Meg's Memo

. . .writings from Wilmington.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

celebrating 37

TODAY is the actual day, but we celebrated THIS guy turning 37 all weekend! Jake is a wonderful, caring, serving and loving husband.  He is an amazing father to the 4 children God has given and entrusted to us. I am so grateful for JAKE!

Our celebration plans:

Weeks prior, I had lined up a sitter for Saturday morning from 10am-1pm.  Jake and I enjoyed some time together and did the Wilmington Coffee Crawl.  We DID see all 5 coffee shops, but we did NOT have 5 cups of coffee.  

Birthday breakfast - cinnamon rolls

Some special gifts the kids picked out.

 Birthday "cake" - apple pie

HAPPY 37th BIRTHDAY Jake-Babe-Daddy!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Employee of the Month

We were just a little excited that Daddy got Employee of the Month!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Levang's visit NC

We just had a GREAT visit with the Levang's.  They drove here from Minnesota and arrived late Tuesday night. We enjoyed a couple of trips to the Children's Museum of Wilmington.

And OH THE IRONY - we got snow while our MINNESOTA cousins were here. The snow started Wednesday night and we woke up to a beautiful winter wonderland. The girls were off of school Wednesday through Monday due to weather. That was such a blessing; we had more cousin time since they didn't have school.

The kids had a blast playing in the snow, building two snowmen and sledding, on boogie boards & skim boards.  The skim board worked the best and was the fastest.

We enjoyed a couple of games of bowling too.

We even made a quick stop at the beach and saw SNOW on the beach and ICE on the Oceanic Pier.

And just in case you were thinking, "man, they've had a lot of house guests." YOU ARE RIGHT. We have had family come stay with us every two weeks since our Adoption Party - then Thanksgiving - then mid-December - then just after New Year's. It's been a fun couple of months making memories with our cousins, aunts & uncles and grandparents!

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve 2017

We may have started a new tradition this year for New Year's Eve - WAFFLE PARTY with friends.  It was fun, yummy and the kids loved it.  It was even more special with our neighbors!

ALL the Nutella.  They were wired afterwards.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

"my tooth is loosed"

Ella finally lost her first tooth this morning!  It's been hanging on by a thread and she would not let us touch it.  We've been telling her she has shark teeth, since she has a second row of the permanent teeth partially through. Jake tricked-conned-bribed her into letting him pull it this morning. The other front bottom one is also loose.  We'll see how long it hangs on.

Monday, December 25, 2017

Christmas at Home 2017

First things first, last night we told the girls they could not wake anyone up until 7am and we had to start the coffee before beginning Christmas. The girls were back in our room at 7:01am. Ha!
We read the Christmas Story from our Jesus Storybook Bible. We love that Bible and how every story, Old & New Testament, points to our Savior, JESUS, the greatest gift of all.

The excitement of gift giving & opening!

We had a brunch, okay it was really just breakfast since it was before 9am, of eggs, bacon and homemade cinnamon rolls. It was a fun, relaxing day playing and enjoying time together. We even had a candlelight dinner with pasta - kids pick! Why not pasta?!? I can make dinner in under 30 minutes and enjoy more time with my family.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

A highlight of every Christmas Eve is Christmas at The Bridge.  The kids sang "Go Tell It On The Mountain." Photo from Thursday night rehearsal

As is our tradition, we opened our Christmas Eve box after naps.  Once again the contents included supplies for making Christmas trees.  It also included graham crackers for making gingerbread houses.  The big girls are moving up! We also had popcorn and popcorn seasonings.  The popcorn was a snack to have while decorating our trees and houses.  The plan was for it to deter the kids from eating ALL the candy and/or ALL the icing (Benny & Wren) but that didn't work out so well.