Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fourth of July 2014

Happy Independence Day from our family to yours:).

Our weekend was full of watermelon, swimming, fireworks and laughter with friends.
 I am thankful for the American heroes who have and continue to sacrifice their safety and time with family to serve our county. Not only them, but I am also thankful for their loved ones.
Our weekend is far from over, my little brother is marrying his fiancé tomorrow afternoon. They really are a perfect pair.
Hope you are having a great weekend!!!
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Thursday, June 19, 2014

No Air

Our air went out this week.

It's 90+ degrees.

Oh, did I mention I am six months preggo?

Okay, now I am just being a whiny punk.
Fortunately, our parent's live close by and we were able to stay with my mom last night. Not to mention the friend who rushed to my doorstep upon hearing we didn't have air and insisted that I come to her house. Small town life close to family and friends has its perks:).

We decided to stay home during the day and rely on fans and scant clothing. And it wasn't bad. Especially considering my mother-in-love just returned from a mission trip to Hondouras. Now that's hot.

My five year old had his own strategy to beat the heat.
Did I mention that Walker is obsessed with Dukes of Hazard?
He had minor dental surgery last week (a whole different post), so Lee decided to surprise him with a Dukes of Hazard car set. This is the equivalent of me getting pearl earrings or a trip to the Trader Joe's without any kids.

He has not put those three cars down.
Hope you are having a great week and finding creative ways to enjoy what is quickly turning into a blazing summer. XO
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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Wren is Three

My baby girl is THREE.
Can't even deal with that. Really doesn't seem possible.
There is so much I could tell you about my Dora-entralled, big ole mess lovin', red pepper snackin', mama and daddy bed-crashin', book obsessed little lady.
She is a trip. I'm telling y'all.

[Yup, those are plastic baby toes sticking out of the bottom of her shirt]
We celebrated with a party at the park for friends and one for family. 

The friend party was also a celebration for Harper & Ella Kate, who were born the same week.
Our family party was a birthday brunch with lots and lots of (much-anticipated) Dora-themed gifts, including books, dolls, PJs and a bike.
She got other goodies too, including underoos, a cash register, shoes and a sassy swimsuit.


Let me tell you. My baby is a strong-willed thing.
Right now, that sometimes means toothpaste all over her carpet. Battles to wear nothing but princess undies in public. Sharpie marker on the table. Temper tantrums in the grocery store. You get the idea.
But her will is also a beautiful thing.
Ain't nobody going to mess with the Peach.
And by the grace of God (with huge helpings of patience), her strong will and passion for life will enable her to do special things for Christ and for others.

I know this next year will be one of the hardest, yet most rewarding 12 months of my life. Please pray for me, y'all. That I have patience and wisdom and consistency as I figure out how to be the best mama I can be to my Wren.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Summer is Here

Summer has arrived.

So much to catch up on. 

But for now, we will eat popsicles and snuggle George.
More to come...

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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Big News

Big news around these parts.

We found out last week these three are having a baby...(DRUMROLL)...
BROTHER!!!

Looks like this fall will be busy, with our little guy arriving in September.

Walker is over the moon. He begged for a brother.

We told him in front of his preschool class, who had just done a math project that involved casting votes for whether they thought it was a girl or a boy. They said boy.
And they were right!
The only person not so happy was sister. We let Walker tell her the news.

Walker: Wren, we are having a baby brother.

Wren: NOOOOO!!! It's a girl.
Walker: Nope, it's a boy.

Wren: Whhaaaaaaaa!!!!!! 
We are thrilled. Seriously giddy. Especially now that I am past the morning sickness.

And even the Peach is coming around to the idea:).

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Research

Little Miss Wren up doing late night birthday research.
"Dora bike" Google image search.
So much to share and catch up on...soon:).

Goodnight, friends.
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Monday, March 24, 2014

Happy Monday

Spring is here.

Apparently, nobody got the message. Cause it's still crazy cold out there.
 And my house is covered in baby dolls, basketball jerseys and tortilla chip crumbs.
 This guy is responsible for the jerseys and crumbs.
 I might just forgive him.
 Happy Monday, friends!
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