January 18: Grandma Likkel is known for many things, and one of them is her homemade Split Pea soup. I love making it because it's a Likkel favorite, a fond childhood memory, and a piece of our Dutch heritage.
In the morning, fill crockpot with...
- 2 cups dried split peas
- 1 ham bone & 2 cups diced ham
- 3 medium potatoes, diced
- about 1 cup each of carrots & celery
- 1 package Knorr Leek recipe mix
Emily for the first time. It was love at first sight! He just couldn't get enough of her.
Cubbies. It was PJ, Popcorn & Movie night. All of Isaiah's favorite things! He was so excited that he set out his PJ's a week before! I just love Isaiah's joy & enthusiasm for the little things in life. =)
Little Buddy woke up with a cold. He was most comfortable & content in a steamy bath with Johnson & Johnson's soothing vapor bath. LOVE this stuff.
Wilkenings. Oh how we love this family! If only we lived closer... What a joy it was to meet their newest addition Zavion. What a beautiful gift from the Lord.
upcoming move with one of our ministry supporters, we took the kids on the monorail to downtown Seattle. Isaiah was beyond excited & couldn't ask enough questions about how it worked. As the day went on, the kid's colds got worse & worse. Dave & Debbie met us half-way to get the kids so we could have a night away in Seattle on our own. It was such a treat to spend the night together, and know that the kids were being loved on by Nana & Papa too.
crepes, drinking Starbucks, and just loving the city. We then made our way over to Mars Hill to take part in an incredible church service & hearing Pastor Mark Driscoll share about his time in Haiti. Our day ended with us enjoying this breathtaking view of Seattle's skyline. We just love this city!