Monday, February 17, 2014


We have spent a lot of time exploring the area since moving up here.  Brenner had some extra days off to house hunt even after we found a house, which meant we got to have a few more days as a family to do fun things!
We have also spent lots of time at the playgrounds and parks on base since we are in temporary housing and don't have a lot to do!

On a hike up into the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.  

Learning about moss and bark!

We found a Target!

In Sacramento we went to a place called Art Beast which was 3 levels of activities of art, music, theater and exploration.  It was awesome!

Sacramento also has a train museum with a huge play area of kids, old train cars for kids to walk through and a train ride through downtown.


 And right outside the train station was a little place that made fresh mini donuts.  

Saturday, February 15, 2014

2 years.

I can't believe that it has been two years.  
Two years since we anxiously awaited the arrival of these two after such a crazy pregnancy. 
And two years later, life is crazy wonderful.  
It has been so hard and so wonderful to have twins.  
I can't imagine any more perfect additions to our family and we have been so blessed to have them in our lives.  I literally have been with them every day of the last two years except for two days last summer!
We will ALWAYS remember God's grace and goodness to us when He answered our prayers and healed them.  We will sing His praises all of our days because their lives are miracles.
Happy Birthday my sweet girls!  

What?? We turned 2? 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Sending us off in love.

 We were SO incredibly blessed to have been given an amazing send off party by some dear friends in Waco.  Theses are not all the pictures and I couldn't upload all the ones that I wanted to because there were so many!  We had friends come around us in love and pray over us and give us words and notes of encouragement on our new adventure.  There was even a bounce house and a pinata for the kids!  I truly cannot express the overwhelming feelings of joy, love, sadness, kindness, gratefulness and peace that I felt that night.  
I've said it a thousand times before and I will say it again, God truly blessed us with our community in Texas!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

First haircuts.

We FINALLY cut the girls' hair!
It had gotten so fuzzy in the back it was crazy.  And the funny thing is, apparentlyI had a major fuzzy patch in the back of my head until I was 2 years old too.  They really are my mini me's.  :)
They were so good wile I cut and I think that they are so much cuter now! 

Sunday, February 2, 2014

cross country adventures.

 Here are a few pictures of our cross country journey!  Saying goodbye to Texas. This state has captured my heart and I hate to say goodbye.

Stopping by the Grand Canyon.  We didn't go to the main canyon entrance because it was too far out of the way but we were able to see where it starts on the north side and it was still pretty amazing.

Our view from our resort in St. George, Utah.

On a hike through Utah's dixie with some sweet friends. 

Cole and Evie :)

Four wheeling through the red sand dunes.  We were the only ones around with carseats and sippy cups but all the kids had a blast!  

Next stop, California!  We stopped in LA to visit friends from college and took a necessary detour to the beach.  

I asked the boys to pose for a picture and naturally they started wrestling. 

After 7 long days of travel, we made it to Beale AFB!