Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Wedding weekend

Last weekend our very dear friends got married!  Ben and Chris have been friends since they were short little boys with squeaky voices!  It was so nice to see them stand side by side as the groom and the best man.  Ben was honored to have that title, and our sweet girl got to use her flower girl skills again!  She is quite a pro now!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

You got some splainin' to do...

Let me explain.  What had happened was...

So things got busy.  Crazy busy it seems!  It's rather sad that the last time I posted was in November, and even then I was doing a catch up post!  So allow me to attempt to compress the last 4-5 months into a single blog post, shall we?

We celebrated Christmas, (duh) and boy oh boy was it eventful this year!!  Santa visits, gingerbread houses, lots of baking, tons of shopping, lights at the zoo, parties, sick babies, an elf in our home, lots of sewing, and presents galore!!  We really had a wonderful time celebrating the birth of our Savior, and I loved that Audrey "got it" this year and spoke of the reason for the season many times.  Walker got sick 2 days before Christmas, so that made things a little more...whiney...but it was all ok!  Here are a couple of pictures from the 896 I took throughout the month of December.

This little guy showed up on our doorstep when he saw us bringing Christmas decorations down!  We named him Cooper, and while there were a couple mornings where Ben and I flew out of bed because we realized we forgot to move him, he really did add lots of excitement to our house this year!  We look forward to bringing him out again next year!

 Our annual Christmas Eve church service picture.  They were excited but so tired from a busy day!

At the Wilson's Christmas party

No tears this year!!

Blessed beyond belief!

As a Christmas present to Ben, I surprised him with tickets to see his favorite band.  His best friend was going, but Ben assumed we would never go because I'm not one to leave my kiddos overnight.  I decided I could do it for 1 night, and we really did have fun!

We had family pictures taken again by the lovely Kayla Wilkes!

 In February, our sweet girl turned 4!! We made a special trip to Atlanta to pick out her first American Girl doll, and it was a great trip!  Funny how much my kids love staying in a hotel!!

 We had a baking/cooking party this year and the kids loved it! They made their own pizzas for lunch and then decorated cupcakes!! Lots of fun and lots of mess! :)

How cute are these little chefs??

4 years have flown!!!

These 2 decided they wanted to bunk together...
 It's actually working out well, and we're all getting reasonable amounts of sleep for a change!!

And that brings us to March...when we got some exciting news that we've been praying for....

We are over the moon excited to be a party of 5 in November!!!  God is so good!!

I think that catches us up for the most part! I really will do my best to update more often!  We have about 7 weeks left of school and then we'll be in the thick of summer with lots of lazy days spent by the pool and at the beach, so I should be able to update a little more frequently!