Monday, November 30, 2009


If there's one thing you can count on Merrick for, it's smiles. They are so precious, I just find myself squeezing him all the time. He's quite happy in our friends 'Jeep'; moving around with a bit more freedom. He's on his way to seven months! Crazy.


We shared lots of smiles, delicious food, and quality time with Meme and Papa. There's nothing quite like family; we sure are blessed to have so many wonderful people to share our lives with.
Hey, you guys ever heard of bed head?! xoxo

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

They made it! Meme and Papa are here to play with us for the weekend and boy are we excited... Weston is running around in circles, wrestling everyone and everything. With all of his 'gear' on, of course.
Ryan's yummy turkey that he was just a bit proud of.
You can't have holidays without being festive! Weston helped us decorate pilgrim hats with very fancy stickers and sang us jingle bells. Thank you Lord for all of our wonderful family!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


I left the boys in Merrick's room for a minute this morning by themselves. I went back in to find them giggling together, Weston told me he build Merrick a 'nest' out of blankets. I am so thankful they are such loving brothers! Merrick thinks Weston is hilarious and laughs at almost everything he does.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Double turkey time!!!

Weston "the knight in shining armor", had a special visit from Grandpa George this weekend. The giver of West's new daily soldier attire also cooked us a delicious, 'pre-Thanksgiving' feast!
We're hosting Meme and Papa this week for Thanksgiving and will get yet another wonderful weekend of special memories and yummy food.
Merrick was a little unsure at first, but after the first few hours Grandpa had him smiling and laughing all day long.
Thanks Grandpa George for all of your help!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Advent Conspiracy

This idea has changed our lives (for the better!), at Christmas. But even better, it's opened our eyes to the direct impact we have on so many other lives across the world. The power to save families, little kids, who die because they don't have access to clean water. I can't imagine if I couldn't give Weston and Merrick clean water. Because I'm shopping less and being more intentional with my time and money, it gives me the opportunity to give more of myself; to my family and friends, the most special gift of all! I know I sound dramatic, but the truth is dramatic. Check out the video and read the stories on the website. Thanks...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Happy boy!

I keep forgetting that Merrick is growing bigger everyday. He's more capable of doing new things, like the swings! He loved it.

A special weekend with Daddy

Ryan took us out for a family drive and a good old country breakfast. The colors were beautiful and there were cute little farm animals to feed, pumpkins to look at and lots of room to run.