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Snow Days

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With all of the warm weather we've had this winter, I was beginning to think we wouldn't get any snow. Suddenly this week things changed. It became burrrr cold, and 4 out of 5 days have either been snowy or icy! And today it snowed ALL day! That kind of thing doesn't happen in Texas! And it was awesome! 





Lilleigh turned 4!

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Recently Lilleigh turned 4! We celebrated by scaling it down from last year! {Oh my word, last year what was I thinking building a castle and setting the expectation high?} 
This year we did a smaller party. It helped that, per Lil's request, it was an all girl party. It was still super fun and activity-filled for the girlies, but less work on my end. 
I found a scavenger hunt on Pinterest and basically copied it. I changed several of the rhymes, but I was so thankful to that mommy blogger that went before me and posted her work for me to use! Yay! Anyway, the little girls loved searching for Cinderella's shoe and participating in the activities along the way! 





As always, grandparents have come up to celebrate, each taking their own turn to come up and love on the birthday girl. We love having so many visitors! 



*sorry for the lack of links in this post to that scavenger hunt etc. Its hard to link from my iPhone or iPad, which is where I mostly blog from these days. I'll try t…

Adeline at 18 months

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Man, this girl is BUSY! As evidenced by the photos. Sitting still is too much to ask. Adeline was slow to become mobile, and now she is making up for lost time. The girl can run and climb! From the moment I saw her trying to climb the Chickfila playground with Lilleigh, I knew I was in trouble. For the record, she was climbing before she was walking. Two weeks ago she showed us that she knows how to climb up Lilleigh's bunkbed. {Insert frantic and exhausted - Nooooo!} For the record, the ladder has now been removed. Yesterday I also caught her lifting her leg over her crib rail. Brendon has since lowered the crib. I pretty much collapse at the end of each day. And my brain is constantly trying to recover from what seems to be a permanent cloudiness preventing me from thinking clearly.
Where was I? 
She can say a lot, but she is choosier with what to say. For example, she loves to say "thank you" and "here you go" but refuses "please." We have many stand…

Life in a busy season

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Sometimes I get so behind on this blog that the thought of writing overwhelms me because I've missed so much and feel I need to catch all our out of town family up on life. This is totally one of those times! 
We had an awesome Christmas with friends and family here and then visiting the rest of our family afterwards. It was truly so great! When we can go in town to visit for closer to a week rather than a weekend, it's so fun! I'm going to leave my Christmas update at that. Loved every bit of it! 
Things here have been a bit crazy! And by crazy, I mean busy! Brendon and I are both involved with a class called Equipped Disciple. (Totally awesome class by the Navigators that encourages the basics of the Christian faith and helps you learn discipline. Can't say enough good things about it!) Brendon has been doing ED5 on Monday nights and starting this week is serving on Wednesday mornings before work as a leader for a group. I'm currently in ED2 on Monday mornings with…