May 5-11

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Happy Mother’s Day to me! ūüôā ¬†

Greenville Zoo with Megan and Lizzie.  So much fun, we wore them right out.  

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Tired babies.  

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Grammy and PopPop came into town for the weekend and we LOVED taking them to Play & Learn with us! ¬†After that, we went to the Nature Center to see our animal friends and play at the park. ¬†We loved it. ¬†Then, it was swimming time at Aunt SueSue’s pool.¬†

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The next day, Johanna and the kids flew in, but it was first to Great Clips for the boys haircuts. Then we were off to Biltmore for a BEAUTIFUL day together. ¬†It was an AMAZING opportunity and I can’t wait to go back again and have a REAL tour. ¬†I look at that building and I just wish I could go back in time and see that place in action. ¬†It is pretty amazing! ¬†Anyone who wants to come and visit, you can get discounted tickets and I will gladly go again! ūüôā ¬†We go at least once a month because it is just so amazing. ¬†

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Then it was back to SueSue’s house for a rain shower and dinner. ¬†The kids LOVED playing in the rain. ¬†

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The next day, we took some time to go to Chimney Rock area, but since it was rainy, we didn’t get to see much. ¬†It was a beautiful morning to skip rocks at Lake Lure. ¬†

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Mother’s Day called for wearing my mama’s class ring and my Grandma’s earrings. ¬†Miss those women each day! ¬†Grateful to have Grandma Marble as an angel friend watching over us out here in NC. ¬†

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Love her smile.

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I think it is safe to say that all kids, {including the pups} were tuckered out by the end of the weekend.

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And that was that.  It was a wonderful week!  Watch for more updates soon!

-M.

 

Brother + Sister

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KiddosRecently, my cute little man has just stolen my heart. ¬†He has been so sweet. ¬†He has started telling us that he loves us, even before we tell him and it is pretty darling. ¬†Many times a day, he will snuggle up to his sister and he will say, “I love you Desi.”

Whenever I tell him and Desi to come, he will grab Desi’s hand and help her walk over to me.

Take a look at these gems {they are blurry, but priceless}.kiddos2 kiddos3I am so grateful for these 2 little gems.  They steal my heart daily!  I love seeing their cute personalities come out as they grow.

Desi has started squawking, a LOT. ¬†Gramps calls her “uh” because that is all she does all day when she wants something, she says, “uh, uh, uh, uh…” ¬†Cute little stink. ¬†We have her ask “please” in sign language, and instead of rubbing her little tummy/chest, she rubs her arm. ¬†It is pretty darling.

The kids have both been loving us sing to them before bed, and I just love that personal, one-on-one time with each of them. ¬†In case you couldn’t tell, I just really love them! ūüôā

Until next time.

-M.

 

 

April 28-May 4

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I went upstairs to put Desi down for a nap and left Bekkett watching a show downstairs. ¬†I came down and found the man like this. ¬†This NEVER happens… I can count on one hand, the times that he has fallen asleep outside his room(not counting in the car). ¬†He must have been TUCKERED OUT!

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This girl LOVED this spot.  She would go to this spot every day during her smoothie/milk drinking.  She is so cute.  

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Saturday morning we went Yard Sale-ing and it was a success.  The youth had a carnival fundraiser for camps and after that, we headed to the Tourists Baseball game with the Soliai family for the evening.  It was quite delightful.  

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Desi hammed it up as soon as she saw that I was taking photos.  

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Uncle Fotu bought Bekkett a snowie and he loved his blue tongue afterwards.  

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Gosh, I love that family!  They have been such an incredible blessing to us this year!

-M.

April 21-27

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Happy Birthday to US:  

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Me, Christi, and Vanessa.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEEK!

 

 

You know Desi has been in our bathroom when….

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Bekkett’s invention with his cute toys. ¬†And look at that smile.¬†

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I love sorting socks.  NOT!

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We love playing outside.  

