Sunday, December 31, 2017

Photos of 2017

I love to look back at a year's worth of photos and see what all took place. It's fun to look back and get an overview of the good and the bad and see how God carried you through it all.

Here are some photos I enjoyed glancing back over from 2017.

 The best happening of 2017 was finding out we were pregnant.

 My first dress I sewed for Caroline.

 Valentines with these sweeties.

 We said goodbye to Bonnie.

 Caroline turned 3.

In May I signed a contract to write a cook book.

 Father's Day 2017

 Josh finished the tree house.

It was so much fun to watch him build something for himself.

Mabel had kittens.
 Cousins and sweet summertime.
The hydrangeas bloomed well.
That is a pile of mum blooms on her seat:)

September 14. 
Natalie Jane entered the world a week late!

 Her big sister has been such a big help.

 These are the busiest and messiest days... but the BEST days.


 We said goodbye to our dear dog, Duke.

Wishing each of you a blessed new year.


Monday, December 18, 2017


Hello! It feels good to be back. I keep thinking I am going to start blogging again and never start. I miss the blogging days before Instagram took over:)

It's been a good adjustment with Natalie. She only gets up once at night and is a happy baby. Her big sister adores her. Some days the adoration is wearing on mama, but God provides grace for each day! 

It seems to be a pretty "stress free" Christmas this year. Josh and I decided to go shopping and let each other pick out our own gift. Instead of guessing what the other one needs. We are getting Caroline books and audio books on CD. She LOVES books and would want me to read to her all day.  

Here are a few photos of our home ready for Christmas. It seems I do less each year. I'm either getting more practical or lazy:)

 Caroline painted this "raspberry tree"

 Natalie Jane is 3 months!

 I love watching her be a big sister.