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Friday, May 27, 2016

Spring '16

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Spring was a busy one! Preparing for Nicaragua and going on the mission trip kept us busy! Mike transitioned to a new job at Bayer. Sloane did awana on Wed nights and kids choir Sunday afternoons! And Oakley well...he's all boy and is very adventurous!


Oaks chilling!


Sweet boy!





Sloane has a good friend from church who spent his own money on a princess crown(:


Oaks helped with laundry on his own initiative after he was being naugty, haha.

Easter....
We celebrated Easter with my family. We flew in from Nicaragua the day before and then my parent came down and brought Sloane and Oakley back after having them up there for the week. We were exhausted but they made it special for the kids. Very grateful for them!

It was a different persective this Easter after seeing God's amazing work in Nicaragua. It definitely made us fall deeper in love with our AMAZING God. It never gets old hearing the most EPIC story ever. The story of God giving up His son for each and everyone of us. A free gift that we don't have to earn but instead are givin grace and eternal life. This is crazy amazing!









       
 
We ran Bentonville's half marathon. It was crazy after being in Nicaragua on a mission trip the previous week but we survived, haha.









Vintage market days....soooo many fun things!!





Mike's birthday....
Birthday's are so fun with kids! Sloane and Oaks picked out cards and drew special notes for daddy. We grilled out and had an ice cream cake. Perfect way to bring in the 27th year!
The kids picked out their own cards for daddy's birthday and Oakley ripped his before we got out of the store, haha!
       


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Excited to show daddy
      

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Oaks upgraded to a toddler bed at 18mo. since he's been diving out of his crib. See the pics below for all Oaks sleeping positions, haha! There's a lot more playing and a lot less sleeping from this lil guys room!





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Fun with friend Mia


Fun with friends Jesse and Luke


Fun with friend Jesse


Fun with friend Norah






Oaks has been obsessed with these hand me down cleats and tries to wear them everyyywhere! Haha






Oaks had a bad ouch that he got falling on a step. We ended up having to glue it to get the bleeding to stop. Such a boy!

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Oaks pulled this off the shelf and got in at wm, haha

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Sloane LOVES to do a lemonade stand!



Sloane and I got to run a 2 mile glow run race together! We practiced running around our neighborhood a few times together. Sloane did so great during the race! She tripped over the starting line but bounced back! She held my hand tight through the crowded parts. She stopped a couple times and then faked it and said I'm gonna beat you mom! Haha. She loved passing people which made me happy! I'm very proud of my little girl and look forward to more mommy/daughter races!(:   
 









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Stoppin to pick the dandelions(:

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Family walks are one of our favorite activities....       








Awana....
Sloane really looks forward to Awana every Wednesday night. She is a social little bug! She's not happy unless she's with friends!!        
 

   
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Oaks does not like leaving mommy, haha
      

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Awana awards night