Monday, February 27, 2023

January and February

January and February went quickly and were filled with school/work, family nights, soccer practice/games, cheer practice/games, piano and drum lessons, church nights and youth group, family and friends.  I didn't take a lot of pictures, so I will just photo dump what I have for the last two months before we dive into March!

Feed My Starving Children

UCA day!

Colton and best friend Isaiah working on how to trap thermal energy

Larkyn learning the recorder

Summer and Larkyn both tried out for High School Musical and are just starting practices for this spring musical


Doing the boys hair lol

Happy birthday Grandpa K!

Cousin Time!

Rock Climbing!

Colton's 8th Spiritual Birthday

We celebrated Colton's 8th Spiritual birthday this month.  Per tradition, Colton served the family by making dinner and was given a gift that would encourage him in his faith.  Below are some pictures!

Colton made Oreo Chocolate Cake

Colton opened a book called Destination Moon, a real story about an astronaut whose faith was strengthened by his experience in outer space.  Colton loved it and read it every night and already finished it!

Both of his sisters made him sweet notes/cards.

Colton made breakfast for dinner, making french toast and sausages.

I like this picture as I wasn't even home when he was baking and he texted me this picture lol.

Happy Spiritual Birthday, Colton!  We are so grateful you have chosen to follow Christ and love watching you continue to grow in your faith!  Love you so much!

Thursday, February 16, 2023

Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day

We had a fun Valentine's week!  The younger two enjoyed Valentine's parties at school and made Valentine's boxes.  I got to help out at Larkyn's party!  The girls in Summer's class did a secret exchange and Summer also enjoyed making Valentine's for the girls in her class.  The grandparents sweetly sent cards and gifts for the kiddos! We celebrated as a family with heart-shaped pizza from Papa Murphy's and Crumbl Cookies.  Paul and I went to an escape room as a Valentine's date.   

Larkyn's "Pugs and Kisses" box

Larkyn's Popcorn Valentines

Colton's "Feed Me" box and gummy bracelet valentines

Colton's class did make your own" chocolate bars!

Summer made cute hot chocolate packet and marshmallow filled to-go cups for the girls in her class.

Paul and I "barely" escaped our Valentine's Escape room -but we had a blast!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Larkyn 5th Spiritual Bday


Happy Spiritual Birthday, Larkyn!

Every year on January 16th we celebrate that Larkyn chose to follow Jesus!  Traditionally, Larkyn serves the family by making the family dinner, we read through past blog posts about her decision for Jesus, and then she opens one gift to help further her faith journey.

This year she chose to make mini cheeseburgers, mini hot dogs, fruit kabobs, yogurt bites, veggie tray, punch, and ice cream sundaes!

This year she opened a devotional book called Made to Create with All My Heart and Soul: 60 Worship Through Art Devotions for Girls.  Larkyn LOVES art and creating and I love how this book encourages Larkyn in her love of art while at the same time teaching her more about the Creator's love for her.

Third grade has been such a growing year for Larkyn, dealing with lots of girl drama at school, increased homework, and learning more about the world (both good and bad).  I am so proud of how Larkyn is choosing to stand up for right (even when she is the only one making the hard right choice), love and pray for those around her, including her "frenemies", intentionally seeking out ways to show secret kindness to her siblings, and continuing to grow her her knowledge of the Bible and the Lord's purpose for her life.  It has not been the easiest year for her, but she is leaning on the Lord to help her through. God is working in her life and I am so grateful for all the amazing ways he is molding her to be more like himself and the ways she is seeking him.  I am so proud of you, Larkyn!