Tuesday, October 30, 2012

the time i wore my kids dress up


Yep, that actually happened. I had about five minutes to think of a costume for a party and my lovely boys loaned me their cowboy dress up. That's an official Woody vest and Mickey sheriff badge (that my hair is covering). I get crazy y'all, gotta watch us quiet ones, ha!

-Erin

PS Don't be too frightened, my gun isn't real...



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Monday, October 29, 2012

more breathing room

Much more breathing room! As I was getting dressed this morning I remembered wearing the shirt I put on while pregnant, like almost 9 months pregnant. 

terrible lighting, I know.

This time around I was breathing much easier.

I noticed I squint my nose a lot.


photo bomb

It is so amazing to look back and see what God has made my body to able to do. Pregnancy can be quite uncomfortable, especially towards the end, but to be blessed with being able to carry, and birth, and raise this perfect little baby (and 3 others) is one of the greatest gifts ever!

This week marks the time where I experienced not one, but two miscarriages the same day 5 years apart. As much as I reflect and mourn the loss of those little babies, I am overwhelmed by God's goodness and healing. Last year on the 'anniversary' of the losses was a day of hope and joy, my very amazing doctor pulled in an ultrasound machine during a routine appointment and I got to find out the sweet little baby I was carrying is a boy! 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.    Jeremiah 29:11

I would have never thought that being young and healthy I would have gone through such trouble in trying to stay pregnant, but I also could not have ever dreamed up a life as good as the one I am living. My faith has grown through these trials and I forever grateful for the way God showed up.

One of my favorite songs is Everything by Telecast


Our church was super blessed to have Josh White (the singer/writer of this song) as worship pastor for awhile and he described what he was going through when he wrote this song. So personal and touching and a beautiful way to sing praise to God through hard times and even good times. I just re-listened to this song about 5 times and am so filled.

God is good!

-Erin



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Thursday, October 25, 2012

big plans

In a little over a week we will be throwing a 'Golden Birthday Party' for my sweet little boy who will be turning 6 on November 6! My parents and sister will be flying in for the occasion.

We are thinking of this...


and maybe a little...


and most likely some of this...

Nostalgia Electrics Mini Chocolate Fondue Fountain


My little boy still sees my work as perfect, but it will be funny fun to see how all my ideas turn out in real life. In my mind I am the best at execution, but my mind plays tricks on me, ha! 

The real hope of the party is that the love of Christ will be felt by all, even if my visions don't come out as planned.

-Erin

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

hello there

It has been awhile. I may have mentioned before I have gone back and forth about even having a blog, but today I feel like having one, ha! So time for an update.

My oh my how time has been flying! My little newborn baby has somehow turned into a six almost seven month old, I do not understand how that is possible. He is the sweetest little guy around. His older brothers still refer to him as "cutie little baby." They are in love, as are my husband and I.


his smiles and giggles are. too. much.

My 2 year old is curious as ever! He loves exploring and figuring out how to do things on his own. He is never afraid to be himself, he dances and sings as loud as he can, even in the quietest of places. Oh the joy and laughter he brings to our home.

always exploring something

I now have an official kindergartner! WHAT??? Seriously, it is not a joke when they say to take it all in, because it goes all too fast. He is loving school, he always runs off the bus ready to tell me all about his day and all he learned. My heart just melts when he talks with me, these special conversations bless this mama's heart!


My oldest is in third grade! My husband and I help out at the youth group at our church, and are in disbelief that he will be in the youth group in just a few short years. This boy has a heart of gold. His awareness of others feelings humbles me daily, the lessons he teaches me. 


My partner in crime, the strong leader of this family, the hard working, generous, loving, most amazing father and husband, oh and did I mention super hot?! I sometimes feel guilty I get the best one around, although I am sure many of you ladies would beg to differ. Really though, sometimes I feel like I am in a movie, the part where the guy is playing with kids and the girl is watching and falling even more in love with him. Am I alone in picturing my life as a movie?!



And a quick little bit about what I have been up to, I think my word of the year is going to be "refining" Always good, sometimes hard. I have been having fun trying to figure out my new style, with being in my 30's now, ha! 



All these pictures are from about a month ago. The weather now is rainy, windy, and perfect for fall, but it's nice to look back at what it was like on a perfect sunny fall day. 

-Erin



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