Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Project 365, Week 2

January means cold, snow, being inside and playing basketball. We definitely had a January theme going on this week.

January 7
Snow much sledding fun! Pop's hill is just the right amount of length and slope; plus, Kiki makes killer hot chocolate from scratch. I included too many because I love seeing kids at play....its a skill we've tried to teach all the kids who have come through our doors.

January 9
Its been so cold for so long, but the show must go on, like fresh air and play time with the dog.

Aiden and Amanda's snowman started out cute but quickly turned creepy.

January 10
My guys. :)

January 11
Hours and hours he spends reading, currently he's in his fresh Christmas stack of Hardy Boys books and his Action Bible.

January 12
Dueling Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew. Amanda finished a book in one day...she's trying to beat Aiden and cousin Alayna...not sure they are aware there is a contest going on. ;)

Opening home game!

Grammy and Bobbi were among the bleacher full of fans. :)

Super sweet 6th grade friends and teammates.

January 13
Poor Aiden...he doesn't love basketball yet. He went almost the entire game without touching the ball.

Fun surprise on my phone. Silly Uncle Nathan.

January 14
This boy is completely fascinated by movement. Studying the soap drip in an almost empty bottle of is his idea of a good time.

These two have a sweet relationship. Aiden pretends like he doesn't want hugs from her, but if shes got a game going on her phone, he'll snuggle right up. :)

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January's 10 on 10

10 pictures on the 10th day of the month (Wednesday).
{Document a snapshot of your life & find beauty among the ordinary things in your day! }

Yes, I am.

The aggravating I-missed-the-bus call, changing my morning's schedule without warning.

We walked quickly to school this morning...it was colder than we thought.

Amanda left me a sweet little note last time she was in my office. "win today"!

Strawberries were on sale...two pounds lasts us approximately two minutes here.

While the kids were changing and starting on homework, I threw together dinner for us and another family. For so long we were on the receiving end of meals so its a blessing to be able to give.

 Pretty, pretty.

Happy to be sitting watching a game together...we're in the countdown for when that won't be possible.

First game of the season for the girl's school team.

During halftime the ref came over and let Gavin hold the basketball, which pleased everyone. :)

(also, my family will be interested to recognize the ref, my brother's basketball coach in high school a couple years ago :).

Avery, J and I went to church for a special Night of Worship. It was an incredible service. And I got to get hugs from Renna. :)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Project 365, Week 1

Another edition of Project 365, Volume 9!! Even though I'm posting this on Monday, I've decided to go back to a Monday-Saturday week, hoping to mostly post on Sundays. I think it will be easier for me, even though it splits up a weekend. Probably I'm the only one who will notice or care anyway.

For those of you who follow along faithfully or hop in once in a while to check on us, thank you. It means a lot and its always humbling to hear that it means something to you. Here's to another year of being blessed, whatever that looks like in 2018!

January 1
Our annual New Year's Day with Grandma, a place where the kids can do no wrong. :)

And afterwards, there is usually an emergency Lego creation time.

January 2
Silly girl.

January 3
I dropped some of Shaun's pants off at the tailor's because the only needles I deal with in life are medical-related. ;) I loved the feeling of stepping into a different era.

January 4
For forever, I've taken down Christmas decorations on or before New Year's Day but this year the kids begged to have the tree up longer. Since it was a snow day, I thought it would be a good chance to get it all put away. The girls did it all on their own.

Apparently there was too much fluffy snow in the yard, so the kids went onto the street. Lucky us, we live in the "hill section".

January 5
Second day of no school because of snow (and cold!!!). The kids are fine to be at home alone, but it works much better for them when we bring just one child (who will remain nameless) with us to the office. It works out for her, too. She got to watch Barbie, Life in the Dreamhouse and eat dumdums. ;)

We braved the cold to go look at a house. It was incredible, so...us. I don't know if it will work but we sure did fall in love with the property.

We took the littles out to a new-to-us restaurant while the girls were at youth group and roasted marshmallows over an open flame while we talked and dreamed about the house.

January 6
R and his new girlfriend are expecting a baby. :( They had a gender reveal party and discovered they are having a boy. It was a difficult time for me, but it clearly meant a lot to R that I was there.