Wednesday, December 28, 2011


look closely.
the day has arrived.
june wore herself some pigtails.
mama cried.
love this growing girl!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

buck fever!

our good friends ryan and laci accompanied us out to the ranch, 
what now seems like ages ago!
it really has been weeks.
gah jessica, get it together.
we had a great weekend together and ryan got his very first buck!
we were so excited for these two newhouse boys.
what's a trip out west without dinner at the clyde pizza house?!?
their pizza is so good to us, the kiddos loved the yummies and the music.
such a fun night, such a fun weekend, such sweet friends.
let's do it again!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

merry christmas!

merry christmas from our family to yours!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

oh christmas tree!

we have loved having our halls decked this year.
it is so sweet to watch june oooh and aaah over our 
trees every morning when we make the rounds turning each one on.
witnessing christmas through a child's eyes is so
 sweet no matter how young or old they are.
here's some little christmas tidbits from the insides of our festive house this year!
may all your days be merry and bright!

Friday, December 23, 2011


my little baby brother is a real life college graduate.
we are so proud of him and we are so excited to see 
what the Lord has in store for him just around the corner.
the Lord's favor is definitely upon him and He has continued
 to prove His faithfulness in the life of my brother.
it has been a great ride. 
the list of accomplishments and greatness for my brother is a mile long
and the fun has just begun!
june loved herself some graduation.
she was very proud for every graduate and clapped for each one.
sweet little soul.
stay sweet forever.
we had a fun weekend celebrating the graduate.
two highlights that stick out were. . .
1. getting to meet hannah!
2. sitting so very close to this guy at dinner saturday night.
he even waved at june.
all in all, great weekend!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

leaves are falling!

we have some crazy leaves in our yard.
i have never really been the biggest fan of raking leaves.
my parents used to have a whole day devoted to 
tending to our leaves when we were younger and 
christopher and i never could really get the best attitude about it.
until now. . . how could you not love leaves when
 this little doll is sitting in the middle of the pile.
almost makes you not want to pick them up.
like mama, like daughter the leaves wore us out!
june decided she had had enough and climbed up in the flower 
bed and got cozy leaning against a bush.
funny girl, just taking a little rest.
hope your leaves are under control now too!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

oh, you better watch out!

you better not cry, 
you better not pout
i'm telling you why. . .
santa claus is coming to town!
our little christmas girl did a decent job with the jolly old man.
she didn't love him but she didn't exactly despise him either.
she did have the most confused look when we plopped her down in his lap, sweet girl.
after our quick visit with santa, we stopped
 off in macy's to send our letter off to the north pole.
just in case santa forgot what she had asked for, 
he's so busy with all the kiddos i'm not sure how he keeps everything in order.
june was sure to write about what a good little girl she has been this year.
our little angel baby.
see you soon big guy!
i'll be sure to leave you the best cookies and some of my favorite milk.
merry christmas!