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04.21.16

We were blessed to spend Easter lunch with our sweet (used-to-be-as-of-January) land lords and their lovely family.  When you put all our kiddos together it’s easy to confuse them as siblings! I truly believe the Lord was sovereign in bringing us together. They’ve been a blessing in many ways and living in their home has been a blessing, too. The ownership changed a couple months ago and now we’re under a property management company, which is not preferred, but it could be way worse.

Anyway, back to Easter. The grandparents put on an outdoor egg hunt and gifted Brady an Easter basket with goodies in it!  Alyssa did an amazing job creating a beautiful tablescape and adorable place settings. Through a group effort we enjoyed mimosas, smoked pork tenderloins, corn muffins with homemade Oregon berry jam, a beautiful salad and littler personal “dirt cake” for dessert (which the kids and I LOVED).  I was super impressed, not only because it was so delicious and lovely, but they recently moved into their home AND are currently renovating it while living in it. They were so brave to host Easter lunch with all us hooligans.   We’re so grateful for the way God has revealed His love for us since moving to Oregon.  Thanks Westermann’s for having us over to share in celebrating our risen Lord together!

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02.17.15

We celebrated Christmas for the first time in our home in Dallas. Brian had knee surgery earlier in the month and couldn’t sit in the car for long, so visiting Houston was out.  We’ve also just wanted to have Christmas at our house, especially since Brady is at a fun age and we’ve also never attended our own church on Christmas eve.  Brian built Brady an awesome workbench for his big Christmas gift from us.  My mom stayed with us for a few days during Christmas, and we had Brian’s family over on Christmas day evening. It was a lovely blessed week celebrating with family in our own home!

Here are some photos/videos from our 2014 Christmas:

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12.23.13

This year was another laid back Thanksgiving at our house. Not as relaxed as last year (when we had a 4 week old baby) when I made turkey lunch meat sandwiches and some homemade cranberry sauce for Brian and me and called it a night.   This year Brian grilled bone-in chicken and I made green beans amandine, mashed potatoes & gravy, some delicious (and very inexpensive) rolls from Trader Joe’s, and we had a few snacks of havarti cheese with dill, colby cheese cubes,  grapes, and pita chips while we waited.  We topped off the lovely meal with a big ole pie with real whipped cream for dessert.  Brian’s siblings, Dan, Leslie, and her boyfriend, KB (Bryan),  and their daughter, Alexis, joined us in the afternoon. The guys watched football and the girls played with the babies. The weather was decent (not too cold) so, we played outside after we ate. The babies played in the leaves- which was pretty cute. Brady pushed Alexis in his little car (like he was in the “strongest man of the world” contest) with his little belly hanging over his pants – lol. It’s funny to see how different they are. Alexis portrays such girly traits while Brady is such a boy and loves to get his hands dirty (and also eat the dirt).

All in all, we have so much to be thankful for this year (as always). It was nice to have a low key celebration in our home with family a few days before Brian headed off to Midland for 2 weeks to start his new job with Sidewinder Drilling.  Here are some photos from the day.storyboard001a storyboard002 storyboard003 storyboard004 storyboard005 storyboard006 storyboard007 storyboard008 storyboard009 storyboard010 storyboard011 storyboard012 storyboard013 storyboard014 storyboard015 storyboard016 storyboard017 storyboard018 storyboard019 storyboard020 storyboard021 storyboard022 storyboard023 storyboard024 storyboard025 storyboard026a storyboard027a storyboard028 storyboard029 storyboard030 storyboard031 storyboard032 storyboard033 storyboard034 storyboard035 storyboard036 storyboard037 storyboard038 storyboard039 storyboard040 storyboard041 storyboard042 storyboard043 storyboard044 storyboard045 storyboard046 storyboard047 storyboard048 storyboard050 storyboard053 storyboard054 storyboard055 storyboard056 storyboard057 storyboard058 storyboard059 storyboard060 storyboard061 storyboard062 storyboard063

 

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