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Be JOYFUL always, PRAY without ceasing, give THANKS in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thess 5:16-18

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Photo Shoot

For part of Michael's Father's Day present, I had a friend at church come and take some pictures of the kids. Here are some of my favorites. If you want to see all of them check out the link to our photo site at the top of the page. Thanks Stephanie Chen! She was so amazing with the kids and did an incredible job with the pictures. Michael loved it!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Little Man turns 2

My Little Man turned 2 on Saturday. Seriously... where does the time go? We had a fun day of all his favorites including a trip to Lowes in the morning, going to Toys R Us to let him pick out a toy with the money Granne and Mamps sent. He picked balls of course and some army men. Then we had lunch a McDonalds, or "old McDonalds" as my kiddos call it. After naps, we had cake, ice cream, and presents and then met some friends from church at the minor league baseball game. It was a beautiful night and we had a blast!

I am so thankful for the blessing of a son and having this Little Man in my life. He definitely can be a booger sometimes, but he also is the funniest, sweetest little guy I know and fills my life with lots of laughter and joy. Happy Birthday Rivers! I love you So much!

One Month Pics

Here are some pictures of baby girl when she turned a month old last Sunday!

So pretty and ready for church

She adores her daddy already
This is how she likes to sleep if she isn't all swaddled up... so sweet


Well, I've been a little quiet in the blogging world lately. We have been home by ourselves for almost 3 weeks now. Things are going great, but they are definitely busier and I'm kind of exhausted by the time the kids go down to sleep so blogging just hasn't been a priority! This blog is very late and a long time coming... but I just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to some pretty amazing people.
First my Mom came and stayed with us for 2 whole weeks after Gloria was born and made the transition to 3 kids so easy for those weeks she was here. I didn't do a stitch of laundry, hardly any cooking, and she took most of the older kiddo duty while I fed Gloria... which in those early weeks is the majority of the day. This was her "vacation" this summer and I know she left more exhausted than when she came! She is one amazing momma and lady in general and Maddie and Rivers loved having her here. We miss her dearly... and I am missing my naps :)Thanks Mom!

After mom left my aunt Susan stayed with us another week and helped so much cooking, cleaning, playing with the kids. We had so much fun with her. She helped Madeline plant some tomatoes and peppers, and with that won her affection! Maddie still talks about "Aunt Su Su" and wants to know when she's coming back! So Susan, hopefully you will make Louisville one of your regular places to come visit.

My in laws were such a big help during the time we were in the hospital with Gloria. Mike's sister and her family along with my mother in law kept Madeline and Rivers for 3 days and nights. It was so comforting to know my kids were well taken care of and were having so much fun as well! Mawmaw also has come and baby sat several times so I can go grocery shopping without the kids. The kids love Mawmaw and I don't know what we would do without her!

Also many of the sweet ladies at church have brought us meals, come to visit, and have just been an encouragement and blessing during this time. We absolutely LOVE our church! So thank you for making the past month so much easier than if we had done it alone!!!!!