Thursday, April 4, 2013

She understands!

It is amazing how fast they learn. I love watching the growth and understanding dawn upon them. Plus she is super cute!



Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sledding and the Snow

This was so much fun! It was the first time we have gone sledding with the children. They had a blast! We went up Mt. Ashland, very few people were there enjoying the snow. The only hard part was when we decided to leave and Abbey threw her fit because she was having such a fun time. My response, a snowball to the back. I wouldn't normally recommend that but she enjoyed throwing some back and then we were back down the Mt. To get lunch.

What I thought was really nice is that it only took us 45minutes to get to the snow from Nana Rose's house. Not the 3+ hour track to Tahoe and all that goes along with that. Anyway, a wonderful day enjoying the children's laughter and joy.



Thursday, November 8, 2012


I always thought that maybe one day I would do another blog site just to review music, books, movies and such. Then I realized I barely take the time to post to this blog so Ill just keep my reviews confined to this site.

So recently I read a book that spoke on the importance of the enrichment of children through various avenues, such as reading, music, theater etc. Be it Christian focused or secular. I enjoyed the thoughts behind it because I enjoy reading, theater, symphonies, musicals etc. while not artistically talented myself, I truly enjoy the creativeness that The Lord, the creator, has instilled in us. Obviously we must be wise in our choices, but we can awe at the talents The Lord has blessed so many with and can pray they they are used conspicuously for his glory.

On that note, I have been a fan of The band Third Day for a long time now, and they recently came out with a new album, Miracle. While in my mind it doesn't surpass my favorite album of theirs, "Wherever You Are", it is still quite good. Below are two songs to give you a taste of the album.

Your Love is Like a River


Morning Has Broken


In light of the recent election

All I am personally going to say is that I think politics gets in the way of the gospel. But I am not much of a writer so I will leave you with the below. It is a long read but much better than what I could do. So go make yourself a cup of tea and enjoy the below.




To be quite honest, I am not much of a fan of Halloween. But as children can so often do, mine brought me joy for a holiday I couldn't care less about. They were almost as happy to hand out candy and see what others were wearing as they were to get dressed up and receive candy themselves.

It was also such a joy to watch them carve pumpkins, their faces lighting up at the slightest accomplishment. They were so kind as to always try and include their baby sister.

They truly remind me how contagious joy can be and why it can be so important to be joyful.


Monday, August 13, 2012

Amalia has joined our Family!

God is great!  We are so richly blessed by the Lord .  I would like to write more about the whole experience but I don't really want to right now, feeling a bit tired, so for now I will just give the basics and  post pictures.
Amalia Olive Khaleel, 7lbs 11oz, and healthy.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Mission Springs and Capitola fun!

This past weekend we were blessed to spend the weekend with good friends, while staying in a cabin at mission springs.  It was a great weekend and I hope it becomes an extended family tradition.