Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Finn's Preschool Graduation

My middle boy graduated from Grace Place Preschool last week.
I cannot believe that he is now going to go to BIG kid school...
a Kindergartner!!

Proud daddy and little Owen...ready to support Finn.

Memaw and Aidan getting ready for the ceremony to start!

I don't think I have EVER EVER seen him smile so big...
he was so very proud. And I was so very proud of him!!


Mrs. Stephanie (the awesome director of the Grace Place)...

Slide show...which makes me BAWL every single year!! So sweet!

Do ya see his fauxhawk? Pretty cute, huh?

Graduation gifts from Memaw and Papaw!

Grandpa...he was gracious enough to video for us!! Thanks Grandpa!

One proud sister!!

Mrs. Leslie...

Mrs. Sara...

...the caption says it all!!

Finley's best friend...

Mrs. Stephanie and Finley...

Proud Gaga and Grandma...thanks for coming!

He was most definitely going to get this picture taken...he told me 4x that he needed a picture with her!!! So sweet...

Oh my sweet Finley...your daddy and I are so very proud of you. You are going to do great in Kindergarten. You are growing so quickly and we are so blessed to be a part of raising you. Thank you Lord for allowing us to be parents to Finn.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday Breslyn!

I love you Breslyn...

Oh yes I do....

I love you Breslyn...

And I'll be true...

When you're not with me...

I'm blue...

Oh, Breslyn...

I love you!!!

You are my sunshine...

my only sunshine...

you make me happy...

when skies are gray...

you'll never know dear...

how much I love you...

please don't take...

my sunshine away!

Happy Birthday beautiful girl!!

You are just so special...
you are fake smiling now,
you can recite the alphabet,
you can count to 10,
you aren't potty trained yet,
you care deeply for Obug,
you fight daily with Finley,
you MUST give Aidan hugs before he leaves for school each day,
you MAKE daddy call you little princess,
you cannot wait to go to school (so you say),
you love your grandparents,
you are shy but so very funny!!

God has blessed us so greatly and our family is so lucky to have you in it!!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Update On Baby Ryan

I wrote in my previous post about Ryan Hamil, a missing boy in OK. Today they found his body. My heart is so very heavy for this family. To lose 2 boys, I cannot fathom what they are going through.

Please continue to pray for this family...that they would receive peace abundantly.

Thank you Lord for allowing little Ryan to be found. Although this is not the outcome that we would have wanted, we know that he is now resting in your arms....at HOME. What a sweet picture...seeing you holding his hands walking the streets of Heaven. Lord please bless the family and others...let them see you in this time of tragedy. Amen.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Not A Wordless Wednesday...

...in fact I am begging you...please use words to pray for a family in Oklahoma. Please pray for the Hamil family in Piedmont. A few quick details...the mom (Catherine who is pregnant) was holding her 3 babies (a 5yo, 3yo and 15mo) in a bathtub when their house was hit by the tornado. Her 3 yo was ripped from her arms, her 15mo died and her little girl is in critical condition (as is the mom). They have not found the 3yo Ryan.

I am pleading with you to pray for this hurting family. My heart is just breaking for them. When I put my boys to bed tonight while singing Amazing Grace to them, I just broke down crying. When the boys asked why, I told them...and "we" prayed together. It was so moving to know they were listening to the words I was speaking straight to God. Amazing Grace indeed.

I just cannot imagine how much the mom is hurting right now...to have your child ripped from your arms and taken away by a tornado.....

Lord, I know that you will be glorified whether little Ryan makes it home alive and unhurt or if you have already taken him to Heaven to be with you. You can and will comfort this family even in their darkest hour. I ask that you wrap your arms of peace around them ,and help guide those searching for him. I am praying for a miracle Lord, that Ryan makes it home to his parents....if it is your will. Amen.

So again, I am asking that you pray without ceasing. Pray fervently and with a steadfastness.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Good Day...Not So Much

Okay that's better.

The stupid stomach bug is making it's way through our home...jealous?
It hit Owen...two days later Finn...two days later Breslyn. Who's next?
I am queasy (and I think Aidan is too...he's home 'sick' from school today).

The boys are fighting and I just had to "discipline" Aidan...and I got hurt in the process.
Their fighting woke Owen up from his nap EARLY...
My house is a freakin mess (I just got back from a scrap weekend..so one husband and 4 kids trampling about does not make for a clean house!!!).

I am struggling with rearranging the kids rooms for a more peaceful household...
I am struggling with whether I should watch a kid over the summer....
I am struggling about making a decision on my job in the fall.

It's rainy, hot, muggy and I am not happy.

Somewhat better!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

It's almost this little stinker's 3rd birthday...sniff, sniff. Love you B!! Can't wait to celebrate your big day!! xoxoxo..momma

Friday, May 13, 2011

He is Thirsty...

So this little rugrat won't leave my cabinets A.L.O.N.E!! Grr! But for the most part he can't get into too much trouble!! I mean there are only a few breakable bowls, and glass lids on and the occasional candle holder...but he already got a hold of that and shattered it (he was channeling his older brother). So we are pretty good now. Right? Well, we'll see.

So he found a BIG OLE jug and decided that it was a VERY LARGE sippy cup!! Hahaha!! Of course as soon as I grabbed my camera he stopped "drinking" from it!

Look at those baby blues....LOVE EM!!

Look Who's Walking!!

Owen is so close to full-time walking.
As of now, he can only go about 5 steps at once, but he is SO THERE!!

Way to go Obug!! We are so proud of you big boy!!

(and if you notice...he raises his hands during his big moments...he is very proud of himself)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Hole Where?

So after some serious pondering
and some serious staring
Breslyn comes up to me and says the following...
"Brinkley (our dog) has a hole in her butt..a hole in her butt! Does she have a hole in her butt?"
To which I reply (trying not to burst out laughing), "yes."
Then she smartly asks, "Can you put some tape on it?"
That is some serious funniness right there!! Hahahaha!!
My precious baby girl...
we are a classy householed!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I know so many great mothers
and I feel so blessed to be able to witness their love and kindness towards their children.

If you are a mother...
always know that you are...

being watched
longed for
listened to

Thank you to these mothers who have shown me in their own special ways how to be the best mom I can be:
My Momma
My Grandma
My MIL, Linda
Aunt Jessie
Aunt Wilma

You have each taught me how to raise my children in a loving way. Know that I am so happy to be able to learn from you all. I love and respect you.

Dear Children,

Thank you for making me a mother. You have each taught me how to love and wear my heart outside of my body!! As your mother I crave your hugs, kisses, sweet cards, love and time. I never pictured myself as a mother to 4, but I wouldn't have it any other way. Each one of you are so wonderful and I THANK GOD DAILY for you.


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Osama Bin Laden


Today was an historic day in American history...

Osama Bin Laden is DEAD!!!

Praise the Lord justice has come.

Although our "leader" likes to take credit for this moment, I think he is the last person who needs to step forward and receive praises! Let us give the praise to God, and our troops...brave men and women who have given their time and lives for THIS.VERY.DAY!!


What an amazing day.....