nice touches like an outdoor fire pit, and it was just a good time! For Valentines Day, our family had homemade pizza, a heart shaped strawberry cake, and gave each other treats. Here are some Valentines pictures:
 Eric, Samuel, and I at the Winter banquet 

Our great friend, Amber Street with Naomi at the winter banquet 

 Eric and Samuel looking handsome in plaid!

 Us out by the fire pit 

 Samuel trying to light a stick on fire

 Naomi with our good friend, Mr. Street after the winter banquet 

  I loved this Valentines garland I picked up at Target. The snow was so pretty framed by it!

 Valentines wreath I decorated on our door. 

 My 'Valentines Shrine" Eric gave me the pretty red box of chocolates. Loved everything!

{ Intense February Cold! }

In January, we only had one snow that really stuck, But in February, we had snow on the ground seemingly most of the month! It was pretty, but by March we were ready for Spring! Here are some pictures from the snow!

 Samuel pulling the sled back up the hill 

Naomi was going to sled with a friend, but then ended up not wanting to! 

 Samuel in the January snow

 Samuel in the February snow

 Naomi in our Epic February snow 

 The front of our house during the February snow 

The view from our back windows during the February snow. So pretty!