Pebble Beach, California 

I am so blown away by the fact that I was able to leave behind our four kids for 5 days to enjoy the west coast with Justin and our dear friends, the merchants!  It was total restoration!  The coastline was unbelievable which had jen and I on daily hikes taking in God's beauty!  It was breathtaking!  We had massages, dined out for every meal and sipped coffee in front of the Christmas decorated fireplace in the foyer every morning - BLISS!  I forgot what it was like to only be responsible for myself!  A nice treat!

The guys, Justin and Toby were able to golf pebble beach, spy glass and Spanish bay!  We rode along in the carts for a few holes to experience the highest rated golf course in the country!  It didn't disappoint!  

And a side bonus, we had unseasonable warm weather - sunny and 70 every day!

Our evenings were caped off catching the sunset over the pacific while a bagpiper played Christmas carols!  Unbelievable!!!

A huge thanks to Mimi, Nana, Pa and aunt Peg for your help and support!  We couldn't have done it without you!



"What Heaven looks like," by: Olivia 

I found this vision of what Heaven looks like by Olivia, age 9.  I love every part of this especially the part about taking singing lessons to praise the Lord!  Priceless 💕

Christmas time downtown

Such a wonderful day spent downtown with family!  It was incredibly festive and full of Christmas spirit!  We saw the broadway musical, Rudulf the red nosed reindeer and afterwards enjoyed ice skating on fountain square!  Perfect Sunday!


Grace's first Christmas 

It's going to be an exciting season this year. Grace's first Christmas.  She's discovered the Christmas tree. It's awfully adorable.

Grace @ 10 months 

She loves her stroller walks!!!!  Every day we try to bundle up and get some fresh air!  A lot of times she will fall asleep in there!  Thankful she tolerates the stroller :)

Girls on the Run

Olivia completed her first 5k downtown in 38 minutes!  We are so proud of her!  She joined an after school program called Girls on the Run and for 10 weeks, twelve of her classmates met after school and trained for their first 5k.  Along the way, there was a curriculum for the girls and they learned the value of hard work, confidence, goal setting and teamwork!  It was such a great program and we are so proud of her!  

We went downtown as a family and cheered her on with posters!  She felt loved and her hard work was celebrated!

Thanksgiving 2017

It was bittersweet - the first thanksgiving without GG and the last in my parents house...  but nevertheless a great gathering with the people we are most thankful for.... and it was baby Grace's first thanksgiving!  And we are so very thankful for her!


Pebble Beach, California 

I am so blown away by the fact that I was able to leave behind our four kids for 5 days to enjoy the west coast with Justin and our dear fri...