Tuesday, March 18, 2014


i usually do a birthday post for each of my boys and somehow i forgot vito's 5th birthday.  this was the first year we had separate parties for them.  v decided on a swim party at the ymca!
family, friends, neighbors, snacks, times;)

vito says 5 feels no different than 4.  still a brat, strong-willed, very opinionated,and spoiled boy says mom! 

vito's favorite past time??
playing with his best buds!!

you mess with one of these boys the other two are gonna get you. for jokes

we are so ready for spring.  lots of messes to be made.
rocks to collect.  mud piles to be built.  there's no telling what their creative minds will get them into!!!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

lately captured through instagram

theres no buddy
like a brother

too many decision

i love spending time with my buddy

my bear is mastering the kindergarten gig

a rare pic of the two of us captured at our wild new years eve party.  well if consider playing uno  moo, trouble, and drinking half a wine cooler wild!
btw, its our anniversary today!! 9 years ya'll

one word for this kid b-a-d
he wears me out;)

momma's sportin a new doo

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

in honor of the king

i took my boys to the park.
my light skinned baby played...
my dark skinned babies played...
because no matter the color of your skin, we all like to play!

we like to play when and where we wish, and with whomever we wanna.
thats our right!!

"I have decided to stick with love.  Hate is too great a burden to bear."
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Monday, December 16, 2013


winter is so not my favorite season of the year.  i dislike the cold, and the constant "put your coat on the hook" is already making me bonkers.  i do however love the anticipation of christmas creeping up on the calender, and recieving holiday photo cards in the mail!

thanks to dad, the boys got to trample through the snow.
sledding down the hill was a blast, and ezekiel sure likes the taste of a snow ball :-)

saturday we attended a holiday party at the dome, sponsered by the rams.
one of the perks of being an adoptive family!

hank and i attempted to make a batch of cookies using a pinterest recipe. total flop :-(

good luck to everyone this holiday season.  so much to do, never enough time.
                                                      happy holidays

Thursday, November 28, 2013

thankful thanksgiving

i have so much to be thankful for on this day, and everyday.
too much to type it all would take all day.
these pictures sum a huge chunk of it up...

happy thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


"Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)"

You call me out upon the waters
The great unknown where feet may fail
And there I find You in the mystery
In oceans deep
My faith will stand

And I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Your grace abounds in deepest waters
Your sovereign hand
Will be my guide
Where feet may fail and fear surrounds me
You've never failed and You won't start now

So I will call upon Your name
And keep my eyes above the waves
When oceans rise
My soul will rest in Your embrace
For I am Yours and You are mine

Spirit lead me where my trust is without borders
Let me walk upon the waters
Wherever You would call me
Take me deeper than my feet could ever wander
And my faith will be made stronger
In the presence of my Savior

I will call upon Your Name
Keep my eyes above the waves
My soul will rest in Your embrace
I am Yours and You are mine

i know i am far from perfect and at times go about things all wrong.
i've learned from my past that the things i want most in life always are the hardest to get.
i may not sit in a pew on sundays, but i do try my hardest to live as i think God would approve.
i think at times my passion for what i think is right may be too intense for the ones i'm trying to help.
i'm trusting God will not let me drown in my attempts, yet give me the patience to stay afloat.
the gift always surpasses the struggle.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

i wish

i wish life was fair...not just my for everyone
i wish i could save the world...from pain and suffering
i wish i didn't care as much about what people think of would be easier

i love children...not just my children...children in general
i love my husband is the boys are my world
i love helping feeds my heart...brings me joy

i want the best for my friends...perhaps you
i want to have more patience...slow down...enjoy whats here and now
i want my kids to be happy...with life...with each other...with me

i know i can always try harder...set higher goals...for myself 
i know certain things are out of my control...i still try to control them...its exhausting 
i know what i want...and i want it now

i pray for world peace...every night...every day
i pray my life continues...happily with my good good spirit
i pray for those who have lost their life...down the wrong path
i pray for those who don't pray for themselves...who have lost faith in God