Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Happy birthday, Zach!

 Zach is seven today! From the moment I first looked into his eyes I knew he was going to be strong with a tender heart.
 He is sensitive, serious, and silly. ; )
 I love watching his life unfold. So thankful he's my son!
May Your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in You.

Psalm 33:22

Monday, November 17, 2014

Balloons & Pumpkins

I'm back! Thank you for your sweet emails checking on me. Ah it's hard to know what to say. There have been a few reasons for my lack of blogging. One is that life is just busy! You get that. ; ) The boys are at such fun ages, and I'm squeezing out all the moments I have with them. 

School, homework, church, awanas, choir, and tennis keep us running these days. Both of my boys are homebodies, too so we love playing at home.

I've also been leading a Hope Group the past seven weeks. We have one more week in our fall session. I have ten hope moms in my group, and they are amazing. I'm so honored to walk beside them in their journeys. 

I've dedicated this week to blogging about what we've been up to, and it's my goal to keep it up! Since I print out my blog posts each year I want and need to continue writing and capturing moments of life.

Several weeks ago we learned of a SHARE Walk to Remember and decided to go. I knew the boys would enjoy it, and in the car they talked about several things we do to honor their sister. They even reminded me of things!

Grief is a crazy thing. When I'm in a good place, it's far off. I never forget about it though, but it's not always in my face. Sometimes it's fresh, and I seem to be in a season where Reese's life and the loss of her are close to the surface.
Sweet brothers
It was a beautiful day.
Our families and friends are almost too good to be true in their support and love for us.
Zach had his first 1st grade field trip to a pumpkin patch. I can't get over his long skinny legs in this pic. Sweet boy.
He'll be 7 on Wednesday. I can't believe it!
Tug-of-war
His buddy Kohen and little brother Wyatt

So thankful he loves first grade!

I hold fast to Your statutes, Lord; do not let me be put to shame.

Psalm 119:31

Sunday, October 5, 2014

September Stuff

September was full! Lots of things going on, wonderful things and hard things, but it's not time for serious talk.
Zach just "graduated" to the Kids' Theater at church. It's a big deal!
He was given a Bible by our pastor during the morning service.
We've caught some Friday night football games. We asked both boys if they want to play football when they are older. Zach says, "No" and Colson says "Yes" so we'll see!
The boys had Grandparents' Day at school. They look too grown up!
                                           Jason's parents were able to come, and the boys loved showing them all the details in their rooms.
 Last weekend we went to Dallas to call those Hogs at Cowboy stadium. This was our fifth time to go to a game as a family, and of course I loved being with them. Ah it was a heartbreaker though!
Not all the cousins were there, but these four had a blast!
A friend texted me this picture, and this is a Scripture passage that has become close to my heart. 

Fall is in full swing!

I have chosen the way of faithfulness; I have set my heart on your laws.

Psalm 119:30 

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Labor Day 2014

Hello September!

Our small group had a lake fellowship Sunday afternoon. It was a beautiful day!
 The water felt great so the boys jumped right in.
 Zach hopped on with anyone who would drive him on the seadoo. ; ) 
 It's so fun watching all of our kids grow up together!
 Cols & Uncle Cody
 the girls 
 The dads and kids swam right off the dock.
 Zach in his element. ; )
Thankful for time on the lake with friends!

May Your unfailing love come to me, LORD, Your salvation, according to Your promise. 

Psalm 119:41

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
 
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