Where Have We Been?!?

March 26, 2015

Wow I haven't written a blog post in a looonng time. Life has been a little crazy these last few months.

We have moved, and are now living in Wyoming. Life has been busy with unpacking, and settling into new routines.

I miss our friends in Virginia very much! If I sit too long and think about them, I still cry.

But that being said, it is nice being near family. Also, God has answered my prayers, and I have found a local MOPS group with new stay at home mom friends.

We also found a church that has been a huge blessing and encouragement. We have only been a couple times but we are anxious to begin serving and getting more involved.

Yesterday, my baby boy turned 5! It is so hard for me to believe, I am not sure where the time has gone. I spent a lot of time going through old pictures and it is crazy how much he has changed.

He is such a joy and I am so thankful that God let me be his mom!

I have a list of things I should be working on instead of blogging, so I will close for now. Hopefully I can update more soon!


September 29, 2014

This past February we put our house up for sale, and were planning on moving out west to be closer to my husband's family.

It was not an easy decision to leave Virginia, but we both feel God has something in store for our family somewhere else.

I also had no idea selling a house would be so difficult and exhausting!

Now after 8 months of being on the market, we have been under two different contracts, both of which have fallen through for various reasons, and we are at square one yet again.
[Our friends here attribute it to their prayers to keep us in Virginia] : )

I really wish God would put up neon signs somewhere for us to read, or maybe phone number to call, where we could get a direct answer.

But I suppose those wouldn't leave much room for faith, and He knows best when it comes to growing our faith.

So we wait, and pray for His guidance. Even though it is so hard at times.

I receive an email last week from Proverbs 31 Ministries that was such a good reminder of how much God cares for us. It was called, "When God Says No", you can click here to read the entire email for yourself.

Here are few excerpts:

It's hard when prayer requests go unanswered or desires go unmet. I can easily feel deflated and frustrated with God. Hope turns to hopelessness, confident expectation becomes disappointment and faith turns to despondent despair.

But what if we really believed God was good?

What if we believed that He was always saying yes — maybe not to what we are asking Him for right at that moment — but saying yes to His best
I have been walking with God long enough to know that many times God has said no because He had a greater yes in store for me.
I have been walking with God long enough to know that even if I don't like His answer, I can respond to Him with expectation, hope and joy.
I have been walking with God long enough to know He's good and although He doesn't always give me what I want, He always gives me what He knows I need.
In some way, shape or form, He's always saying yes.
So I will choose to rest in His goodness, His answers whatever they may be, and His timing - because God is good all the time! 

We Have A Preschooler!!

August 23, 2014

I know I sound like every other mother, but I honestly don't know where the last 4 years went.

Mac and I dropped him off together for his first day. I managed not to cry, just got a little teary eyed as we left the class room.

But to be honest...I got a little panicky thinking...

Ok Hannah, you had 4 years with this precious boy, did you do enough for him? Is he ready to be alone at school all day? (It's 8:50-3:30 yall!! that's a long day!) Will he be polite? Obey his teacher? Make friends easily? Get made fun of? Eat enough lunch????

Ahhh, the list of a mom's worries go on and on, but my sweet husband reminded me it is only preschool, and that we have an amazing little kid, who is tougher and smarter than we give him credit for.

He has finished his first week, he loves it and he is doing great!!
Now I am adjusting to my new schedule at home with just me and this cutie...
Oh, and I can't handle the thought of dropping her off at preschool so she has already been told she can't grow up anymore, she is just to stay this way...little and adorable :)

Happy 32rd Birthday Mac!

April 26, 2014

Today is my husband's birthday, and in keeping with tradition, I made him a special birthday cake to celebrate.

This year, I chose a "taco" cake, afterall he is half mexican ;)

It was actually pretty easy to make.

First I bake a small round cake, cut it in half, and set the two sides up. Then I used icing for the "taco shell" and "sour cream".

The toppings are swedish fish cut to look like tomatoes, watermelon airheads cut to look like lettuce and the shredded cheese is starburst candies flattened and rolled out.

I used the left over watermelon airheads with some green icing to make guacamole dip, and flattened some extra starburst to make tortilla chips.
 I love my two goofy guys!

Happy Birthday babe! I love you more than you will ever know!

Happy Easter!

April 20, 2014

This is one of my favorite holidays, the day we celebrate our risen Savior!!

Everything in my life, my hope, my joy, my security, my reason for being is based on the fact that Jesus conquered the grave!!

That is the best reason to celebrate!

(by the way... this is the only time of the year you will see my husband in a tie, and one of the few times I wear a dress.)

Happy Easter from our family to yours, I hope you had a blessed day!

Sugar & Spice...

April 19, 2014

...and everything nice, that's what little girls are made of.

Last weekend our family and friends celebrated Laney's first birthday with a Sugar & Spice themed party.

In one word, it was ADORABLE. You can read more about it, and see more pictures of the party over at my craft blog.

They grow up so fast!

March 30, 2014

I know it sounds cliche...but seriously when it comes to children, they really do grow so fast!

This week my little boy turned 4 years old.

He changes so much every day! He now insists on calling me "Mom" instead of mommy, and "Dad" instead of daddy with Mac. Sniff, sniff...

When he turned 3, I started a tradition of giving him some interview questions, so I could see how much his answers would change as he got older.

(If you want to read his interview from age 3 click here.)

Here are the exact same questions again now at age 4:
 1. What is your favorite color? Green
2    2. What is your favorite toy? Dinosaurs
 3. What is your favorite fruit? Apples
      4. What is your favorite vegetable? Radish??
      5. What is your favorite drink? Kool-aid
      6. What is your favorite movie? Arthur Christmas
      7. What is your favorite animal? Alligator
      8. What is your favorite song? I want a hippopatamus for Christmas
      9. What is your favorite book? his Little Critter book
     10. What is your favorite snack? goldfish
     11. What is your favorite game? Tag 
     12. What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play catch
     13. What do you want for dinner on your birthday? Spaghetti 
1   14. What is your favorite restaurant? Macados
     15. What is your favorite thing to wear? T-shirt and jeans – then pulled down his pants and said don’t   forget my undies
     16. Who is your favorite person? Jessie (a friend at church)
     17. What is your favorite thing about yourself? that he can fight
     18. What do you like to pray about? To be a good boy tomorrow
     19. What is God teaching you right now? To be nice to people, and not to sword fight girls
     20. What do you want to be when you grow up? A firefighter, and a teacher

You can read all about his minion birthday party on my craft blog.

And last but not least...my baby girl turned 1 today!
Laney has brought so much joy to our home, and I seriously couldn't be more smitten by her charming little self. She also has her daddy wrapped around her finger! 

And don't let this picture fool you...she has a fiesty little attitude behind all that adorableness! 

Her birthday party will be in a few weeks, so I will post more then. 
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