Wednesday, June 29, 2016

2 Months

You had your 2 month well visit yesterday.  You are 11 weeks old.
You weigh 11 pounds 8 ounces
You are 23 inches long

You started smiling this month.
You're holding up your head well.
You like to look at the lights and watch the ceiling fans.  We just bought you an infant gym, so you can watch and reach for the hanging toys.
You're a great sleeper at night.  Some nights you sleep through and other nights you wake at 4:00 to eat.
You can be fussy when you're tired and still love to be swaddled. 
You're a super sweet boy and we love you with our whole heart.


Monday, June 27, 2016

A Summer of Firsts

First time mowing the grass for our second set of boys

First high school graduate in our family

First time going to Disney World for these little girls

First car accident for one of our boys

First time in the pool for our little one

First smile for our last baby

One Month

Slow down sweet boy.  You're growing too fast.  I just want to cherish each and every hour of you being little.  Snuggling you in the dark of night.  Hearing your little noises.  Seeing your little lips move when your hungry. 






Graduation Day

Somehow I blinked and our first born graduated from high school.
They always say that the days are long, but the years go fast.  This is so true.  It seems impossible that the sweet, smiley little boy I so clearly remember sitting on his Nana's counter and calling the school bus numbers could possibly be old enough to go to college this fall.


 
 

We are so proud of you Jake.  We can't wait to see how God uses the next four years in your life.  We pray that you will meet lifelong friends who will encourage and support you along the way.  Be bold, try new things, and enjoy each day.  You will forever remember the memories you make in college.  We love you!
 



Our Sweet Boy

We welcomed our newest addition on April 13th.
He has brought complete joy to our family.
We could not be more in love with our little old man!
First glimpses of this sweet boy
Pregnancy at 40+ is not easy.  Bed rest for 3 weeks takes patience and a lot of encouragement from your family and friends.  But, this little guy was worth all of it and more.



Our oldest and our youngest
Excited siblings
We have lots of eager helpers






 
 
 All ready to go home
Our welcoming party waiting for us to arrive home.
Lots of blue to welcome their newest brother.
 
 
 
 

Catching Up

It's been a while!
Life has kept us busy over the past several months.
We finished our fourth year of homeschooling and made some important decisions about next year.
Our oldest graduated from high school
and we welcomed our sweet new addition.
Life is full.
2/3rds of our crew
 
"Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever."
Psalm 136:1
 
 


Sunday, January 3, 2016

Christmas 2015

Before church on Christmas Eve

 Christmas morning

Gifts from Emily

 and Nick who did their own Christmas shopping this year

 Caroline's favorite-Dora
 Andrew got a tablet
 Kate loved all her art supplies, especially her art kit like Emily's
 Jake is ready for college
 Luke achieved his dream of driving his own car
 
Nearly a teenager, this Christmas she wanted a purse and wallet

Matt and Nick are thrilled with their trip to see Clemson play in the Orange Bowl