Sunday, March 29, 2015

Miles for Michael and a Puppy Party!!!

Yesterday we had a very busy day and celebrated two very special people. 

In the morning we participated in a 5K race that was in honor of our dear friend from church, Michael Hershman, who is battling cancer. 

We walked with the kids and Grayson refused to get in the stroller and ended up walking almost the entire way by himself. After about 2.5 miles he had enough so we took a little detour to Hardee's for breakfast!!! Needless to say we didn't really finish the race, but still had a great time supporting our friend!!

Then, we were off to a puppy themed birthday party for a special 1 year old, Carly James!!!

This little one is our friends, Jay and Courtney Young's 3rd little girl!! 
We just love this sweet girl and her family to pieces!!!

It was a little chilly outside, but the kids still had a blast!!!

Sweet brother and sister moment that I was glad I captured!!!

Grayson is just so sweet and protective of his little sister lately and is always looking out for her!! This makes my heart smile so much!!!!

Such a wonderful Saturday together!!!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Celebrating Pop Pop and Spring!!!

The first day of Spring was this past Friday and I couldn't think of a better way to witness the best of what Spring has to offer than a visit to the Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens!!!  

We also just happened to be celebrating a special someone's birthday... Pop Pop!!! 
My parents met us there yesterday for a fun afternoon so we could be with my Dad on his special day and we all had a ball!!!

The kids loved throwing coins in the fountain and making wishes!

Ella Grace's first fountain "wish"!

We are so lucky to have this beautiful place so close to home!!

Of course everyone's favorite is the big fountain that spits over you!!!

We were surrounded by beautiful signs of spring!!

After the gardens closed my parents came by for a little while to soak up some more of this gorgeous day!! We couldn't have asked for a better day to spend outside together!!

 Happy Birthday Pop Pop! We love you!!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Family Field Trip!!

We took a family field trip to our new Cabela's store that just opened this past weekend to check out all the "stuffed" animals and other goodies they had to offer!!

Ella Grace was pretty impressed with all the big animals!!

While Grayson was more impressed with the big "toys"!!

Such a fun outing with the family!!

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Sleep Over with my Sweet Girls!!

I love my sweet middle school girls who I lead a bible study for on Monday nights!!! We just ended our study on the book of Esther from the bible and I promised them that we could have a sleep over at my house to celebrate! Boy were they excited!!!!!

I had them over last night and we had so much fun! I must admit for a millisecond, I almost felt like I was in middle school again!! Ha!

We played lots of games, had a ton of dance parties and even did some crafting!!
 My kind of night for sure!!!

So thankful for this group of girls and thankful God put me in this role to mentor each of them.  I get so much out of this group and they have been such a blessing in my life!!! 

My prayer is that the Lord gives me the ability to be a godly role model for each of them for years to come!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from our two lucky charms!!