Last day of school!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Today was Jack’s last day with Mrs. Rachel in the threes.  Can’t believe it!  He learned so much this year and had a lot of fun!  My t-tiny!!imageFirst day (8/20) and last day.imageThat little brother-he sure has stars in his eyes for his big brother!imageThey had a fun picnic outside on the last day, imageand then it was time to say thank you and Happy Summer!! to his wonderful teachers!  Mrs. Rachel, Mrs. Brady, and Ms. Jennifer.  We loved them all SO MUCH!imageAnd now-school’s out for the summer!  Yay!!!!imageimage

The soccer star!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Jack has loved soccer season, and it’s been so fun to watch!  We had a professional photographer at one of our games (the grandmother of one of our players), and we were all excited about that!  Here are some fun ones she caught of our soccer star.imageimageimageimageimageimage

I love them.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

I’m so grateful to be their mamma!  And I’m thankful to Mark for these hilarious pictures on Mother’s Day!  He was telling them a pretty silly story and I was snapping away.  They love him to pieces and think he hung the moon.  Me too, boys!imageimageimageOur first born, who made me a mamma.imageAnd our second born-I’m so blessed!imageWhat they mostly looked like,imageand a few winners!imageBoys,  I’m so thankful to be a mom, and more importantly, your mom.  This is what I’ve always dreamed of!  Our family is my dream come true!  No, it’s not always easy, and I’m far from a perfect mom, but God chose me as the perfect mom for you.  With His daily grace and strength and patience, that’s what I’ll always try to be.  I’m so thankful you love me and forgive me when I fail.  Each day I learn so much from you.  You bring the biggest smile to my face and more joy to my heart than I can believe.  I just want to eat you up!!  I love you boys more than words can say!  Mamma

Mother’s Day Tea

Friday, May 10, 2013

What a sweet, sweet morning!  The mom’s were invited to a special tea this morning in honor of Mother’s Day.  Boy did I feel celebrated!  The children sang us super sweet songs, said a few poems, and then joined us (at our seats designated with place cards and gifts!) for a little breakfast.  It was the sweetest thing-I loved it so much!  Oh, and see my Jack-made corsage?!?!imageHe told me he gave me green hair because that’s his favorite color, and that he knows I don’t help people buy houses and that I’m not 34, but that he wanted to keep that a secret.  Silly thing!imageWhat a great way to start off Mother’s Day weekend!

Cottle Farms

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Love, love, love the strawberry farm!imageJack did a great job searching and picking,imageimageimageimageimageand Sam LOVED taste-testing-running around with an empty bucket!imageimageimageimageimageWe had so much fun with Kaki and Patrick, too!  Kaki was an expert picker, and Patrick was an expert taste-tester, too!imageimageimageimageimageimageimageThey had fun finding the one muddy row.  While we’re getting dirty, let’s just go for it!imageimageThey could hardly stop for a group picture-sign of a good time!-imageimageBut please look at this one!  They were asking each other if they wanted some lettuce.  This one is filed away in the rehearsal dinner slide show file!imageLove my little strawberry boys!imageimage

The big brothers

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

We are just thrilled and overjoyed to share the news that we’re expecting another little one!  God is so good!imageIn all the excitement, I totally botched the exposure when I grabbed my big camera.  I had to turn these pictures black and white to save them.  So thankful for my phone camera! :)imageOur big brother again celebration after we told Jack at our special family meeting. And Jack waking Sam up to tell him the good news!imageAnd these were from the amazing day in March when we found out about this new blessing.  Sam was the first to know-even though he still doesn’t really know what it means.  He’s going to be such a wonderful big brother.  He loves, loves babies!imageThis new little one is already so loved!