Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Today our family was blessed to have the opportunity to join the Ravella's for church and Easter festivities at their home. Jim & Ginger are such dear friends...we so enjoy spending time with them. I can't remember if I have blogged about this in the past but Jim & Ginger share similiar life experiences as Brady & I in that they have also both lost their first spouses and then God blessed them with each other. Sharing time with them is always so comfortable and even though I have only known them for a year...the relationship with them is so familiar and so special. I believe it was far more than coincidence that the Ravella's moved from Florida back to SA just 3 days before Brady & I got married....God knew I would need this remarkable friendship.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Sweet Son

I woke up the other morning at is unheard of these days for me to sleep past 6:15 so I welcomed 8am with great excitement! Once I got going, I realized that Zeke had both girls in the playroom, entertaining them. He later told me that they all woke up around 6:30 but he had managed to keep them content for an hour and a half with games, toys, and tv. I was so proud of him for being so considerate and thoughtful towards me, I could hardly stand it. He then later told me to not go in his room because he was working on a surprise. After an hour he came out and told me to come and look.

He had cleaned his room and made his bed so it looked like this...

He had gone through all his drawers and organized everything so that we can now find his clothes more easily.

He even took my suggestion and made labels for each drawer so that we would know what items were in each one.

Can you speak closer to a mother's heart than to clean your room like this? I was so moved I was practically speechless. He knew how much I wanted to straighten those things so he took it upon himself to make it happen. He was honoring me in such a special way. God could not have given me a sweeter boy than this one. He is an amazing gift.

Here he is loving on his sister. He helps me with the girls every day. He is going to make the most incredible daddy.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Girls Get Haircuts

I took Kaelyn in for a badly needed hair cut at the beginning of March. In May of last year, just before our wedding, Kaelyn took a pair of scissors to both sides of her head and removed a good chunk out of both areas. She is just now getting the hair on both sides to grow in at a normal length. Thank goodness. She told me the other day that she really wants to have long hair like Ariel (the Disney mermaid). I reminded her that if she wanted long hair like Ariel then she would have to quit "playing beautician" on her own hair. This the the third time that Kaelyn has taken on the job of cutting her own hair. The first time was right before Cousin Alli's wedding and it was by far the worst because she chose electric clippers as her cutting tool that time. I'm definately seeing a trend..a new self-delivered hairstyle right before a big event.

After K's haircut Chloe got her first professional trim too! She did very well with it and thought she was so big to sit in the chair all by herself.

Fun Friends Visit

The very first weekend in March I was blessed with a visit from two of my favorite friends: Valerie Shoup & Vanessa Martin. My kiddos went to Kerrville for the weekend while the three of us hung out for the weekend at the house. We talked, we ate scones, we laughed, we shopped a little, we told lots of stories and we ate a few more scones. It was so much fun to reconnect with these was great reprieve from a busy week and it was great girl time. Thanks for the visit you two!!!