Thursday, September 29, 2011


Well, since I still haven't figured out how to stop time, we've had another birhday over here.

This handsome little man

 who is so funny

and curious

and always adventurous

and often times silly

and will forever be my sweet little baby boy

turned 3.

Yes, 3! 

 No, I cannot believe it either.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Do you know why...

this handsome little man is so excited?

It's his first day of preschool!

He's been waiting a loooooong time for this.

I think I might kind of like it too.  Once I get over the fact that my baby is starting preschool! (*sob*)

Monday, September 5, 2011


This is one of my favorite pictures from our last beach trip.

I just love the way my children are holding hands.

I love the way that they are gazing out ove the ocean.

I love all the hair in Melody's ponytail.

I was thinking about this picture today.  Mainly because, for me, Labor Day is sort of the day I feel we all say goodbye to summer.  I'm excited about the new school year the four (yes, I said four! I'm finally back in school!) of us are embarking on.  I'm excited about activities and events that are already cluttering our calendar this fall. But I love summer.  I love the lazy days.  I love the freedom.  I even love the heat.  I love the heat a lot.  And I will miss summmer.  This was a special summer for my children and I.  And think of this summer fondly.

This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it!
Psalm 118:24 (NKJV)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Last First and Sparkles

Tuesday was a big day for Melody. It was her last first day of preschool!  This year she is in the Zebra class and is very excited. 

The first first day of preschool... 

and now the last first day of preschool.

My little girl certainly has grown up.  And thankfully gotten more hair (although I do miss those little sprouts!)

Thank you all for your anniversary wishes. Alex and I went out and celebrated our 10 years by watching Captain America and...

doing a little jewlery shopping!!

My wonderful husband got me a new, beautiful wedding band in honor of our tenth.  The ring in the middle is my engagement ring and we had a diamond band placed on each side. Isn't it beautiful?!
Melody, of course, loves it as well.  I showed it to her and she asked to try it on and said, "Ooooh! It has so many sparkles and it fits just me!"