Wednesday, August 26, 2015


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5,000 miles

18 days

11 states

1,026 pictures

Let the adventure’s begin!
April 27-28 (day #1 and 2): We set off from Texas (state#1) at 8:30am, drove through Oklahoma (state #2) and arrived in Bella Vista, Arkansas (state #3), at 6:00pm.  We stayed two nights with David and Whitney Scott and their kids Emma (12) and Ben (10).  David was Jeff’s youth intern when Jeff was in high school, we knew him at ACU, went on Mexico mission trips together, and Jeff and David were in each other’s weddings.

April 29 (Day #3): Left the Scott’s and drove 6 hours through Missouri (state #4) and headed to Winterset, Iowa (state #5) to visit the Terharr’s, former team mates.  What a wonderful reunion.  

Monday, July 27, 2015


Thursday, July 23, 2015


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Wednesday, July 15, 2015


Splish splash....Claire at 2 months

 You are my sunshine.....Claire at 2 1/2 months

Growing up so fast.....Claire at three months

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Monday, July 13, 2015


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Sunday, May 24, 2015


March 21, 2015

This guy is such a delight and we absolutely love seeing his personality blossom. 
Josiah’s chubby cheeks beg to be pinched, his smile is infectious, and there’s nothing sweeter than his chunky arms encircling my neck as he plants a wet kiss on my check.
He flirts with girls and invites guys to chase him.
He loves to initiate high-fives and fist bumps.
He’ll say 10 hardy good-byes before a person can get out the door.
Words include: birthday, Ryan, apple, dada, mama, wa-wa (water), bubbles, more, over there, get up, jump, ball, that one, po po (broken), down, on, amen, yes, no, off, back, there you are, thank you, bye, hi, cant do it, you do it, bath, what’s that, please
He points to and can say: nose, eye, ear, mouth, head, hair, teeth, belly, and feet.
He loves his belly button and everyone else’s.
He loves to roar like a lion and bark and pant like a dog.
He’s on a chocolate milk kick and checks the sippy cup to make sure he can see chocolate on the bottom.
He love singing happy birthday and pretending to blow out the candles.
He loves to clap at his accomplishments and yells, “Go Ryan” from the soccer sidelines.
He loves putting the foot stool up on the lazy boy when occupied, thinks he’s invisible with sun glasses on, taking bubble baths, looking through books and occasionally ripping them.

He loves to be outside with water, rocks and dirt (mud is a bonus).
He’s always coloring on the walls and/or himself.
He discovered Monster Inc. on the ipod and wants to be on it all the time.
He’s obsessed with drinking out of straws and loves mom’s fruit smoothies.
He’s constantly taking his clothes off, he doesn’t like wearing shoes, and he’s discovered how to open our front door.
He rearranges furniture to get things on higher shelves.
He stands on our kitchen counters, jumps and falls off beds, does things just to see if he can get away with it, dumps everything over, pours everything out, and is a very active 2 year old.