HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
we love putting all the christmas cards we get up on the book shelf. we never want to take them down!
some interesting outfit choices on the right, don't you think?
mmmmm. hoppin john!
on saturday, jan 3, we went to the Please Touch Museum in philly for freddy's special birthday trip
lala liked some areas more than others...
we went to reading terminal market afterwards. sensory overload!
4 years old on February 4th
and i melt.
a special delivery for the birthday boy
he LOVES his golf set ~ thank you buddy and kissy!
now he just has to learn not to use the clubs as weapons...
another special delivery. thank you pops and abbi!
pat and i are so thankful to be reading through the Bible together this year.
so far we are blown away by the constant reminders of God's faithfulness in the face of abject unbelief ~~ exactly what we need to hear thousands of years later!
somedays it takes us a while to wake up
raise your hand if you love when ru comes over!
this girl has style, period.
amber and i snuck down to philly one night to see Motown the Musical. it was a last minute thing, so our seats were comically bad. but the ladies in front of us provided DOUBLE the entertainment value. to say we loved this show is an understatement. it was absolutely incredible. it was like a concert featuring the jackson 5, marvin gaye, smokey robinson, diana ross, the temptations, the 4 tops, the commodores, stevie wonder, etc.
we were amazed by the talent on that stage. here are a few snippets...
what a fun age with this little boy!
2015 birthday celebration!
nothing easier than a donut tower birthday cake!
it was freezing outside. we tried to warm up the garage.
donuts + hot chocolate + house full of favorite friends = ecstasy
our neighbor mike took most of these pictures. he did such a great job!
and thank you, eliza, for being the BEST pirate/princess entertainer/wrangler.
jude and jason. aka JUSON
cutest. pirate. ever.
thank you Jesus for these two precious souls.
Laurel has become SUCH a good helper when it's time to clean up around here
this one. keeps me entertained?
daddy had to give a talk in DC so we tagged along for the weekend.
and got to do some sight-seeing.
the MLK memorial is beautiful and incredibly moving.
WWII memorial and washington monument
laurel was so sad we didn't have time to go to the top of the monument. it is now on the top of her list!
another good meal in old town alexandria
the air and space museum
that is really and truly the plane the wright brothers flew!
goofing off waiting on mommy to get our lunches at the national museum of the american indian
aaaaaand fro yo on the way home. brrrrrrrrrrrr
next? it wasn't the blizzard they were predicting. but it was beautiful!
our new sled is awesome
(or so i hear...)
laurel loves her "big sister" eliza. ;-)
i guess he's a keeper...
an excellent reminder from
II Thessalonians when things aren't going my way.