"We are all handmade people created by a God who is not safe or small." Rend Collective Experiment

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Our Absent Minded Professor~


I love this sweet boy so much. He has the most amazing mind. He is smart, smart, smart. He also always puts at least one item of clothing on backwards. Really though, when you can create Lego masterpieces like this what does it matter if your jeans are facing the right way.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

We Went to the Zoo, Zoo, Zoo...

We took a field trip to the zoo today! The weather was amazing and we had a great time.



Eben tried to convince me we really didn't need the stroller as we have enough backs to carry little ones. He is so funny. I agreed with that, but reminded him that we needed something for our water bottles to ride in HA! Nobody wants to tote 13 water bottles on their back.









I loved this giraffe. He was too funny. I wonder if our neighborhood's HOA would approve a giraffe.





The sign on this bird told us he was shy, but could kill a human if disturbed. I am pretty sure the only thing saving us from attack was that chain link fence. ;o)




Elephant tusks = perfect pull up bar. Who knew?





Naturally, they all had to try.






Ben being Ben. He cracks me up.



The whole gang. Well, minus one. The bird didn't get him. He's in Mexico.



Samuel making friends.





A trip to the zoo wouldn't be complete without a ride on the carousel.









Hailey's words as we left, "The zoo is a really nice place, but I really do feel like they could make a better effort in improving the smell of it." HA! I love that girl!

A really fun day with some really fun people.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Spice of Life~



Joel showing me this morning that we are running precariously low on hot sauce. Perhaps we should put FEMA on standby.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cover Boys~


"Distance does not decide who is your brother and who is not."

I love these boys.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Jim's parents came to visit us for several days. We took the to the beach on Saturday as they don't get much beach time in the DC area.






Samuel has been to the beach quite a few times and he is not a fan of the water. Or the sand. He does love chasing the birds though. He will chase and laugh hysterically all the while. It's too cute...well for us, maybe not for the birds so much.





Ben-Ben approaches the ocean like he does everything else. He dives right in on full throttle.















Sweet times!




The whole tribe with Grandma and Grandpa!






Saturday Night the TKD kids had their banquet! Oh my, they are growing up fast! I love these days, but I do wish they would slow down just a smidge.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Photo Flurry~

We were blessed with an amazing Christmas. Every year the true meaning of Christmas, God becoming flesh, so that we could have the gift of eternal life. It's truly too marvelous to comprehend.

This year He also gave us the gift of times with family and friends. Our wonderful cousins were here, as well as my Mom, my brothers, and sister-in-laws. It was amazing!



Could they be anymore beautiful? My dear cousin and her gorgeous daughter.



Sweet Little Ones singing praises on Christmas Eve.


Rockin' out to Christmas music.



Christmas Morning!


Samuel had so much fun on his first Christmas!



Exchanging gifts..



My dear friend had a Christmas surprise when she went into labor on Christmas Eve.


A Christmas Night light tour with friends via foot. Too fun!


Surfing with the Uncles..


Spending time with the Cousins!!



Soccer Games ..



Love these guys!!!



What a celebration! Thank you Lord for your wonderful love and these wonderful people.