Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy 4th Birthday to Kolson!

How is it even possible that today we are celebrating this sweet boy's 4th birthday?

I can't believe how quickly the time has gone by!

This little boy brings such joy to our family and I can't imagine the K-crew without him!  We had such a fun family day just celebrating his 4 years!

We finished our celebration with a trip to our neighborhood pool that is more like a water park than just a pool!  All of the K-crew members love to swim and it was the perfect way to celebrate Kolson!

I love these little boys so much!!

Karter racing Daddy and Kolson down the slides!

Dear Kolson,
Happy Birthday my sweet boy!  I can't believe you are already 4.  I tired to convince you several times this week that we could just skip your birthday and you could just stay 3 forever...unfortunately you wouldn't go for it and here we are celebrating your 4th birthday! 
 I remember being so scared when you were born that I wouldn't have enough love to go around for 3 little totally proved me wrong!  You are such a loving little boy and you are so easy to love!  You bring such a sweetness to our family!  I love the way you greet your daddy each time you see him by saying "hey buuuud" or the way you ask your brothers if they have had a good day at school.  I love the way you start each prayer with "God is good, God is great" and then you have to stop and think about what to pray next if it isn't meal time! :)  You are the most determined little guy I know.  You have learned how to do everything early just so you could keep up with your brothers, who you adore!  You also don't like taking no for an answer.  While I am sure that is going to be a great quality later in life, it does make for some interesting moments as your mommy!  I love that you are still a mommy's boy and you still love to be held and snuggled and loved on.  Being your mommy is such a joy sweet boy!  Like I always tell you...You are my favorite Kolson in the whole world...there is no other Kolson like you and given the choice, I would pick you every time!  I love you sweet boy and I cannot wait to see all that God has planned for you!
Happy Birthday!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Dream Girl

Several years ago I read this book...

It was fun, practical, and most of all inspiring.  I still keep it by my bed for a refresher now and then!  I am blessed to have won the heart of the man of my dreams and while I know that I have also won his heart I always want to make sure I am doing all that I can to grow our marriage.

One of the topics the author talks about is Creating Commonalities.  She says that your hubby wants to "laugh with you, play with you, and enjoy your company."  While us girls think it is important for our hubbys to do things with us that we enjoy, studies show it is even higher on the male wish list.

Nathan is so good to me...he has watched at least 1,000 chic flicks (he totally loves them), gone to tons of "foody" restaurants with me, and spent countless hours out shopping by my side.

A few weeks it go it was my turn to join him in something that he loves!

After 11 years of marriage I finally donned some camo and hit the hunting lease with my man!  While I will admit that waking up at 5 am to sit in a tent and look for Turkeys in the freezing cold is not my typical idea of was a great chance to sit by man and watch him take in something he loves so much!  We had some of the best conversations on the way to and from the lease and I actually have to admit that I enjoyed the evening hunts...this girl is NOT a morning person!  We laughed and joked and even if it is not the newest hobby to top my list I loved knowing that I was getting to be a part of what he loves.
Next time I want my own camo!!  Although wearing Nathan's camo kept me pretty warm!

Kaden was able to come with us and had the best time hunting with some seasoned hunters from Malakoff.

It was a great weekend full of fun memories! I am so thankful for my mom who was willing to keep my other kiddos!  I can honestly say...I am looking forward to deer season...this girl may just get her a buck! :)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Fun in the sun!

Texas weather...yesterday it was sunny and 85 degrees, this morning we woke up to temperatures in the 40's!! With weather like this you have to take advantage of warm and beautiful days when you can...before everyday becomes an oven!

So yesterday we did just that! We took our first trip to our neighborhood spray park! All of the kiddos loved it. And really is there anything more precious than Kenzi in her tutu swimming suit? :)

The day ended with grilled steaks and a family walk to the park. I am pretty sure today was my favorite day since we have moved here! I am so thankful for my sweet family and love our everyday moments together!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spring has sprung!

It is finally warming up this Spring and we are loving some time in the sun!!