Friday, January 31, 2014


As you know, I love thrifting. Found some gems today at a local kids consignment shop. I rarely dress my girls in pink and when I do it's something that was given to us. I am not opposed to pink at all, I have just always been more of a jeans and T-shirt sort of girl. Anyway, Amelia seems to look quite rosy and bright in it and I found this little dress and bloomers on the 99cent rack and figured we'd give it a whirl! 

The other find pictured is the skwish! I had one as a baby and think they are the most classic, loved by all baby toy. 

I also found a red pin striped jumper for Gwenna love but will have to capture it on her another day.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Photo Dump

These girls of mine are getting so big so fast. I really can hardly keep up! I was planning on sitting down and writing Amelia's birth story and posting it for her 6mo birthday, but my sister was in labor  so that didn't happen! I will get to it soon!

In the mean time, here a few pics of what keeps me busy all day and night long. Gwenna- ever testing every boundary and boldly venturing into girlhood. Amelia- ever so sweet and snugly. Trying her belly at scootching. Loving mama and always greeting daddy with shrieks of delight!

Sitting on her desk to draw so she can watch herself
Out on the T-Town with cousins!
My cousin Noah. If we ever have boys, I hope they are just like him. 
Attacking the Play Mobiles
Braving the wind and sporting her new camo boots from dad
unsure of what to do while Gwenna sleeps!

These eyes!!!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

From The Hiding Place

Yesterday afternoon I found myself at my parents with a quiet house. Everyone was either asleep or out with mom on errands. I couldn't be more thankful that the internet was down for the moment! I put on some water for tea and went wandering about looking for a book. A good supply can be found on any of the three floors but I found myself up in my old bedroom, crawling back to the bookshelf. There was a time when I could stand in the room but that time passed years ago. So many good books, most of which i'd already read at some point, but I settled on The Hiding Place. It's a beautiful story and I could go on and on about it but today I just wanted to share a brief exchange that Corrie had with her father when she was six years old. Though i've read the book, I never took notice of this particular exchange before.

"Father what is sexsin?"
He turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case from the rack over our heads and set it on the floor.
"Will you carry it off the train, Corrie? he said.
I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased that morning. 
"It's too heavy," I said. 
"Yes," he said. " and it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It's the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you."
And I was satisfied. 

I am still in awe of the grace of this man's response! 
It is my prayer that Rhodric and I would love our little girls so well as they grow. 
Is it too much to hope that carrying certain burdens for them is possible in this modern world where people, media and technology will be happily handing out answers to them? Maybe not impossible, but difficult no doubt! Praying for wisdom in knowing how to shelter and prepare them for hard truths of a fallen world. So thankful for Jesus and the hope he offers!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Gwenna Growing

Everyone who has kids say things like, "they grow so fast." I am sure I have said or thought this sentiment many times. Today the truth hit me afresh when Gwenna drew this picture. She is really growing out of babyhood and into girlhood. I can hardly believe how beautiful and creative this girl is! 
Also I love how her personality has shone through onto her snow person! so saucy!

The New Year

We decided to start the new year off right: together. So we loaded up in the truck and headed to the mountains.

no words

of course my eyes were closed ha

comparing her hand size to the large cat tracks we found

tracking mountain lions
to remember this trusty beast when we sell it soon

ending the evening with great grandma Bond

reading sister a bedtime story