Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Leap Year

Leap Year is kind of a big deal for us because 4 years ago today, we became a family of 4 in Seoul, Korea. If you're a newbie and haven't seen the videos or read the blog posts and would like to, here's a list:

Best week of our lives 4 years ago in Seoul.

The day kind of snuck up on me and I didn't do an actual photo shoot, but I did snap these of Rory being silly in the bathtub yesterday, and they pretty much describe her personality in pictures.'







Favorite color: gold
Favorite food: rice and bulgogi
Favorite movie: Princess and the Frog and Tangles (a.k.a. Tangled)
Favorite thing to play with: Leapster (and I should add here that she doesn't actually play it, just pushes buttons around)
Favorite ice cream: chocolate
Wants to be a doctor when she grows up.
Best friend: Emma
Favorite TV show: Pioneer Woman (LOL)
Favorite book: Fancy Nancy and the Posh Puppy
Favorite place to eat: Pei Wei
Favorite song: Let the Praises Ring
Favorite sport: soccer
Favorite game: Pick Picnik

And my favorite 5 year old? This girl.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012


I always feel as if the balance is tipped in Rory's favor when it comes to the number of pictures I take, so here are a few of Camden from yesterday.


This boy sure loves this cat. If he's not digging in the dirt or playing football on the trampoline with Rory, then he's probably camped out either on the front steps or on the trampoline cuddling with Frenchie.

The two of them spend a whole lot of time on this trampoline although from the looks of it, they're on the wrong side of the net.



No idea exactly what he was doing here, but fairly certain it had to do with The Force.

This sweet look right here is one I'm going to miss cause I see it less and less the older and more ornery he gets. ;)

Tuesday's Tidbits

There was an "issue" (Camden and Rory's word, not mine) this morning with a spider in Rory's bed. She came running and say, "Mama, can I tell you the tale of my spider issue?" Later as Camden was telling me about it, I was trying to clarify that it was actually in her bed, and Camden replied, "Yeah. In her bed. See? Issue!!" Oh, they crack me up.

Last night we had the privilege of attending a church planting event with other missionaries from our denomination. It was so good to spend time with Randall and Colette (our Texas partners - and you might as well learn their names because I'll be referring to them alot) as well as Kellie, who happens to be not only an old friend from college and church camp, but is in the processing of adopting a sweet boy from Korea. She also is a MARVELOUS photographer. She took the kids pictures several years ago - click here. One of these days I'm going to snap her again to take family pics!

I made these iced sugar cookies yesterday (had to take some to school today for Camden plus needed something for an event tonight), and they are fantabulous. I might have scarfed down two before I could even remember I'm trying to watch what goes into my mouth. You'll notice I didn't exactly roll out the dough and use pretty cookie cutters. I thought it was quite an accomplishment to pull out food coloring and sprinkles to be honest.


This sweet necklace showed up on my doorstep over the weekend (Thank you, Stephanie!). I love the square shape. (and I totally used a sweatshirt as a background)

A few pictures from Saturday that I've already put into Project Life format since I didn't really want to scrap them, but wanted to document them some way.


And now I'm off to pull out the big Anthropologie coffee mug because less than 4 hours of sleep deserves a second cup.

Monday, February 27, 2012


Just a few pictures and Scripture this morning.

First up: February 23 and we're already having blooms on the trees because of our strange Tennessee weather. I'd almost believe in global warming except there are other parts of the U.S. having their worst winters ever. ;)

Addison with Rory's baby last night for a little comparison on size. Although I have to say that Addison's legs are chunking up nicely. :)

And, finally, yesterday was our last day at our church after spending the last 10 consecutive years there as well as 4 other years while we were in college. This is the kids with the church in the background - it's been our view for the last 5 years as we've lived across the street from the church.

For whatever reason this morning, I didn't read Jesus Calling or pull out my Beth Moore study. Instead, I turned to the (in)Courage blog on my iPad. As I read the entry entitled God's Love Notes, I immediately knew why I felt compelled to read it this morning. For those family close to us, I think you'll recognize the reason as well.

"I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten." Joel 2:25

Your words were found and I ate them, and Your words became for me a joy and the delight of my heart; For I have been called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts." Jeremiah 15:16 

My Spirit remains among you; do not fear. I will fill this temple with glory. .. The glory of this latter temple (our imperfect selves) shall be greater than the former (self-made lives).” Haggai 2:4,5, 8,9

This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sprouts and grows, though he does not know how. All by itself , the soil produces grain.” Mark 1:26-29

Saturday, February 25, 2012

2012 Project 365

While I may be keeping up with Project 365, I have to say that it's February 25, and I'm already behind in my goal of scrapping the year as I go. Maybe one of these days I can lock the kids in their rooms for the day and have a scrapping marathon. 

So kidding. 





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Friday, February 24, 2012

Park Pictures

I finally got around to looking at some of the pictures I took during our play date with Joy, Ellis, and Sumner last week. It's hard to look at these pictures and not smile. I can't speak for Joy's kids, but Rory had a blast. She's such a social creature, and we seem to rarely have the opportunity to play.

Yes, there are a whole lot of them.



























Yesterday I had the privilege of being on The Digi Show so if you've ever wanted to hear my voice, click here. The title of the episode is Everybody Has Stuff, and we discuss scrapping and documenting the hard times in your life. It was lots of fun to chat with Steph, Katie, and Peppermint although I have lots of anxiety about people hearing my voice - have you noticed that no one ever sounds the way you think they should? ;)

And after I recorded The Digi Show, I determined that I wasn't going to bed last night until I'd scrapped a page with this new collab kit by Lauren Reid.

Rory and I are headed to see Dr. W this morning with a detour at Trader Joe's. We have very few plans for the weekend, and I am perfectly okay with that.

Happy Friday!