Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Oh My Word! I love this song...

Multitude Monday

223. home
224. chatty time with my sisters
225. time for my kids with cousins they only see a few times a year
226. a very helpful foster daughter
227. snuggle time with my niece and nephew
228. siblings that are sweet and helpful to each other
229. super fun time with an "old" friend
230. sweet things and photos from my Grandparents home and the memories that come with them
231. besties who come through when you truely need them
232. pork and a husband that will drive 900 miles to get some
233. a husband who will hold me up when I want to fall
234. time to laugh and be with my kids
Check back next week for another installment of Multitude Monday. God IS Good...and gratitude precedes the miracle...

Wednesday, March 23, 2011


"...All of You is more than enough for all of me, for every thirst and every need. You satisfy me with your love. And all I have in You is more than enough..." Chris Tomlin

Standing in church with eyes lifted high, voice lifted high, soul lifted high.

Isaac on Daddy's shoulders, Julia with her new step-daughter, me, my new sweet foster daughter, Anna and a friend, her friends dad, all in a row...ripples...of my heart...

Overflowing...Completely...Welling up...Tears Overflowing...

Understanding, completely grasping, and living these words...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Multitude Monday

213. flip flop weather 
214. sisters

215. new relationships
216. struggles
217. laughing with a friend
218. the gift of Brenda
219. successful spring cleaning
220. fresh snow sparkling as it blows off the evergreens (in the same week as flip flop weather)
221. selling old furniture, getting ready for beautiful furniture that was my Gram's
222. super cute excited kids - excited to go to Kansas!

Check back next week for another installment of Multitude Monday. God IS Good...And gratitude precedes the miracle...

Flashback Friday

(a few days late)

Ellie Marie
March 2004 ~ 5 months old
In my dress from 30 years before

Thursday, March 17, 2011

We love to be on the go

~~ Josh had a great time in Wisconsin with his Dad, Grandpa and Grandma Friesema, Grandpa and Grandma Wiersum, Uncle Fred and Aunt Clara, Katrina, and Kari. It was a great visit for him.

~~Spring Break starts today. So thankful - I got out of bed at 9:15!! And have no plans for the day. It's supposed to be 60 degrees so maybe some fun at the park is in order.

~~K, E, I, K, and I are heading to Kansas on Monday for 7 days. Our grand adventure includes a fun swimming pool with water slide in Hays, visiting a friend I haven't seen in 20 years, checking out my sister's new business - a kids consignment sale in Topeka, getting to take care of my cute niece and nephew for 4 days in Olathe, going to the zoo with my other sister and her 2 cute boys in Kansas City, butchering a pig on a farm in central Kansas, bringing some furniture home from my sweet Gram's house, and who knows what else our grand adventure will entail.

~~Looking forward to our trips coming up to Kansas, a long weekend in Florida, camping in Ouray, camping at Yellowstone, camping at the Ranch, 4th of July in Sterling, and many more camping and hiking trips. I love summer!!!
Kenny fishing last summer

I hope you enjoy your spring break!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Multitude Monday

 203. when big sisters play dress up with little brothers
204. special time for Josh with his Dad and Grandpa and Grandma in Wisconsin
205. special time at cousin Ava's birthday party in the park
206. opportunity to share my heart at church
207. fun time catching up with a new girlfriend and an old girlfriend
208. helpful kids
209. how Kenny can suck his thumb and pick his nose and sleep at the same time and look so adorable doing it

210. sunshine later in my day
211. a blue springtime flower
212. opportunities that bring hard decisions

Check back next week for another installment of Multitude Monday. God IS good...and gratitude precedes the miracle...

Friday, March 11, 2011

Flashback Friday

Cousins Noah and Keziah ~ March 2003
Ellie's bestie
born 7 months before Ellie

Monday, March 7, 2011

Multitude Monday

189. soft 4 year old boy kisses
190. Isaac: I'll never not snuggle you Mommy.
191. a daddy that completely adores his daughter and a time to celebrate that
192. an adorable beautiful daughter excited to have a date with her daddy

193. found library books
194. the sound of little girls practicing the piano
195. little boys loving to help Mommy
196. a special time coming for Josh to just be...with his dad...and his Grandpa...
197. excitement of vacations coming
198. siblings loving to play together
199. walking hand-in-hand as a family to the gas station with allowance in pockets to buy a candy on a cold Sunday afternoon
200. the reminder this week that giving thanks is not only for the "good" things but for the hard things too
201. Sunday morning sermon about how to love especially when it's hard
202. time with my best friend/husband talking about real stuff and laughing
Check back next week for another installment of Multitude Monday. God IS Good. Gratitude precedes the miracle... 

Friday, March 4, 2011

Flashback Friday

March 2006
What Ellie and Daddy did for entertainment before there were brothers!