Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: Pumpkin Patch 2012

{seriously...these pictures are melting my little heart!!}

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Too Heavy

I've been very reflective sad lately about the fact that I have had my last baby.  I see my biggest boy, Aidan...who is ALMOST taller than me, and I can't believe he is so "grown".  I see Finley...just maturing like imaginative.  But Breslyn...oh, how my heart aches to think of her going to Kindergarten so stinking soon {in 10 short months}!  I will not say how many times I've already cried gallons of salty tears over her going to BIG school.  And then there is baby....he is using so many new words, phrases, asserting himself, becoming independent and....HEAVY.  That is when I know for sure that they are getting too big too fast.  When I go to lift them, and I feel the heavy weight of their body.

I can remember it clearly when Finn was just too big...his little but strong body rejected my arms at age 3.  Breslyn is too big at 4...sometimes she rides on my back when I take her to bed.  Every time my heart hurts.  But last night when I scooped up Owen I realized, as he chattered away, that it's almost time.  He will get there fast.

I can't imagine what my life will be like when I am no longer carrying a baby, or rocking a baby, or caring for a baby.  I see time flying by...soon I won't have any kids at home.  The thought of having them all in school just BREAKS.MY.HEART!

I love babies, and I'm sad that that season of my life is fact I might be mourning the loss.

Lucky for me my bestie WILL be having another child (God-willing) and my awesome SIL will be having TRIPLETS soon.  I CAN'T WAIT!!!  I wish Melony (the SIL) lived closer so I could steal watch a baby or two to "help" her care for them!!

We are headed to the pumpkin patch...another photo op to capture sweet memories of all my "B.A.B.I.E.S." :)


Friday, October 19, 2012

My Rescuer

So the last few weeks (and a few to come) Joey has been working overtime.  It's's hard for him, and it is hard at home.

Sometimes I want to rescued from these difficult days; sometimes I need peace from this life in crazy town; sometimes I feel I need a hero; sometimes I think that Joey should be that - that rescuer, that peace and that hero.

But I must realize that he is just a human, as am I....I cannot be his everything either.

But there is who is my rescuer, my peace maker and hero....

Sunday at church we sang a new song during worship.  I just cried listening to the words of the chorus.  Those words were exactly what I needed and deeply desired to hear!  The song is beautiful...enjoy!

You are the source of the life
I can’t be left behind
No one else will do
I will take hold of You

I need You Jesus
To come to my rescue
Where else can I go

There’s no other name by
Which I am saved
Capture me with grace
I will follow You

This world has nothing for me
I will follow You
This world has nothing for me
I will follow You

Blue and Orange Baby Shower

Last month I was blessed to be able to co-host a baby shower for a wonderful little family.  Without going into super private details...this baby was so wanted and desired!  I went with an orange/blue/alphabet theme {because I found a super cute invitation with that theme...I ended up not needing the invites, but loved the I stuck with it (and I added in black and white polka dots as well)!}.

Our sweet preacher's wife, Vicki, offered up her home for the party...and it was the perfect size!!  She has a beautiful home- wonderful for hosting the shower!

We played "Pass the Popcorn"...I think everyone had a great is not the typical "baby shower" game, and that's what I love about it!

We served chicken salad crossaint sandwiches, crackers, cheese, dips, chips and....

...THE BEST PUNCH known to man!!!  This recipe is easy and DELISH!  I may or may not have had 4 cups of it!!

The dessert table...the alphabet theme really came in here...each cupcake was topped with little letters!!  The cupcakes were SO yummy!!

The beautiful guest of honor...Amanda!

The hostesses and, Amanda, Vicki and Amy.  We had a blast working together on this party!

Amanda and her precious mom!!

Time to open gifts...she cracks me up!!

It was an absolute pleasure co-hosting the shower.  Baby Landon is now here and if you would like a sneak peek of his newborn photo shoot go HERE!!  I will be posting the entire newborn session on photography check it out click on the tab at the top of the blog!!

Have a great Friday everyone!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

{  I sure hope we can make it here this year. :(  }

Monday, October 15, 2012

Baby Landon Sneak Peek!!

Here are a few shots from Baby Landon's Newborn photo session this week!!  

I ADORE that last picture!!!  He was a wonderful baby...very cooperative...and so were his parents! ;)  I've saved some of the best pics for later!!  I'm still editing and having a blast doing so!!  I can't wait to reveal them all!!  Hope you like them Amanda and JJ!!