Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Getting Ready

Friday - we have been super busy getting ready for Canada, finishing the house, getting ready for school and working. This morning we went back to school shopping since we knew we wouldn't have any other time another day. Paityn dressed herself for our shopping trip. We didn't have much to buy but wanted to make sure the kids had a new outfit for school.

This afternoon Beckett took his 3 month pictures. Where has the time gone?

Saturday - the kids love our hairdresser and always do really well for her.

After haircuts we stopped by Rebekah Matthews house for an Acteens get together. Only Amy Holt and Rebekah were there but it was good to see them both!

Then this afternoon we had Ruby's first birthday party.

Courtney did an awesome job!

Sunday - knowing how much I have to accomplish this week is a little overwhelming. Seeing these kids smile and play will get me through it! They are beyond excited about Canada!

Monday - Beckett falling asleep on me at night, just like Britton and Paityn did, is an image I never want to forget.

Tuesday - the kids went to the Fanns today while I worked and had such a good time! They built forts, ran around and played. We are so blessed to have amazing godly people who are willing to help with our children.

Wednesday - early morning snuggles are the best. I finished off things at work and then headed home to finish packing. Britton made a countdown about 40 days ago and finally only one more day!

The kids all went to sleep pretty well and I finished packing. I love the quietness of the nights....

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Days Go By

Sunday - we left after Beckett woke up and ate and headed back to Springfield. The kids traveled so well!

It was a long day but so worth the time together. Beckett was beyond happy to be out of his seat!

I love my kids!

Monday - we all slept great, snuggled and played.

Tuesday- the little stretches even if they are in the middle of the night melt my heart. Luckily Beckett normally goes right back to sleep after he eats.

Wednesday- I think we're all still catching up from this weekend.

Paityn loves to get up early in the am and cuddle. I love her facial expressions!

She is so expressive!

Thursday- work is going really well and has actually been busier than I thought it would be!

Beckett is starting to talk more and more. Love the baby noises.

Britton had to put together Ruby's present for her birthday. He did it all himself!

He has also gotten so strong and is rolling all the time!

We played and relaxed all this week.

Britton kept saying "I'm pregnant!"

Boy I love these guys!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Kings Island

We started the day off right with a devotion on Paul, his journey and his mission.

It was a good way to start the day.

Then of course they kids had to do some sort of game.

A lot of people probably think I'm crazy for going its our kids on these trips but I really believe that Brandon and I were called to serve as a couple and as a family. Now don't get me wrong, I think I might be crazy sometimes too and wonder why I do it but then I see the relationships that are formed and the experiences and it makes it all worth it.

We headed out to the park right away.

The kids had so much fun!

I enjoyed my date for the day.

We had an awesome lunch with a bunch of the youth.

Then I headed back to the hotel with the kids. About an hour later it started pouring and everyone actually ended up leaving.

Beckett was full of grins and giggles today.

They got changed and headed back to TN.

I stayed since Beckett really hates his car seat at night and we went to IKEA - a homeowners heaven. Love that place!

We stopped for dinner and headed back to the hotel. Paityn was cracking me up. There was leftover pizza in the fridge and she couldn't open the door and ended up pulling the whole fridge out. This was her attempt to put it back in!