Monday, May 19, 2014


Happy 17th Birthday
Bennett Lee!

This guy is the youngest
is the tallest...and he is NOT done growing yet!

Bennett, we love you to the moon and back
and can't believe our baby is 17!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Mother's Day 2014

On Mother's Day this year we
had gorgeous weather.
I have wanted to go to Lakewold Gardens 
for quite sometime and walk the grounds, 
so that's what I got to do!

I feel so blessed every time I look
at this picture, to be surrounded by 
these 4 precious people, it is 
all I ever wanted...
to be a Mom and a wife!

I just pretended like this was my estate for the day.
I truly could see myself living my life here :)
even if it was 1910...I would be so happy.

My sweet little photographer
capturing her shot.

Seriously, though, how does this happen?
How did they become men so fast?
They all wrote the sweetest words in my 
card that I will cherish.

See what I mean??  This house, could you not live here?

None of this would be possible without Toby
so for him I am truly grateful!

Happy Mother's Day to my wonderful Mom.
She has walked a path that no mother should have to walk
and yet she smiles and pushes on to be the 
best Mom and Grammy we could ask for!
I love you Mom!

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Happy 21st Birthday Powell!

Happy 21st Birthday
Powell Thomas
You make us proud
by the way you choose to live your life.
We wish you a lifetime of happiness
and success!

I love that my boy
wanted to come home from school and
celebrate his day with his family!
Since we have quite the age range, we needed to find something
we could all do together!
So we kicked off the day with burgers at a fave spot...

and then we headed to do some family bowling!
What fun to buy my guy his first "legal" drink ;) 
and toast him into this new chapter!

We had such a fun night
with all of our family there...and my stepdad
Dennis who hadn't bowled in 30 years...
had the highest score!!

Happy Birthday P-dub!
We love you to the moon and back!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014

We have family that comes to town every year 
to celebrate Easter.  It has become our tradition
to color eggs on Easter Saturday night!
I make enough eggs for 13 or more adults and kids
to color at least 2 or more each!
We all love it! 

This girl, her style, her smile, her sass

My Mom has such a gorgeous yard
we always have an egg hunt for Lucy
None of the older kids look for eggs for themselves,
they all help Lucy!

These are my people!
Happy Easter!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Christmas Moments 2013

 Just some random pics from our Christmas Eve 
and morning :)

Christmas Eve jammie tradition

oh Bennett!

ole blue eyes

Uncle Peter with his Thirty-One tote named after his boat :)

enough said...we are proud!!

cool 3D glasses at Aunt Deanna's

cookies for Santa and reindeer food

a Thirty-One bag for Lucy :)

yep...he needed these!

was a 
very Merry