Thursday, August 21, 2014

Reese's 5th Birthday, the Beach & Goodbye Summer

Hello! I've missed being here! I have no idea how I actually had more time to blog when the boys were younger...maybe because they actually napped or slowed down during the day. Ha! Not anymore. ; ) And I love it this way. Time is going by crazy fast, and I don't want to miss out on one second of their lives.

I do hope to get more consistent with blogging while they are in school. Sigh. It's just too easy to post on IG. ; )

Summer went out with a bang with a trip to the beach. I've never been gone on an anniversary of Reese's birthday and the day she went to Heaven so I really didn't know how I would be. My home is really my "safe place," and it's where all things familiar with Reese are. I was just thankful I would be with family.

We had a peaceful week, and I definitely felt everyone's prayers!
   
We released balloons the night before Reese's birthday. This has become a very special tradition at the beach. Five red balloons for her 5th birthday.
            
To celebrate Reese's birthday on August 11th we took the boys to the Gulfarium. They loved it! I'm not really sure what's going on in the second picture, but Colson's face makes me laugh. Zach is just smiling away!
 
Turquoise was the beach pic color this year. ; ) LOVE this color!
Is your heart just melting!? The sweetest.
It wasn't the same without the Davis family! Next year. ; )
We've squeezed all the fun we can out of summer! Goodbye carefree days and hello routine. ; )

Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching and you will find. Keep knocking and the door will be opened to you.

Matthew 7:7

Friday, July 25, 2014

Colson's 4th Birthday

Colson had such a fun birthday! He wanted a Busytown party so that's what he got. ; )
 Love the details on his cookie cake.
We had no idea the "rapids" would be this big! Hilarious.
 Happy kid
 Ray Ray
Cake time! 
 My mama
 Balloon toss
 Present time
Some of the dads decided to take on the rapids during the "after party." Ha!

So thankful for friends and family to celebrate Colson's life with us!

Your wondrous works declare that Your name is near.

Psalm 75:1

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Deer Valley 2014

The 60th summer of Deer Valley Ranch (and our 9th year to go) was amazing. I thought about posting our trip pics over the course of a few days, but I decided to jump all in so here we go!

After we landed in Buena Vista, Colorado, we had a few hours before we could check in our cabin. Jason found out about a paddle board demo day so we drove to the lake to try them out. We loved it!
Then we met up with everyone and the craziness began!

It's all about family. ; ) We sure have fun when we are together!
       
Feeding the chipmunks at St. Elmo
        
Both boys liked it but Cols was definitely more cautious. Zach tried to pick them up! So funny.
Eating popsicles
Square dance night!
The little guys weren't always old enough to go to the kids' activities, but that didn't stop them from creating their own good time. ; )
The softball game at the Wednesday cookout is always a favorite.
All the kids get so excited to play.
     
Little fishermen

Colson's first fish

Sledding

Playing at the ghost town

Kids' movie night

Hiking


Colson's first ride

Kids' hayride
Skit night with all the staff is one of my favorite things. I could say just about everything is my favorite. ; )
       
We always go down to the stables for some family pics. Zach wasn't interested in being near Cols at this point. ; ) You never know with pictures!
Can't wait to go back!

The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in Him.

Psalm 37:23
 
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