family photo 2017 November

family photo 2017 November

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Lay it to your heart...

"know therefore today, and lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other."
Deuteronomy 4:39

Family trip to my Aunt's home in Dubuque!
We had a FUN weekend!

Sweet in blue! Thanks Grandma!

My sweet girl!

2nd annual fun run 5k!
Steve sang the national anthem and then ran. I ran with a friend too! Fun!

The boys wearing our completion medals!
Then we spent the rest of the morning at the Des Moines  farmer's market and walking around downtown!


The boys rumping around!

Downtown Des Moines fun

Naked babies are so cute!

Love love love!!
They love each other soooo much!

Amazing fun afternoon playing in the rain!
Some things you never want to forget, and this was one of them!

I imagine them on a rainy day prayer walk together!

"Lay it to your heart, that the LORD is God... there is no other."

Take care...let them hear my words!

I just remembered that I started posting this about one month ago and never quite, here it goes!

Ethan's first camping trip with Dad for 3 days!

This is how Sam and I enjoyed our time back home! He's my snuggler!

The boys flexing their muscles!

Sweet smiles! Muscles aren't everything!

Almost one here!
Silly girl!

On an exploring walk collecting things!

Family fishing trip day to a local pond!

Grace and I hanging back!

A fish!!!

I woke up from resting one afternoon and Ethan had fallen asleep like this in our sunroom! He's in his "hunting gear"

Oh we love the park!

Such a great big brother Ethan is!

Kiss face!

So precious to me!

Like I said, he's an amazing big brother with great love for his siblings!

Morning silly faces on moms bed!

Helping with dishes!


Grace loves to keep up with the boys!

But not up there...

First time standing up!

She loves the attention she gets when she stands!


There she does it again !

A sweet weekend trip with some close friends to their grandparents' acreage!

The boys can apparently climb cupboards to get their own cereal in the morning!!! This was a surprise to me but they were so proud! Very helpful actually!

More exploring!


I just love these kiddos!
Thank you God for them!

I'm doing a two year bible reading plan and was encouraged by this today; so many wholesome things to ponder!

"Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children's children... the LORD said to me, 'Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so.' "
Deuteronomy 4:9-10

Oh that we as parents would daily position ourselves to hear the words of God, that we would learn the fear of the LORD and teach our children this also!

Take care, and keep your soul diligently!