Friday, September 27, 2013

Kindergarten + Kleenex

The week after Aubrielle's birthday the Kindergarten rollercoaster began.
I thought I was prepared.  
We went to Open House the Thursday before school started & all it took was for me to walk through the school doors for me to loose it. 
 Like the ugly cry.
I managed to pull it together enough to make it to her classroom & meet her teacher but I could hardly talk because everyone knows that talking while trying not to cry just makes you cry.

The good thing is that by loosing it on Thursday meant that Monday morning was much better!
I held it all in until Bferg & I walked out of the school.
Aubrielle was SO excited & SO ready & that combination SO helped this Mommy!

Open House at her desk.

Willowbrook Elephants!

First Day!

The Kindergartener & Daddy.

Yes, I was as tired as I look.
But I'm so proud of her!

It has been quite the adjustment for little sister.

We are on the last day of the 5th week of school & she is still just as excited to go everyday!  She is making good friends, loving learning & we can already see her maturing in life.  
And I'm not going to lie...on the days when she stops at the school door to wave at me as I drive by I still shed a little tear.  It just isn't easy letting them go!

"For this child I have prayed...I now give this child to the Lord."
1 Samuel 1:27 & 28

Thursday, September 26, 2013

My Baby Is SIX!

I cannot believe that Aubrielle is six!  
It just doesn't seem possible & for some reason 6 sounds so much older than 5!
We decided on a Chuck E Cheese party & it was AMAZING!  
I'm not even being sarcastic!
They completely served us.  
We had the place almost completely to ourselves & I didn't have to clean 
my house or clean up after.  

Birthday Cinnamon Rolls...her choice!


Lily's response every time to seeing Chuck E....

Games with friends!

The party table.

Happy Birthday sweet girl!

Rocking out with Chuck E Cheese.

Ticket Blaster!  

She made a haul!!!!
I'm very thankful that God allowed me to be a Mommy to Aubrielle. 
 She is smart, kind, funny & growing up to be an amazing little lady (who is our littleTomboy)!
We are also so thankful for our friends who are just like family that always celebrate with us!
Up next...Kindergarten!
Where are the Kleenex?!?!?!?!?!?

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing
 one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, 
with thankfulness in your hearts to God."
Colossians 3:16

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Family Pictures On The Beach

Every evening around five o'clock families would start 
migrating to the beach for the dreaded family photo session.  
We were no exception.

A few outtakes...just keepin' it real!

"A joyful heart makes a cheerful face...."
Proverbs 15:13a

Thursday, August 29, 2013

July 4th + The Beach = Perfection!

Spending the 4th of July on the beach was nothing short of perfection!  
We spent the morning at the pool & then the afternoon on the beach. 
 We all showered & then the adults got a quick date night (courtesy of Nani & Papa Ed) before we watched an amazing fireworks display over the beach from our balcony.

"For the Lord your God is a consuming fire...."
Deuteronomy 4:24

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Ahoy Matey!

Mid way through our beach vacation we decided to do a pirate cruise.  
It was 2 full hours of complete entertainment for the kids & a chance for the parents to have a little down time.
We all had a blast sailing the seas looking for Treasure!

Every Pirate has to have a tattoo!

Pirate Cuties!

The Treasure Map.
Swabbing the deck!

She took it seriously!

"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
Matthew 6:21

Friday, August 23, 2013

Summer Vacation!

The week of July 4th we teamed up with our best friends for a week at the beach.  
It was so fun & so relaxing! 
 We all cried & begged to stay another week...but reality came too quickly.
A glimpse into our week at The Beach Club just outside of Gulf Shores.

Pool Time!

Boogie Boardn'

Jumping the waves....

This is about as deep as Lil would get...she preferred the sand.

She would do this all day long.


Love Him!

Jelly Fish!

Representing The HOGS on the beach!
"How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! 
 How vast is the sum of them!  
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand...."
Psalm 139:17 & 18

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Life: According to My iPhone

1. Before church with Bferg!  
(We don't take enough selfies....)

2. A summer sunset over Beaver Lake...perfection!

3.  Pool Party with all our friends!

4.  Okra blooms!  
I had no idea that it was so pretty before it becomes an okra.

5.  We've had like one HOT day here (which is way better than last summer) but 103* is crazy!

6.  And then Sunday it was only in the 70's...while the crazies swam I tried to stay warm.

7.  Fla-vor-ice, swimsuits & dirty little girls...the perfect summer evening!