This is a pic of the wall art above the front door in the Gebhards house which pretty much summarizes all that they are! ( and what a great reminder to have as you leave the house each day!) To say that we had a good time visiting our dear friends is a major understatement! We had such a fun and encouraging time- It did our hearts and spirits well to be with them again and just soak up the richness that they ooze from every pore...those of you that know them, know what I mean! Super godly plus Super fun = The Gebhards bunch!
So much to say about our week long trip, so I will try and hit the highlights in a few posts. Survived the plane trip there and back. The kids did great over all, praise God. Sad I didn't get a pic of Gabe on his first plane ride, I hope he will forgive me and remember that we were on survival mode :)
Weston and Dax couldn't be more opposite even though they are so close in age- Dax is super laid back and Weston is high strung! I think Julie used the term "spicy" to describe one of her kids once & the term definitely fits Weston's demeanor compared to the "sweetness" of Dax's. But sweet and spicy make a good combo and keep things interesting!
Here are spicy and sweet sportin their matching hats from Julie
LOVED how little Dax likes to dress up in his sissy's clothes and shoes. Precious!
Gettin some Julie love
The pics below are of some of the amazing flowers and trees everywhere there! I felt like I was in a magazine the entire time
More to come! Thanks Kurt and Julie for a most amazing time with you guys. Your love and generosity was over the top and we will NEVER forget this trip!
Also while my parents were here, we happened upon this cute kid's salon in Sherman Oaks and we decided to have Weston's baby locks finally be handled by a professional :) It took quite a circus to keep him still- but after two lollipops and a sweaty stylist, the job was done!
First of all happy Resurrection Day! What a wonderful day we have had celebrating the Risen Savior Jesus Christ! Highlights from the day were singing with 3,000 voices " Christ the Lord is risen today..." as well as the Lord's prayer song, watching Weston do his first Easter egg hunt and a fun lunch with some Grace Church family! Pics to come from today but first need to catch up on some fun things that I am getting behind on.
A few weeks ago, my parents came out for a visit! We had a great time with them- showing them the new house we are moving to, a great afternoon at Balboa park and lots of snuggles with the boys. They also brought a bunch of furniture to the condo they own here and are beginning to make plans to remodel that as a place to stay when they come visit for longer periods of time...yay!
Gabe is first in each set. So cute how the boys are "getting to know" eachother these days! Weston gave Gabe his first real kiss today, adorable! And Gabe just loves to look at Weston and smile :) Love these little guys!
Yesterday we celebrated our 4th anniversary! I thought I would post a couple pics from our wedding since I never have before on the blog- sorry these are bad copies, I had to take pics of pics, never a good thing :) It was a perfect day four years ago and I never thought I would be happier than that day, but every year that goes by I am amazed at how my love and respect for Andrew continues to grow! He is such a blessing and encouragement to me. I love you babe!
This year to celebrate we will be heading to North Carolina as a family to visit the Gebhards! We have been wanting to make this trip so badly and it is fitting since Kurt is the one who married us! I thought that was all that we were going to do, but Andrew surprised me and took me to an AMAZING dinner last night at Lucques. Please try this restaurant out if you can- wonderful fussy food! ( it's on Melrose ave. also fun to drive down and people watch!)
During the Shepherd's Conference a few weeks ago, we enjoyed seeing some friends throughout the week. While Andrew worked long hours it was nice to fill our home with sweet faces to take away the sadness of missing daddy :)
Here is Cade and Weston being curious about the camera lens
Melissa and Cade Matthews...and baby #2 on the way!
Our friend Stacy came all the way up from San Diego with her little girl Madison- what a doll!
My friend Tricia came over with little Everett, and they now live in Florida. It was sooo nice to see them and catch up in person
And here is my sweet friend Ayemi who came from Northern Cal.
I somehow forgot to take a pic with the Small family and the Martinez family, but they were here as well and we had a blast visiting with them!
Thank you friends for filling our week with wonderful memories!