Monday, May 28, 2012

Three Day Weekend

We have had the best weekend together as our little family of four! We had no plans all weekend and we just enjoyed being with each other so much!


We spent lots of our time at the pool! The water was freezing! Kaitlin didn’t seem to mind the 1st day but today she was cold!


Playing with our watering can and shovel


Kory and Kaitlin love the water!


This cover-up is the cutest thing ever!! 


Colin was in the church nursery for the 1st time and he did great!  They put him in the swing and he was so happy! I was so nervous and I was really at ease when our friends were working in there! It is so nice to drop off your kids with people you love and know they love your kids!


He did great at the pool too! He is pretty happy as long as “Mr. Ducky” is with him! He has taken to the lovie and I need to find a replacement ASAP!


Tired and happy boy after the pool



We got lots of quality time with Daddy and enjoyed 3 days with him! Why can’t every weekend be a 3 day weekend!

We are so thankful for this weekend and all those who have sacrificed in the name of freedom! It is because of them that we are free today!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Last day of school

Kaitlin had a wonderful year in school this year and she has learned so much! I don’t think about how much Kaitlin has grown up until I look back and see how tiny she was this fall!


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Kaitlin had Bible class and music  every week at school ! She was so blessed with wonderful teachers and we are so thankful for how much she has learned this year! She also got to participate in carpool line at school! Kaitlin would wake goodbye and walk in to school by herself and walk to her little room! It was so neat to see her independence blossom and it was sad to see her getting so big!


When did she get so grown up??


This is what a lot of our day looks like!! It is hard being 3 years old! 3 is hard but is also a lot of fun!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Spring Pictures

My friend took Kaitlin’s 3 year old pictures and they turned out amazing!! Anyone in NWA needs to get Bethany to take their pictures ASAP!! I am so tickled at how they turned out!! Here is where you can find her!   (

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Thanks so much Bethany for these amazing memories!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Special Day

Yesterday we dedicated Colin at our church! It was a special day for our family and it is a memory we will cherish forever! We were with over a dozen other families and most of them are in our Sunday School class!

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Kaitlin went on stage with us and did so great! I was really nervous because she sat with us in church for the first time! I was worried she would be loud and distracting! She was perfect!! We had 7 baptisms before we went on stage and she sat quietly and clapped for each one!

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Kaitlin waved at everyone once we got on stage and she was so proud of her brother! Colin did great and was awake and content! Kaitlin started doing shadow puppets and it was all I could do but not laugh out loud! No one could see all the fun she was having but I know I will remember it forever! We are so honored with the responsibility of raising our sweet children and are blessed to have such wonderful parents to look to as role models!

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Colin in his first Seersucker!

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We wanted him to wear this but I was worried it was too dressy!


Kory made Mother’s Day extra special!! I am so blessed! I even matched my cake! Kaitlin was so excited about mother’s day and she got the celebration with cake and presents! She was very concerned we did not have party hats! She may be a party planner when she grows up with attention to the special details!

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This week has been really hard with all the Mother’s Day commercials, specials, emails! It was complete saturation all week so I was worried about the actual day! We felt everyone’s prayers and The Lord truly gave us a day filled with joy and I know Mom would have been so proud!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Sticky Paws

Kaitlin came up to me and said she needed to wash her “Sticky Paws”! Where she comes up with these things cracks me up!!


Here she is  with her sticky paws!


On the same day she came up and gave me a huge hug and said lets snuggle! Melt me heart!! She was sitting in my lap and I had brushed her hair and she looked at me and said “don’t pet me”! Always something funny from this girl!


Here is her huggable brother!


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Flower Fun

Look at this cute flower girl!!


It has been so warm here and we have been wearing our summer clothes! Someone was super proud of her first headband!


Flowers from Head to toe!


More sweet flowers!

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Kaitlin has been playing with Colin while he is in the baby gym! She is such a sweet big sister and tried to help him get the octopus! Kaitlin would swat the octopus then Colin would try to hit it! It was so fun to see them playing together!

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She would say “ Go Colin” and when he hit it she would clap and say “ I am so proud of you I knew you could do it!” It was the sweetest thing!

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Monday, May 7, 2012

2 months

How can this sweet boy be 2 months old already!!

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Colin you are growing and changing everyday! You are wearing 3 month clothes and some 3-6 month outfits! Some of your 3 month sleepers are getting a little snug in the toes! Size one diapers fit you really well !

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You are starting to be more alert and I love all the smiles and laughs! You still are swaddled and take a pacifier! You are harder to convince you need a nap but that swing tricks you to sleep every time!

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You love to eat and are eating every 3 hours but you would love to eat all the time! You are a hungry boy! You go down after your night feeding with Daddy and usually wake up around 3! You have made it twice skipping that feeding and woke up at 5 so that is a new development that we are hoping continues!

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Here you are at 2 months and then at one month!

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Love to see his little personality change more and more everyday!

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My 2 month old babies!! Still can’t decide if they favor each other yet!!!

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Sunday, May 6, 2012


"It was the best of times and it was the worst of times".... Charles Dickens sure describes the last two months!! This is not my normal post but I have been changed forever and am unsure if I remember what normal looks like!


I do know that our family has been blessed by so many sweet friends and I feel so so unworthy of such blessings! The countless meals that people have brought us have been beyond a huge blessing! Our Sunday school class helped us so so much for feeding us for 3 weeks! Food waiting on us when we came home with a brand new baby and meals when I was overwhelmed that cooking was the last thing that was on my mind! They have been on this roller coaster with us and have celebrated our greatest joys and mourned with us in such a gracious way! They have loved us in a way that is selfless and true!

I have been so blessed with friends who drop everything to help and are over in a moments notice! Not questioning my need just being over to help in a flash! Such wonderful friends praying for huge miracles and praying detailed prayers for divine intervention! I am changed forever because of their sweet sweet hearts!


My precious girls from college sent me this and I will treasure it forever! Girls that have known me over 10 years and are all over the country now gave us such a beautiful tangible gift that means the world to me!

I know I will never be able to communicate how much these people have helped us over these last months. I know that I am changed forever because of them!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My boys

My sweet boys


Sweet sleeping baby boy


Colin looks so serious in this picture! The boys must be discussing something very important!