Monday, March 3, 2014

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February In Review

A lot has happened this month! And I have been too busy to upload many photos until now. :)

First things first would be the surprise Nick gave Lydia on Valentine's. He showed up at our house with some roses and chocolate. Only I knew he was coming, so it was a fun surprise. :) 

I think he should dress up like this more often, don't you? Give him the old Tyler Nichols (or is it Dan Crudwall?) look from God of Her Fathers. ;)

We celebrated quite a few birthdays at my grandparent's house, which was fun. 

I brought my baby along...

Sisters, sisters...

Dad got a new hat, heehee!

Don't you love the lavender and vanilla basket my Mom gave my Grandma?

Guess Samuel didn't want to be in the photo...

I had fun taking photos of all the beautiful desserts my Grandma fixed for us. 

Sarah and I went out to lunch at Panera Breads and had some fun looking around Kohls, Barnes and Noble, and See's Candies. I did end up buying a cherry cordial. :)

Our President's Day was rather lively, as always. :)

Lydia and Nick sang In Christ Alone for church. They sound quite wonderful together!

Yes, Remembering the Alamo released on February 23! Silas and I did a quick photo shoot at church. I haven't laughed that much in a long while. :)

I'm 5.10 - not exactly short. But I look it here! :)

Reviews have been coming in from my Launch Team for Remembering the Alamo. Check out this review from Jeanne Drennan. 

This was a great book with exciting characters and historical excellence! I learned so much about the Texas War for Independence through this fast-paced, page-turner! Seriously, it was very difficult to put down. Alicia Willis takes you skillfully from present day, where a youth pastor is sharing the story with a group of teenagers on a trip to San Antonio, to 1836 where Davy Crockett is entering Texas with his men to help free Texas from Mexican laws. Her characters in both time periods are wildly believable and uniquely identifiable. Alicia has a gift for making history come to life and making her readers relate to her characters. Her affinity for detail places the reader right in the middle of the action. And.... there is plenty of action! I also appreciate the Biblical significance that is weaved throughout this book in a beautiful tapestry. As a writer, I applaud the authors diligence in turning extensive research into a skillfully thought out and well presented novella. 
 If you haven't gotten your copy, check it out today! 

My sweet friend Sarah finished making a medieval dress for me! Wasn't it so sweet of her? I just love how it turned out! And my friend Kelsey did a photo shoot with me. Isn't she a good photographer?

Thanks for stopping by, as always! How have you been?


  1. Fun, fun as always! Great photos!

  2. What a fabulous array of fun times and memories! Great!

  3. Wonderful memories and great pictures. Those medieval dress pictures are just gorgeous! And I love the picture of Nicholas holding Isaac- that is quite sweet.

  4. It looks like you've had a lovely February; thank you for sharing it with us :) I love your dress!

    1. Thank you! My friend Sarah did a great job, didn't she?

  5. It's so fun to look into your life! Those are wonderful photos. Family gatherings are the best! Panera Bread is my favorite restaurant. : ) 5'10" is quite tall! I'm 5'7". And that dress -- gorgeous is the right word! It suits you so well! You and your sisters have such lovely hair styles.
    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the photos! My Grandpa is 6.6, so I suppose that is where I get my height. :) My sister is your height. Thank you - my friend Sarah did a lovely job on the dress! And thanks for the compliment! With five gals in one family, there is a lot of hair to go around....


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