Thursday, July 26, 2012

More Beautiful You

Whenever we hear the chorus to the song "More Beautiful You" by Johnny Diaz, Matt and I always think of our girls.

Our sweet girls:
We always want to celebrate who you are - because there could never be a more beautiful "you!"  You are both so beautiful and unique in your own way.  We pray that you will always remember who you are - and listen to the truth of your Maker.  You were made to fill a purpose. We are more than blessed to be your Mommy and Daddy. 

 Lucy Mae - you are so spunky and love life.  Always moving from sun up to sun down.  Your acceptance of others amazes me.  You love with all your heart.  I love you, Sugar Plum.

 Sweet Annabelle - you are so easy-going and huggable.  You marvel at everything you see and take it all in.  I adore you and always know that you were worth the wait, my Pumpkin.  I simply cannot believe you are about to turn 1-year old.

Our hearts overflow with love for you both.  Praising the God who created you!

There could never be a more beautiful you
Don't buy the lies disguises and hoops they make you jump through
You were made to fill a purpose that only you could do
So there could never be a more beautiful

 The ONE who's strong can right your wrongs
Can rid your fears and dry all your tears
And change the way you look at this big world
He will take your dark distorted view
And with His light He will show you truth
And again you'll see through the eyes of a little girl

All of our photos were taken by the amazing Anne Gregoire.  She did such an amazing job with the girls and made them feel comfortable and just had fun.  Click HERE to find out more about Anne Gregoire Photography.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Michigan Trip

The girls and I traveled to MI!  We had a fun time with Aunt Mim, Uncle Dean, and Cousin Tallie.  We were so excited to spend time with them - and Lucy just adores her cousin.  We also had some time to spend with Kathy and the kids again, and I also met up with another friend for lunch and met our friends, The Georges, for dinner - they escaped the summer camp for a day!  I constantly just look to God in awe as to how much love we are blessed with by so many friends and family.  It's still very hard to leave MI, I do miss my sister horribly when we go.  Lucy cries for the first few minutes in the car.  We are blessed to have them in our lives!

 playing catch!

 Mommy loves my gummy grin!  But while at Aunt Mim's I cut my first tooth and now there are 3 more on the way all at once.  (growing up WAY too fast!)
 Aunt Mim always provides the best entertainment!  The girls had super long sparklers and Uncle Dean set off some fireworks.
And introducing..................SPECKLES!  (the bird!) 
Oh gosh - we love Speckles!  Lucy helped give him water and seed.  He greeted us every morning when we came downstairs.  Annabelle also learned how to sign "bird." 

Can't wait for more MI fun!

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Kathy and the kids came in June - and we were so excited to see one another again.  She is such an amazing friend - just one of the best things about me moving to MI.  I just wish that she was still around though.  She's my friend that just "gets it" all the time.  We had a great time and were constantly on the go.
Day one was lunch out and then a rest day for her kiddos after traveling.
Day 2 we were off to the aquarium.

 Princess & the Frog???!
 Lucy and Sofi on the frogs
 Kathy and handsome Henrik

Day 3 - Skyline and Oakley After Hours - The Men went to a baseball game
 Annabelle's First Skyline - and we are so proud of her -she loved it!
 First Skyline for all the Wanrooy's!  Henrik tried hard to get to Mommy's dinner.

Day 4 - Reds game for all
 Annie's second Reds game
 awesome seats!
 It was HOT!

We had one more day with our friends - so we swam in their downtown hotel pool and went out for dinner.  Their visit was such a great blessing - I cannot tell you how much we love this family.  I will be forever grateful that I went to that library program in Rockford, MI where I met one of my very best friends!

Sum, Sum, Summertime!

Oh wow!  It's been so hot here!  Our van registered 111 degrees today - not all that accurate, but close!  Hopefully my east coast and MI friends are staying a little cooler. 

We've been busy here with playdates and a little traveling.  We're about to get a bunch of visitors for the rest of July, so that is a ton of fun.  June was so much fun as well as my friend Kathy came with her kids - more on that later.  So this month we are looking forward to Grandma & Grandpa visiting from Panama, Nanny and Pappy coming from PA, and Cousin Olivia coming in from MD.  The rest of our month is jam packed with visitors and we are so excited!!!

Here are some pictures of our sweet girls:

 Annie's first bath in the sink.  We never did this with Lucy - and Annie just had so much fun!
 Someone's tired!!!  Yes, she has found her thumb and that makes this Mommy so happy!  So adorable!
 These sisters have fun together.  Look @ Annabelle pushing up like that - but don't let her fool you!  This girl is still not interested in crawling at all!  Lucy is such a smiler!
Just getting cool in the back yard