Saturday, March 28, 2015

A Bunch of Catch Up Pictures...(a birthday, v-day, st.p day, art, beach, snow, food)

 This was valentines day....Dave and I went out a few days before the day, so on the day we had a special meal with the kids. It was nice. I made everyone say nice things about each other and made us talk about good memories and stuff. :)

 Valentine day place setting...paper plates say tru luv...

 Gigi's cupcakes- yessssss.....except has anyone else noticed that the icing is not as sinfully high as it used to be?

 You know how we go to the beach each year for our church ladies' retreat...well this year was wonderfully exceptional.

 it was raining and then the rain stopped and the sun came out....

 We listened to Elyse Fitzpatrick on video...she talked about the idols of our heart and a lot more about the gospel and how amazing it is that God's grace is sufficient for us and how we seek for so much to fill voids when Jesus is all we need!

 Sadie needed a sling so she can always be with me....she just really doesn't like the sling.....:(

 We had a b-day party for our new 9 year old.... called for balloons and a rainbow ice cream cake. :)

 Art class has been seriously adorable. This one was an easy marbling project with glue and paint.

 When they draw! It blows me away...the cuteness.....

...back to valentines, Saw this recipe here and it was photogenic but also pretty tasty.

 and then she took pictures of her room from interesting angles...

 snow! We had snow!

 It was fun at first.............

 we also did household chores in leopard leggings.

 This art project was super fun: Weaving! Collage! Alphabet soup!

 Then there was St Patrick's Day and we like it because, green!

Oh! We had our church's first mission conference and it was awesome! We got to keep the Huffmans at our house and it was so much fun. Kim and I got artsy one day and this is what happened- abstracts!

 One more of the green.

 There have been some book highlights for me in the last few months.....this book is amazing and really practical. I love the focus on constant communication with your kids...I LOVE this book.........soooo good for pinpointing our struggles and how we carry those over into our parenting. Wow- we have had some good things happening in our family because of this book. 

And speaking of communicating with your kids - this book goes hand in hand with Age of Opportunity.  It's inspired me so much and helped me to intentionally talk to the kids more, really focusing on them and what is going on in their brains. The same rule applies to people in general, if you really focus on what they are saying and care about listening to them, they will talk even more and then - BAM- your relationship is stronger. (why do I not listen better? Huh?)

This week has been spring break we have been trying to mix fun things with relaxing and a tiny dash of cleaning chores :) Roller skating, shopping, movies, and learning to clean a toilet...what's not to love about that?!

Thinking about what dessert to make for Easter, so I took a trip down Easter memory lane past posts. Sadie! She is so cute in those various baskets....

Just a little update from our house to yours :) Love and kisses from the Mincy fam....xo


Jennifer said...

I want to switch books with you when you are ready. I Love, love love that picture of Skye with the balloons. That needs to be framed.

Story Twentyfour said...

Now that was really awsome