Monday, May 30, 2011

May Time Memories

Mr. mobility, merry and mild
Melting my heart with that dapper, dimpled grin. :-)

  
Mother's Day in May
Mommy and me: -)

Meeting a milestone-look out girls, he's on the move!

Mrs. McCune to be-a bridal shower for little sis!  
And finally, precious moments with Memorial day visitors. :-) 
Well' miss you May!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Friday, May 13, 2011

A little week's end ketchup

Nothing too special, just a little "catch up" to bring my blog up to date and in line with life these days. To start, this week has been a blur. The beginning of the week brought beautiful skies, a dinner out, and a great Mary Kay appointment. :-) It was also sprinkled with a touch of a stomach bug and a Paula Dean sized dash of allergies, oh my!

Tuesday came with new friends. Evan and I met and had lunch with a sweet 15 month old little lady and her mom-it was great to share stories with someone in such a similar season of life, and we can't wait to get to know their family more.

On Wednesday, we had lots of fun hosting a family from our church for a yummy Spaghetti dinner, and on Thursday we were treated to cake and a cookout at a surprise birthday party for some of our dear Crossway friends, the Daniels. We are so thankful for all of the fun fellowship we had this week. :-)
Today is Friday, and I am so looking forward to the weekend! Nothing too notable about today-that is aside from my big crust flop at dinner. After pouring my heart into a delicious chicken pot pie, I was utterly defeated to discover I had used a "pizza" crust instead of the correct "pie" crust. I had them both sitting in my freezer from previous batches, and labeled them not.  Never fear, the Sharpie is out and the lesson learned! On nights like these I'm thankful for the garbage disposal that is my husband's stomach-he eats everything I put in front of him and almost always responds with an "mmm mmm good!" And, on the bright side, I guess this means we have an extra pie crust sitting around-I think I smell an apple pie in our future! :-)

Lest I write an entire post without mentioning my sweet boy, Evan is  full of giggles and new tricks this week. Specifically, he is really starting to mimic well and has been babbling the day away with all kinds of new sounds. "P" has been the predominant letter of the week. Chris and I are both pretty sure he's trying to push "Piper" out of mouth, and with some success at that.  Moreover, I can see now that he is connecting words/sounds with their actual meaning. So for example, he knows to look at Chris when I say "dada." Or should I say, when he says "dadadada." As I type I can hear him contently talking away to himself in his crib. Apparently the party starts at bedtime these days-the baffled bumper, bunched up blankets and tossed overboard stuffed animals tell the story all to well. ;-) Oh, and did I mention he's a walking machine now. I'm loving this age.

So whew, that was our week. Now to tie it all up with a relaxing redbox night, complete with popcorn, pillows, and a favorite pair of pink, cozy socks. :-)

Sunday, May 8, 2011

A Mother's Day Movie-Evan's 1st year

I've been meaning to make a slideshow of Evan's first year, and here it is! It moves me to tears seeing  how big my baby boy has grown up over this last year. The song "hourglass" by Mindy Gledhill is absolutely beautiful and captures these precious moments gone by so well!

video

Evan, you have filled our lives with joy over joy and we are continually grateful for the gift you are. On this mother's day, I am thankful beyond words to be your mommy. :-)

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Lather, Rinse, Repeat

8:30am...
 9:00am
 
11:30am
 12 noon
Annnd so on...you get the picture. If you think this is bad, just imagine what Evan's room and our kitchen look like! Sound tiring? Yep, it is.

The endless cycle of mess up, pick up, and clean up is a daily struggle and one I'm learning to be thankful for. The sameness of the swiffer and sponge, while not terribly exciting, remind me of what a blessing it is to be able to take care of and provide for the simple, everyday needs of my home and family.
Routine is sometimes and always a big part of the day. I say sometimes because of course there are days when our schedule gets shaken up. In fact, it seems as though we are on the go and around town a ton, whether it be meeting a friend for lunch, going to the park, shopping at the grocery store, going to the gym and so on. But, in spite of all our daytime adventures, there is a routine and it must and shall be followed. Otherwise, the laundry would overtake us and the kitchen might just overflow into the living room!

 Today, as I struggle with the motivation to break out the Windex, I'm humbly reminded of Colossians 3:23... "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord."

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

This little piggy...

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Monday, May 2, 2011

The weekend run down

On Saturday morning we packed up and headed to Goldsboro for our first Walk MS. My family greeted us there and we had a great time walking for the cause. It was a beautiful day, and fun was had by all-even Piper! I'll let the pictures take it from here...
After the walk, us girls sat down for my very first Mary Kay group facial/consultation. It was so much fun, and a great start for me! My family was the perfect audience to start with-thanks again pretty ladies! Just look at that beautiful bride to be. :-)
We wrapped up the weekend with church followed by a restful Sunday afternoon complete with napping and a trip to Target. After a nice family walk and dinner, we ended the night at our Sunday night care group. All in all, my favorite kind of weekend!

And now that Monday has arrived at our doorstep, it's time for some Spring cleaning!