1.21.2019

Martin Luther King, Jr Day

As we take today to remember and celebrate this incredible man's life, we have been sharing with the kids some of our favorite quotes of his...
How incredibly grateful we are for this man's life, the impact of his words, and how he lived his life and spoke truth in love. 

1.18.2019

deep cleaning...

As the year started, I decided to tackled every cupboard and closet in our house. I was inspired by this book that I read a few years back:
And then she recenlty released a show on Netflix:
Slowly but surely I have gone though our house, donating, throwing away, and creating systems to make life run a little smoother.  The hardest for me was anything sentimental.  I have two plastic bins under our bed that have everything from yearbooks, the kids sports photos, letters from teachers, cards from grandparents, notes from patients, and photos of my parents as kids, just to name a few...  
Some of the favorite things we found were all of the pictures, letters, and printed emails of Kit and I from when we were first dating.  We came across this photo and Eden thought is was the best thing ever:
And because I have a hard time giving things away, guess who had the dress in her coat closet...
And guess who immediately wanted to wear it around with her flower crown while singing songs from "The Greatest Showman":
Little moments like these were so sweet...
(Not to mention that I took three loads this size for donation!)
In the decluttering, it has been fun to find those treasures and share them as a family...
Man, it feels good to clear things out!

1.17.2019

sending them off...

Each morning we pray for our kids and the day that they will have ahead. I took this pic last week and it almost brought me to tears...
It is an incredible gift and a blessing to be a parent, but the weight can feel so heavy and daunting, especially living in the world that we do.  These moments where we stand close, and center our day on Jesus will always be such sweet memories for my heart and I never want to forget them.❤︎ 

1.16.2019

all time favorite...

On Monday, my cousin and I got together to eat some treats and spend some time together!
 She is one of the people in my life that I have laughed the hardest with...
Being with her is so good for my heart because she is one of my all time favorite human beings.  Then you add good food...? There you have some of my all time favorite memories in the making...❤︎

1.15.2019

When one door closes...

...you notice really cool quotes that your hospital has placed in it's staff/transport elevators!
Sometimes you just need to open your eyes, (and maybe put on your readers) to see these special reminders around you...❤︎
Happy Tuesday my friends!

1.14.2019

Retreat

This last weekend we headed to Huntington Beach to connect with out lead elders for a retreat, to pray and plan and listen and connect.  Mia and Papa came out to have a sleep over with the kids so that we were able to go.
 No matter what we are doing, being with Kit will always be my favorite!
 Heading out sans children...
 We ate s'mores and then played ping pong and talked around the fire pits...
I can't tell you how thankful I am to serve and lead with these incredible people.
ROCKHARBOR, 
We love you so much and we are excited for all that is ahead!

1.11.2019

baseball is coming...

Every night, this is the scene in our backyard:
 The baseball season must be coming, and they LOVE it!