Sunday, June 30, 2013

Our Trip to "the Mountain."

This is really just going to be Part 1 of our trip last week.

Let's just say, we didn't want to go, the enemy was filling us with lies and worry, the trip started out rough.  God broke through all that.  He wanted us there, He provided the way, and we were blessed by this experience.

The week ended on a high note.

Here are just the pictures.  I'll have to process the whole trip later.  I have a to-do list a mile long as we are "back to reality" here at home.

The girls traveled pretty well.  We left our house at 4:55 am and drove straight through.  Neither of them slept much at all in the car, so when we arrived, Aubrey completely lost it.  Hyperventilated.  It was awful.

As I said, things got better.  Langley had the time of her life.  She was so exhausted she couldn't even function, fell down a million times, and was obsessed with "Halle-cake."  AKA  Halle and Cate.

Just a random picture of the place.You can't really tell, but the mountains and trees and creek were beautiful.  Definitely a change of scenery from NEA!

Note that they have on jackets.  While it was 100 degrees at home, we wore long sleeves until at least lunch time.

This one really ended up being good and having fun.

Here we are in the cafeteria.

This.  Pure joy.  Brownie all over her and in her teeth.

Josh and Aubrey beating us down the mountain to the family fun olympics.

Ya'll.  Langley had so much fun.  First event was a game were you take your shoes off and put them in a pile across the field and you have to race to find them, get back to your starting place and put them back on.  She did it, really we were amazed how fast she did it, and she laughed the whole time.  She laughed so hard during leap frog we were dragging her underneath our legs and she was just undone.  Oh, it was too much!

Langley's attempt at taking mommy and daddy's picture.

Race with a swim noodle between the legs.  Laughed the whole time.

Aubrey with her personal babysitter.  This girl was a gift from the Lord.  She loved our baby and baby girl loved her. I told her on the last day 1)  I was definitely requesting her again and 2)  if we ever go big time, I want her as my nanny!  Ha!

Leaving.  On an emotional high.  So blessed.  So thankful.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Just a Phone Dump

During the sickness, like the 3rd doctor's appointment that week, the one where  Aubrey had the ear infection.

She was sick, but we were so glad there was no pneumonia, so I took her to Madelynn's 1st birthday party.

Reading with Mimi.

The only show they've watched together.  Barney.  Super.

She was having a rough afternoon, so I resorted to dragging her around the house with a diaper box and resistance band.  Do what you gotta do.

Just me and the girls one afternoon.  Langley cuddled up by me on the couch and Aubrey sitting in her own little chair.  Just a precious moment.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

School Days

Langley moved up to the 3 year old class last week.  She was so excited and continues to love school, being in Miss Tanya's class. We tried to get some pictures before school that day :-)

And, I'm so thankful we are done with "sammy the seal" breathing treatments before school each day!  Currently, we are all healthy and down to just 1 medicine once a day in our house.  Praise Him.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Best Daddy

Father's Day 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013


Josh and I took Langley to "the Greatest Show on Earth" last week and it was really a highlight of our parenting career!  She. Loved. It.

I teared up when we walked in just based on her reaction.  It was just so precious and I was so thankful we could have this experience.

She clapped and laughed and watched the whole show.  The funniest thing was when the cast blew toilet paper into the crowd with leaf blowers.  We were on the 3rd row so ended covered in tp.  It was so hilarious, Langley and I couldn't stop laughing.  

Such a blessing to just be able to have fun for a few hours and leave some worry behind.

Monday, June 10, 2013

It Doesn't Have to be Fancy to be Fun!

If you can't have fun with an inflatable pool, baby splash pad, and a water hose then we probably can't be friends.