Monday, June 29, 2015


-so thankful for safe arrival home for my hubby & big H
-So thankful for the encouraging time they had in WA
-So thankful for the believers that gather in okanogan - 6 in fellowship - yet they have a great vision - their hearts are huge & they are "doers of the word"  ... For example "Oma" Tina, works full time yet grills elk steaks for the guys, prepped oodles of delish lunch & suppers & washes/folds all their clothes!!
-Thankful for DQ in rural Omak & for their Bday cakes.
-So thankful for Jakob & Stacey Pinkham - a favorite couple of ours from Omak WA ... Their son Adrian & Harrison had many fun memories together over the past 2 weeks
-So thankful for Tyler Clark & the friendship that he & Matt developed & for Tyler's huge heart to serve the Lord
-So thankful for dusty shoes that I got to unpack & (throw in the wash ;) )... If those shoes could talk :) sigh... The path from the RV to the tent is very dusty, and it gets walked soo many times in those 2 weeks... Thankful for harrison being part of that spiritually rich & dusty time
-So thankful for Matt showing Harrison where his priorities are. "Where you heart is, there is your treasure "
-So thankful for my brother who taxied my guys home at 1am :)
- so thankful for 2 different vbs sessions last week for us - it really really helped our week fly by!! The morning one was at a church down the road & Hannah enjoyed it immensely!!! It was fun that hudson & I had 3 hours as just us ..,It helped that her "group" was just her & her leader, miss Emily an adorable 13 year old :) the church did a great job sharing how God is our creator, provider, protector, savior & king.
 the night vbs, was at Palos hills assembly, and the parents were encouraged to stay the whole 2 hours. I love the night timing (6:15-8:15pm) & I loved every aspect/ especially nursery service for Hudson, the full, beautiful gospel in a captivating delivery by "uncle Phil" & the fact that I met a handful of new to me, huge hearted believers... In walking distance ... Looking forward to growing our relationships there 😊😘

Ps- so thankful to have a king size bed .... Full of snuggle bugs... Even at 1:30 am when we woke up Hannah to tell her dad & harrison were back .. Yawn.. Party in our bed til 3am... Double yawn...huge smile :) ....I still can't believe one of those bugs is 1-0!!!!!

 Tour guide extraordinaire!! Wolter! 

Birthday boy!!!

 Rueban hale treated the guys to birthday lunch

Vbs :) 

Night vbs 

Someone was picked for the quiet seat ;) 

Driving to sea tac airport!!

 The caravan of tent trailer & 2 RVS leaving Okanogan camp ground... another 2 week gospel series done. :)

Monday, June 22, 2015

Thankful thoughts...times 2 & oodles of pic :)

Happy monday!!
Last week I was digging through tubs of our stuff & excited to find places for it all in our new place...and didn't update this blog....
 Today, I will blog 20 thankful-nesses

Thankful- to enjoy a nearly unplugged 2 weeks -
Thankful to watch Hannah use her huge heart to share & play with Hudson
Thankful that my better half & oldest son made it to WA safely & are enjoying their time & that the single digit countdown to their arrival is happening!!! :):):):)
Thankful that Hannah has enough spunk & courage to attend a new VBS without harrison
Thankful for her creativity & love of all things artsy

Thankful for a successful yard sale weekend - dining room table for 10 bucks! No it's not my pintrest dream table, but it's my reality table & I'm excited for the happy memories to be made around it :) don't let the picture fool you... Both ends pull out & I'm guessing can seat 8-12! I'll need some more smaller chairs or ideally a cute bench :)
Thankful for a very captive audience of 9 preschool - kindergarten aged kiddies during sunday school
Thankful for a birthday plan for both our kids
Thankful for target to stock up on birthday party loot
Thankful to have lawn care included ... Watching someone else lug their trimmers & blowers & ladders around makes me soooo thankful that it's them & not me ;)

Thankful that vbs day 1 of jungle safari was a hit for miss Hannah
Thankful that harrisons amazing 3rd grade teacher is a chaperone there & will keep an eye on Hannah
Thankful to start day 1 of hudsons bottle weaning #fiercein15 ....poor sweety is in love with his "baba"- but I know "technically" he should have been off it closer to 1 than to 3 -yikes lol- trying to keep him a baby for as long as possible I guess... Sigh...
Thankful that Hannah is now water only at night & naps ( she had been a chronic sippy cup of milker until Friday :)) #icandohardthings ;)
Thankful for my dear to be sisters kamilas  energy & spunk... I'm so excited we are going to be sisters :) so.

Thankful that lulu lemon makes guys clothes! #fathersday
Thankful that my hubby is such a hands on dad & lover of our kids. He has his moms patience( wow, she's an angel!!)  & we need it in our family! Also thankful for his spiritual leadership in our home & his muscles to protect me from bees & Hannah ... From fruit flies - true story- she's petrified.
Thankful for my dads amazing example of an earthly father. I don't miss buying him a gift / he was impossible to  shop for! But I miss the card aisle. A lot. "Dad from daughter" section still tears at my heart.
Thankful for my heavenly father. Being alone the past 9 days ( but who's counting!) has really made me pour my heart out to Him & have had to rely on Him to protect me. In my weakness - he's made stronger! It's sooo totally true. Thankful for the noises in the night that make me just say God I know you see outside & I'm glad I dont / keep the bad guys away. Amen :)
Thankful for summer berries

Photo dump :)