Happy 33rd Birthday Mac!

April 26, 2015

Now that we are back in Wyoming, Mac spends as much time as he can fishing.

Since I make a birthday cake for him every year, it was an easy decision what this years cake was going to be.

I was really happy with the way it turned out!

I bought a cookie cutter in the shape of a rainbow trout, and then made then out of rolled out white airheads, and then painted with edible paint.

The tall grass is made out of sour apple pull and peel twizzlers. The fishing pole and "No Fishin" sign is made out of tootsie rolls, and everything else is just icing.

Superhero Birthday Party!!

April 04, 2015

This year we celebated the kids birthdays with a joint party.

Elias chose to have a Spiderman/Superhero party.

We had it outside at a park and celebrated with many friends and family.

You can tell by the passed out birthday boy, that the party was a huge success! 
Happy Birthday to my big 5 year old and 2 year old!!

Laney turns 2!

March 30, 2015

It's hard to believe that two years ago, God completed our family by giving a us an adorable, super chubby baby girl.

Laney is completely opposite of her brother in every way. She is very social and likes to be right by my side all the time. She is already talking up a storm and has been for awhile now. She adds new words daily, and is costantly surprising us with the "grown up" phrases she uses.

She loves playing make-up, wearing jewelry, trying on clothes and shoes.

She also loves to sing and dance. Here is a clip of her dancing recently... I love it, and watch it all the time.

Her current favorite song is the Itsy Bitsy Spider and she can actually sing it pretty well.

I didn't get many pictures of her at her birthday party (I will post about that later). I guess it's part of being a second child...but I did get this cute picture of her enjoying her cupcake, and to her that is really all that mattered that day anyway :)

Happy Birthday sweet Laney Lu!! We love you to the moon and back!

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 :)
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