Wednesday, February 26, 2014

For the girls

I keep wanting to sit down here and write up a little blog post but there is something that stops me. I think I've figured it out. I keep thinking of why I used to sit here. What was my drive to be so on top of keeping up to date? Sadly it was not what I said it was.

I wanted to be noticed. I cared what people thought. I wanted to be noticed outside of my little world. I wanted to have people comment, I cared about how many views each post got. I know I have said in the past that I write here for my girls but I am sorry to say that was not true, not fully.

The past weeks as I think about sitting here I worry that I cannot string words together in a pleasing manner. I want to have "great" stories to tell vs. the mundane day to day.

So now I remind myself that it is the mundane that maters. It is the life I live with my family. This is what I do. Little snippets of a quiet life. Of a life lived in quiet. (or noise but it's simple noise).

When the world all around keeps telling me that I must produce the most astounding of photos and the fullest of words I wonder at what my contribution is worth. But when I look into the steel and sky blue eyes of my girls I remember what really matters. Why I am really here. SO...

Suzie and Jade this ones for you.

Remember this guy?

Remember when we went to Grandpa and Grandmas just to play with him.


He loves the snow. Even when you throw it at him.


Plop!!


Jade you probably don't remember how you felt when he jumped up on you. But I can say that it wasn't your favorite. He thought you were a big moving toy and so much fun. You thought it was a bit annoying how he bit at your mitts. That's why your hands are where they are in this picture.


Climbing the snow plowed mounds in the front yard at Gr.pa and Gr.mas




You thought your were out of Ree-bar's rough housing reach. Turns out you were wrong.






Oh little Ree-bar you're a cutie.




I don't think he looks to impressed.


Jade you liked to pretend you were a myriad of creatures. Here you are being a snake I believe.




And the interactions with the older Orange Cat. (yes that is his name). At first Orange Cat was not too sure but he started to warm up to Ree-bar. Grandma said this was one of the best interactions so far. Actually playing together.










Puppy nose and tongue.


Grandma and her new baby.


Here they are, those steal blue eyes. Love the bow in your hair. A bow from some wrapping that you found in the guest room and took it upon yourself to put it upon yourself. Love you my dear sweet Suzie.




Exploring the window fogged by your breath. Oh how I do love you too my dear Jade.

I Think you two to be the two sweetest girls I know. Funny how any mom will say that about their girls. Well It's true. When you talk about the changes that will take place in your lives when you are "mommies" I imagine the changes right along with you. Look so forward to watching you grow and mature. Love to see the little girls you are and the little women you will be one day.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

     2013 is on it's way out and 2014 is right around the corner. I have here a little taste of the holidays from our home. This year has been full to the brim with Joy and struggle but the joy has far outweighed the pain. With the end of this year there are many things to look back on with a thankful heart and a few things to think on for the future. But in the end there is one thing that is most important to me and that is this one truth, it spreads and seeps into every corner of my being. It takes me and holds me in its grip, never to let me go and even this "one" truth spreads into every bit of truth that is pure. That is Christ, Born to save the sons of earth, born to give us second birth. When Sin entered into the perfect world, that God had created, there was no hope for man from man. There was only one promise that could bring us back into communion with our Creator. And He was promised to us from that first day of Sin.
Genesis 3:15
 "And I will put enmity
    between you and the woman,
    and between your offspring and hers;
he will crush your head,
    and you will strike his heel.”
"He" is Christ the Lord, Savior of us all.  

May you have a day full of Gods grace and Mercy. May you know The truth that is above all else.

Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.


christmas 2013 from Angie Kroeker on Vimeo.



Monday, November 4, 2013

Somewhere this summer time got away.

I won't even begin to pretend that this is going to become a regular trend. If I got back into a regular schedule that would be great but I'm not going to pretend. I am going to do this though. I am going to post when I do and I am not going to try and explain why these pictures look like they came from summer when we in fact just got a cold snap with wispy snow falling. The leaves are gone and the cold is settling in for the winter. Better yet they did that nasty day light savings thing on us this last weekend and now the sun goes down in the middle of my evening, giving me reason to believe that the day is over earlier than I am used to.
And that will only get worse as the season deepens. By the time we are in the darkest part of the winter the sun goes down some time around 4 pm. Making me believe there is nothing but an indoor world.

Needless to say here is a little visit from Great Grandma S. and other happenings that day.

Great Grandma came for a visit.



Yes, like Suzie's finding out that Grandpa and Grandma's place has an out house.




Who wouldn't rush to use and out door toilet?


Helping Charlie find and stomp on the grasshoppers.




There's more here Charlie.


Yup, Stomp it.






Jade fell in love with great Grandma.




Totally enamored.


Every time we went back to the farm after she had left Jade would ask where she was. Even not that long ago Jade mentioned it again.




And again how could you not love this wonderful woman? She took the girls for a walk and drew Jade pictures as often as she asked. And of course just her love and care is such an amazing gift that she shares with anyone who crosses her path.


See.


We love you Great Grandma and can't wait to see you again.




Sleep tight my loves and enjoy a cozy curl up on the couch with the dear to you, near to you.



Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Summer is passing, here is a small hello from us.

Here's a something to look at. Something old but not to be forgotten.

Just a little something to let you know that I do plan to return. I plan to show our faces again.


I plan to come back full swing one day...Soon?


Till then I am still hard at work. Canning the summer into jars. More jars than I had ever imagend I could store up.


And this is not a metiphorical speech. I am serious. This is a new fall love of mine, hot fruit, hot water, hot jars and shelves lined with summer for the winter.


Also we still go to the building every day. We still rush from here to there and back again. And sometimes we take a break and stop by the flower garden for supper.


(no these colors are not equal to what we see now. It is summer in these pics and fall in reality. These pics were just here waiting to find their way to you.)


I miss this. I miss you all. I miss sitting here typing out my thoughts and loading up colors of our lives.




Till next time, enjoy the changing seasons.


Enjoy the early sun sets and the late sun rises that automatically bring around better nights of sleep for little girls.


Enjoy the changes in the weather and the growing in your heart.
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