Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Built in His Image


This girl's heart...

Holy Moly!

If anything was ever built as a complete and entire model of God's heart... this girl is it!

Today this was shared from a teacher at Mebbie's school:

"My students are amazing. One sweet girl decided to ask the class what they like about me and wrote it all down. They said I give them compliments so they wanted to give me compliments. Bless their hearts. Love them! "
After a little digging and messaging - come to find out that sweet girl was MEBBIE!

No surprise to me - but man oh man - on a day when the Lord knew I was struggling with people and their very sinful nature - He gives me this little story to marinate on!

Check out what she did...


And after some back and forth with her teacher getting the approval to share this awesome story - her teacher shared this:
"Your kiddo blessed me immensely today as she was "sneaking" around the classroom to get everyone's words. Man. Makes me tear up. She has no idea how hard this year has been so far and she allows Jesus' love to shine through her and remind me that I am truly loved and am making an impact on all of these students."
Ya know what though? We're the blessed ones!

We have had such amazing teachers who love our kids so well! We are super thankful for them and the amount of attention and intention they put in to the role they have!


This girl man... God broke the mold on her!

And honestly - the way she loves - it feels like she MIGHT just be part Golden Retriever!

You're a world changer Mebbie - never give in to it!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The Ladies in My LIfe


No matter how poopy my week is...

No matter how much stress or drama tries to eat me up and get me down...

I get to come home to these three ladies who I absolutely adore!

They lift me up. They love me. They keep me sane.

These are my ladies... and I love 'em!

Monday, March 20, 2017

That Sleep Monster


watch out for that sleep monster...

It'll creep up on ya ANYWHERE!


I love that little homie didn't even fight it...

Just gave in where he was!

Sleep strong, Z-Dogg!!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Pushing 80


It's not even the first day of Spring yet... it's snowing crazy storms on the East coast...

But here in Colorado today...

It was pushing 80 degrees!

And we soaked it all in!


After church - this crew here spent almost the entire day outside!

Lunch on the porch...

Reliving ice bucket challenges and dumping ice water on each other...

Biking, skating, scootering, trail running (by Mommy)...

Mebbie even sunbathed on the driveway for a while!


There was ultimate Frisbee across the street in the park...

Some whiffle ball batting practice...

And goofiness in the streets as well!


This crew right here - if the weather is right (and even when it's not!) - outside is where you'll find 'em!

As much as we missed the heavy snows this year - and Lord knows we need some moisture out here - we're loving soaking in these early sunny, warm almost spring days!


Goofballs... today was one of my favorites yet!

Stay goofy!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Mebbie In a Thing 15 Hat


Sometimes ya have a series of days that are kinda sucky... and the only thing that will make ya feel better is seeing Mebbie in a Dr. Seuss Thing #15 hat.

The last few days have been those days for me.

So here we are...

And there she is!


Can't stop smiling... I feel better already!

Thank you Thing #15!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Itty Bitty Baller


Basketball season has officially ended for this little man!

He may not have found his shot just yet - but he was a DRIBBLING MACHINE this year!

So tomorrow - we sleep in!

No crazy crack of dawn games!

Next up... soccer!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

He's a Wee Strong Little Man


These two here are ALWAYS up to something!

Tonight... it was building a leprechaun trap!


It was a bowl of Ethiopian Birr ("shiny to make him think it's gold!") underneath a box set on a ruler with a suitacse on it's back for extra weight because according to Meron:

"He's sooo strong! Last year he lifted the big bowl we used and got away!"
She's got a point...

There are also two strategically placed cameras to attempt to catch him in the act!


Good luck girls - I hope ya get to see him!

i just wanna know where the gold's at...