Tuesday, November 19, 2013

A Good Couple of Days

I love this time of year.  The Christmas Waltz says it perfectly:

It's that time of year when the world falls in love.
Every song you hear seems to say Merry Christmas may your New Years dreams come true.

Its so hard to be stressed this time of year for me.  School is helping me change that a bit ;)
I felt completely spoiled this weekend.  I turned 25 and spent the past couple of days surrounded by the people I love most in this world.

Friday I played games with some girlfriends and relaxed.

Saturday we hung out at home, watched t.v. and I went running.

Sunday I woke up to beautiful roses and some other birthday goodies.  Then we took family pictures with Chance's side of the family, followed by dinner made by my Mama and hot chocolate cupcakes :) Yum!

Monday I spent the entire day shopping with my sister WITHOUT KIDS! This is Hadley shopping on Saturday afternoon :)  And the spoiling doesn't end here.  Friday I'm seeing Catching Fire with my BFF (ha ha I never say BFF, but it's who she is), and Saturday Chanciepants is taking me out to the restaurant we've celebrated my birthday at for 5 or 6 years.  Ah!  It certainly is the most wonderful time of the year!

Thursday, November 14, 2013


...for the holidays.
Thanksgiving is so close, and then Christmas follows close behind.
The other night I was kind of stressing talking to my hubby about the Christmas list and how I want to get what shopping we are doing out of the way so we can enjoy the time with family.
He mentioned ever so nicely that I might be giving too much attention to it already.
My instant reaction was, "No I am not!"
Mature I know.

Though, after thinking on it for a few days, I do want to use it as a reminder to remember the reason for the season.  And I'm not talking about pilgrims.
I want to make Jesus the focus of this season and our lives.

And I realize these are all pictures of baby Hadley.
I need to take more of the boys.  I know Dad!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Isaac's 5th Birthday Party

I am an in-the-moment person.
This is great for the kiddos.
Unfortunately, it means there aren't any pictures taken.
I did manage to get the one below on my phone, but that is truly it.  Oops...
We took Isaac and all of his cousins to the pumpkin patch near our home.  It was a blast!
Then we headed to church for pizza, cupcakes and presents.  It was simple and Isaac loved it.  
That makes me happy :)

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

UCM Homecoming

A few weeks ago we went to the UCM Homecoming Parade.
It was very fun with the chilly weather, fall colors and all of the babies together.  My sister came down with her kiddos (he firefighter hubby was working) and we all went together with our parents.
The kids were in paradise with all of the candy they caught.
I have mentioned how blessed we are to be home, but it is moments like this that remind me God's plan is always better than our own.  So thankful we followed His direction in this.
Here are some fun photos from the day!

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