Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The "Golden" Years

Over the last few months our life has gone through a few changes.  It all began in December and is finally ending in August.  There are many things that have gone into our decision, but the Lord has opened an opportunity for Norris to finish his law degree at Notre Dame!!!!

Now, if you know my hubby at all, you will know that this is a dream that he has had forever.  He LOVES Notre Dame and we are so excited that this opportunity has been placed in our lives.  It was not something that we were looking for, but that seems to be how God works with us!  He gives us so many open doors and we are thrilled/nervous to walk through them and see what he has in store for us. 

We will miss Montana and the friends that we made while we were there.  It is a BEAUTIFUL place and we hope that we can visit it again some day.  But we are looking forward to seeing where this new adventure will take us.  (At least 4 years in Thailand or India or Vietnam or Costa Rica or Hawaii or.....)



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Big Shout Out....

A Huge Thank you and shout out must go to:

Tupperware, 
Puffs, 
Mickey Mouse Club House,
 buckets of water, 
toilet paper,
an open Refrigerator,
 oh yes and who could forget.......
 
bubbles!!!

These things have been my lifesavers over the past 3 years and especially since the addition of sweet C-Man!  I am not sure that I would have survived many a day with out the help of at least one if not all of these things!  















So,
 thank you for the moments of peace in my house, 
the ability to do the laundry, 
wash the dishes, 
make dinner, 
take a shower, 
and eat lunch. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Affectionately, 

One Blessed Momma!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hello Friends

Well I missed the entire month of February!  I am going to use the excuse that February is a short month!!!  ;-)  Really I was just trying to keep up with life!! 

Here are a few photos from the month of February:



 Yes CJ is ALWAYS Eating!!  :-)


 I love doing the dishes with Jovee!  She is such a good helper!!




Monday, January 20, 2014

Day 12

We made it to Missoula and then it was time to unpack!!!!!

 Mommy and daddy were clearly exhausted after a long day of travel!!!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Day 11- Flights to Missoula

We were on our flights to Missoula during the 6:30 hour so we had to try to snap a picture on the plane.  
Norris is not looking at me because he is trying not to move to keep CJ asleep.  (And not the TV screen did not show movies, and would NOT turn off.  So there was an annoying bright blue screen for 3 hours in our face!!)


I was not going to bother Jovee either and let her play with her i-pad, we wanted to keep the peace!




Day 10- Hanging with the Masterson's

On our way back to Missoula we stopped to see Uncle Justin, Aunt Meryl and best of all Cousin Eden!  I love how much Jovee and Eden love each other.  They play so well together for two almost 3 years olds!


It's hard to get a good photo of this many people!  But you get the point!!


Day 9- PJ Day

Well it was the last day before we started our second attempt back to Missoula!  We had a lot to do around Grandma and Grandpa's house and so we never even got out of our Jammies!!

Sorry this first photo is blurry but I love how Jovee and CJ and talking to each other!


( I am having a lot of fun taking family photos every night!  :-)  )

Monday, January 13, 2014

Day 8- Football Day

We were kind of all over the place on Sunday.  Norris was trying to watch some football, and was getting frustrated at me taking the photo!  We ran to the Mall with Grandma, and the kiddos really liked the way they looked, Jovee wanted to help Grandma and Grandpa practice one of their choir pieces.  Then Jovee wanted a photo of her eating her dinner!!

All in all, it was a great day!

Day 7

This was a special night!  Since we were stuck in Mishawaka for an extra week, we were around for the Bethel College Music Faculty dinner at the Ham's house.  We got to enjoy them singing some of their favorite Hymns and it was lovely.  They also sang "Jesus Loves Me" to Jovee, she loved it!

 CJ was getting tired so we enjoyed the music from the bedroom!


Here is a little video of Jovee enjoying "Jesus Loves Me"

video

Friday, January 10, 2014

iphone Pictures

So I had taken some Christmas pictures on my phone and added them to my computer, but it also added a bunch of pictures I had forgotten about all the back to before Thanksgiving!!

I love looking at them, because when you have small kids you can really see how much they have grown in just a few weeks.  Today I was telling Norris how small CJ seemed to me, but when I see these pictures I realize how much he has grown. 

 Playing in the leaves with Jovee in October!  She LOVED to run through the leaves on our nightly walks!


 Playing at the park with CJ!  He loved the swings!



 Checking out the deer!


 Fun Family Photos!!  And yes CJ is about the pull Jovee's hair!







 Me and my sweet kiddos!!!!