Wednesday, October 10, 2012

LiFe :-)

Guess who grew some TEETH!? Lily Shannon! Here's my best shot at showing you!

This girl dances a lot before she falls asleep. And somehow fell asleep like so...

Our other fall activities include... :-)
Using our new hiking pack! Unfortunately hiking for real got delayed but she likes her pack at least :)

I made us some fall/winter hats that we are using up a lot in this chilly weather!

And this is tooo cute not to share! Lily and her bath time!

That's all for now! 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Life is a BEACH!

We began our September celebrating with Stuart and Maggie at their wedding!!

Lily and Joshua chillin at the wedding rehearsal. Sharing so well

Again sharing very well. Lily's got Josh's toy and Josh has Lily's toy

We then packed up the next day and headed to Myrtle beach for the week!
We've arrived!

Knox didn't much care for the water lol

Family shot!
Jumping shot! I had to add this because us Ritter's take TERRIBLE jumping pictures(for example - Josh and Luke) Lol
Family shot!

Lily's getting her bottom two teeth in and they are just barely breaking through her gums now! She's taking it like a champ and eating anything and everything now she can. She LOVES crackers the most now and is working on crawling (not too hard but getting there!) She'll be SEVEN months this Saturday! Crazy how time flies! She now says dadadadada and bababababa which mean nothing but is a mile-stone (according to What To Expect In The First Year.)

Until next time!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Happy 1/2 a year!

6 months ago marks the day that Lily Shannon entered the world! Happy 6 months! We're looking forward to many many many more, Lord willing.

We love you Lily Shannon :-)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Savoring a good God

I just want to take a moment and dwell on the GOODNESS of God. Johnny Piper says,

"What is sin?
It is the glory of God not honored.
The holiness of God not reverenced.
The greatness of God not admired.
The power of God not praised.
The truth of God not sought.
The wisdom of God not esteemed.
The beauty of God not treasured.
The goodness of God not savored.
The faithfulness of God not trusted.
The commandments of God not obeyed.
The justice of God not respected.
The wrath of God not feared.
The grace of God not cherished.
The presence of God not prized.
The person of God not loved.
That is sin."

So I just want to take a moment and SAVOR the goodness of God and I encourage you to do it as well! James 1:17 says, 
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above"

Creation is a GIFT to show off the goodness of God around us

CRAZY water games are a GOOD gift from the Lord
Friends are a great gift from the Lord

CRAZY cute babies are a gift as is LIFE

As Luke would say our children are a gift from the Lord (including the dog in that statement)

Take a moment and dwell on the good things in your life and SAVOR the GOOD GOD who gave you each gift! Bless you all!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Beans, Beans and Beans

SOO today was a canning day! Why is it called canning? I did not put the beans in any cans...Jars. I was jarring all day today! After a very rough beginning of running to a storage unit (which is not far but  with a baby it makes for a task) then having to run to the grocery store (again, another task). 

I had a milk box full of beans given to me from a couple sweet ladies I Donna would say about blessings like this they are, "Kisses on the lips!" 

I ended up using every stove eye on my stove, one for the canner, one for the jars, one for the lids, and one to boil water. Goodness I probably ran up our electric bill doing all this
Snapping and de-stringing the beans:)

Left over snappings of the beans

All the jars ready to go!
Pop, pop, pop all the bean lids popped in :)


I thoroughly exhausted myself doing this and I'm glad I learned a little bit today but now I'm ready for a nap! My next project is either applesauce or peaches. Possibly deer meat, depending on when I get time and if Lukey Lein shoots us a deer :). Until next time.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It has been way too long since I've updated you guys! It has been busy busy this summer but loads of fun! Lily has begun teething and is a drooling little monkey! She now rolls from her stomach to her back and is a little jibber jabber! We've gone to the pool a few times this summer and she is a little water bug! Now I'll be quiet and just start posting some pictures for you all :)

Bright blue eyes

She enjoys herself a good book

3 months old and already telling me to hurry up

Loved the pool as long as she could drink it through her hands

Lily and Joshua :)

My two sleeping beauties

"Come on mom, read it to me!"

That's all for now!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

To catch you up....

It has been awhile since I've posted pictures up! Here's from Easter to this week, just a few of course ;-) Enjoy!

Easter Sunday

:Lovin her daddy

Mountain man, Lily and me :-)

Lily and Knox finally got to meet this weekend!

Lily was dedicated on Mother's day :)

Lily and Pastor David

Knox is a happy little man :-)

Joshua Owen was dedicated too!

The Ritter clan :)
Happy Mother's Day!

Lily cat napping in mom and dad's bed ...with Newt

Walking with Knox :-)

Looking at all the green outside!

Talking with me!

Okay That's all for now! Lily is calling slash screaming my name! Have a wonderful week and Happy Mother's day to all you mom's out there!!