Thursday, December 9, 2010

You're Beautiful!

This is a song by MercyMe titled Beautiful...every time I hear it I tear up because it reminds me of my Mama! I love her and this song is perfect for her! So read it and enjoy!

Days will come when you don't have the strength
When all you hear is you're not worth anything
Wondering if you ever could be loved
And if they truly saw your heart they'd see too much

You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful

And praying that you have the heart to find
Cause you are more than what is hurting you tonight
For all the lies you've held inside so long
And they are nothing in the shadow of the cross

You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful

Before you ever took a breath
Long before the world began
Of all the wonders He possessed
There was one more precious
Of all the earth and skies above
You're the one He madly loves enough to die

You're beautiful
You're beautiful
In His eyes

You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are made for so much more than all of this
You're beautiful
You're beautiful
You are treasured, You are sacred, You are His

We love you Mama/Michelle/Grammy! Through thick and thin, the good and the bad! Praying for you and know that we will always be here if you need us and sometimes when you're not sure you need us...thanks for all you do!
Holly, Robbie and T and T

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Look who's Four!

How can it be that my precious first-born is 4 today? What a blessing you have been to us Tate! I remember when we found out that we were going to have you...after 7 short months of being married we found out that God was blessing us with a sweet baby...and then a few months later we were able to call you by name! And then u came to us 2 weeks later than we planned which happened to be the day after Thanksgiving...just like you to come in your own sweet time!
And then you've continued to grow up on us...and what an adventure it's been! You are always keeping us laughing and smiling and sometimes we get to see a naughty face...only sometimes though!
We often get the comment..."oh he looks just like his brother" when people meet Tucker! Here's a picture (Tate on the left, Tuck on the right) guys look a lot a like but you are definitely your own personalities.
You have a thing for ears...which cracks us up! You tell us what our ears feel like...sometimes they feel like silkie (your blanket), sometimes milk, sometimes Mommy or Grammy, or sometimes a Strawberries 'n Cream from Starbucks hahaha!

Yesterday we went for a swim and I asked you who your best friend was...your reply...drumroll please...Mommy hahaha can I freeze that moment? And then you said Daddy too! You have always loved your Daddy in a very special always say you want to be big like Daddy. Even this morning you woke up very confused as to why you were four now but still not big like Daddy.
Oh man, I know it will feel just like that though. You will wake up one morning and be a big boy so let's not let it go so fast this time! We love you Tate William! Thanks for allowing us to learn all kinds of things as we go, for loving life so much, for always being tenderhearted and showing us a little glimpse of the true joy God wants us to have! You are our sweet baby no matter how big you get! Love ya buddy! This song from Revive is one of my favorites right now..."Slow down before today becomes our happens in a blink it happens in a happens in the time it takes to look back!" Happy 4th Birthday Tate, Tater, Tbug, Tater tot, Tater Salad, Bug...We love you!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Woody's Hat!

This was our sweet non-dramatic Woody for Halloween this year! I think he was upset about something haha! Love him!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Apple Orchards, 1/2 Birthday, Grandparents...the beginning of Fall!

We have been enjoying our fall...well as much as we can really. Some of you may not know but my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer on Friday September 3rd. Which really sucks if you ask me...but it's definitely a test in our walk with Christ but anyway I will post on that on another date. Today I just want to share a glimpse of some of the things that we have been enjoying...when life gives you lemons make lemonade right. We really have been trying to enjoy each moment even more lately! Here are some snapshots from our life lately!
Enjoying every moment with these favorites!

And her of course! I love how they are all holding Grammy's hand!
Celebrating Grandpa's 60th birthday!
A family picture...Tate looks so pleased!
Tate earned his Cubbies AWANA vest...which he so proudly calls his STUFFIES vest hehe!

Visiting the apple orchard!

And turning 6 months old and celebrating this baby boy's 1/2 birthday together!

