Showing posts with label Maeli. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Maeli. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Corona Break - Part 1


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Honk & Wave Parade

Our school put on a parade where the teachers drove around the neighborhood honking & waving to the kids. The kids were so excited to get to see & yell hi to their teachers. I really could not be more thankful for the wonderful teachers & staff that have gone out of their way to make our kids feel special. After homeschooling for 3 days I think it’s safe to say we ALL miss those teachers SO much!


Friday, March 13, 2020

Looking For Worms


Thursday, January 2, 2020

Snow Day


Sunday, December 22, 2019

Christmas Cookies


Wednesday, December 4, 2019


Many of my friends have heard me talk about my good friend Joanie. Joanie is quirky, independent, strong-willed, & has taught me lessons on patience comparable to that of motherhood. I recently read a quote that said, “It is usually through another person that (God) meets our needs.” I think sometimes he does that in unexpected ways. Joanie was definitely sent into my life to challenge & refine me. She has taught me about compassion & understanding & has played an important role in teaching my kids to serve. I hope everyone is lucky enough to have a “Joanie” in their life at some point. Seeing that smile on her face today kinda made it all worth it. #lighttheworld


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Sunday Mornings


Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Feeling Old

Maeli found an unopened disposable camera at my parents’ house last week. She looked confused as she tried to figure out how it worked. It took a while to explain that you can’t just take 20 pictures at a time or even see the pictures until you take it in to get developed. Nothing makes you feel old quite like having to explain what “film” is to your kids...  


Wednesday, August 28, 2019

A Visit

A visit from Gma & Gpa McFarlane 


Thursday, August 15, 2019

A Dreamy Evening


Saturday, August 10, 2019

1st Guitar

Little lady saved up & bought herself her 1st guitar.


Tuesday, July 30, 2019

9 Years Old

She ended her last day as an 8-year-old getting her brothers an after-school snack, helping with dinner, & dressing her brothers for bed. If 9-year-old Maeli is anything like the 8-year-old version, we’re pretty much the luckiest parents around.


Sunday, July 28, 2019

Working to Improve Our Shot

Milo asked my parents for a BB gun for his birthday this year. In the past, my mom has always handled the kids’ presents, but this purchase had Dad written all over it. I remember him shopping for it over vacation & Mom said he ran to the store to get BB’s the night before his passing. It seems fitting that one of his last errands in his time on Earth was spent doing something for one of his grandchildren. When Milo opened the gift, his first question was who would teach him to use it now that Grandpa was gone. It was all so fresh, that question was only met by silence. But Ryan stepped in & took Milo aside carefully teaching him the proper safety precautions & how to aim & shoot the gun.
Dad did so much for us, it’s hard to imagine life not being able to run to him for help all the time. But just like it was time for us to step up & teach Milo to shoot the gun ourselves, it seems like it’s finally time to step it up in all areas of our lives. I’m grateful for the opportunity that death gives us to re-evaluate our lives & identify areas for improvement. 

Dad would’ve been so proud to see Milo’s first bullseye, but not nearly as proud as he would be to see his children striving to live up to their full potential. I know that we’ll eventually hit that ultimate bullseye & get to be with my dad again. In the meantime, we’ll just keep working to improve our shot. #FamiliesAreForever


Monday, July 22, 2019

Another Year of School


Monday, July 1, 2019

Summertime Shenanigans


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