Thursday, April 28, 2016

Besties Reunion

At the beginning of March, Meg and Shan planned to meet up for the first time since Shan and Jon have moved back!!!!  It would be their first time to meet each other's new babies and of course I had to take a ton of pictures!!  What an epic reunion!!

Shanny and Georgia are now besties!!

Brother and Emory had a cute little pizza date..

And Malchy and G were introduced!!

Baby Kate came to play.. how adorable are these two friends?!

Three besties with our three newest babies!!

It was SO good to be back together again!!

Emory broke out some snacks and became the most popular kid there.

And then we decided that it isn't really a party without dessert!!

With the help of these two cute little friends, we made a cookie cake!!

After all the pizza and sugar, the kids were ready to go!!  Time to play outside.. in the mud and water, of course!

Hahaa, that's one way to wash a car!!  I love this little country girl!!

Brother got in and Emory loved that she was able to get him all wet!!

Okay, seriously??  They. Are. The. Cutest.
Wedding announcements coming soon.

Beautiful babies.

Hahaha! Maybe one day we will get a picture of all the babies looking and smiling..?? I think I actually might miss shots like this, though!!

Besties for the resties.
All 10 of us. ;))
We are SO EXCITED that Shan and Jon have moved back to Pineville and brought a new addition with them!!  Malachi is the sweetest little thing, so adorable, and is always in the best mood!!  And he got to meet Georgia, our newest Shreveport love!!  She is so much like her big sister - beautiful and scrumptious!!  

What a joy it is for us all to be mommies together!!  These friendships, these babies, these visits together - they are encouraging, edifying, and endearing.. and I am so much better for them.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Trust and Obey

Just a few simple shots of my precious family this spring..
how cute is this?!

Amber and Baby Kate!!

Black eye from wrestling with Andrew, ha!!

Around Christmas time last year, Jude fell out of a buggy and knocked out his front four teeth!  Thankfully, we have the greatest pediatric dentists in the world and they fixed Judey up with this dazzling smile!!  What gorgeous children!!

Jenny always serves us such beautiful dinners!!

And there's nothing better than ending the day with a dance party in the back of Grammie's truck!
Only Jesus can give us such joy, y'all. It's the strangest thing.. when we pursue Him and follow His commands, life is just better.  You would think it's the opposite - that if you "chase your dreams" or "follow your heart," that is where you will find happiness.  But it's simply not true. We have nothing to offer but Jesus. I know nothing but the cross and Him crucified.
 "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world." Galations 5:14

There's an unshakable peace that comes from holy living and I pray the Lord instills this in our hearts and our children's hearts and in their children's hearts. His commands are LIFE to me and my joy is made complete in Him.  As the old hymn goes, "Trust and obey, for there's no other way to be happy in Jesus than to trust and obey."

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Sweet Spring Days

With the time change, it's actually daylight when we leave for Monday School now! And we are loving all the extra hours of play we are getting in.. can you tell??  Ha!

Why are babies fresh out of the bed the cutest things ever??

Now that we are stocked up with sidewalk chalk, the kids have had a blast painting drawings down the driveway.. and this was one of my favorites!!  This is Savannah's drawing of our family going to the zoo!!

"My birthday cake with 100 candles - if you count by 10s." - Vannie
So smart!!

"This is YOU, Mommy!!" - Andrew

Love this boy.

Love this girl.
More sunlight, more play time, more sweet memories together.. 
God is so good, y'all.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Happy Birthday, Alan!!

The last weekend of February, we all got together to celebrate Alan's 31st birthday!!!! Remember his party from last year?! How has another year already come and gone?!  
We love our Knotts family so much and looked forward to celebrating with our Case and Alana!

 Grant and Landry also looked forward to this new game of throwing grass on each other, squealing and laughing, and then running away! Ha!! I love how close they are in age and what cute little friends they make!!

My favorite!!

Samuel enjoyed the show!!

Happy Birthday, Alanaaaaa!!

Ready to eat Mr. Billy's perfect ribs with all Mrs. Dixie's wonderful sides!!

Can we do lunch with y'all every weekend?!

Our favorite Knotts family.

The cutest little group of guys!!

Hope this is one of the best years ever for you, Alan!!
Our lives are so full with the deep friendships we have with the Knotts and we are so thankful for them!!  Let's plan to be neighbors not just here.. but in heaven, too! ;))

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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.