The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~Philippians 4:4-9

Our family is a circle of strength and love, with every birth and every union, the circle will grow, every joy shared adds more love, every crisis faced together, makes the circle stronger
- author unknown

Thursday, May 31, 2012

sWeeT SuMMerTiMe is finally here!

Schools out and Im so excited...except for the fact that its only been out for a few days and Ive already heard the word "bored"...Really?! and today my little man is not feeling well with a sore throat : ( But, I know its gonna get better!! We have lots of fun in store for summer!! Sad to see another school year come to an end though, the years are truly flying right before my eyes! Sam had a good year, Im a proud moma...he made Honor Roll all year...became a REALLY GREAT reader and recieved the "reading achievement award", was 2nd in his class at the AR reading rally, and for those of you who "know" Sam, you will know why he also recieved the "most cheerful/optimistic award". So very proud of my buddy. Hope all of you are getting a great start on summer vacay!!

We LOVE our Sam!!


Friday, May 18, 2012

My little RoCk StAr

Since I've not been keeping up the ol blog for quite some time...guess I should share that we have a little RoCk StAr in our family. Sam started taking guitar lessons back in August of last year. He just decided thats what he wanted to do and kept on and on about it till we finally gave in. Believe me, there is no and I mean inclined people in this house other than him, hA!! I was worried he was a little too young and if he would stick with it. He has for sure proved me wrong!! Sam picked it right up, like its just natural. He has stuck with it, practices every day. He has an absolute AwEsOmE teacher who has taught him so much and he and Sam's personality just click! I love that his teacher tells me he is a GREAT student, he loves Sams enthusiasum, and that he is a natural. Those are things that a Moma just loves to hear. Sam recently played in their spring recital. The song he played was "Red River Valley". He rocked it out and made this MOMA proud : ) I just love how God gives each special talents. Sam has been bleSSed with so many. I cant wait to see him continue to grow and how God will continue to use him.

These 2 pics were taken back in the fall when he first got his guitar
Sam and Mr Ralph rocking out "red river valley"

Sam & Mr Ralph
Sam after recital : )


Thursday, May 17, 2012

Celebratin TwElVe...

Twelve years, where oh where does the time go?!?! We celebrated our 12th anniversary back on April 15th. Anniversary and ball season never go good always means we have to put off celebrating for awhile. We would not have it any other way though!! I am so very thankful that God brought Chad and I together all those years back in the break room at that Brunos on Oakwood, gah...I sure hated having to get a job, especially at a grocery store when I turned 16. It was God's great BIG plan all along. Its funny to think about how God already knows all this stuff, he has it all planned out and boy...he picked a perfect one for me. I love Chad so...hes the best hubby ever and an even better daddy to Sam.


This past weekend we had the first date night in a long time!! Spent it at Bridge Street, just spending time and dinner at Connors. IT.WAS.THE.BEST. Much needed time together. Not to mention, Chad spoiled me a little with some splurging at the "Loft" fav store : )


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

No place i'd rather be...

Our weekends pretty much consist of living at the ball park right now. I wouldnt rather be anywhere else. watch my Sam play ball. It makes it even better to have a great baseball family that you enjoy spending all that time with too. Blast had a great weekend, won 3 and lost 1!

Moving in for the day!!


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Better Together

These two are just the sweetest and I love them so much!! Wes is my nephew and has always been more like a little brother. He met his sweet fiance, Anna at college. They have now finished their degrees and ready to move on to that next phase in life. Im so excited for them. I was so HAPPY when they asked me to take their engagement pics. We had absolutely the.BEST.time!! My Sam is going to get to be in their country little fall wedding on the farm too!! Exciting times : )

Monday, April 30, 2012

the GREATEST show on EARTH

Friday was field trip had been long awaited since the tickets were purchased last September but the day had finally arrived!! I've never seen a more excited group of 2nd graders. What made it even more special?! Their seats were on the very bottom, front row...the circus celebrity seats. Well you know what that means...they get their 15 minutes of fame in the circus!! It was so funny...especially since my hubby was called out to be part of the ninja act, {pRiCeLeSS}!! The kids had a great day and I have to say Chad and I did too. We've been many times and this years circus seemed to be the best yet! Now, its the last day of April?!? How in the world is that possible?? May will be a busy busy month full of end of the school year day at Pastor Lon's, awards day, a guitar recital, Mothers Day, 3 out of 4 weekends playing ball tournaments...I'm sure there is more and Im already tired thinking about it....


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

birthday ((hugs))

Another birthday has come and gone..each year i realize more and more how truly blessed I am and so much to be thankful for...especially for this little man of mine and his sweet hugs!! I had a wonderful birthday spending it with the ones I LoVe the most and I couldnt ask for more!

Sam giving me some birthday hugs : )