Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Spring has arrived!

It's official, Spring has arrived and with it has come the Bluebonnets.  We tried to get in a few quick shots since it seems they slip away in the blink of an eye.  Emery is much more into posing than Chase, but he let me get a few shots of him. Oh how I love these two!

I have to admit, this last one is one of my favorites.  I pray they always love each other this much and are always there to take care of the other one!

****I am grateful for
1) spring
2) Bluebonnets
3) sibling love
4) little moments
5) big smiles

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Are you ready for some baseball? We are!

This Spring season we actually have not one, but two ball players in the house!  Our league added a K-Ball division for 3/4 year olds and Emery is following right in Chase's footsteps!  Both kids are playing on the Astros which made it super easy for family to get shirts (heck, we even gave them the same number, so we could have one shirt cover both kids).  Jeff is assistant coaching Chase's team again and this year we were blessed enough to get Chase's former school coach, Coach Blake, to head coach.  It's going to be a great season!  While they don't keep score in K-Ball, they were so cute (I mean, really, really cute) and Chase's team won 16-6.  I think we are off to a fantastic start! Man how time has flown!

****I am grateful for
1) a wonderful day full of great memories
2) baseball, love it
3) great coaches (for both of our Astros)
4) a husband/daddy that is so hands-on
5) no rain!

Friday, March 7, 2014

The big 0-9!

9 years ago today the world got a little sweeter and our hearts got a lot fuller as we welcomed our first miracle into the world. He is more than we could have hoped for or ever dreamed he would be. An amazing son, an awesome big brother, and overall just a sweet, loving kid. He makes people laugh, brightens up the room just by being in it, and has one of the biggest hearts that I've ever known. He makes me want to be a better person and try harder than I ever thought I could. I couldn't imagine life without him and am so very thankful that I get to be his Mommy. Happy 9th birthday Chase, you are our dream come true!!!! 

****I am grateful for
1) 9 wonderful, amazing, how did they go that fast?? years!
2) the chance to be his mommy
3) the miracles of science and IVF
4) that smile
5) all the years to come

Saturday, February 15, 2014

How in the world??

Is this little cutie going to be 9 in less than a month?!  I need time to slow down!!!

****I am grateful for
1) that smile
2) growing up, but staying sweet
3) the hugs and kisses, even if they aren't in public (at least I still get them)
4) cuddles
5) every single day

Thursday, February 13, 2014

5 amazing years....

5 years ago we found out IVF #5 was successful and a baby was on the way.  We were so full of excitement, faith, and hope.  We were also full of fear.  In my heart I knew that this baby was meant to be, but losing the twins was still so fresh.  Lord thank you for our little blessing, if we had only known how much joy she would bring.  My heart overflows with love for the little girl and what an amazing 5 years it's been since finding out she was on her way!!!

****I am grateful for
1) IVF #5, thank God we never gave up!!!
2) This little princess that loves all things pink and sparkley
3) That phone call that changed our world when we heard the news!
4) the chance to be a mommy
5) love

Monday, January 27, 2014

Better late than never I suppose!

Here are some of Emery's 4 year pictures (yes, I know she turned four in October and that was like three months ago, but you know what they say about 2nd children... ha)!  She looks so grown up, my little baby has quickly turned into a little girl!

****I am grateful for
1) this precious, little princess - oh how she makes my heart smile!
2) the chance to be a mommy, so many times I wondered if it would ever happen
3) snow days (we've had two, crazy!), although I dread making them up, I love spending time with my kids
4) a new mattress, it.is.awesome
5) a new pillow to go with that mattress, enough said

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Happy New Year (+12 days... ha)

Oh what a wonderful year it will be!

****I am grateful for
1) my family
2) my friends
3) another year with those I love
4) precious memories of the year gone by
5) life