* We are now a Fulltime Traveling Family of NINE!! Dominic Joseph was born at home into his Daddy's hands on September 13th after only 45 minutes of labor. (yes, header will be updated...soon I hope)
* From April until December 2012 we were primarily in the Houston, TX area. A number of reasons kept us there for that lengthy duration...some positive (finding amazing community and Church and the birth of our 7th child) and others not so postivie (lack of work and rv repairs). We did so much while we were there, hopefully someday I'll blog about it.
We spent 2 1/2 wonderful weeks in California visiting family &
friends and a few of our favorite places in that part of the country.
* Currently we are in Las Vegas, NV. Not sure how long we'll be here...maybe until March. If you are in the area or traveling through get in touch with us, we love meeting new friends.
*We're in (long awaited) remodel mode so be on the lookout for blog posts and photos (follow us on Instagram @wechoosethislife). And even though I'm not one for New Years Resolutions, I have commited to documenting 2013 better than any year before, so stay tuned.
Friday, January 25, 2013
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Grandma Diane flew into Houston from Northern California for a week long visit. We are ALL enjoying her being here and she is loving spending this wonderful time with us. Today we went to our favorite restaurant in the Houston area, El Tiempo and then we ventured on to reveal the big surprise to the children and Grandma, we had tickets to The Story Tour.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I have used essential oils for years to bring down fevers, settle tummies, get rid of headaches and calm nerves. But just recently began using EOs with a diffuser. I have lots more love for essential oils now that I have this diffuser and can't wait to dive into studying about more of the benefits of essential oils.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
This little one would not go to sleep. And I guess its obvious it didn't bother us too much. I tried to put her down at the "normal" time and she just wasn't having it, Nick tried again a bit later and still she was awake. So we just went with it. When you have 7 children, a happy awake child is actually a positive. (Now if it was every night that would get old, but once in awhile, fine.) We were able to spend time with this wee one that became a big sister while she was still a baby (at 13 months) and she was the center of attention.
Monday, December 3, 2012
An evening game of checkers. Téadora and Jericho are playing against Dillon. I get a bit teary eyed to see these 3, once my babies, they have earned the title of middles in the last few months. Our checkers board (rug) was picked up at a Cracker Barrel shortly after hitting the road.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Advent is here, Jesus is coming. This Advent we are spending time in our traditions...Christmas story books, Jesse Tree devotions & Little People Nativity. Plans are in the works to birth some new traditions this Advent, just waiting for the perfect time to reveal them.
Here is a post from last December, sharing a bit of our Advent & Christmas.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Me & Toothless
A rare capture, my eldest girl and I. She has two less teeth than she did a day ago, she sticks her tongue through the hole. As we walk she holds my hand...if I let go, she grabs it again. Oh God, please help me to cherish these ever fleeting moments.