Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Merry Christmas!

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This year has brought so many fun opportunities and changes.

The highlights include celebrating Ronny’s 30th birthday in February with our family who came to help us dedicate Chisum, had a fun family vacation to Cape Cod, celebrated Chisum’s first birthday, moved to Colorado, and mostly enjoyed our time as a family of three (four with Hanky!).

Chisum did well meeting Santa for his second Christmas.


What a difference a year makes.


Let us Rejoice in our King who was Born to save our sins! Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Celebrating Chisum’s one-year

We got some adorable pictures of Chisum after his one-year birthday that I wanted to share.

This suit was Ronny’s when he was around 18-months. The pants were a little long, but it definitely was snug around the mid-section on our big boy!

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This is the tractor that Ronny restored. It was his siblings and his when they were growing up.
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Our little family.

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Photos by White Acorn Photography.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

We’ve moved!

Well, our life has been on a little roller coaster ride and it’s been going in circles so fast I haven’t had time to update my blog!

As the title suggests, we have packed up our belongings from our beloved little house in Seward, Nebraska, and moved west to Colorado. This wasn’t an easy decision, but we are following our hearts and where God is leading our little family-of-three’s (or four, I guess we need to include Hank the cow dog as he is along for the ride!) life.

It all started back in the end of May when we found out that my parent’s neighbors were going to be moving and wanted to offer their house before they put it on the market. We went to look at it in June and did a lot of praying and number crunching to see if we could make this work and if this is what God had in mind for us.

After coming up with every reason not to, God kept opening doors, including making our finances work out, selling of our Seward house in 23 days (even doing so for sale by owner, thanks Zillow!), and providing jobs for both Ronny and I.

While it was bittersweet to leave our dear friends and great jobs in Nebraska, we are so thankful for the opportunity to be closer to family and be involved in the family ranch.

We still have boxes to unpack, things to organize, a little painting to do and furniture to buy, but we are loving life in the country, close to Nana and Papa and spending more, precious time with our little boy. We love visitors so let us know if you’re ever in the area!
All thanks be to God for His Blessings!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Happy Fall!

Ronny surprised us all with some pumpkins, so he and Chisum had a fun time carving them. And playing in the pumpkin guts. Boys. :)

Off to the bath!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Chisum–12 months

Wow, what a fast year! Yet it was so fun, full of challenges and joy at the same time. We had so much fun celebrating at your big party.
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On September 8 of this year, one day before Chisum’s birthday, I felt anxious remembering what we were about to step into, one year prior. I was really worried about how I would feel/react on Chisum’s birthday. My heart would race every time I thought about it, but I laid it on God and he gave me peace all day. Not once was I emotional or overcome with anxiety. I could truly enjoy the day focusing on my beautiful baby boy who was one year old!

Chisum, you have grown into such an amazing little boy – no more baby in this household!
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You are super independent. You dad always gives me a look from the corner of his eye and says, “I wonder where he gets that from!” Hey – it’s good to be independent! ;) You don’t want me to hold your hand when you walk and you want to run everywhere.
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You’re really into food – and feeding yourself of course. Our neighbor, Jean, brought you your own birthday cake and  you devoured it. You eat pretty much everything we do, but you especially love your peas, cottage cheese, any type of hamburger or meat casserole and bananas. And cake, of course.DSC06357

You also like walking around the house eating “O’s” – or feeding Hank, whichever makes you laugh more. Hank follows you around when you get your snack cup and picks up what you drop or eats whatever you hand him. You two have become buds. Or maybe he is just tolerating you pulling on his ears and hair knowing that you’ll feed him snacks.
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We got to visit Auntie Em in Olathe. You really liked her playground!

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On our way home, we stopped to visit Baby John and Melissa & Todd!John & Chisum

You went to your first rodeo! {River City Rodeo in Omaha}. You liked pointing at all of the horses.
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And we got to see Lori and Piqua!

Also while at the River City Rodeo, you got to be in your first parade. You waved from inside the truck while dad drove and mom walked. You’ve really started mastering your wave! Because the next weekend at the Limon Homecoming parade, you waved the whole time.
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Your best friend these days is your paci. I don’t know why it is, but you are really good at throwing a downright fit when you don’t get your paci when you want it. I have to admit you’re pretty darn cute when you pout. I try not to laugh. :)

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You are all ready for fall with your pumpkin jammies. And when you have a book, you are the happiest baby ever. Especially if it has animals. You have your moo, woof and baa down!

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We love you, sweet, sweet boy.
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Even when you are hanging on your mama because she has your paci!