"grace comes in different shapes and sizes, even the messy ones"

Friday, December 27, 2013

special birthday lunch

Okay so I forgot a few more summer events... we had a busy summer. So theres a few more things I want to blog about so I can always look back and remember all the fun times we had during our last summer in Oklahoma.  
Carson turned 6 this summer and was very disappointed that "Jermy" would be out of town for his party. I swear my cousins like my husband more than me... he plays drums and has an Xbox after all. So to make it up to him we took him out to lunch all by himself (he did not want his brother there. We still owe Aden a lunch, oops!).  He picked Buffalo Wild Wings and the mall for a cookie. We had a fun time celebrating 6 years of one of the best little guys in the world!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Puerto Rico part 2

Here's a few more pictures from our trip to PR this summer. We have way too many to post so I just chose a few favorites.

 ^^^this is seconds after us getting blasted with a huge wave and soaking the bottom half of our dresses. Well the bottom half of mine. Alyssa's height gave her an advantage and only barely got her's wet.  But our legs were nice and salty/sandy for dinner that evening.^^^

Very thankful for this friendship that has lasted almost 12 years, and has now made our husbands friends as well! 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

summer moments

Finally i'm all caught up on our major events from the summer! Here are just a few random pictures from our summer that haven't made it to the blog yet.  We had a wonderful summer full of fun, trips, food, friends, swimming, and family! Blogging has caused me to slow down a little each time I sit down to write a new post and realize just how good life really is.  God is so overwhelmingly gracious by allowing us to enjoy all of life's little pleasures. Blessed is such an understatement. My heart is full of thankfulness.   

^^^celebrated Coen's 1st birthday!^^^

^^^also celebrated Carson's birthday! Can't believe he's 6!^^^

^^^Birthday lunch with C since Jeremy was out of town for his party^^^

^^^Spent the weekend with Taylor and Jennifer in Arkansas^^^

^^^Fair date with Jeremy and our sweet friends, Esther and Kyle^^^

^^^Love me some Coen! He's such a sweet, funny boy^^^

"Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing." 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Puerto Rico!

This past August (ouch, that makes me very aware of how behind I am with this blog. Hoping to be caught up before the end of the year.) Jeremy and I went to Puerto Rico with some of our good friends! We planned this trip back in May on a totally spontaneous decision to go on a summer trip together.  Our friends had been to Puerto Rico before, but it was mine and Jeremy's first time and we were so excited to see the island and the beautiful water! We had such a great time! We visited the United State's only rain forest, shopped at the largest mall in the Caribbean, ate a lot of really weird food, and laid out by the beach or by the pool for several hours each day.  It was so relaxing, and just what we needed before starting the school year! Here are a few pictures from our trip that I wanted to share...

 ^^^this was the coolest part of the whole trip... okay, that's a little exaggerated, but it was so cool. A bar and grill in the pool you could swim up to and order/eat at... one day my house will have one of those.^^^

I have plenty more to share later! Check back!