this sink), it made the kitchen look about 100 times better and I hated that we hadn't done it sooner.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Nadia's party in September and then another in November. Plus I had a 3 month old. Nevertheless I was pleased with how it turned out.
Monday, August 10, 2015
went really well. We learned from our first road trip and made sure to pack the van the night before, leave early, and give the girls Dramamine and limit screen time to avoid car sickness. That combined with not having to nurse every 3 hours made the trip quicker and easier. All of the kids did great.
Thursday, July 30, 2015
moving that would make me cry (and perhaps you too!). But I'm really trying to ward off the sentimentality until I'm officially out of New Hampshire. So instead here are a few pictures of Dax and Nadia's Camping themed pre-birthday bash--more to come later!
Friday, July 17, 2015
I spoke a bit about what dedications are when I shared Nadia's. For this one I focused on the scripture "Like arrows in the hands of a warrior, so are the children of one's youth." (Psalms 127:4). Of course I love the arrow reference but more importantly it's a reminder to launch our children at a target. We strive to raise them in a godly way and have specific goals in mind as we train and nurture them day to day. Dedicating them to God is the beginning of that journey. It's a special ceremony and I like to celebrate with family afterward. I don't consider it a big party but if I'm going to make people get up on a Sunday morning and be at church at 9:30 am, I'm going to feed them afterward. Just like Nadia's, I did a brunch. I kept decor simple with some fun scripture art, a banner, and a cute guest of honor. Here are a few photos.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Genevieve's 4th birthday just before her 5th. I posted a peek on Facebook but since I'm planning her 4th birthday I figured I'd share a quick look at her 3rd. If you remember, I was pregnant and due to have Dax less than 2 weeks after the party and Joe had just finished chemo and needed a last minute procedure the same week as the party. If ever there was a year to just have pizza and cupcakes this was it. But I just couldn't do it. Instead I threw 2 parties- a play date party with friends (I discussed having day time parties and how awesome it is here) and a family party a few days later. It was crazy, but I kept both parties simple. I really liked how they turned out and Nadia loved them and had so much fun. It was proof that parties can be fun and even cute while keeping things simple and budget friendly.