Around here our days have been full and the blog has been left abandoned. Pardon us as we did life and I put documenting on pause so that I could focus more fully on these precious moments that feel like they are all slipping by too quickly.
Around here there was a lot of time waiting at the bus stop.
Around here there is a crazy, crazy, crazy amount of laundry. Do they really wear half of what gets put in the laundry basket?
Around here we been going through bags and bags of wonderful fruit. Apples are still the kids' favorite after school snack. Mercy likes green. Daniel and Gracie prefer crispy red. No one likes the mushy soft ones.
Around here we had friends over before and after school.
Around here Daniel purchase a used skateboard and is learning to balance himself on wheels. I am so thankful for helmets. And he quickly decided knee pads would be a wise investment.
Around here we love sleepovers with the cousins and grandparents who are willing to make that happen.
Around here we are thankful for grandparents who take the kids to the park.
Around here we are trying new things, like horseback riding, thanks to a second cousin's birthday party.
Around here we prepared for Palm Sunday, taught the kids at church a new song (Hosanna Rock) and filmed a fun music video with the preschoolers.
Around here we sewed up 50+ paper fish in preparation for Easter and the telling of how Jesus performed one more miracle for those silly disciples who went back to the familiar right after Jesus' death.
Around here we celebrated my grandfather turning 93!
Around here we discovered Mercy needed glasses, BADLY.
Around here we celebrated Easter with more than 50 kids.
Around here the kids celebrated with an 200+ Easter Egg Hunt that was split among only six cousins!
Around here we got Mercy the much needed glasses. She decided on adorable dark brown frames that had turquoise (her favorite color) on the inside of the frames. We decided she looks far too grown up and far too intelligent and much too adorable!
Around here was stopped to look at the gorgeous trees in the parking lot at Haggen after spending nearly $150 on groceries. When did food get so expensive?
Around here we had an outdoor, get ready for Spring and give a love gift to Eric Work Party with both sets of parents/grandparents.
Around here we spent a Saturday in Seattle.
Around here the kids went to their very first concert.
Around here the lights of the volume, the lights, and the energy were incredible. Around here we love music. The Rend Collective and Chris Tomlin are favorites of ours. It was an ideal first concert. I am thinking about which one to take the kids to next. The only sadness was that we'd hoped that Chris Tomlin would have sung Lion of Judah, Daniel's favorite. Maybe the next time we see him (see how hopeful I am?) we will be brave and scream it out in hopes of being heard and just maybe Mr. Tomlin would take mercy on us!
Around here we are overwhelmed by God's tender mercies.
Around here, we are incredibly grateful because for us "the boundary lines have fallen in welcome places." (Boundary Lines, Chris Tomlin)