Sunday, March 28, 2010

thank you...

a huge thanks to my mom and whit for so graciously watching lily and finn this weekend! we could not be more appreciative.

and we are all four missing you so much already... i don't think lily thinks i am nearly as much fun to play with as "her whit" is! :)

thank you!!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010


(photo compliments of lisa smith)

happy happy birthday, ryan!

you are absolutely amazing and you make my life so full and rich.

you challenge me to be a better wife, a better mom and a woman who is striving to follow hard after the Lord.

not a day passes that i am not overwhelmingly thankful for the blessing that you are in my life. every day i am struck by the realization of how good God has been to me to allow me to be your wife.

i hope that on your 30th birthday you feel incredibly loved and adored.

i am so thankful for the years we have cherished together and i look forward to the decades to come.

happy 30th birthday!!

and a BIG thank you to whit and my mom for watching our kids this weekend while we have a birthday getaway!!!

Saturday, March 20, 2010



we are so glad you are here...

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

expressing herself.

yesterday when i got lily up from her nap, it was evident she had not been napping.
she was wearing her dress.
and tights.
and pants. and socks. and a skirt. and a sweatshirt.
she was celebrating her creative style and ability to dress herself.

and then after nap time, we were running some errands and i asked if she wanted to take a snack along. of course she did. but the stipulation was that it was a snack that had "small seeds" in it. i asked if she would like an apple. and she clarified that it "had to have small seeds you can eat." clearly an apple would not suffice. so, she decided on grape tomatoes.

and then, as we were driving, she started to pepper me with questions about how you drive a car. i was explaining it to her and she told me she wanted to drive. i proceeded to tell her that she would have to wait until she was 16. and then she said, "wow, mom. that is going to be a really hard thing to wait for."

oh, my little nin. how you are growing. how you amaze and challenge us every day. and how we love watching you express yourself!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

sibling love.

again, he finds her so very funny...

(by the time i got the video camera out, the novelty of it had kind of worn off... but he still thought it was awesome.)