Tuesday, July 30, 2019

2018 Backlog - Zeke's Fort

Zeke has been working on his fort for over a year! 
It has morphed and grown so much since the beginning.
In fact, here is where it began.  A little makeshift kitchen area from a few years prior.

He asked for plywood and other wood scraps for his birthday last year...

...and just kept adding on. 
It is one of the first places he takes visitors when they come over to the house.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Track Out Adventures ~ Photos To Remember

I'm an entire track out behind on photos and memories...again!
But nevertheless, I'm determined to keep it going.

So here are some favorite memories and photos from the last track out
between the 3rd and 4th quarters.

Backyard sunsets before the garden took over, ha!

An evening with Nils Frahm. One of the BEST shows Josh and I have ever been to!
A visit with two little Safe Families lovies

Friends. Friends. Friends.

Celebrating a goal

The owners of the Colony Coffee Shop

Creativity at its finest, using the contents from the recycling bin.
Jude's gas tank for his bicycle.

Cai's virtual reality goggles.

Zeke's candy machine contraption.

Library book reading all day er' day

plenty of fort time

More bicycle riding at Nonnie and G-Daddy's

March Madness bracketology!

Journey days with Daddy

We had to say goodbye to Toby and Ace.
Rainy is still grieving them:(

Jemma is always begging for something, lol

Sibling sleep-overs!

Art Gallery ~ 2018 - 2019


Cai - wondering if I should be worried, lol
Rainy - July 30, 2018
Zeke - August - Nearly finished picture for Year Book cover contest
Cai - January 2019 - Google header contest

Zeke Turns 13

Right on time in a fury of intensity and emotion. That is how this kid entered the world 13 years ago today. 
Born on his actual due date. He knew it was time to enter the world but there were so many obstacles in his way. The umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and he was tilted. The C-section room was being prepped and I was told that if he didn’t arrive after this next push then we would need to rush to plan B. The doctor’s worked as I labored until he was free.
Due to an irregular heartbeat we had been monitoring for his last few months in the womb he was met with a team of pediatric specialists who immediately whisked him off.
Little did I know how perfectly orchestrated this day had become to prepare me for this little life we have been honored to be a part of.
This boy...this young man, has a special connection with the heart of his Maker...His God...who holds his future, with all its unexpected struggles and perfectly timed detours.
Zeke, I am SO very proud of you. I love watching you overcome. Nothing about you is ordinary. You love extraordinarily. You feel intensely. You process creatively. As your dad and I begin to loosen our grip a little bit more just keep chasing hard after Jesus. We’re here cheering you on.
Happy Birthday Ezekiel Cohen, love Mom