We Have an ELEVEN Year Old!!!


Miss Megan is 11!_MG_4459

Megan is such an awesome girl. She is so strong and so brave and so smart and so beautiful and so wonderful. We love this girl SO MUCH!

We kicked off Megan’s birthday celebration with a mom and daughter date to the Grammy Museum. The museum is about 2 minutes from our house but we hadn’t yet checked it out. Megan’s birthday was the perfect opportunity. Megan had a BLAST. The big showcase was Taylor Swift and we are big TSwift fans around here!


The next day Adam took Megan on a daddy daughter activity to go swimming at the University. Megan LOVES swimming and she had a great time.


Megan woke up on her birthday morning to a door full of balloons. She thought all she wanted for her birthday was books, but Adam and I also got her a ukulele. It was love at first sight and tuning is a breeze since she has perfect pitch. I can’t wait to see how she takes to this new instrument. I am sure she will be AWESOME.IMG_1738IMG_4911_MG_4930_MG_4924

Megan doesn’t much care for cake so we got an ice cream cake. This girl is awesome sauce. She hasn’t been dealt the easiest hand of cards in life but she shows up and throws down and kicks tail and takes names. I love her guts and am so proud to be her mom.


Charlotte is 2!


Our sweet Charlotte is 2!IMG_1672

This girl is just wonderful. She is smart and sweet and independent and beautiful. She is so fun. We love having her in our family.


Charlotte has a pretty spunky personality. She can be super mischievous and ornery and a little bit of a punk. But we wouldn’t have her any other way! She is just so cute and sweet.

She LOVES to sing. She can pick up the lyrics of songs immediately. She also loves to dance and spin and run around like crazy!

I weaned Charlotte shortly before her 2nd birthday. She was nursing pretty much on demand and multiple times throughout the night. I was ready to be done and she wasn’t. We went cold turkey and she handled it much better than I ever would have thought possible. I know that it was a huge tender mercy. She still sleeps in our room, mostly on a toddler mattress on the floor but often climbs into bed with mom and dad as well. The plan is to move her in with Jane early Fall. Fingers crossed!


She loves to be outside and has no problem getting down and dirty. If anyone is going anywhere, she wants to go with them. She loves being out and about for the most menial of errands. Her favorite thing is when the entire family heads out to do something together.


We sure love our sweet girl. She is beautiful and smart and fun and we are excited to watch her grow over the next year!


Alec Turns 4!


Our little Alec is FOUR!!!

Alec is such a good boy. He is sweet and obedient and loving and sensitive and funny and content. He is so so so cute. He is such an easy child to love. He and his sister Jane play SO WELL together. They really are BEST FRIENDS. He and little Charlotte play well together too and I think they will only get to be better and better buddies in time. And yesterday he was doing something on the computer with Megan and they were both loving it so much. He just gets along so well with everyone in the family. He doesn’t cry much or whine or complain. He just bounces along so happy and so easy-going. Adam and I are just crazy about him. I feel pretty certain that no mom loves her little boy more than I do him.

His birthday was on a Sunday this year so we did gifts and our little family party on Saturday. We got him several outside toys so we can enjoy our backyard more, some clothes, video games, and Plants vs. Zombies figures. He also got a new nightlight for his room that projects the planets and sun on the ceiling and he immediately started referring to his room as “the planetarium.”

We played and played all day on his birthday and then the next day after church and dinner we did cake. He wanted a Plants vs. Zombies cake so we tucked away a few new figures to surprise him with on his cake. He loved it and was so sweet and excited.

4 is a pretty awesome age and Alec is a pretty awesome boy. We are so so so glad he is in our family. We cannot imagine life without him!!!




Jane is 6!


The sweetest girl in the whole wide world is 6!

Jane loves to make people happy. She cares so much about how other people feel and wants to always do and be her best. She is the best girl a mother could ask for.


Jane loves science and gems and learning and building and animals and dolls and girlie stuff and being outside and her family and everything! She just finds so much joy and excitement in all the world around her.

She had a great birthday at home with the family. We had donuts and cake and yummy food and enjoyed playing together and relaxing after the holiday rush.


Jane was so grateful for every gift and call and message she received.


Jane is gorgeous and so smart and sweet and I could never have asked for a more wonderful little girl. Happy birthday to our Jane. We LOVE LOVE LOVE YOU!


Charlotte Starts Nursery



Charlotte turned 18 months old on December 17th which means she is officially nursery age at church. She is such a doll face and she will love having a class of her own. I know she’ll need mom and dad’s help making the transition…since all of my children have…but we don’t mind since she is our baby.

20170115_085439Our ward called two new nursery leaders right when Charlotte turned 18 months. I know they will love Charlotte so much. One of them is a convert of about 12 years and she has never had a calling before and she is so excited and LOVES the babies. I love the church members here in Mississippi and I can’t imagine never have met them or knowing them.20170129_102456

Charlotte is the cutest little spitfire in the whole wide world, and while her nursery leaders only have just one child to tend, she will certainly keep them on their toes.