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.

Momma



















First day of school


Big huge boys

2nd Grade

Daddy captured a rare hand-holding moment

He got the teacher he wanted!!

                                           
Preschool



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

S-u-m-m-e-r

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



Lifetime 



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


Piggies 



Aquarium


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!