Tuesday, December 31, 2013

christmas eve {2013}

on christmas eve we went to church for a special joint christmas eve service with 2 other local churches. i don't think we have been to a christmas eve service since we were married and it was so good. we then raced to pick up our new traditional christmas eve food...chinese from egg roll station. e.t. doesn't watch tv ever really unless its the news that we watch in the morning, but we decided it would be a treat to watch something together. so we watched the original Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer. she was enamored... 
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Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

lentz cousins 2013

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lentz christmas 2013

we hosted the lentz family Christmas this past weekend. we have hosted for the past few years and I love it. we have done breakfast the past two. this year we decided on a very kid friendly pancake, fruit, grits kind of breakfast. the kids got their share of presents and the adults played our 2nd annual game of white elephant. glen and I got out with a home depot gift card and basket of yummy hot chocolate and coffee assortment.

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{macy got lots of attention... being the only baby around}
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{annual sister photo}
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{the 3 girl cousins}
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{the giant mulch pile in our backyard provided a lot of entertainment}

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

we love our park

we have a park very close to our house that is about a year old now. we absolutely love it and have met a number of friends there! we also love December in January when we can enjoy the park on a beautiful day.

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while awkwardly hanging on these ropes, emma taylor exclaims, "I am a pink monkey". that you are, sweet girl!
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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

christmas cookies

we had some friends from the neighborhood over this week to decorate Christmas cookies. I have been wanting to do this with e.t. and it sounded so much more fun with friends. I was right. we had 8 kids (3 were 4 months and younger!). it was a bit chaotic at points but something I want to make a tradition!

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

snuggle bear

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happy birthday Jesus

my photo board

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can I tell you how much I love my photo board. we use this to celebrate birthdays by putting the past years photos. we use it to showcase our Christmas cards. and now to celebrate our baby girl and her baptism. precious photos by Joyful Images Photography!

my baby girl

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close ups

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miss macy was baptized this past sunday. we were so thankful for our family who came to celebrate with us. it was a special day!

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Thursday, December 5, 2013


miss macy decided today that she would roll over from her back to her tummy. and she never stopped. next thing we know she'll be crawling.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


we finally got smart phones, and crazy enough are saving a lot more money having these than our old phones. this means I am now on instagram...mirmscogin

just a little breakfast and storytime...

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I love our pediatrician but 1 hour and 45 min is a bit long for one appointment...I guess I am thankful that these girls are so easy going!

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4 months {miss macy}

we have a tall girl on our hands! she is wiggling a lot and can move herself around while laying on her back but she isn't quite rolling over yet. she takes 3 naps a day and sleeps 11-12 hours at night with a dream feed. i am so thankful to be getting so much rest with her. she is smiley smiley and loves her big sister. she has also found her voice and squeals and squeals. I guess she has got to keep up with her big sis and make some noise!
Height: 26.5 in (98%)
Weight: 14 lbs 9 oz (70%)
Head Circumfrence: 16.5 (75%)
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emma taylor at 4 months.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

preparing the garden

we are planning on planting a garden this coming spring! so glen built a garden bed and we are starting to prepare it now. i am so excited about this! glen also found a tree company who would deliver FREE wood chips! the only downside- now we have a truck load (minus what it took to cover our small garden bed) left in our drive way...if you want any, let us know!
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christmas tree

getting a Christmas tree with a 2 year old is so fun. she actually has somewhat of a clue what is going on! she was so excited about the lights and helping put them on. we are slowly pulling out our decorations but at least we got the tree with the lights on it for now.

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