Comfort and Joy

I will turn their mourning into gladness; I will
give them comfort and joy instead of sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13

Monday, May 25, 2015

Maggie's 2nd birthday

We celebrated Maggie's birthday this year at our church and invited Ms. Marjorie from the local bookstore to read books and sing songs with the kids. Maggie loved having Ms. Marjorie there and her sweet little friends. DSC_0223 DSC_0228 DSC_0232 DSC_0235 DSC_0236 DSC_0237 DSC_0238 DSC_0239 DSC_0241 DSC_0243 DSC_0245 DSC_0247 DSC_0248 DSC_0249
We are excited that both Aunt Christin and Uncle Matt could be there.  DSC_0254 DSC_0257 DSC_0259 DSC_0261 DSC_0263 DSC_0276 DSC_0279 DSC_0284 DSC_0289
Real life family picture!DSC_0295 DSC_0298 DSC_0299 DSC_0300
My 2 superheroes!
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We love this little angel and are so thankful for her life!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

David and I hosted Christmas dinner a couple days early in our home so my brother could be a part of it. It was so special to use my grandmother's china this year.  My grandparents gave me their wedding china when David and I got married and we are using it more and more since we moved into our home.  I asked for Christmas for a few more pieces that I was missing.
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We loved having Uncle Toph in town a couple days before Christmas. Unfortunately he had to work Christmas Day so couldn't stay through Christmas. DSC_0162 DSC_0166 DSC_0168 DSC_0175 IMG_2062
On Christmas Eve we went to our church for the Christmas Eve Service. IMG_2067 IMG_2066 IMG_2065 DSC_0165
After church we came home and got ready for Santa.IMG_2064
The next morning we woke up to enjoy opening presents with Gigi, Yaya, Dingdad, and Uncle Matt.DSC_0204 DSC_0206 DSC_0207 IMG_2086 DSC_0210 DSC_0212 DSC_0214 IMG_2085 DSC_0218 After we finished up opening gifts we headed down to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital to hand out presents to children admitted on Christmas day. We love doing this with the boys and allowing them to give back a little on a day that you receive so much. IMG_2082
After Christmas we spent a couple days with the cousins which is always a highlight of our Christmas break. IMG_2108