Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Seven Years

Five Years Ago
So thankful for the past seven years spent married to my best friend!  It's been a grand adventure so far! What a blessing to be married to such a wonderful man and to walk through life together!

Last Year

I'll be enjoying a date tonight with two of my favorite men - the biggest and the littlest!  Looking forward to it!

Friday, August 9, 2013


Tobias Jonathan!

Our newest little man arrived at 2:24 am Thursday, August 8.
He weighed in at 8 lbs., 7 oz. (our biggest baby so far!) and was 21 inches long.
Everyone is head over heels for him!
We are all doing great and are just spending time relaxing and getting used to our family of six!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Exciting Simple Threads News!

So...it's been a while since I've updated my business blog.  That doesn't mean I've been completely idle, though!  I did take a break around Christmas, but I've been working on some things in the meantime and I have some exciting things going on!  Head on over to the Simple Threads Blog to check it out!  =)


Never in these past nine months did I think this baby would be late.  I was sure we'd have a July baby on our hands.  But last Friday's due date came and went and here we are, still waiting.  Probably just as well, really, as we've had a yucky virus moving through for the past week (I've been spared so far, thankfully), but I think the end of that is in sight.  

Everything's ready: bags are packed, baby clothes are washed, freezers are full of food, the few baby "equipment" things we have are tucked into their little spots.  I've been spending my days trying to keep the house in some semblence of order, the laundry caught up, and everyone fed and happy so we're ready for "the moment".  And I'm trying to enjoy a few more moments with "just three kids" before this fourth comes.  Soon, I keep telling myself...soon.  =)


Friday, August 2, 2013

Snapshots of Summer

We have enjoyed a lovely summer around here - I don't know the last time we've had so many hot, sunny days.  I'll admit I've done my fair share of complaining - I have been sooo hot - but really, it has been lovely, too.

The end of June found us traveling south to Oregon where Seth was helping out at a writer's conference, and we got to tag along for a little mini-vacation!

Otherwise, we've mostly been home, with a few fun day trips thrown in for good measure.  

We've been spending lots of time soaking up the sun and the kids have been loving their new kiddie pool - it's a little more their style than the sprinkler, although we have used that some, too.