August 3, 2018

Vacation Bible School 2018

VBS led us back to our home church this time last year, so I knew this year I wanted to serve and I couldn't wait for my boys to attend! We spent three weeks decorating and getting ready, and the week of was SO amazing and exhausting but I loved it!

My big boys both got to participate and were in groups with their good friends!

I helped with preschool kid vid and had THE best time and best group to work with! It took a massive amount of caffiene to get through the week but we did it!!

Loved my time leading KidVid with this sweet friend of mine, Nicole! 

 Sawyer went to the baby class and had a great time every day too! It was such a fun week!

Close to 1000 kids were in attendance all week! It was AMAZING and the staff at FBC did an incredible job!

KidVid Crew! Loved serving with these ladies all week!

I wish I could end telling you that it was all roses and daisies with my kids all week-- but it wasn't. Hudson absolutely loved it. Rhett had a very hard time and by the end of the week I decided to let him spend the last day with Pa. I guess VBS isn't everyone's cup of tea. We will try again next year and hope he does better! Shipwrecked 2018 is in the books and it was a great one!

August 2, 2018

Beach Vacay 2018

My grandma and mom & dad blessed us with a trip to Orange Beach, AL this summer for Christmas last year. We have been looking SO forward to this vacation and the boys' first time at the beach and first time to remember being on an airplane for Rhett and FIRST flight for Sawyer. We had a great trip, despite getting the stomach bug. Out of our house of 24 people, 20 of us had it before the week was over.

So really this is just a big photo dump. We had great food, fellowship with all of my family and Bryan and I took the boys to see the battleship in Mobile one day and that was SO great too! If you're down that way I highly recommend it! My boys loved the beach, it took Sawyer a little bit to warm up to it, but over all he was a happy camper! Hudson and Rhett would have played in the sand all day long but they also LOVED our little pool on our deck.

We celebrated Bryan's birthday at Melting Pot and had a fun girls night out at an amazing restaurant in Pensacola that's off the beaten path (5 sisters!).

Mama needed this iced coffee mid-week of my WHOLE family getting the stomach bug

Thanks so much Mom and Dad and Grandma Jeda for the best vacay! Everyone LOVED the beach so much! Wish we were back there now! 

May 22, 2018

Weekend In Review!

We had a FABULOUS weekend. Bryan and I felt like or the last several weeks we've been going in different directions so we decided to have this be a weekend we all stayed together and Saturday was the BEST day!

I got up early and watched the royal wedding, well Sawyer woke me up early... and it was gorgeous!

We worked in the yard early and then ventured out for the day!

We did a little shopping for Bryan for summer clothes and headed to the children's museum! We hadn't been in awhile and the boys had a great time!

Then we went to eat at our favorite BBQ restaurant where we ate outside and they had a live band. On our way home we stopped by Janet's grave... I shared this on my social media but wanted to post here too!

It’s been almost 4.5 years since Janet went to Heaven. Our Rhetty Joe, who was only 10 months old when we lost her, doesn’t remember her. He’s been asking a lot about her lately. A lot about Heaven and he’s sad that he doesn’t know her... and we are sad that she doesn’t get to know him. 
But he’s so much like Bryan, she’d love every ounce of his funny and ornery personality. And he looks so much like her. I see her in his little face all of the time. I’d love to hear what tidbits of wisdom she’d have for me in raising him. There would be no shortage of laughs on his behalf. And she did love him much in the 10 months she had with her “baby Rhett”. 

Saturday we took the boys to her grave for the first time. Rhett immediately laid down on her headstone. Bryan and I had been perfectly composed until that moment. His few minutes of peacefulness was followed with more questions- like any little boy would have- and then we got back in the car. As we were getting buckled back up, Bryan asked him why he laid down there... and he said “I just wanted to hug her.”
And our hearts broke. We all want to hug her one more time. But we got to share that that’s the sweetness of Heaven- we will get to see her again one day. We all miss her so much! 

Then Sunday we had a lazy at home day and it was glorious! We are finishing up the last few days of baseball and preschool this week and then we are in full on summer mode! We cannot wait!

May 7, 2018

Love YOUR City! Weekend In Review!

We had a FABULOUS weekend! Friday Hudson, Sawyer and I hung around home... I got him a new lego that took him all of an hour to put together.

Friday afternoon we started making popcorn for our first ever First Friday at FBC that we've been planning for several months. The boys were my "helpers" although I'm not sure how much help they were since they *uh um*... lost Sawyer... but that's another story for another day.

All of our planning was on how to love our city (my personal favorite place on Earth) well... and I think we did just that! We spent time outside our church in the lawn and gave away water, and Kennedy's coffee, popcorn and goldfish... and it was a blast. Our church is a major parking lot for first Friday on the square so we got to say hi to lots of friends and make new friends!

Saturday Bryan took the boys to Kansas City to see the Royals play. He ended up spending the night with some of my family and they had an absolute blast. Sawyer and I did a whole lot of nothing while they were gone. It was kind of awesome.

Yesterday I had nursery duty so Sawyer and I went to church and then the big boys and Bryan were home when we got home... and other than Bryan smoking chicken and ribs for us for the week, we did nothing but veg and watch movies. Allergies have kicked us in the rear and we needed some time in the A/C *which went out and magically came back on this weekend, the A/C guy is here as I type...* and to REST.

It was a great weekend! Happy Monday! 

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