Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Lions and such

Do you know something amazing about children? Their love. Because you know your child loves you when you hand him something that you lovingly (yet horribly) made out of play-doh, that looks like this...

and he takes one wonderful look at it

and squeals with joy because you made him a lion (a very sick, squished and faceless lion, but hey, who's looking?)!

He definitely made my night!

Friday, January 28, 2011

It's sunny in CA

And my camera is loving it!

For Christmas the boys got a huge box full of costumes from Joseph and I, so pretty much every photo I have is of them dressed up as something other then themselves, haha. They love going out to play in our complex all dressed up.

This last photo is of Emmalynn and her/our cousin Jacob, who was born two months before her.

Why I wish I lived in Texas...

Let me count the reasons...

Awesome new friends who, without ever meeting us, opened their home to my busy family for three days. Scoot and Kim, you rock!

Awesome men of God, who just so happen to be some of Joseph's closest friends, despite what the look on his face says in this picture, haha.

The Mullins. Nuff said.

The amazing wife half of my first ever community group leader and her growing family (does that make any since? love ya Maggie)

One of the many new blessings brought into the world by old friends.

The first girl born into our group of many many boys. And of course her awesome Mama

Little Sarah. This little girl is so blessed to have the incredible woman by the name of Sarah as her Mommy.

Old friends reunited. Somewhere on this computer I have a picture of these two when they were both under a year!

On our way back home after being in Kentucky for Joseph's deployment, we had the opportunity to stop in Texas and spend three absolutely amazing and much needed time with some pretty incredible friends. I have missed them all so much! Even more of a treat was getting to be apart of their Church service on Sunday. While living life together can sure be messy, it is also such a beautiful thing to see. It is awesome to see these friends that were all apart of my first community group now being pastors, elders, pastors wives and elders wives, and so many other great things. God is truly awesome!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Emmy girl is five months old! She is quite the talker, yabbering all the time, especially when her brothers are being loud (read-always). She rolls over all the time, grabs at anything in front of her ( I love seeing her little hands that are always moving suddenly get really slow and controlled as she reaches for something. She is like a magnet). She is weighing in at 17 pounds and 27 inches! My big beautiful girl.

Conner drew his fist picture the other day. He really does not enjoy coloring all that much, and can not handle using more then one color at a time. Its like pulling teeth getting him to choose another, and then its always black. Sigh. So when he told me he was drawing a picture of Emmalynn the other day, I didn't think much of it. That is until I looked and actually saw person! I was so proud of him :)

I got Emmy a new bath tub, and we are in love! It's a Princelion Heart Wash Pod, basically a clear bucket with padding on the bottom. Its great because she is nice and snug in it and warm since her entire body is submerged in water. I would highly recommend it to any one with babies.
And my sweet crazy Brooks who looks so much like his Daddy. Someday I am going to have to take a picture of a painting that Joseph's parents have of him at Conner's age. Its amazing how much both my boys look like Joseph.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

wordless wednesday

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Summer fun