Sunday, February 26, 2012

Thoughts Tonight.....

As I am sitting here I just read a new blog, about a sweet family with three children. They have a little girl that was diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer one year ago. My heart goes out to them and I can not even begin to imagine that mother's thoughts, feelings, and fears. I just want to take a minute and thank you Lord for the three precious miracles you have blessed my life with and the fulfillment of my life long dream of being a mommy. I thank you for their health and pray for their future happiness, spouses and salvation. Of course, their salvation most of all. I LOVE them soo very much and my heart overflows with joyfulness, I pray for patience with them and that I can be more like you every day and set that example for my children.

I know I am 2 months behind on my blog but I just feel the need to type tonight..

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Family Christmas..

December 23, we had my side of the family over for an extended family Christmas. What a great start to the next few days. We feasted on a catered fajita meal from Hernandez's, I know not traditional but so good, and no one had to cook! Of Course, except my mom who provided her signature deserts.

Cooper and cousins Payton and Jaxson.

Jaxson enjoying the food.

My cousin Chris and Harper.

My mom and dad.

Aunt Mae Mae and Steven.

Brenan, Blaire, Jason, and Uncle Jodie.


What a great time everyone had that night. Still so nice to get together and visit.

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Harper Kate at one year1

December 21, 2011 our sweet little girl turned one! I can not believe she is one already. What a different dynamic our sweet little girl has added to our family, such a blessing. She is so 'girly" and I love that, but in the same breath she can play with a fire truck with the best of them.

Her one year old pictures. I lOVE this sweet dress from Kelly's Kids!

Playing with Mommy's tea set..

Pretty in Pink.

Her favorite thing in the world....Sucking her thumb!

At one year....
You are 28 pounds and 34 inches tall, above the 97th percentile in all three categories..(I can't imagine why?)
You wear a size 4 diaper
Size 24 month clothes and size 5 shoe.
You eat ALL kinds of food, anything you can get your hands on.
You still nurse around three times per day.
You LOVE to suck your thumb.
You stand on your own, and cruise around the house holding on to furniture, but are not walking yet.
You love your brothers and want to be any where they are.
You have the sweetest smile.
You say mama, daddie, and dog..
You have perfected drinking out of a sippy cup.

This as been a great first year. You very rarely have been sick except RSV at around 5 weeks old, in which you handled like a champ. You are a mommy's girl at this time and LOVE to be held. We can not wait to watch you grow up. We love you to the moon and back, and thank God he blessed us with the little person that is you!

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Polar Express...

Sunday, December 18th it was time for the Polar Express. After church that afternoon we headed to the train station in Palestine to ride the train! This was our 4th adventure riding this train. This is one of FAVORITE things to do at Christmas time! I think this is such a great family adventure. Our children love to go.

Waiting to ride the train.

Cooper and I, ready for our adventure.

Very excited!

Our hot chocolate chef.

My 3 sweet kiddos..

She loved looking out the window.

Our hot chocolate chef.

Punching our tickets!

Enjoying their hot chocolate.


Meeting Santa!

"The First Gift Of Christmas". Playing with their bells.

Dancing and singing Christmas carols, on our way back to the station.

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