Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Shreveport Shower For Miss Georgia Kate

After Wendi's shower, Savannah, Samuel and I made a road trip to Shreveport!!  Our Meggie and Justin were having a backyard BBQ baby shower to celebrate their coming little one, Miss Georgia Kate!! 
We loved getting to see their new home they are building (GORGEOUS!!) and spending some time together before the shower!  Savannah and Emory quickly became bffs..
Especially when Savannah brought Emory the present she had picked out for her!
{A new broom to help Mommy around the new house!!}

Emory is going to be such a wonderful big sister.. she kept running over to take care of Samuel every time he cried, ha!

I think I told her I wanted to squish her about 20 times.  Because how could you not?!  She is sooooooo cuuuuuuute!

Told ya.  BFFS.

She is looking more and more like her mommy!

This is when she found the empty wrapper and I asked, "Hey, who ate all the chocolate??" And she said, "Daddy!! Daddy ate chocolate!! I want chocolate...." and took off running for the pantry! Hahaaaa!!!

The shower was held at the cutest little house with the cutest little door!  How pretty is this entrance?!  And the wreathhhh?!?  I loved it all!

And look at the cute diaper cake that Candace created!!

Justin is always so good about playing with my babies!!  He is so much fun!!

Samuel certainly loved all the extra attention!!

Everything was so pretty, even the food!

There was a whole play room set up for the kids.. and boy, did they love that!!

Backyard BBQ time!

The food was so delicious, I was sad that Wadie missed out!!  He would have loved this!!

Emory is always such a happy girl!

I'm so thankful for my Vannie who loves going to parties with me!

I missed the picture of Megan's mom, but she had her fire hat on too, and she said, "Ohhh, the things you do for your grandkids!" Hahaa, what a good grandma!!  These girlies loved playing fire-women!

I'm so thankful for my Meggie and our sweet, sweet friendship!  She is my kindred spirit!!

I'm also so thankful for Emily, who has become such a good friend to Meg.. and is due exactly 2 weeks after Megan!!  I think this may be the first picture I've ever taken where I'm not the one pregnant in the picture... hahaa!

Lastly, I'm thankful that Shreveport is only 1.5 hours away!  I love spending my days with these girls!


"OUCH, Emory!!!  You just paper cut my ear!!!!"  Hahaha!!

Meggie and Baby Samuel.. 

They are always so cute together!

One of my most favorite pictures from the day!!

It was time to open presents. but these two already have such a gift in each other..
They are the sweetest couple and Georgia is so blessed to have parents who love each other so much!

As always, there were lots of little helpers:

I found this at Target and thought it was the most adorable little thing..
And it made me seriously start considering Poole baby #5. ;)

What a wonderful night, full of barbeque, great gifts, and tons of pink.  Can't get any better than that!! 

Soon to be:
Mackey Family of FOUR!

We so look forward to meeting Miss Georgia next month!!  Praying she comes easily and on a day that Wadie is not working so that we can immediately drive up there! ;) There are many, many snuggle days in our future, Georgia Kate!!  And Lissie can't wait.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Our Sweet Jubilee

June 6 was an incredible day for us! 
 We started our morning off by baking scones for our precious Wendi's baby shower!!  Our sweet friends have adopted the most beautiful baby girl and we were able to spend a few hours loving on her and showering their new family of THREE!  We have prayed and waited on this day for so long.. it was a dream come true and an answer to many, many prayers!!  Thank you, God!!

As always, Shannon did a wonderful job decorating and I had to document it all!

Jen's beautiful Lemon Raspberry Tarts!

Full table, full hearts.

J for our awesome JUBILEE!

The sweetest face.. 

Another of our sweet adopted girls, Daizy!!  They make our lives so much richer!

Tea time with Sadie and Savannah!

After playing games, it was time for Wendi to open her gifts..

..but Grant quickly found Samuel's carseat much more amusing.

Al is one of our most favorites!!!

Wendi has the new mom glow and I absolutely love it!!

Opening her gift from the Brinker girls..
a new wagon, of course!!

Introducing our newest Hensgens, Eli Ransom!  Absolutely edible.

Our little Jubi.

I'm sad this didn't come out clearer, but these two are only a few weeks apart and will get to grow up together!  Eli & Jubilee!  Thank you, Lord, for their sweet little lives!

Grant enjoyed running around in between everyone's legs...

..while Samuel couldn't have been happier in Grammie's arms!

Fresh picked flowers from the Collins's home.. so lovely.

DeDe and her Calbug!

They handed Jubilee to Wendi at the end and I could not stop snapping pictures!!

It was the sweetest moment of the day, with mommy and baby wrapped up together. 

Motherhood looks so good on Wendi!

God, you are the best gift Giver... may our hearts
 always remember the love You have shown us!

We are beyond blessed now that Jubilee is a part of our lives.  Our hearts have yearned for her for so long, and now that she is here, we can't stop ourselves from loving on her constantly.  Holding her, kissing those cheeks, and rubbing her oh, so soft hair!!  Thank you, Jesus!!  We are praying with her parents that she become a lover of Jesus Christ, a follower and missionary for Him.  That He captivate her with His love.  And that He teach us all a deeper thankfulness than we have ever known, for we have been adopted by the King and our lives have been forever changed.

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From childhood friends to high school sweethearts, and now newlyweds and brand-new parents, Wade and I can only thank Jesus for His incredible blessings. Our three children are the ULTIMATE gifts from God and we pray that our lives glorify Him. He is our everything.