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April 11, 2013

What we've been up to....

Hello sweet friends!

I had a few free moments and I wanted to jump on and post an update about what we've been up to!

I enjoy sharing things about our sweet family in this space as a way of documenting our lives. This way, I'll always have these moments written down so I can look back at and remember.. I love looking back to my beginning post and seeing just how far the Lord has brought our family. It's truly been amazing the healing and happiness that is ever present in our lives even through heartache.

We miss Maddie Grace every day but the Lord is doing great things in our family. We feel so blessed.

As many of you know we purchased 7 1/2 acres of land in the country just across from our Church. We named the land "Amazing Grace Farm" fitting huh? =)

We've had the land for almost a year now and the goal is to build our dream house there in about 4 more years... but in the mean  time we have been taking advantage of all this space. We've been able to host parties and go sledding out there. The boys love to run around and ride their bikes! Rick loves using the land to take the boys out on the four wheeler, dirt bike and golf cart. It's tons of fun. We definitely make great use of all the space and it's been such a blessing. I'm looking forward to planting another garden out there again this year. If anyone has tips, I'd love to hear them!

Just recently, we took on something else. We decided to renovate the old farmhouse that is there on the land! I definitely questioned it when my Husband suggested it. I just thought it's gonna take a TON of work to do this. And it has. But it's been so neat taking something old and in pitiful shape and turning it into something beautiful again. It's actually really fulfilling! The boys are loving helping with this project and I can't wait to show you our progress as it continues... I'll share some pics soon. The first floor is getting really close to being complete.

Also, we planned a little getaway for Valentines Day to Great wolf Lodge. It's kind of become a Valentine tradition and all three boys LOVED it. It was a nice time where really fun family memories were made..

Here's a few pics...

My Heart breakers on Vday!

Valentine's Day treats

So blessed <3

There was a Maddie Bird on the wolf den.. <3

My guys at breakfast

Noah and Jonah

My three sons <3

We also had a wonderful Easter and really fun Spring Break with Noah while he was off of school. He's such a joy to have home. I miss him at school during the day..

Here's us on Easter! =)

Elijah Braden-5

Jonah Asher- 15 months

Noah Riley-7

My loves!
Jonah with his basket. =)
So thankful for our Savior who gave His life for us and that we can
celebrate Him on Easter!
Hunting eggs... It was a rainy day here in Ohio so we hunted inside.

Happy Easter from the Ross'

Our sweet family at Amazing Grace Farm. Always thinking of
and missing our sweet Madeline Grace. <3

We ended the day smiling and laughing at these silly boys!

Our boys are happy, healthy and growing up quickly.
We are loving life!
Much Love,
Delight thyself also in the Lord: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Psalm 37:4


  1. Absolutely love the Easter outfits and pics! Beautiful family!

  2. So glad you posted again. I love hearing how God is blessing and using your family. We love Ohio and go now and again even our furlough takes us that way and also to see my husband's family. ;)

    Your family is so sweet!

    1. Thank you so much, Kristina! You are the sweetest! We love Ohio too! It's a great place. Thanks for stopping by and for following our story! =)

  3. Thanks for updating! I've enjoyed reading your blog and getting to "know" your family. =) LOVE your coordinating Easter outfits!