Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

May 2012 bring many blessings, much love, and great adventures!






John & Cheryl

Sunday, December 11, 2011

{this moment}

(inspired by Soulemama)

11 years of love, adventures, and happiness!  I love you, babe!

(I tried to post this on Friday (our actual anniversary) but my phone app wasn't working...ugh!)

Thursday, December 8, 2011 Retreat Giveaway! Woohoo!

This is my sweet friend, Rachelle who is part of a great website called where you can submit questions about children, marriage, family, life, love, anything you may have a question about and get answers from 4 experienced, Godly moms in different stages of life.  It's pretty great! And what's greater is they are having a retreat giveaway contest!  Check out the video and enter!  Good luck!  I'm off to take some frazzled mom's not too far fetched around here! 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

{this moment}

A day late....

(inspired by Soule Mama)

Monday, November 28, 2011

Another Party!

Go Hunter!! Go Cowboys!!

Coached nicknamed him "sweet feet" because of his sweet moves!

That is one proud little man!

And silly little man!

Fun times, indeed!

Great job, Hunter! I'm so proud of you!!

PS...he sleeps with his trophy. Oh yes! :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

End of the Season Party

They played hard, worked together, and gave it their best! It was a fun season!

Jay, I'm so proud of you! :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Soccer {in pictures}

It has been a super fun season!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Birthday, Tyler

Just a few things that I love about you... (I have to stick to a few because there are too many to name here)

I love...
That you let me be on your team

How you miss your brothers when they aren't with you

That you always want me to sit with you

The way you copy what Hunter says who copies what Jay says

You have the best grumpy face, hands down

When you come to me with whatever you are wanting hidden behind your back and you sloooowly pull it out to show me

You recently say "I neba..."(transaltion: never)
"I neba get to eat an apple...I neba get to play outside...I neba get to sleep in your bed..."
And I roll my eyes every time because it's always something ridiculous

The Lego creations you build on your own

You play "weird" (according to Jay anyway)

That you don't like to be called Booba anymore. You say "my name is Ty-lar!!"

I could go on and on.

I love you so much and I am so glad I get to be your mommy!

Happy Birthday, Tyler!

Your favorite picture pose!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

This rainy weekend


More crafting

Playing in the rain

Birthday presents

Star Wars


Pumpkin pie

This is my favorite recipe:

1 Graham cracker crust
1 canned pumpkin
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
2 eggs
2 T pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t salt

Preheat oven to 425. Combine filling ingredients, mix well and pour into crust. Bake for 15 minutes at 425 then reduce heat to 350 and continue baking for 35-40 minutes or until a knife inserted comes out clean. Enjoy!!!

Hope you are having a lovely weekend as well. :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

{this moment} ::Flowers for my hair::

Inspired by soulemama

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

From Hunter

Monday, September 26, 2011

Four and a half months

I changed her clothes and her diaper, sat her up and she sat by herself for the first time! It's funny how one day they aren't and the next they are. She growing so fast...

The boys were so proud of her! Jay said "I don't think there's ever been a 4 1/2 month old who can sit up alone!" Sweet big brothers.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

May the Force be with you

We had a little birthday party for Hunter this weekend with a few close friends and it was so. much. fun. I love how at this age they host the party themselves. I hung some streamers, made cupcakes, and a few party favors and the rest was all Jay and Hunter. I sat back and visited with the mommies. :)

Streamers. (please excuse the unfinished drywall in the's a work in progress)

Star Wars finger puppet favors. Pattern found here.

Along with "tickets" for the party made by Jay and Hunter.

Chocolate Zucchini cupcakes found here. So yum! With free printable cupcake toppers found here.

When our guests arrived there were two impromptu Jedi costumes made. (I knew it was going to be a fun party...i got to play dress up with little girls! Fun!)

A quick pillowcase dress for Cousin Madelynn.

And a lovely floral tunic for Aunt Lexi.

Here are a few of our guests:

Darth Vader

Storm Trooper

Princess Leia

A variety of Jedi types.

The best part was the Jedi training and each trainee was awarded with a Jedi Training Certificate.

I think the party was a success. I had one tired little Jedi to prove it! (well, a few!)

Happy Birthday, Hunter! I love you! <3
(some photos were taken and edited by my fabulous sister who doesn't have a blog but should so i could link you to her! Love you, sis!)