Blessings From Above

Blessings From Above

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas at Preschool

All year we wait for this special day.....Laylie's Christmas program at preschool. We get her two songs from her teacher and she wants to practice every night with hand-motions and all. Last Wednesday was her Christmas program and she could hardly wait. She woke up at 5:00am happy, joyful and so excited to put on her pretty red Christmas dress, pearls and black new shoes. Rael of course wanted to be dressed up too and looking "oh so cute." We ate a yummy breakfast and took some cute pictures before we left for preschool.

Uncle Tim, Aunt Lindsay, Aunt Kalli and Grandma all showed up and sat with Jason and I. We absolutely loved watching Laylie sing her songs smiling ear to ear. We were completely filled with joy that we were all able to witness her beautiful program. She did such a fantastic job and our little girl loves to perform....she must get that from her daddy.

We all headed back to her classroom to pick her up and with much delight she got flowers from daddy. We took a few more pictures with the people she loves and we were off to the playground outside of her classroom for a bit and then over to Souplation for some tasty lunch. What a fabulous day!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

It's Christmas Time...

This year we got a Charlie Brown tree since we are moving in a few weeks. It's absolutely perfect! We had a wonderful time going to the Christmas tree lot down the road and we picked out the littlest tree there. The girls had a fabulous time decorating it while we listened to Christmas music, ate powdered donuts and had a fire in our fireplace. After decorating the tree, I hung our stockings on the white hutch and both our girls were jumping for joy for CHRISTMAS!!

Some new adventures....

Rael turned 18 months - 
She is talking now and her favorite word is "ya" 

Rael's hair is growing little bit by bit and she wore her very 1st piggy tails

Laylie had her very 1st trim after 4 long years of waiting for her curly blonde hair 

And...this big 18 month is now sitting at the table with us 

Sending our love as we get ready for Christmas! 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The place we call home...

There are moments when you decide to totally give everything up to God and let him lead. To be honest, it’s easier to say it than actually do it. I am a planner and I love to have everything in order - I love having things on a list that I can cross off with a pen and have everything go perfectly. But, the times when I fully commit to God and have him lead, guide, and protect us, I can always see his goodness and blessings more clearly than ever before. This is exactly what is happening with my heart this very moment. Over the last few months, Jason and I have been leaning towards selling our condo in Encinitas and moving into a bigger place. A place where our girls can invite over lots of friends, have weekly bible studies, with an extra room for the possibility of future babies, and just fill the home with family and friends. Well, the time has come and we listed our house…Jonathan, our amazing and wonderful agent, put signs on our condo, we signed papers and it was ready to be listed. Well, our house is now in escrow.

We found our dream home in Carlsbad and we are now in escrow with our new home. Jason and I are completely in awe of what God is doing and his blessings.

There is so much excitement in me as I plan for a new home, and all the wonderful things that it holds, but there is also a bit of sadness in my heart knowing I will be leaving our condo. The condo we have called home for the past 8 years, the home Jason took me to when we were dating and told me this is where we would live together, where he set up the living room as a “nature scene” because it was pouring rain outside and proposed to me. This is the house he carried me in the door in my big puffy wedding gown, where I grew our girls in my tummy and then brought them home to this place. In this home we spent hours upon hours on home projects updating the house just the way we like it, and always having parties, gatherings and celebrating each holiday. We have had lots of dancing, giggles, tears and memories in this home. 

He proposed in the home and she said, "YES!!"

He carried her through the doorway into their home as they began their true love 

Had fun and enjoyed each holiday in the house 

Did loads of home projects together

Found out it's positive, Baby time...

Grew in the home

and grew again for #2

Brought home our sweet babies from the hospital

Celebrated special moments

And....made laughter, joy and fun in the home

I know when I walk out of the door one last time and the house will be empty I might shed a tear, but I can’t wait to see our lives grow in our new home in La Costa. I thank God for giving us such a beautiful place called home and all the memories it holds. This has been a wow time in our lives and we will always look back and remember that God fully took care of us and we gave it all up to him. We can’t wait to share with you our new place and keep you updated with our adventure “oh coming so soon.”

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Halloween Night

We dressed up our girls as Tinker Bell twins and they looked so darling together. We headed over to my brother Jon and sister Lisa's house in Carlsbad for our annual Halloween fun. We ate a tasty chili dinner with cornbread and chip and walked across the street  to watch the sun set over the ocean. As soon as the evening became dark we all started out for some “trick-or-treating” fun. My girls had absolutely the best time going door to door and putting candy in their bright orange pumpkin buckets. Everyone could not get enough of watching Rael because she would walk right into everyone’s home, thinking she was a guest, and would grab handfuls and handfuls of candy from their bowl. It was fun to see Laylie hop, skip, and run to each door, with Rael trying to keep up. It was an amazingly fun Halloween and I know that it’s only going to get better each year. 

The Tinker Twins 

Jon and Lisa's house was decorated "Oh so fun for Halloween"

Uncles and Aunties dressed up too...
Soccer player and beautiful 20's Girl 

The Scary Zombies 

Trick or Treating

The Family 

The Girls

The Cousins 
The Tinker-bells, Sully and Boo from Monsters Inc. 

Tinker Bell and Boo from Monsters Inc.

We can't wait for Halloween 2014