Thursday, February 18, 2010

There is nothing quite like feeling the urge to blog, and yet trying to come up with something to blog about! While we've been busy, we haven't been busy with one major thing, like our Twelfth Night's just been random little things that have occupied our time.

But, it's the little random activities in life that make up the big picture. No matter how big, or how small something may be, there will always be little things in life to keep up going. Over the last few years, the little things are what I've come to appreciate as truly big things. A birthday, a snow ball fight, hot cocoa time with the little ones, celebrating Valentine's Day with friends and sisters one last time, and working on projects with some of my dearest friends. These moments are when the greatest memories are made...when we all enjoy life and treasure the day we find ourselves in. So, the pictures below are not from one event, but many special ones...

Me and my gang at the Life Rally.
Y'all were amazing! Thanks for making this event so memorable!
Love y'all!


Game time!! Guess how many families are in this photo!

We endured a week (or was it longer?) of fog.

Providence take over the ice skating rink!
The short guys in the back wanted to be seen, so they jumped. :)

Two days were spent building hunting.

After weeks of putting this huge task off, the 20 yards of blue taffeta were cut and divided.

Somebody special had a birthday! It's funny...when somebody in our house is given a gift (birthdays, Christmas, or just because!), all of the little people have to be involved in opening it! Getting a photo is almost impossible... :)

Scaffolding was put up at church to install a projector.

I think the guys were having fun.

Dancing with the stars...

Awwww....Josiah and Aaron are twins!! :)

Somebody walking in front of the camera...but in the background you can see Mrs. Sanford practicing.

Moving forward...or I guess it was later in the day! It just seems like it happened ages ago...
Jess and I moments before we began celebrating Valentine's Day...

Yes, you see all of that good food....mmmmm, we ate it. :)'s an official advertisement for Trefzger's Bakery!
These delicate, soft Thumbprint cookies are completed with a swirl of butter cream frosting...and just happen to be some of my favorite cookies. Located in Peoria Heights, this store has been serving Peoria for...a long time. Since the 1860's, I think....

Don't we look wrapped up in the story?

Yup, that's what I thought!


More we like paper decorations, especially in the winter! Makes things cheery around the house!

Sneak peek!!!!

Scrumptious pleats....

Caleb and Dad have been working on this snow fort for a few days. We've had some heat waves come through (highs of 31...yay!! :P), so I figured I should snap a few pictures before it melted along with Frosty.

Yesterday's sunset. We haven't seen one like that in a while, and it was more stunning in person.

These were delivered yesterday, too. Beautiful, aren't they?

Okay, and one more sunset picture. I honestly couldn't decide which one I liked better (those who know me, know how very indecisive I am! :)), so you get to see two of the four that were taken!

Until next time!