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Then after baths, we went into Desi’s room and recorded her trying to walk. ¬†She is growing up too fast. ¬†

COLUMBIA ZOO and TEMPLE DAY! ¬†This was one of the best days at our favorite…the koalas! ¬†Cutest little guys ever! ¬†ImageImageImage

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Sunday is a special day.  We took time after our BEST PIZZA WE HAVE EVER MADE THUS FAR, to go and explore the Antler Hill at the Biltmore Estate.  We were so lucky to receive a wonderful gift from Aunt Sue and Graham for my birthday, an annual pass to  Biltmore Estate and it was a great little afternoon activity.  

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I love these littles and my handsome husband!  They mean the world to me.  

-M.

 

April 14-20

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Helping mama clean.

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Time with my girl.

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Her new thing… crushing crackers instead of eating them.ImageImageImageImageImage

 

 

SELFIE…and new hair do to help me not be bored with growing it out haha.Image

 

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HAPPY EASTER!!! ¬†Pretty sure that these little stinkers got more for Easter than they did for Christmas…mostly due to financial circumstances, but they definitely got spoiled. ¬†The Easter bunny came after naps on Saturday so that we could enjoy the toys on Saturday. ¬†

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EASTER MORNING, handsome kids ready for Church.  Image

We made 3 dozen deviled eggs for our Easter dinner with lots of friend hosted at Kendall and Hannah Andersen’s house. ¬†And we had an incredible time! ¬† You will see ūüôā

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Happy Easter Week!  

-M.

Angel Friends.

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Life is incredible. ¬†Some experiences happen that make me sit down and write and tonight was one of them. ¬†As I was getting ready to feed Desi before bed, we just took our sweet time, and as I wrapped her up in her usual wrap {right arm out of swaddle, left arm in}, we sat down in the chair, I got her bottle situated, as I started singing {I don’t even remember what song}, and I look up. ¬†Across from me is the lamp that we bought at Grandma and Grandpa’s estate sale and as I laid back and closed my eyes, it was like I was young again, sitting in their living room. ¬†I could smell the smells, I could hear Grandma’s voice, I could see Grandpa’s smile and hear his laugh. ¬†As I breathed in and out slowly, I missed them so much it hurt, but for only a moment, when suddenly a peace and quiet rushed over me and all was well. ¬†

Soon, Desi was done eating and as tears were streaming down my face, I looked into her eyes and she started talking to me. ¬†Then many thoughts started rushing through my mind, how grateful I am she is mine, how lucky we are that she is here with us, safe and healthy, and I here with her and Bekkett and Greg, how amazing it is that we have had a normal week, how a week ago, tomorrow, we were in a crazy accident that ended up ok in the end, and then…HOW LUCKY WE ARE TO HAVE SUCH AMAZING ANGELS AROUND US. ¬†My heart was at peace, for I knew they were round about us, even at that moment. ¬†My heart was full. ¬†And so were my eyes. ¬†

I let Des talk to me and tell me everything. ¬†Her eyes were heavy. ¬†Not long after, Bekkett called me in. ¬†“Lay dawn a me.” ¬†OK, you bet I will. ¬†He has me lay on his arm and he kisses my forehead as I lay my head down. ¬†“Mommy cryin?” ¬†“Yeah, a little.” ¬†He lifts his head up. ¬†“A little??”, with a little giggle. ¬†I said, “Bekkett, you know there are angels around us?” and he says, “YEAH!” {Like, “Duh, mom!”} ¬†“Do you get to see angels often?” ¬†He shakes his head, “No, not Jesus.” ¬†“But, do you get to see Uncle Paul” He nods his head immediately. ¬†“What about Grandma and Grandpa Marble?” {Who he never met on this earth}. ¬†He immediately nods his head. “Aunt Shelley?” ¬†{Who he also never met.} “Yup!” again, immediately…no hesitation. ¬†“Yup, you have some pretty great angels!” ¬†“YUP!” ¬†I giggle, and cry more. ¬†

My heart is full. ¬†I don’t know why I got to have this experience. ¬†It is one I will not soon forget and I will hold it dear in my heart FOREVER! ¬†I am grateful for our angel friends and I am grateful they feel welcome in my home. ¬†

-M.