Another baby is 1. So, I guess, not a baby anymore.
Well, he still can act like a baby. 🙂
Have him turn 1 is so exciting, but a little bittersweet. It is all going so quickly. The growing, the milestones, the accomplishments, the days, and now the entire year.
I’m going to tag the post from his birth story so I can relive that glorious, God-ordained day, and you can too if you’re interested 🙂
Olson Emmanuel’s birth story
At least it’s not 40 degrees below 0 today. 🙂
Our sweet Virginia left this earth earlier this week
Breaking the news to Mylin was surprisingly heartbreaking as she burst into tears on daddy’s lap. A parent can never be fully prepared for the honest emotions and faith of a child.
We are so thankful to have enjoyed the gift of her friendship for 2 years. Her presence in our lives provided many opportunities to teach our children about service, respect, love, humility, and lastly, the importance of eternal life
She was a part of our family…
(Little Miss Mylin) (Sullivan’s first birthday party)
(Meeting baby Olson)
And she will be greatly missed…
My two favorite girls in the whole world:
And the ones that made me a mom:
Happy Mother’s Day to everyone who is and has a mama – thanks, God, for this precious relationship!
Joel and I are officially grown-up. Or officially cool. Or just officially not cave-men with flip phones any more. Anyway you slice it, we have ARRIVED.
As any of you with smartphones know, this is a blessing and a curse. It’s so fun to have ‘everything’ literally at our fingertips, yet we struggle to actually focus on what is important (also literally at our fingertips – because they just never go away)
Anyways, with all this new technology comes many opportunities to connect with friends – insert INSTAGRAM OBSESSION (follow us @joelandrachel)
Today, I am beginning a 100 day challenge to document and reflect on Being Happy (100 Happy Days). Thanks to my friend over at Bee in a Barn for asking me to do it with her! Basically, each day I’ll instagram (is that a verb, like ‘googled’?!) a picture with a quick description of what makes me happy/thankful….
Bigger picture: God is SO GOOD all the time!!! Whether it makes us ‘happy’ or not, He gets the glory for all of creation and everything that comes from it…I’m so excited to see how He’ll use this 100 day challenge to work on my heart!
Want to join in?! Go to this website, sign up, and join in!
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Our sweet Virginia got to meet Mr. Olson several weeks ago:
She loves spending time with our kids when we get a chance to go next door and visit – and we love to visit with her and learn so much from her amazing life of 93 years!
Thankful for neighbors and friendships and God planting us down right where we are 🙂