Saturday, February 18, 2017


I can remember being in the third grade, and the boys were so bad and always getting in trouble. And as a young girl, thinking ahead, I did not want to have boys of my own! I wanted only girls. Coming from a family of three girls, I thought girls were perfect and easy, and I knew God would give me girls.


God clearly had other plans for me! He has proven me wrong, and has BLESSED me, and Paul, with two precious boys.

They are full of energy. Eat more than I ever expected. Only sleep when they HAVE to. Love to rough and tumble. Could play in the dirt or outside all day. Love going on outings with Daddy, whether to LOWES, or just to get donuts! Yet also love to help me bake cookies and muffins. Have imaginations that keep them entertained on their own. Are still learning to share. Can sit and listen to books. Give the best hugs and snuggles.

And are super excited to be able teach another baby BROTHER everything they already know!!

Baby boy #3 coming in July!

God Bless

Saturday, February 4, 2017

In other news...

Considering its been just a little while since I've posted, please excuse my absence, a lot has happened!

Mainly, the boys are growing like weeds! Here's a little update.

Hudson is a budding 3.5 year old. He loves Legos, playing imaginary ____ (firefighters, trash man, school bus, chef, whatever it is for the day!), digging in the dirt and collecting leaves, rocks, and sticks, painting pictures, helping Mommy around the house, building train sets, and visiting museums and the library. He's been learning letters, numbers, and fun topics at home with Mommy, but is also looking forward to starting a part time K4 next fall. He has the memory of an elephant, and doesn't let us forget anything! His speech is slowly, but surely, improving, and he enjoys talking up a storm at home. However, he enjoys singing even more! He sings anything and everything, and even makes up his own songs! I think we have a musician in the family - maybe we need to start piano lessons soon!

Foster is our little character at a year and a half! He is full of personality and charm, and a little bit of spunk! He loves his big brother! He enjoys pushing trucks and trains around the house. He could swing all day, and the higher, the better. He is a picky eater, but loves yogurt, fruit, waffles, and eating chips straight from the bag. He is trying so hard to talk, and is working on a few new words. He sleeps well through the night, but is almost always up by 5:15 or 5:30am! He can be such a ham, he'll go stand somewhere and say "cheese" just waiting for me to take his picture! He's a love bug, and loves to snuggle in close. He, too, will be starting a part time 2K preschool program next fall, and I think it will be good for him to get out more and have some time with other kids and teachers.

These boys bring laughter, joy, sometimes tears and frustration if I'm being completely honest, but no matter what, they are a pure blessing to us. We've been in our new home town for almost a year now, and we've had so much fun together! They are growing up so fast, and changing every day. Every new day is a gift from the Lord, and we are blessed beyond measure. 

And in other news...we are ALL glad to be celebrating our new shirts from the Clemson Football National Championship!

Party of FIVE tigers, coming July 2017!! 

God Bless