I have been going through the recent pictures I’ve taken during the fall and have realized that I haven’t posted a single picture from our spring and summer. We had a lot going on. We’ve had four birthdays, a beach wedding, and many more summer fun days. Here is a smidgen of our spring and summer.
Toys, toys, everywhere…..Oh what to get?
“I JUST CANNOT DECIDE”
His favorite dessert, brownies! The boy doesn’t like cake. What is wrong with him?!?
Oh what could it be?
This is a picture of Brian and CB at the marina where the rehearsal dinner was held. I just love this picture!
T-Rev is growing too fast!
Another of my favorites! That’s the beauty of this blog. I get to pick my favorites!
Cousins. E is really hamming it up!
Thumb wrestling at the rehearsal dinner. Classic!
Ummm…..not really sure what this was about.
CB “the dancing man”
Anxiously waiting on back porch to go swimming.
Gotta love the goggles!
Chess got to come over one day with A and D. That was a fun day.
Trying to see who could make the most waves.
Just me and my boy!
and my other boy!
Look at how big he is! We have no idea where he came from or even where he went. He moves pretty fast for a turtle. Whatch out hare!
I just wanted to tell everyone (all 3 of you) about a sweet moment I had yesterday at church. First let me start by saying that I almost didn’t make it to church because I overslept. Then when I did wake up, I really struggled with whether or not to go. Brian was leaving to go out of town, I hadn’t had much sleep during the night, blah, blah , blah. Excuses, Excuses! Anyway, I did drag myself out of bed (at the last minute) and made it to church on time. I am so thankful I did.
Our sunday school class let out early, so I decided to peek in on our kids while they were in worship. I first went to see T-rev. When I arrived, he was standing and singing worship songs. Now to get the full picture, you must know that not all the children were standing. Some were, most weren’t. As I watched him sing, I noticed him swiping his forehead. This is something he does when he’s trying not to cry. At first I was concerned that something was wrong but as I looked closer, I began to realize that he was feeling the Spirit. The more he sang, the harder it was for him to conceal his emotion. When they finished singing, the leader went directly into a beautiful prayer. After the prayer, as T-rev looked up, I saw the tears on his face. Beautiful, silent, heart-felt tears. Noone else noticed or saw this but me and his heavenly Father. I cannot begin to tell you how my heart soared to see this. Seeing my son with his hands in the air and praising God was almost more than I could bear. I felt as if my heart would explode! I am so thankful to God for allowing me to share in this moment between He and my son. And what a beautiful, sweet moment it was!
And to think I almost missed it because I didn’t want to get out of bed……
We sang this song in church this morning and I can’t get it out of my mind. I have so much I want to say about how this song makes me feel but can’t seem to find the words. So I think I’ll just let the song do the speaking for me……
Today is a very special day. It is my hubby’s 40Th birthday. So in lieu of giving him a physical card, we are going to give him a virtual one. This way we can let him and the whole world know how wonderful he is and why we love him.
First of all, we love this man because he loves us. He is devoted to each of us and to our family. In a world, where men (and women) frequently leave their spouse and family for life “greener on the other side”, the boys and I can depend on Brian to always be here.
We love this man because he is fun loving. He is always laughing and making jokes. He makes our home that much brighter because of his humor and laughter.
We love this man because he is hard working. He is one deck laying, playhouse building, stairway refurbishing, wall painting, lawn mowing, computer fixing and sports paraphernalia selling man. Whenever anything needs fixing or tweaking, he’s my “go-to” man! I love how when something needs to be done, he researches it, figures it out and gets it accomplished.
We love this man because he is a great father and husband. He loves our boys immensely and is not afraid to show it. He is their protector and defender. At the mere thought of someone harming our little ones in anyway, whether it be emotional or physical, he turns into a ferocious lion. He comforts them when they are afraid or hurt. He makes them laugh when they are sad. He takes the time to teach them the things that only a Daddy can.
Yes we are still alive! I know, I know it’s been since October since I last posted. Brian pointed that out to me the other day. I get on my computer every night but I always spend too much time reading my favorite blogs then I never post on my own. So since it’s a long time in coming, the following post is chop full of pics and updates.
We’ve been very busy the last few months. During the fall we went to Savannah with Daddy for work (one of the perks of homeschooling). We also had lots of Fall fun on hay rides, corn mazes, and church fall festivals.
At Thanksgiving, we had Brian’s brother and his family over. While I was so astute to get pictures of all the food and tables, I didn’t get a single one of the family;). Oh well I had been up all night and day so at least I didn’t burn the turkey.
Christmas was amazing! We went home the weekend before Christmas and spent time with all our family. I got to see aunts and uncles on my mother’s side that I haven’t seen in a long time. Brian’s grandmother is living with his Mom and Dad and I was able to get pics of the boys with their Great Grandmother Huskey. Not many children have that priviledge. My camera batteries went dead at my Dad’s house and I didn’t get any good Christmas pics. Daddy, will you send me some of yours?
We spent Christmas at home this year. We usually spend it with our family but I had to work Christmas night. It was a nice, relaxed, fun-filled day.
After the new year, we have jumped right back into our school work. T-Rev is playing basketball. Bubby is anxious to start soccor in the Spring. I hope to post more on what our school days are like in the future.
Well, I know I’ve been rambling so I’ll just leave the rest to the pics.
Love you all,
Fall Festival (I didn’t seem to get any good pics of this day 🙁
The kids’ table at Thanskgiving
Biggest Turkey I ever cooked!
All the grub (Thanks Danene for the help!)
I have a saying, “still trying to catch my rear.” Basically I run around all day doing “stuff” but not really accomplishing anything. Well hopefully I can get a little more caught up with the blog in the few minutes I have before leaving for church.
Below is a pic of my boys before their first baseball game of the season. It was Bubby’s very first game. He was so excited! I’ll have more baseball pics later. This one is just a teaser.
I’m sorry but you don’t get more handsome than this. This pic of T-Rev shows a hint of what the man to come will look like. And while I couldn’t be prouder, I’m also a little sad at how fast he’s growing up.
Putting hand on nose before Pastor Kevin dunks him…..
These were good memories. Thanks boys!
I have been reading all my favorite blogs and realized that it has been five weeks since I last posted on my own. We’ve had a lot going on around here. Trevor had a birthday and was baptised. We’ve had family come and visit. We’ve also started school. I uploaded my pictures last night and had over TWO HUNDRED. So my goal is to get our blog caught up with our life.
Below is a slide show of our trip to see Clone Wars. In case you don’t know, the boys and I are HUGE Star Wars fans. We were really excited when this came out. Now I know that the Star Wars purist didn’t like this movie as much, but to 8 and 5 year old boys, it was “AWESOME.” So without further ado….our Clone Wars saga….