Thursday, November 19, 2015
We love how our family pictures turned out this year, thanks to Ruby (who took our family pictures last year too). Both kids were not in the best mood that day, and persuading them to smile at the same time is nearly impossible. Ruby is so talented and such a dear friend that she captured us well beyond our expectations. These pictures are so special to us because we've been hoping to get some decent photos as a family of four. Our lives are richer because of the precious gifts of our children. God's grace is abundant!
Monday, November 16, 2015
Though Alex and I didn't meet until we were college-aged, we both grew up in the same vicinity. When we were in elementary school, we frequented an amazing, historic park with concrete, dinosaur-sized play structures. The dinosaur park evokes such sweet memories; we decided to take our kids there for the first time last week. Alex and I had a blast reliving our childhood; the kids enjoyed it too. Serene had no fear and was adamant about going on the huge slide by herself. Valor just grinned and stared wide-eyed at everything. Taking the babies to places we loved as children is such a special privilege. Thankful for the opportunity to cultivate new memories.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
A few days into November, and we've finally been visited by an autumnal chill that seems to be staying for a while. I'm breaking out the hot chocolate, freshly baked pumpkin bread, slow cooker meals, toasty quilts, and most endearing of all, long-sleeved tops, cozy pants, and snug hats for this baby who has known only summer heat until now. It's pretty grand.