Well, between two kids' birthdays and multiple Christmas family gatherings, a birthday party for the new 7-year old, 13 stitches on the bottom of Isaac's foot on Christmas Eve and a newly remodeled bathroom (that took almost 6 weeks) I think I should just take a deep breath, sit down, and say, "Thank you, Jesus!" We are so thankful for God's protection over our lives in this crazy, whirlwind of a season. His love never fails, and neither do His guardian angels!
7 years ago, we met our second-born son for the first time. The snow was falling, all was calm, all was bright. When Isaac Ray entered into our lives (8 days ahead of schedule), we had no idea how much love we could hold in our hearts for him. He is wild at heart, yet gentle and compassionate. He is a lion and a lamb rolled into one. Happy birthday, Isaac! We are so proud of you and the way you pursue life...ALL IN!
We took a little trip downtown to Sugar on Top for Malakai's birthday yesterday afternoon. Such a fun place. We all got to choose our own toppings and watch them being made. And we had the whole place to ourselves so it was like a little personal birthday party ;)
Today we celebrate our firstborn's first decade of life well lived! Malakai, we love you so much. Spread those wings and soar. The best is yet to come. As we watch God unfolding the plans He has for you, we are honored to be your parents. There is no limit to what you can accomplish and where you can go. Ten years old. Let the celebration begin...
Well, thanks to my mom (who just had hand surgery last week), we got some updated family portraits at our place over the weekend. It's exhausting on both sides of the camera with lots of shenanigans going on but in the end, it's always worth it. So thankful for our growing brood. It's never dull around here, that's for sure.