Thursday, June 28, 2012


June was a month of goodbyes for our family. Our good friends left Abilene to follow God's call to Macedonia as field personnel. If you don't know about their ministry you should check out their blog, It is amazing to see how God has worked through them the last year to prepare them for this awesome call. Selfishly we didn't want them to leave, but we know that they will do great things in Macedonia. We had dinner one last time before the left town. As you can see the kids are bffs. They had more fun playing with blankets and pillows. 

Nothing but giggles going on here! 

Lets take a trip down memory lane. We knew each other before babies. As you can tell Ethan and Madeline practically grew up together! 

I will miss the sweet moments like this. 

Ethan loved that Madeline had "new" toys to play and didn't care that they were pink!

Sweet friends!!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Splish Splash

I don't know about where you live, but around here it is muy caliente. Not that this girl needed an excuse to swim, but it helped that it was 100 degrees in March! We have taken full advantage of the hot  weather! Plus it is cheaper to cool off in the pool! ha

Her first bikini. She did NOT like it at all. She would cry and ask me to "closer her belly!" Cute and funny to me, but not to her.

This what happens when daddy is watching her. They both end up in the pool with their clothes.

I love this girl and her sweet curls! 

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Workin' hard for the money

Madeline was so ready to have grass in the yard she helped us remove the old "rock garden" with her shovel. Please ignore the fact she doesn't have any shoes on, this child doesn't like to wear shoes when she goes outside. I blame that on her daddy... maybe he has some hillbilly roots somewhere. ha!

Thanks to her hard work of clearing out the rocks, we were able to lay down sod a few weeks ago. She loves her new grass, and so do we!!!! 

Easter 2012

Last year Madeline enjoyed hunting eggs for Easter, but this year we were able to explain what Easter is really about. I found a cute little book about Easter telling the story of Jesus that we have read several times. We talked about Jesus dying for our sins on the cross and that he went to heaven so he could live in our hearts forever. It amazes me to see her heart excited about Jesus at such a young age. She talks about him and she remembers that he died on the cross and that he lives in heaven with God. She said the cutest thing to her daddy while on a date with him. "Daddy Jesus is in my heart and I don't want to let him fall out." Praise the Lord she is understanding who and what God is! 
Sure made my heart melt!!! 

In case you didn't know what her favorite color is, you will by the end of this post! 

Woke up to her a little surprise at breakfast.

Since she was sick the week of Easter, we were not able to attend Easter service at our church. She dressed up for the occasion anyway!