Saturday, April 29, 2017


A rough start to the day has lead to a very proud momma moment. First the rough parts- Lewis dropped my phone while we were leaving physical therapy (and running late to personal training). When I noticed the screen was cracked I hung my head down and cried. I cried because I was tired from the week of being solo (but I have made it, I am doing it!) and Lewis having a cold, not eating much and just cranky (rightfully so).

Lewis and I were 35 minutes late to personal training (so 60 minute session was cut to 25 minutes). A wonderful fast walk was had in the cool sunny air.

Then I went to school to get Harrison's bike after a week of learning to glide and ride. He has MASTERED his biking skills. He can ride, really ride, truly riding on his own! After class Harrison and his IA helped take his bike to the car. Best part.. Harrison gave me a HUGE hug and kiss before I left.

Now I am preparing to leave for the weekend on a church women's retreat in Leavenworth. Bill will be going solo for the weekend after his quick trip to Dubai...but I will be back on Sunday, renewed and reminded how wonderful our God is. 

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Last weeks field trip smiles with Harrison! Be sure to check backlog posts on the blog, (25+, Easter, One super proud momma)

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Great Wolf Lodge

Bill and I told Harrison once he mastered his swimming skills we would go to GWL and the time came to celebrate! Not only did Harrison have fun but the whole family had a blast! A much needed Nagel getaway!

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Easter 2017

A wonderful Easter with our Seattle families. God is so good!

A wonderful day for the zoo

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Saturday, April 8, 2017

25+ years

April 5th-8th: I was Avon, Indiana bound to visit one of my best childhood friends'

The largest slurpee I have EVER was a two hand holding job!
Our shopping adventure loot 
Great friend and food 

We drank A LOT of Starbucks...caramel macchiatos are so much better when shared with a friend. 
Here we lost track of which drink belong to whom...and they were at the same level! 
Saying good bye was tough as I wish we could have spent more time together. God has been so good to give me my dear friend. I learned so much more about how wonderful God is and he is truly with us each step of the way.

A few things I am "stealing" from Aliza:
I am Blessed (not lucky)
Finding words of wisdom to put around my house and car as a remember that God is always with me
Being intentional in all I do

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bat brothers!

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