Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spring break fun.

Not sure why this is JUST now positing!:)

We started our SB week in Branson. It was so relaxing and just a blessing to get away with our girls and sweet friends. There was no one there and it was fabulous. 

These two dominated at go carts. They started in first and never let a car pass them. The competition was tight but they achieved the winner spot!:). So fun!!
These two and their daddy. Such a sweet bond. 

These four have a blast together. God has truly blessed their friendship more than we could have ever imagined. Their gender differences do not hinder their feed ship at all!:)

Had to post this yummy cheese bread I made with our pizza it was so good and so easy. 
Oh these girls. Alyssa looks way too old and Bella loves flashing the peace sign. ✌️ Not sure where that came from but there's hasn't been a pic lately she hasn't held up the deuces. 

The girls got to go to the houseboat for a few days with tier nana and papa and Alyssa got to go striped fishing with her papa. She was a happy girl. It was so chilly and she just was a trooper. 
What's a trip to the houseboat without a little Hot Springs Mexican??:)

I'm always so thankful for a little down time in our lives. It's so important. I hated to see my girls go back to school, but it just made me even more exited for summer break. 

Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift!

Weekend roundup.

These girls and athletic gear. Melt me. 
Bella prefers a dress most days. Who am I kidding...everyday, so it's a treat to see her in casual Friday!!;)
Bella and I needed to hit up the VB library and you CAN'T go to the library without pulling in Paul's Bakery. I mean, the car literally takes over and gravity pulls you right to the door. It's pretty amazing actually. 
Who could turn down this deliciousness?!:!
And this adorable date?!;)
Royalty was calling and Princess Bella needed to get in full attire as soon as we got home. But this getup was worn for a short time. I had to capture the hideousness. 
My babes and I before church yesterday!  Love those sweeties. 
Alyssa is getting so grown up. She's a long legged, sweet spirited, tender hearted, loyal loving little beauty and I am constantly blessed by her heart. 

Time slow down. 

My focus has been more on intentional living. Life is but a vapor and time is not slowing down. I just don't want to have any regrets of Wasting time on meaningless things. I want to be present in the life God has given me and for as love as He gives me breath.  

Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. Psalms 139:23, 24 

Friday, April 11, 2014

A day with A!!

When we were getting hit with snow every other day, little sis got to miss a little more school than the big girl. She was a little bummed but I promised her we would make up for it one day. 

So this week, I told Alyssa she was skipping school and having a day with momma. 
I am not one to let my girls miss school. This was a special occurrence. Testing is over, she hasn't missed, and she has had straight A's. 
It's so important to make her feel special. A little sibling sometimes appears to get more attention due to the fact they are more dependent. 
So, today was all about Alysa Lauren. I loved every second with her!!

We started the day with Manis and Pedis, went to lunch, and did some shopping!

I love this girl so much. She's getting way too grown up, but I see God molding her precious life and I can't wait to see the amazing ways He uses her!

Love you my first born!!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Just wishing for Spring.

The Ward clan is ready for spring!  We spent an evening last week getting the flower beds mulched and ready to plant flowers when the temps warm up a bit!  

What can I say?  I am a hard working girl!:)  
Bella and Lola.  Such a love/hate relationship.  Let me just go on the record and say that Cavalier dogs are the most laid back breed and amazing with children.  I know this from experience.  The end.
God some new jeans the other day and felt something in my backside.  Found this little beauty that was left behind.  Literally.  Ouch.
We love some Hog baseball.  There is nothing quite like relaxing at a baseball game.  Especially with this man by my side.
Oh sweet girl and Ribby!  She is just presh!

That's about as random of a post as they come.  Cheers to Thursday!