Sisters, friends, blessed.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Grandma's Retirement

We spent a really special weekend with Grandma celebrating her retirement! After bringing her infamous 'organized Olga' skills, patient demeanor, and gentle spirit to elementary students for 25 years it was time to close that chapter. We are SO excited to see what God has plans for next!
We got some serious shoe shopping done with Grandma AND Aunt LeAnne!
Followed by pancakes with Oma & Opa.
Plenty of reading time with Grandma. We did play with Nathan & Heidi's kiddos all Saturday afternoon, but we were apparently having too much fun to take a single picture.
On Sunday morning we went to church with Grandma and met Grandpa Jerry & Grandma Joan to see the first ever Gordy Graham scholarship be awarded (created by Grandpa Jerry). It was pretty special to say the least.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Mother's Day 2017

I had a lovely Mother's Day with Mom (brunch with Nathan & family too!) followed by Kyle & the girls. What a truly beautiful weekend!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May Fun

May has rolled in with spring rain, sunshine, and the promise of summer.
We started the month with a beautiful spring preschool program!

And then moved into Piper' s first softball season :)

We've even had Grandma for a visit too! We love spring!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Easter 2017

It was a lovely but weird Easter without Dad. His absence was felt in every breath, every plant springing to life around their home, in every story we told that erupted into laughter, and in every hug we gave each other. Man, we miss him. Thanks to Jesus, we have new life though. New life through His great sacrifice, and it could not feel more precious than this year.


(Thanks for the amazing & hilarious photo, Jill :)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Warm Weekend

It was such a beautifully warm weekend! We found time to play badminton, hike at the park, and even turkey hunt.

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Hugs from Grandma

We were blessed with hugs from Grandma mid week! She joined us for all of the usual weekday fun; like school pickup, gymnastics, and even Piper's first week of softball practice :) We loved it!!

We also go in plenty of reading time, hiking at the land, and even some Tikka love.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Outdoor Weekend

We spent the beautiful spring weekend outside up at the Anderson property! Lots of fresh air and adventure for the girls. Despite being sick again, Tikka happily joined the girls for all of it.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Auntie Day

We were treated to a visit from both Auntie Kim & Auntie Kara this past weekend! The girls especially enjoyed showing off their pup.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Spring break 2017

Spring break 2017 will forever be known in our house as puppy week. The life changing, stressful, albeit joyful week we added Tikka to our crew. She is still here! As it turns out, she had an infection from the breeder that was making her unable to hold all of that stinkiness in, UGH! With a little help from our vet and a lot of patience, she's on the mend. The girls have had a great week of learning new responsibilities, and laughing like crazy at their new pup.

Tikka got her first taste of our land this week, and seemingly loved hiking the trails with us!
While Bryndel is still pretty tentative, this is what Hadley looks like after she's rough and tumbled with her dog.

They've been really careful to keep her off the carpet, and seriously entertained. It should come as no surprise that calm and gentle Piper, has been the best at training her to sit on command!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017


Tikka, pronounced Tea kah and named after Kyle's favorite hunting rifle, is the 12 week old pup we added to our family over the weekend! The jury is still out on how long she'll last (or how long I'll last, is more like it!), but she is definitely loved :) She's a Shorkiepoo, a Shitzu Poodle mom and a Yorkie dad and is thus far all of 3.5 pounds. So far, she's been full of love, poop in all the wrong places, whiney nights, and a lot of joy for the girls.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Concert Weekend

We traveled on over to Grandma's house for the weekend, and not only got in some special cousin time but also took in a Jason Gray concert! It was a wonderful way to celebrate Grandpa's first six months in heaven.