Saturday, October 25, 2014

House Tour

We said goodbye to our home yesterday.  It wasn't as sad as I thought it would be, but I did get emotional saying farewell to our neighbors.  We had some of the very best neighbors ever at this house.  Salt of the earth.  Hard to say goodbye, but excited about where we are going.  

Here's a tour of our home.  Memories to last a lifetime..

 Some sweet pictures of the kids playing in their rooms

Bye-Bye Utica Street.  Thanks for all of the memories!  

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Hattie's Birthday {letters from momma}

Dear Hattie,

We love you so much.  It's been two fast years since you joined our family, but somehow it feels like we wouldn't exist with out you. You are a daddy's girl on all accounts, but you still love your momma to rock you and "read animals" at bedtime.  Your brothers adore you and have quickly become your best friends, playmates and protectors.  I'm not sure who they would even be without you here.  You are the most loving, inquisitive, determined, strong-willed, funny, entertaining, confident and serious toddler I've ever known.  I'm so excited that God chose me to be your mom, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my days loving you. You are God's perfect creation, and He had a plan for you before you were even created.  I don't know if I've ever shared this story with anyone, but before I was even pregnant with you the name Hattie was put on my heart. Then, when I found out I was pregnant, I prayed a prayer I've never prayed before.. I told God that if it were in His Will, I'd like a baby girl please:).  You are everything and even more than I ever hoped or imagined you would be.  Thank you for making my secret dream come true.  I love you to the moon and back.


First day of school

Big huge boys

2nd Grade

Daddy captured a rare hand-holding moment

He got the teacher he wanted!!


Our boys

Hattie and I miss these boys so very much during the day!  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Cute words..

"Dear God, bless my family, my grandmas, grandpas, nana and papa, and all of my aunts, uncles and cousins.  Bless their brains.  And you take care of YOU."  -Rhett

Jude: Hey mom, how come those people aren't buying our house if they want it.
Me:  Well, they can't afford it, bud. They just don't have enough money.
Jude: Oh, they don't have $200?
Me: Nope.
Jude: Ahh, I bet they spent all their money on junk, so now they don't have any.
Me: Yea, probably.


Wednesday, August 13, 2014


Finished a great baseball season! 

Team devotionals 

                                                                        Cold treats

 Coveted date nights 

Sno Cones!!

4 teeth pulled :(

Outdoor story time and food truck Wednesday

Neighborhood swimming

Love her.

Picking Blueberries 

Cousin Camp (we were honorary cousins)

Teeth separated after just two weeks! 

My buddy

Trip to the Roaring River 

Completed the summer reading program

Homemade popsicles 

Art projects 


Pete, repeat and three-peat

sweet bubba 

Mom and Rhett date 

Crafts at the library 

Indoor trampoline fun


Rhett earned his swim band by swimming 25 meters without stopping! 



flowers for our sweet neighbors 

Missouri trip

farm girl

Apple Picking

Children's Museum

It has come and gone too fast.  I'm not ready for school, but the boys seem to be upbeat and excited about it!  Thankful for that!