Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easter Weekend…Celebrating Chris’s Birthday and Our Risen King!!

Friday was Chris’s Birthday and we both worked all day so we decided to celebrate on Saturday! So Saturday night some family and close friends all came out to the new Homesteads Restaurant to celebrate with us!  We are so blessed to have such amazing family and friends!  We are so thankful for each and every one of them.

And about my husband…yes the one who I adore.  He’s pretty amazing!!  I could not ask for a better husband.  He is an incredible father.  I’ve always known it, but have been blown away the last few months at what an awesome son he is.  I’m sure his Mom would say the same thing and I know his Dad is smiling down from heaven very proud.  Thank you for all you do for our family Chris…and mostly thank you for being a Godly Man!!  Happy 36th Birthday!!! 

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The Easter Bunny came!!!


Little studs before church!!


The Perfect Family Picture…..I do believe we captured it…right here!!!


I love the real life moments!!

Chris picked Ryder up and tried to get him to smile in the middle of a melt down!


So we tried a few more times…and a few turned out half way decent.  But I’m totally fine with that!!  We had to take pics after we got home from church because of course we didn’t have time before we left….we are that family!


and a great pic of my boys together… such thing!!


So these candid shots will have to do!!


One child is always blurry!!


These boys LOVE some monster trucks!!


After they woke up from their naps…we had an Easter Egg Hunt in the house.  It rained a ton Saturday night and Sunday morning so it was still kind of nasty to go outside.

Nana, Papaw, Mawmaw, Nate and Laura came over and we had grilled chicken, cheesy ranch potatoes, salad, bread and of course dessert!!



Between our busy schedules and my Sissy’s busy schedule, we really don’t get to see each other that much so it is always a treat to get to spend time with her!


Nathan getting his work out for the day!


The boys love their Uncle Nate Nate!!!

Another Blessed Easter!

He Is Risen! He’s Alive! He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords!!!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Preschool Easter Egg Hunt

Today Maddox had his Easter Party at school and of course they got to hunt eggs!!  Maddox is officially old enough to really get into finding eggs! He loved it!

When they opened the doors of the school…it took them a minute for all the kids to find their parents and then they all started racing to the playground.

Me and Nana was there for Maddox.



It was SUPER chilly!!!  What is with this weather?  The end of March should not still be having 25 degree mornings!!  It had warmed up to the high 40’s at this point but the wind was blowing some so it cut right thru!!



All of Maddox’s eggs!!


His buddy Ryker.

I loved getting there early and watching inside his class from the hall.  I’ve always wanted to be a fly on the wall while he is at preschool so today I felt like I was getting that opportunity.  I got to see Maddox perform Big Green Tractor for all his classmates!  Another little girl performed “This girl is on fire”  it was too cute!!

Let the Easter Festivities Begin!!!!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Baby T is a Girl!!!

Tonight was Baby T’s Gender Reveal Party!!  I have been saying all along that Nathan and Laura were having a girl and I was RIGHT!!! And I’m so Happy about it!!  We need another baby girl in the family after my 2 boys! 

They had their party at the Farmer’s Fork in Mt Holly.  They opened it up for a private event.  We had a yummy soup, salad, and potato bar!

First off, we picked out our pins…a mustache or lips.  Of course I picked lips!!  Then we had to blow up balloons…after we blew them up they told us we had to put them in our shirts to be like Laura! Just for pictures! A pregnant belly is something I don’t miss!  But I do miss the feeling of a baby moving inside my belly!




Caine…I’m sure he loved doing this!!


MawMaw….would be a cute preggers great grandma!!




Jay Jay and Me….Joy wore the perfect color to disguise a prego belly!!


Ryder was representing for team girl too!!


And so was Maddox!


Taylor was just having a blast playing with all the balloons once they came out from underneath the shirts!


I love how the boys were all playing together!


The beautiful Mother to Be!!!! Pink it is!!!


The boys having a Monster Jam in the restaurant. 


One person had the special cupcake that told the gender…it was not ours…but the cupcakes were heavenly!!


Andrea will find out in a few weeks if Taylor will have a brother or sister!!  All these pregnancies….so much fun!!  I love this stage of life!!

I’m so excited for Laura and Nathan!  Now it’s time to start some serious planning for her!!!! Yay!!!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Happy St. Patricks Day!!

Today was a much needed go to church and do nothing the rest of the day kind of day.  The boys took a good long nap and then we had a little dress up fun outside!  Maddox was a good sport but Ryder…not so much.  I had some good laughs though!


Maddox is so serious on his tractor…hilarious!


Everything about this picture cracks me up!


Ryder wouldn’t wear his glasses!


My little dare devil!


Pimped out the 4 wheeler!

Fun evening with my boys!  Loving the longer days and the mild weekend we had!  Hurry up Spring!!!