Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Everyday Joys {Week 41}

It was a busy week of moving and new beginnings...

It's Moving Day!!  {October 8}

Red morning sky…hopefully this is not a sign of bad storms ahead. {October 9}

The house is empty, the moving truck has left, and we have said our final goodbyes.  Thanks for the memories Ohio.

"For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1
This chapter in Ohio is official over.  Praying for new beginnings and blessings in Wisconsin.  One last family picture before we leave…minus two boys.  {We only brought Leyton with us for the move, so this will just have to do.} {October 10}

Made it back to Wisconsin late last night.  Just in time for Saturday morning sports. {October 11}

Trying to take a picture of the kids and Kevin's parents is impossible when you have a runner.  Welcome to life with a toddler.  {October 12}

Yep, this cowboy is totally ready for Monday.  {October 13}

So many choices!  {October 14}

Friday, October 17, 2014

So long Ohio...

Back in August when we moved up to Wisconsin, our house in Ohio had not sold.  We had a couple of offers but nothing ever closed.  We decided to leave our house, furnished with all of our belongings, instead of having the movers come and put everything in storage. (since the house here will not be ready until the end of October.)  Thankfully my sweet friend and neighbor, Sarah, kept a close eye on the house.  This helped us out tremendously!

Finally, after several offers, our house sold.  Kevin's parents came up last Monday to help with the kids so we could head back to meet the movers.   To ease the chaos, we brought Leyton with us.  I think, well, I actually know, Leyton loved having all of our attention.  Yep, he was a little spoiled.

I will admit, the days leading up to the move, I was extremely anxious for many reasons.  But as we were driving through Indiana we spotted a rainbow which reminded me that God was watching over us.  

Thankfully when we arrived at the house, everything was in great shape.

Early Wednesday morning, the movers arrived to pack up the house.

This crew was fantastic!  Actually, one of them was one of our movers that moved us in 5 years ago.  They had the entire house packed in one day.  As I said, Leyton was loving the attention he played basketball, baseball, trucks, you name it he played it.


My friend Christa came over to visit with us and while she was over, we cleaned out my garden. Surprisingly,  I had tons of herbs, tomatoes, peppers, and lots of sweet potatoes!

I must say, I am going miss my little garden but I have big plans for the new house garden.

Thursday evening, the moving truck was packed and they headed off to Michigan until we move into the new house.  Funny to think all of your material possessions can fit into one truck.


Friday, we cleaned and did one final walk through before saying our goodbyes.

And just like that, this chapter in Ohio is officially over, praying for new beginnings and blessings in Wisconsin.  One last family picture before we leave…minus two boys.

Thanks for the memories Ohio!

"For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Everyday Joys {Week 40}

Week 40 recap of Every Day Joys...

Let them eat cake!!{October 1}

It may be a dreary Thursday but the view at the park was beautiful.

Recently I heard a sermon that reminded me to enjoy my season in life {craziness and all}.  It also reminded me to take joy from the simple things in life.  Fast forward to today, Leyton has it all figured out…playing in the leaves brought this little guy so much joy.  Yep, it's the simple things.  {October 2}

It's an exciting Friday night. {October 3}

HOTTY TODDY!!!{October 4}

No matter how many times I get Leyton off the table, he some how makes it back to his favorite spot.  {October 5}

A taste of fall.{October 6}

Spotted a rainbow as we were driving through the "Crossroads of America".  This small reminder of God's promises was just what I needed today.  {October 7}

Everyday Joys {Week 39}

A recap of our week…

A foggy beginning to the morning.  {September 24}

Fall.{September 25}

At the park this afternoon Rylan informed me of his day.  It went a little something like this… Rylan, "Sawyer (a girl in his class) tried to kiss me."  My response, "What did you do?!" Rylan,  "I told her if her catches me, her can kiss me."  My response, "Oh geez Rylan really." Rylan, "Don't worry Momma, hers so slow her didn't catch me."  Well, thank goodness!!!!!!!  I have a feeling this year of kindergarten is going to be an interesting one.  {September 26}

Fun on the Farm.{September 27}


Rub-a-dub-dub.{September 28}

What a gorgeous Monday!  Perfect for the zoo.{September 29}

Say What?! We have school today?!{September 30}

Friday, October 3, 2014

Off to the farm we go...

Saturday afternoon we loaded up the kids and headed out to a local farm.  There were animals that the kids loved.  Seriously, look at Rylan.  He absolutely loves animals and for some reason, they love him too.

Leyton is a lot like Rylan, he loves animals as well.

Holden on the other hand is our cautious child when it comes to animals and always follows the two finger touch rule.

Funny how you can have boys and all of their personalities are so different.  I thought for sure Leyton would love the pony ride but shortly after he was on, he wanted off.


The kids enjoyed the tunnel slides and the tire maze before we headed off into the corn maze.


 Somehow, I always get lost in these mazes no matter what.

We picked pumpkins (even though we have NO place to put them).  Not only that, Holden and Kevin picked the biggest pumpkins out in the field.

Poor little Leyton was so upset that he could not carry his pumpkin around.

He thought the farmer what stealing his prize pumpkin.  Good times:)

No, seriously, everyone had fun.  The weather was beautiful and the boys were filthy, all signs of a good day.