My First Video!! + Stills

It took three tries to make this video, but I think it was worth the headache.  It has turned into being such a great memory for us as a family instead of being for kicks on this blog.  It still isn’t perfect, but we have fallen in love with homemade feel of it.  If you watch it, and I hope that you do, be sure to have your volume on.  The music is really cute and sets the tone for the video.
Having my last baby turn one is very sentimental and exciting all at the same time.  I’m happy to see her grow into the person God has planned for her to be, but I’m also sad that her squishy baby days are behind us.  Luckily I have plenty of pictures to reflect on!! 
Speaking of pictures, here are a few from the big One-O celebration. I took over sixty pictures
and ten videos, but I narrowed it down for everyone!  Could you imagine
if I posted all of those pictures????  You would probably break your
finger from scrolling.

And in case you are wondering, we are not having any more children,
although we would love to have one more.  (Trust me when I say that I
probably just shocked the pants off of everyone who has known us for the
past ten years by saying we would love to have more.)

My Boys

My boys…

They celebrated another year of life last month.  This is a very cliché saying, but it is true,  they really are growing up fast.  Especially my twelve year old!  The mere thought that I have a twelve year old, stresses my brain out.


I don’t really have any profound words to say about their birthdays, but the simple fact that I made their special day “feel” special is enough for me.  Especially since we combined their birthdays on Nathan’s, which happened to be the day before we left for our vacation.  It was an extremely hectic day. 



I also created the worlds best vanilla cake recipe ever… then I lost it.  Better yet, Scout lost it.   I call it, Scout’s black hole.   (we ate an entire sheet cake in one day b/c it was that good.  Over indulgent? Yes. But I assure you it was worth it. ) 


After I realized that the awesome recipe had been colored on, then disappeared, within 7 seconds, I had to break the news to my husband.  After the typical questions, like, why would you leave it laying out like that? were answered, I reassured him that it was all good!


Imagine me tapping the side of my head with my pointing finger convincing my husband, not to worry,  because I have it safely stored up here.


Thing is…I did NOT have it safely stored in my mind because the cake, while it looked edible, was the most disgusting thing I think I’ve ever made.  It all went into the trash.  Don’t ask where it went wrong, because I don’t know.  But what I do know, is that I need to retrieve my missing recipe from Scout’s black hole.  I MUST!


Luckily they were champs about it and enjoyed a mountain of donuts instead. 

Happy Birthday to the special boys in my life.  I love you.