Sebastian and Friends

It is interesting to me how a second child’s life is so different than the first child’s. Most of Sebastian’s days consist of tagging along to his sister’s activities and hanging out with his sister and her friends.

Just recently however, Sebastian has been putting his toe into the pool of friendship…and it is just the most precious thing.

In November my friend Sarita and I came up with the idea to swap our kids so that we could spend some time volunteering in our older child’s classroom. This exchanged was motivated so that I could spend more time with Dayla, but as an added bonus Sebastian has been having weekly play dates with a little boy his age. It has been a TOTAL BONUS..because these boys are now two peas in a pod…and cute as can be.

Sebastian and Judd




This month we had the Linsday family’s kids over for a sleepover (an exchange since they took our kids for the room makeover!) and when we went to the park, Sebastian and Henry were just hanging out like they were the best of friends.

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It is so fun to see this new stage for Sebastian, he is just as happy as can be about making new little buddies!

Reunited for Retreat

When we met, not one of us had children. Now we all have 3 or 4 or even 5 that we call our own.

It amazes me to think back to those first years of Young Married’s bible study, as God shaped and molded our group, and then got us all pregnant within months of each other; it is amazing to see now what God was doing and how He was bringing us together.

We decided to retreat together and study the word of God together like we haven’t done in years. We all found family to take our kids for us….and we retreated. We read the bible, we encouraged one another, we laughed together, we relaxed together, we ate out at a fancy dinner together….we had a sweet sweet weekend together. And we can’t wait to do it again.



[The girls: Julian Friesen, Me, Kristy Lindsay, Julie Dennis, Sarita Lemons]









A Park Life

In January we started going to parks a lot. I don’t know why…maybe because Sebastian is at the age where he no longer wants to be cooped up at home anymore….or maybe because he and Dayla are playing together so well and just laughing up a storm anywhere we go…or maybe because I am grumpy and pregnant and it does us all well to be outside in the sun. Or maybe because it is January and February…and we can be OUTSIDE IN THE SUN! I sure do love San Diego.

Whatever the reason, we have been at a park at least once a week for the last 2 months. This is so unlike us (Dayla and I are such introverts and could be happily be home every day of the week)…but it has been so much fun.

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