I typically do not slow down enough to write or read for pleasure on a regular basis but one thing I do is capture life's moments through the lens of a camera. This isn't something I claim to be good at. In fact, photographer doesn't even come to mind when I think of who I am. What does come to mind is I'm the one with the camera journeying through life as a wife, mother, sister, daughter, aunt, and friend.

Thursday

3.28.13 - Wishing She Was Outside Too!

She adores her big brother Jalen.

Wednesday

3.27.13 - Bags Are Packed

And Ty's ready to go!

Monday

3.25.13 - We Have A Walker

Just in time for Florida!
We hoped she'd be walking before we left.

Saturday

3.23.13 - One of the Many Wigglies..

...finally comes out!
He has been wiggling this tooth for at least a month.
Tonight a friend tells him she knows of a good way to
get a tooth out and there he stood while she threw a pillow
at his face...IT WORKED!  When we asked him if
he'd let her do it that way again he said no way!

Friday

3.22.13 - He Shoots

He Scores!  

Thursday

3.21.13 - March Madness

Team Terpstra v. Oosting at the Tyler Oaks Center

Wednesday

3.20.13 - Are You Kidding Me!

Hello, first day of Spring.  
You definitely don't remind me of Spring!

Tuesday

3.19.13 - Are We There Yet?

...and the packing continues

Monday

3.18.13 - Learning With Him

Jalen's homework was to bring in a fact about
St. Patty's Day.  Of course we visited google
and learned this day is not just about celebrating
irish heritage, wearing green and drinking 
beer.  It actually has christian based 
heritage...google it.
Jalen's fact was the clover represents
the triune God...how cool is that!
This brought a whole new meaning to 
St Patty's Day for me.

Sunday

3.17.13 - Just a Little Sunday Evening Fun...

...catching up with old friends.

Friday

3.15.13 - Busy Building a Trap

A trap for what you ask?
A leprechaun of course!

Thursday

3.14.13 - Say Cheese!

...and the photo shoot is over.  One decent photo and two 
that provide a glimpse into her personality are even better.

Wednesday

3.13.13 - Best Cookies Ever

Great, Great, Great Grandma Anne's 
oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Tuesday

3.12.13 - Vacuum Or Watchdog

Both...she is great at watching the floor for any scraps and 
then cleaning up after each meal.  Too bad she can't get 
the ones that get dropped on her.

Monday

3.11.13 - Interesting...What's This Jalen?

He swore they were monster muscles but we still had 
a little chat about what they could be and what is ok to
draw and not ok. The best statement he made was "mom, I
don't even know what those look like so how could I draw them?"
Oh the joy of parenting!

Saturday

3.9.13 - Pretending Their At the Beach

Florida is less than a month away...so we took the morning to see
what summer cloths fit and can be packed.

Thursday

3.7.13 - You've Gotta Have a Clean Face!

A Mama's gotta do what a Mama's gotta do.
Lauren hates having her face cleaned so to catch her cleaning
her baby's face was just too funny!

Wednesday

3.6.13 - Mara's 1st Day at Miss Toni's

...and Ty couldn't be any more excited.

Tuesday

3.5.13 - Miss Mara Visits!

Miss Mara brings this family tons of fun!
Check out this video to see whose claimed her. 
WARNING: high pitch squeal can be alarming!

video

Monday

3.4.13 - So Proud

Doing well at home and school...our little guy
is excelling.  The favorite part of Jalen's conference was when
his teacher told us about his positive leadership.  He loves math 
and she said he'll often say things like "YES!! We get
to do math!" and others follow his excitement.  So
besides loosing recess for throwing snowballs his energy
is creating positive classroom momentum!

Sunday

3.3.13 - Tea Party Time

Ty is teaching Lauren all about Tea Parties.  All these
girl toys are played with by the boys just as much as Lauren.
I had to grab a shot of Ty feeding Lauren's baby.

Saturday

3.2.13 - Still Standing...

...but getting starting to fad.  These are by far the longest
lasting flowers I've ever received.  They are from Valentines Day!

Friday

3.1.13 - Winter Comfort Food

We haven't made enough of these this winter!