Sunday, December 14, 2014

Mia's Baptism 12.14.14

Ansley, Mia and Izzy 

Mr. Mark explaining why this is a symbol of  a changed life.  

Mia with her certificate

Ansley's Baptism 12.14.14


So honored that Mark was able to be a part of this journey.  


Today was a day filled with blessings.  As parents, we desire for our children to love God with all of their hearts.   We were thrilled when in April 2014, on a Wednesday evening,  Mia asked Jesus in her heart.  Then after VBS this summer, Ansley asked Jesus in her heart.  They both attended the new christians class and continue to learn and grow in the love of our Savior.   Today was the day they got to profess their faith in front of our church.   We are filled with love for the life God continues to show us on earth.   What a blessing knowing this is not our home, but we will spend eternity with our Heavenly Father.  I'm not sure there is a more secure feeling as a parent.  

Saturday, December 13, 2014

A visit with Santa

Making reindeer food!  It is hard to believe its getting close!  

Mia listening to Santa read 'Twas The Night Before Christmas
We had a nice brunch and a visit with Santa this morning!  It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Fairy Dust

It has been a dream for Ansley to lose a tooth at school….well yesterday it finally happened!  She pulled it herself!  She was so excited.  Here she is sprinkling Fairy Dust before bed!

Grandpa and Kim Visit

We even got to have breakfast with Santa this morning before they left!   What a fun weekend!  Thanks for making the trip and the memories!  

It was so much fun having Grandpa and Kim visit and get to do some special Christmas stuff with us.   They watched the JAE 2nd and 3rd graders perform their music concert.

Oh how we love Caroline.  She will soon be our neighbor and I see lots of girly play dates in our future! 

Mia showing Gpa and Kim her classroom!  She was so proud.

Ansley's group STEM project

Mia's group STEM project…..showing it off!

Opening new ornaments for their tress.  Birthstone colors for all the girls!

So Sweet

Mia especially loves finding Christy every morning!  This day she was particularly happy because he was part of the family!  

Mr. Tannen's Tie Trouble

All 2nd graders got to wear a tie with the story theme this week!  So much fun.  Can you tell our girl is proud to wear one of daddy's ties?!?

Mismatch Night

Crazy girls create a party out of anything!


Hot Cocoa and Candy Canes in special cups from Grammy and Paw Paw

Sunday, December 07, 2014

It's the little things….

Rudy pulling Mia in he sleigh!

This picture is precious to me.  Mia tied up Rudy by our bed and crawled in and fell asleep.  This girl is such a gift  to us.  She has such a kind heart and a fun imagination.  Love her!

While Ansley was a a friend's sleepover Mia found a treasure at Kroger.   Who knew a balloon could quickly become a friend!  It is so much fun to watch her "baby" her new pet….Rudy!  Such JOY!

Quickly becoming a FAVORITE

The Jesse Advent Tree is quickly becoming a favorite in our house.  We love reading the Bible verse and talking about how God's purpose is in everything.  It's also fun to hang the ornament on the tree!