Thursday, September 25, 2014


"Brother let me be your shelter. I'll never leave you all alone. I can be the one you call when you're low. Brother let me be your fortress when the night winds are driving on.  Be the one to light the way...bring you home". -Needtobreathe
The lyrics to the song above has been my prayer for the boys. I pray they love and support and help each other all their lives. I pray for an unbreakable bond strong friendship! 
(On a funny sidenote, Harper is convinced that Paxton's name is "boys". Ha. Every time I call for them  I say boys, let's go, or boys time for dinner or boys play nice. Ha. 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


I'm pleased to report that miss Harper had a great day at Mother's Day out today! She cried when I left, recovered quickly and had a fantastic time painting, using glue and making a sweet friend. Her teacher said that Harper and this other super sweet little girl were the only two that didn't nap, and they kept sitting up to look at eachother, by the end of nap time they were sitting close together "whispering" to each other. How cute is that!?!
We even went to church this evening for Awanas...the kids Wednesday night program (which, by the way, Maddox thought was "iguanas" hahaha) and although she was not happy that I left her for her class, her teachers said she did great. She settled quickly and had a great time playing!!! Whew. So thankful she is getting the hang of things. She was such a happy and energetic girl this evening when I picked her up from class. Makes my heart happy!!!

And, because this is too funny not to post on here....there are just some battles not worth fighting....such as, your exhausted two year old refusing to take off her backpack in order to go to bed:

Monday, September 22, 2014

Where did he go

Can someone please tell me where my first born baby went? Gosh, he's growing up too quickly! 

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Because I want to remember this sweet face forever:

Friday, September 19, 2014

A Gift

Tonight, as we were driving home, Paxton says "momma, we didn't save ourselves." (Insert momma moment of racing a thousand things through my brain attempting to figure out what exactly he is talking about). He helped me out and finished by saying "it is a gift from God. Ephesians 2:8"
(Insert jaw drop)
Yes buddy! That is absolutely right. It is the most precious gift from God. (I love that he picked up the concept of that Bible verse, and I was shocked when he said the chapter and verse from the Bible)
I'm blown away at the amazing things he is learning at school. Not only is he learning his ABCs and 123s, how to adjust to more people around and learning the structure of school, but the love of The Lord is being poured over him every single day! I love this so very much. 

What a precious reminder from my little man. "WE did NOT save ourselves..." No matter how good we are, how kind we are, how much we love others....or to the other matter how many mistakes we make...."we did not save was a GIFT". We don't earn it, we were given it!
Thank you Paxton for such a precious reminder of the Love of our Savior!!!!

Character Day

Today was "Dress like a character from a fairy tale" day for the first grade class! Maddox decided to be Robin Hood....and oh what a handsome Robin Hood he was!!! 

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


        (Oh my she not just the      cutest thing you've ever seen!?! Those eyes and rosey cheeks. She is just a doll!)

Our precious little girl is having a hard time adjusting to being dropped off for her one day a week Mother's Day out program and church Sunday school. Poor thing. She cries and cries when I leave. I know this is normal, but that certainly doesn't make it any easier on either one of us. Please join me in praying for peace in her heart (and mine as well) as we help her get adjusted to a few times when momma isn't around. She eventually has a good time, but today she cried more in little spurts throughout the day and clung to my leg for dear life when I tried to drop her off at church class. I know this will all take time for her to adjust, I just want to do what is right for her. I don't want to push too much new on her and have her regress socially because I put too much stress on her too quickly. 

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fight Raiders, Fight

We cheered on our beloved Texas Tech Red Raiders this weekend. Brad took the boys to the game and they had a blast having guy time. We started out hopeful for a great game from our favorite team; however, we will cheer harder the next game and hope the raiders can pull out a great win!
I sure do love seeing our trio all decked out and cheering for the school that ultimately led me to meeting their amazing daddy!!! 

How in the world is this boy getting so big? Sheesh it feels like only a few weeks ago we were taking him to his first game!!

And here is how we all felt while we watched the game. It was a tough one to watch, but I'm confident our team will get better with time!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Answered Prayer

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours."-Mark 11:24

Paxton James has done SO wonderfully at school the past few days. His teacher says he is adjusting to the routine, making friends and showing more maturity every single day!! I am so thankful that the Lord heard my prayers and answered them so magnificently. I cherish the visits I have with Pax in the car on the way home from school. I love to hear who he played with, who he sat next to at school and it makes me so excited to watch him transform into such a balanced little boy! The joy he is able to express as he gains confidence at school fills my heart with so much happiness. Please continue to pray over Paxton. Pray that he will form amazing friendships, he would gain a love for learning and he will continue to adapt and adjust without so much anxiety! 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Too Big

Harper started "school" last week!! She was one super excited little lady to finally have her time playing and learning new things!!!
 With her baby in her arms, we were ready to go tackle the new adventure ahead!!!

She showed no fear or anxiety when we arrived at her school. She acted as though she had been doing this for years!! Whew. This was such a relief for me. I loved watching her walk with confidence and her eagerness to have a great time in her new environment!

While I am super excited for this one day a week opportunity for her to play and interact with other kiddos and gain some confidence in an environment where I am not present, my heart did break a little when I saw her with her back pack, baby in tow, carrying her lunch box and looking far to grown up for me!