Monday, July 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Meme!

This past weekend we had 2 special visitors...Bill's Grandpa who we call Papa and my brother, Uncle Jack! Jack's visit was inpromptue and very brief. He came late at night, and left early the next morning. We stayed up VERY late and had a good time talking. I wish we could see him more. He actually left so fast that I didn't even snap a picture of him! Papa came for the whole weekend. We ate chinese food,  cajun food, french toast, and mexican food all in one weekend! It was delicious! The kids had a great time playing around him and climbing all over him. Papa also spent some good time holding Lincoln. The man was a pro. It is clear that it wasn't his first rodeo. I think it is so cool that he has 4 children, 12 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren! 

This past week we also hit the 3 month milestone with Lincoln. My goodness, 3 months! Where has the time gone? Really though, it seems like he has always been here. He was a missing piece to our puzzle. 
Lincoln has gotten so big! He weights 13 pounds! He has started to laugh and talk. He is a really good baby and such a joy to me. My only complaint is that he ALWAYS wants to be held BUT I love having a cuddle bug so it's okay!
Sydney got a new purse this weekend from her visiting Papa and Gigi and she just LOVES it! (ALMOST AS MUCH AS SHE LOVES HER PUPPY!)

This weekend was also my sister Taryn's birthday! Happy Birthday Aunt Taryn! We love you!

And, Today is Meme's Birthday! We love you Meme! I miss my mommy so much and wish we could spend more time with her! I know that Meme is having a good birthday though because she is in Tasmania! 


Isn't my mom pretty!? I really hope that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree! I hope I can age as beautifully as she has!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Andrew Peterson - Dancing In The Mine Fields

I am completely in love with this song. And I really feel like it applies to Bill and I. 
"Everyone said we were much to young but we did it anyways....We went dancing in the mine fields. We went sailing in the storm...I believe its an easy price for the life we have found...This is harder than we dreamed but I believe this is what the promise is for. So when I lose my way, find me. And when I lose loves chain, bind me." 
I just love it. I guess the reason this song really stirs in me is because I love my husband. We have come a long way. We have truly grown together. He is not the man I first loved when I was 17. He is better. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

Big Brother Liam

I do not blog nearly enough lately. I have so many memories of this sweet time in my life that I don't want to forget but I just can't find the time to get them all online. Maybe I am too busy making memories?! Liam starts Kindergarden in about 6 weeks. 6 SHORT WEEKS. I can't hardly believe my first baby is going to be in school. Bittersweet for sure. 

I keep telling him to stop growing so fast but he just won't! He is defiant like that! He told me tonight that I needed to teach him how to make smoothies so that he could make them for his kids one day when he moves out. YIKES!
He is such a blessing in my life. He has such a sweet heart and he truly loves his family. Which leads me to this golden little story...At Chick Fila after story time this week Sydney was being teased by some little boys on the playground. I could see through the glass that something unsavory was going on. I walked into the play area just in time to hear one of the little boys say "She is stinky! She can't play with us!". Liam without a second of hesitation grabbed the little boy around the neck, in a choking motion and yelled "YOU DON'T TALK TO MY BABY SISTER LIKE THAT!" Luckily I was there just in time to break it up. Liam doesn't get mad very easily but you better not mess with his family. 

Sydney and Lincoln are really luckily to have such a great big brother! Bill and I are lucky to have such a sweet son! I believe in nature verse nurture so much after being a mom. I feel like I can hardly take credit for Liams sweet little soul...he just kinda came out that way!