Long Overdue Update

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Well, I haven’t blogged at all for nearly 2 1/2 months, so I figured it was time for a long overdue update, for anyone out there who still reads my blog – lol. You may have heard some of these details from Facebook, Instagram, or our monthly family/ministry newsletters, but here you go anyway! Since a lot has been going on lately, I figured I would give this update to you in list form with a few pictures here and {Read More}

Happy 1st Birthday Eden!!

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Happy 1st Birthday Eden!! I know this post is EXTREMELY late, as Eden turned 1 year old on February 12th, but better late than never! I started back at work this month, so life has been a little busier, to say the least, and blogging has sort of fallen to the bottom of the list these days. However, we had a lot of fun celebrating our little guy and he is such a delight (as is the meaning of his {Read More}

Happy 4th Birthday Justice!

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On March 4th it was Justice’s 4th Birthday! Joe and I both wanted to do something special for our little boy who is growing so big… For several months I had been collecting ideas on Pinterest for a drummer/rock ‘n roll themed birthday party for Justice, as he is an avid drummer and can almost always be found drumming on something with any number of objects. He drums with his actual drum sticks on his drum kit, but it extends {Read More}

Happy 2nd Birthday Rayah!

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Last weekend we celebrated the 2nd birthday of my little girl. Rayah has really blossomed and come to life in this last year and it has been such a joy to discover more of her personality! She is definitely different than her brother, with very intense and sensitive emotions, but that is part of what makes her unique and special. She also continually astounds and amazes me with her incredible beauty – she takes my breath away!! She can be {Read More}

My 30th Birthday – Part 5 (The People)

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All right folks, this is the last post in this series on my 30th Birthday. So, obviously any birthday party wouldn’t be fun without all the people that make it special. You saw some of them already in the photo booth pictures in my previous post, but here are some candids of the friends and family who came to celebrate with me. Thank you to everyone who came and contributed and made me feel loved – I am blessed to {Read More}

My 30th Birthday – Part 4 (The Fun)

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If you missed them, you can catch up with Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. For me, most of the fun of my party was just having so many friends and family show up and getting to mingle with them all. But I did plan one activity that I wanted, which was a car rally/scavenger hunt which I got my brother Derek to create for me! Whoever wanted to participate showed up earlier and I think there were about {Read More}

My 30th Birthday – Part 3 (The Decorations)

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Read Part 1 and Part 2 if you missed them! I’m probably going to make all of you sick and tired of hearing about my 30th Birthday by the time I’m done blogging about it, so I will apologize in advance. This post is about one of the things that was really a lot of fun for me though – the decorations! While I definitely don’t do a lot of crafty things, I think it is something that is in {Read More}

My 30th Birthday – Part 2 (The Food)

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I have never been a big party planner, as I have usually lacked the time, energy and creativity to do anything out of the ordinary. However, as fate would have it, I joined the site Pinterest a couple months before my birthday and it became almost entirely responsible for everything that I consequently planned to include in my birthday bash. It was wonderful, because I didn’t have to come up with any amazing ideas all on my own – Pinterest {Read More}

My 30th Birthday – Part 1

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So, as my big 3-0 began to approach, I was determined not to be depressed or melancholy about it, but I was going to celebrate and make a big deal out of it and have lots of fun! As a result, it’s going to take several blog posts to tell you all about it. Several months before my 30th birthday, I told my husband that I wanted to feel special for my birthday – giving him lots of warning to {Read More}