Santa 2014

I love taking the kids for pictures with Santa.  This was the first year that no one cried.  Lauralyn was very serious, but she ran right up to him and hopped in his lap.  Lawson did the same.    


Santa 2013

Lauralyn was once again not a fan a Santa.  Lawson loved him.  I have a feeling this will be our last year for a crying picture...and that makes me a little sad.




I can hardly believe your second birthday is already here.  I still sometimes can't believe that I have a daughter.  I think back to that day when we found out you were a girl, and how excited I was to dress you up and put bows in your hair.  But having you has been so much more than bows and dresses.  I never dreamed that the bond we would have as mother/daughter would be so strong at just 2 years old.  You are my little friend.  I love playing babies and having tea parties with you.  

Even though you are two, you are very petite.  For some reason that makes me happy.  I think because you still seem like my little baby.  You are an amazing sleeper.  We may keep you in your crib until you are 5 years old!  You take three hour naps and always sleep all night.  You typically walk right to your bedroom when I say its times for bed.  I even tried to get you to sleep with me while your daddy was hunting, but you got out of my bed and went to your room.  

You and Lawson are best friends.  Y'all love each other and play so well together.  You miss each other when you are apart.  And you definitely fight!  Although as you get older it seems to be less and less.

You are talking more and more every day.  We've had to make you start using your words.  I think we(I) kind of spoiled you to not having to talk because I can anticipate what you want.  Oops!  The only place its really caused a problem is at school where you've bitten a few classmates.  I'm pretty sure its because you aren't using your words!  And when someone is in your personal space....you want them to move!!  We are working on it and you are getting better and better about using your words instead of other methods.

You absolutely love to read.  You like to point out colors and shapes and animals.  It's fun watching you learn and get excited about the simplest things.   It cracks me up that anytime you see something that is blue you assume its Lawson and if its pink you say "that's sissy's".  You also say the sweetest prayers and squinch your eyes closed and clasp your hands.  It melts my heart.  

My biggest prayer for you is that your will love and serve others with your life.  I pray that you will know Christ as your Saviour at a young age. 

Love you more than words can say!



Lauralyn's 2nd Birthday Party

We celebrated Lauralyn's birthday a week early.  We probably always will because she was born on opening weekend.  Or maybe we will just have to celebrate at the deer lease in the years to come.

The birthday girl with a huge booboo on her nose from a playground incident.

The theme of the party was a donut theme.  I saw the idea somewhere and decided to just go with it.  Of course we couldn't just have donuts, so we had chocolate milk, breakfast casserole, fruit and sausage balls.

It was so fun to have all of Lauralyn's little friends there.  We had a bounce house and the day was beautiful.  My little birthday girl blowing out her candles.

It is hard to believe we are already celebrating two years.  She has been the perfect little girly addition to our family.  


Memorial Day

We spent Memorial Day at my parents house swimming.

Lauralyn didn't swim, but she had fun playing! I think the pool was too cold for her. Lawson on the other hand loves it!
Sissy and Asher 
The three boys chilling on the lounge chairs.

A couple pictures of Lawson and Lauralyn sporting their red, white and blue!


Mother's Day 2013

Mother's day 2013 was low key.  I'm glad I did actually take the time to get a picture made with my babies. I love them more than words could say.


Small Camo Party

We decided just to have a small family party for Lawson's 3rd birthday.  It was low key, low stress and just right!  Jarrett made chili and we had frito pies, hot dogs and homemade dip.  Jarrett's mom and nanny brought the cutest little bundtinis from Houston.  Basically, we ate, sang, opened presents and just let the kids play while the adults talked. 

The most fun thing about the party this year was that Lawson was really excited.  I took just him to Hobby Lobby to pick things out for his party, and he really got into it.  He kept asking when his camo party was and any time we saw camo, he would say he needed it for his camo party.