Friday, July 25, 2014

Colson's 4th Birthday

Colson had such a fun birthday! He wanted a Busytown party so that's what he got. ; )
 Love the details on his cookie cake.
We had no idea the "rapids" would be this big! Hilarious.
 Happy kid
 Ray Ray
Cake time! 
 My mama
 Balloon toss
 Present time
Some of the dads decided to take on the rapids during the "after party." Ha!

So thankful for friends and family to celebrate Colson's life with us!

Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.

Psalm 75:1

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Deer Valley 2014

The 60th summer of Deer Valley Ranch (and our 9th year to go) was amazing. I thought about posting our trip pics over the course of a few days, but I decided to jump all in so here we go!

After we landed in Buena Vista, Colorado, we had a few hours before we could check in our cabin. Jason found out about a paddle board demo day so we drove to the lake to try them out. We loved it!
Then we met up with everyone and the craziness began!

It's all about family. ; ) We sure have fun when we are together!
Feeding the chipmunks at St. Elmo
Both boys liked it but Cols was definitely more cautious. Zach tried to pick them up! So funny.
Eating popsicles
Square dance night!
The little guys weren't always old enough to go to the kids' activities, but that didn't stop them from creating their own good time. ; )
The softball game at the Wednesday cookout is always a favorite.
All the kids get so excited to play.
Little fishermen

Colson's first fish


Playing at the ghost town

Kids' movie night


Colson's first ride

Kids' hayride
Skit night with all the staff is one of my favorite things. I could say just about everything is my favorite. ; )
We always go down to the stables for some family pics. Zach wasn't interested in being near Cols at this point. ; ) You never know with pictures!
Can't wait to go back!

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him.

Psalm 37:23

Saturday, July 5, 2014


Hi! Summer is going by way too quickly for me. I am soaking up the long days and letting the boys stay up too late. We just love being outside too much to come in. ; )

We flew home from Deer Valley a week ago and haven't stopped...fireworks' displays, birthday parties, tennis drills, girls' night out, Bible study, and celebrating the 4th with our neighbors. So many fun things going on this summer! I'm still playing catch up, and next is Colson's birthday party. He'll be FOUR in one week. I can't believe it.
Our trip was wonderful, and I can't wait to share more pictures. I LOVE family!

The Lord is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth.

Psalm 145:18

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Trades of Hope Winner

So sorry for my delay in announcing the Trades of Hope winner. My Internet connection has been sketchy. ; ) 

The winner is #28. Congrats Jana

Jill has been wonderful to work with. Thanks, Jill!

If you would like to order anything from Trades of Hope please go HERE.

Thanks to everyone who entered the giveaway!

Those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing.

Psalm 34:10

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Trades of Hope Giveaway!

Happy Saturday!

Let's start it off with a fun giveaway from Trades of Hope.

I was so excited when Jill contacted me about doing a giveaway. I didn't know a lot about Trades of Hope, and I was curious to know more. It's a company designed to give opportunity and hope to women all over the world. I was blown away with every detail!
 By purchasing Trades of Hope products, it enables women like you and me with all different backgrounds and stories to put food on their table, a roof over their head, and send their children to school.
Jill sent me a Haiti bracelet and tri-leaf earrings so I could see for myself the quality of their products. 
I love the bright colors in the bracelet and how light the earrings are. I don't wear heavy earrings.

I actually have their Journey bracelet and didn't realize it. It's one of my favorites. ; )

Jill wants to give away a Haiti bracelet to one of my readers! 

The Haiti bracelet is made by artisans in Port-a-Prince. They roll the beads with cereal boxes (amazing!) and the other ones are made of clay.

There are two ways to enter.

1. Leave your name and email address in the comments so I can contact you.

2. "Like" Jill's Trades of Hope fb page and leave a comment (with your email address) letting me know.

 A winner will be chosen Tuesday night. ; )

If you would like to shop Trades of Hope please go HERE.

Good luck!

"...test all things. Hold on to what is good."

1 Thessalonians 5:21, 24
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