Thursday, April 30, 2015

You Are Loved.

You are loved. Indeed.

Snuggle Time.

It's snuggle time ~ Daddy has his arms full.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fishing Birthday Banner - Conard Criss

Conard Criss turned 3 with an amazing Outdoor Fishing party organized by his sweet mom Ashley ~ I made this banner for his celebration! This is my first completely printed banner. I enjoyed layering the elements on each panel, printing and then cutting it out with my Silhouette. heart emoticon

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Camping - Lunch At Jellystone Cartoon Cafe

We've had a great time camping with friends at Jellystone Campground in Natural Bridge. Our final day we decided to have lunch at the Cartoon Café. It was SO much fun!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Camping - Visit To Natural Bridge, VA

We are having a great visit to the mountains! Today we went to Natural Bridge. It's an amazing natural wonder.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Camping - Jellystone Campground Natural Bridge

It's the first time we are camping in our camper! Yaaaaa!! We are at Jellystone Campground in Natural Bridge, VA. It is beautiful here! Can't wait to see what adventures we can get into!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Homeschool Group - Fishing!

Our homeschool group gathered at the Gills' for a fun day of fishing! In addition, we exercised the opportunity to do some fish dissection, with a look under the microscope.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Recess & Painting!

Today a couple of Griffin's friends came over for recess. It was a beautiful day so they hung out outside, painted and then came inside for a volcano science experiment.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Helping Daddy Cook Chicken Parmigiana.

My husband, Mike is an amazing cook! Tonight Griffin helped him make chicken parmigiana from scratch! It was delicious!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Griffin's Garden.

Griffin is currently enjoying plants and flowers. He asked to plant a garden so went to the nursery and he chose a number of different seeds. He quickly realized gardening is not easy when he had to prepare the bed for planting. Weeding, digging and turning the soil can be very hard work!

Friday, April 10, 2015

Our Silly Family.

Our family attended our friend Christian's 16th birthday party. We had a wonderful time! Our photographer friend, Ashley had a photo booth set up and she snapped these silly photos of our family.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Virginia Aquarium.

Today we went to the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach for the first time! It was a beautiful aquarium and we had a really good time!

A Walk On Virginia Beach.

After we went to the Virginia Aquarium, we decided to have dinner at a restaurant right on the beach. Even though it was freezing cold, Griffin and I decided to walk down to the water. If I appear a little sick in the photos, I was. I had the worst migraine I ever had. But, it was totally worth going!!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Twenty Year Anniversary ~ Vow Renewal.

Today Michael and I celebrated our 20th year wedding anniversary. We renewed our wedding vows with family and friends in attendance. Pastor Brian did us the honor of performing the vow renewal ceremony at our church.

It was such a gift to be surrounded those we care about as we publicly recommitted ourselves before God.

I had a lot of fun creating the décor and Michael enjoyed smoking the BBQ pork. The beautiful cake and cupcakes were made by our friend, Karen of The Cupcakery of Richmond. Our friend Jake photographed the event for us.

It was definitely a DIY event. We are so thankful to friends for helping us to make it happen!