Saturday, April 30, 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAMI & NICK

We are praising God for both of your lives. You both are such a blessing to our family! Love and miss you both.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Beach house get-away!

The last 5 days we were blessed so much by getting to stay in a beach house with Sue & Ward, their girls, and GG (Dustin's Grandma). We had such a wonderful time. It is so nice to have such loving family in NC. We stayed at a house in Surf City which was literally right on the beach!
We were all this excited upon arrival...
Here is Soren with Maggie and Cassie...
When we got there, we headed straight for the sand...
Even in a dress, Maeta will do somersaults and dig her whole body in the sand. She loves it...
Soren got to sleep in the kids room! He feels so grown-up playing with Maggie and Cassie!
Enjoying the beach...
Maggie was sooooo great with Maeta. She took care of her so much for me! And Soren loves playing with Cassie!
These two light up at the beach...
Here is how we spent most days = wonderfulness!
The kids had an Easter Egg hunt...
Playing Soccer before dinner...
Playing games...
Flying kites...
Soren and Maeta were in awe of the kite being so high...
Her new smile...
They would spend a couple hours in the waves...
I read! I haven't sat on the beach with a good book and read for hours since our honeymoon. It was so refreshing! Growing up on vacation we always spent the entire day laying on the beach with a good book. It has been 5 years since I have done this! And it felt so good!
Sue and the girls always had some kind of activity going with the kids. My kids LOVED it!
Being away from MN I haven't really had anytime to myself, but here I had so much help. It felt so good to relax for bits of time without worrying about where the kids are at all times. Thank you Sue, Maggie and Cassie for helping with Maeta and Soren so much.
And Thank you Sue and Ward for letting us come on this get-away with your family. We had such and wonderful time with you guys and with GG.

D.L.

4:00 pm: Looking so grown-up today!


Thursday, April 28, 2011

D.L.

1:00 pm: Back from 5 days at a beach house! We had an amazing time!


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

D.L.

5:30 PM (1 week ago): A treasured shot of her joy!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

D.L.

8:00 am: She loves her breakfast time!


Monday, April 25, 2011

D.L.

11:00 am: Missing Sister-brother-cousin time!



Sunday, April 24, 2011

He has RISEN...

Happy Easter Y'all. Celebrating the RISEN KING!!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Happy Birthday DAD

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAD!!!!!!!
We miss you so much today and wish we could give you a huge birthday hug. The kids make me sing Happy Birthday to Papa over and over (especially Maeta who talks nonstop about her Papa)! Soren keeps talking about how we celebrated your birthday at Chuck-O-Cheese already (remembering last year)! Both Soren, Maeta and I can't wait to give you a great big hug in a couple weeks!!!! Praying for many blessings upon you. Love you so much.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Jesus Paid it all...

Praising Christ for paying the price for ALL my sins. Now I am clean and set free from death. Praise the Lord. Can't wait for Christ to return!!!!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Our days were filled with fun and the Saari's

Mornings:
Early morning at the beach for Alicia and Lucy...
Sunrise surfing for Dustin and Nick...
Morning Walks with coffee and Kids...
Devotions...
Mid-Mornings:
Getting ready for the 1st trip of the day to the beach...
Jumping the waves...
Cuddles on the beach...
Fun with Auntie...
Squirting fights...
Lovin the moment together...
Alicia and I surfed too...
Resting...
Swimming in the big waves with the daddies...
Looking for shells...
Lots of snacks...
Burying feet...
Ice cream runs...
Our 1 day not at the beach we hit Myrtle Beach for some Mini Golf...
Afternoons:
Painting our thrift store finds
Resting to a movie...
More beach adventures in matching suits from Nana...
Playing...
Loving daddy taking some days off of work...
Playing in mud...
Wearing our big southern bows to the beach...
More resting...
This is how we roll...
Evenings:
Attempting eating out!
Bowling...
Dinner at Sue and Wards...
After bath porch swinging in PJ's...
Night-time dancing...
Settlers!