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Spending a whole lot of one on one time this boy today, starting with helping coach his hockey class! His tender little heart is need of some loving lately, so it’s all about him today. Last night he came to me crying and said he wants to come catch the bad guys with mommy and daddy because he misses us when we’re at work. Not even grandma in town was the ticket to cheer him up. Missing mommy and daddy and worrying about them being safe is a lot to ask of a five year old. Add in taking the backseat in the attention department to his two little sisters and he doesn’t have it so easy. But watching the pure joy in his face as he was chasing down the puck this morning without a care in the world - that’s what it’s all about. Love you, Mitchell.
And just like that, it’s already Friday again. I sure am thankful to have these amazing kiddos and the coolest job and the best neighborhood and our church home @catalystpeople to make these deployment weeks fly by in the blink of an eye. Oh, and my mom get here today, too! Happiest Friday, friends!
I took them to the splash pad and told them if they ate all of their Apple Jacks for dinner I’d fill their bowls with chocolate ice cream. Sometimes it’s just fun to have fun.
Our hearts are pretty full after this weekend. Love loving on my girls, especially in this beautiful place we live. Give me all the sunsets and snuggles on the beach. ❤️
Sometimes ya just gotta roadtrip with your best friend and your five kids five and under so you can spoil them rotten with carnival rides and a candy store. Last night was THE best. Wishing you were still just a base housing street away, @lindsay_shank. ❤️
Leave ‘em alone for five minutes and you come back to a toddler, rug, window, table, chairs , and basically an entire playroom covered in fingerpaint. Mom advice: don’t immediately pick them up and put them on your hip because you will also be covered in fingerpaint. She then proceeded to grab a handful of freshly washed hair with her little red and yellow hands, and we all know how hard washed hair is to come by in motherhood. Currently day two of missing the bottle (but not the lid) of blue fingerpaint. Good thing I redecorated last spring with all white. 🤣 #momlife
Off to @catalystpeople this morning with these cuties, plus one that was crying on the floor for applesauce. 😁 Happy Sunday!
When you show up to run an 8k with three kids worth of strollers and only then does someone tell you it’s an off-road mud run. With two weeks worth of rain on the trail. But we did it! And we had fun! And the kids thought it was the coolest thing ever. Feeling pretty lucky to be a part of the Running With the Law race with my own police officer dad running next to me (or ahead of me, still can’t catch him), some awesome co-workers, and our amazing church, @catalystpeople! Really love this community we live in!
Ended one heck of a crazy awesome week on the highest note, with our longest, dearest military friends in town. A lot has changed in the last eight years but I’m sure glad the only thing that’s changed here is five extra kiddos to chase! ❤️
A little rain isn’t going to keep us from Sunday morning worship with @catalystpeople! And it’s not gonna stop these kids from insisting we still get our Sunday family picture. Teaching them right. Jesus and photography. 😜
Tonight’s plans are looking a lot like last night’s plans.
Love this girl with everything I have, and then some. ❤️
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