Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Girl Time!

This season of having two daughters who are teenagers (Okay the little one is steps away) has been very interesting. The clothes swapping and exchanging is constant. The fighting over space in their bathroom is never ending. What's "fair" is still up for discussion in our house. (Insert eye roll)
About once a month we are trying to reel in emotions and decipher what is just "girl craziness" and what needs to be dealt with.
But the flip side is when we do get to sneak away and have just us girl time, it is very sweet. It reminds me of why saying no to most stuff so I'm not a crazy person and only yes to the best stuff is so important. I cherish the long conversations we have, sometimes about deep stuff that could be life changing some day. Just to get a peek into their hearts and see what God is doing there is so good. So encouraging in my own walk as a daughter of the king.  But mostly the inside jokes and ribbing we do to one another is what keeps me sane. I think we have all realized that life can be hard but it can also be an adventure full of twist and turns we didn't expect and as long as we remember where our foundation is and we stick together we can have joy in even the most mundane of days.
Be blessed friends. 

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Sweet 16!!

Morgan turned 16 this past Friday. To say she is sweet 16 is an understatement for sure! She is super loving and kind and has a heart bigger than I can even begin to tell you about in this post. On her actual birthday she went to Disneyland with a few friends and had a blast.

Then on Saturday night we had Chipotle catered (her favorite place) and had a house full of friends over. 
Morgan and my mom made these cupcakes and they turned out really cute.

We could not be more excited getting the privilege of watching her grow up and see God working in her life.
We had all of her friends and family write her a note of love and a fun memory of her and gave it to her at the party. The kids all played dance party games and just goofed around.
I tried my hand at my first ice cream cake and I must say it was easier than I thought and really good!
Really fun group of kids and such a blessed time listening to them laugh and love on Morgan for her birthday. Happy birthday my sweet! 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

20 Years!

It's our 20th wedding anniversary! We snuck away for a few days down to Laguna Beach and even though the rain seemed to follow us everywhere, that didn't stop us from walking everywhere and enjoying the ocean and our down time together.
I was thinking about how 20 years feels like a vapor of time. Just a blip really.
I wrote in my devotional today that we have had crazy bad times, crazy good times, we have had crazy joy and crazy sadness. We have two crazy teenage daughters and have had to many crazy pets to count.  But mostly we have a crazy good God who loves marriage and loves us!


The rain did let up here and there and when it did it was beautiful!
We love finding small cafes and just enjoying food and drink and conversation.


Happy Anniversary Dan! You are a joy to be married too. Thank you for your hard work ethic, your sweet heart as a dad to our girls and for your never wavering commitment to make our marriage better even when we live in a world that says everything is replaceable. Thank you for always wanting to be at your best for us and being man enough to know when you are off track.
To another 20 years of crazy joy and crazy adventures together!
Be blessed friends!