This is what we have been up to! We are gonna be busy this week as we face my mom's surgery! Please join with us in praying for her healing and quick recovery!
Have a blessed week!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

a snapshot...

Yes I have to say sometimes as a mommy you are just plain exhausted! That's been me this week! But then I remember they are only little once right! They will only be able to sit on my lap and laugh for a little I'll take the restless nights and enjoy cat naps and snuggle while I can!
Here is a snapshot of a few of my favorite people...
Tuck helping me out at the computer!
Tate being silly and trying to get in the same basket as Tucker!
Tucker's first try at food on his 5 month birthday (which he loves)!
We celebrated Tucker's 5 month birthday! The cupcake is a little squishy but that's a 5 on there hehe!
Tate's very interesting in "what number" Tucker is! So he's putting up his 5 this month. It was quite funny because when Tucker was 3 months he loved that they were the same number. So when I was explaining that he wasn't 3 months anymore but 4 months and then 5 months it was a rough day for him haha! I guess he thought they'd be at the same number for awhile!
And last...we finally got to meet Dave! We were driving home from my Pawpaw's funeral and decided we'd try again to see if we could catch Dave. (We stopped on our way to Florida a few weeks back and missed him!) So we stopped had several of Martha's famous "free" cookies and a chocolate covered strawberry and got this picture with Dave! We were excited! Gotta love the face from Tate! This is the man who encourages us (even when Robbie breaks his hood release on his '91 Buick Regal and spends 4 hours trying to get his hood to pop so that he can refill it with oil during his routine oil changes on the cars) when Robbie says I don't care I'm going to go buy a brand new car! Then we listen to Dave and get a little reality check and we're all better! Haha! Well, on that note as I said before I'm exhausted and so now I'm heading to rest! Happy Sunday!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Big Week!

Hello all I can't believe it's been 10 weeks since I've posted! Tucker's going to be 13 weeks tomorrow, let's just say it's been busy getting used to being a mama of two, but also wonderful! Tucker is a very sweet, happy content little guy he really only cries for 3 reasons...poopy diapers, wants to eat, or wants to sleep (swaddled and in his own bed by the way haha)! Tate really loves his little brother he always wants to kiss or hug him and is always trying to find a little friend for Tucker to have! Tate loves to have Tyrone (from the backyardigans) so he feels Tuck needs a friend, in fact we kinda have to watch him because I'll go in and Tucker will have like 3 friends in his bed with him, so sweet! Anyway, Tucker turns 13 weeks...I turn 27 and Rob and I celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary! What a wonderful week! We feel very blessed with what God has blessed us with... 2 amazing boys and much more...we've learned a lot since day 1 and are so excited to see what God has in store for the rest of our journey! I thought I would leave u with a few updated pics of the boys!

Tucker having tummy time with his blankie of course! He's a blankie boy already!
Tate playing in the rain! We were all coming in the house or so I thought then I turned around to find Tate playing in the rain! So fun being 3!

I love these two! Robbie was comforting Tucker see that pout in the first pic and then it slowly turns into tears and drool awww poor guy...for the record he was tired haha!
Tuck's 1st swim!
Happy at the pool!
Relaxing...yes those are gDiapers! We have started cloth diapering and really love it actually it's a lot easier than I expected and very cost effective for us!
And of course Tate loves to swim and has done a great job with his floaties and we are hoping he learns a little more about how to swim on his own this summer! He's still a happy boy too!


Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Introducing Tucker Drew...

Tucker Drew arrived on March 9, 2010 at 4:20 pm weighing 7 lbs. 13 oz. and measuring 21 inches long. We are so blessed to now have two little boys! Tate is really loving his brother! Here are a few pics of the last 3 weeks!

Starting at the beginning this is me at 39 weeks pregnant!

We decided to go ahead and have my water broken on Tuesday March 9th since I was having great progress and was more than ready to have this little boy! Here's Robbie and I at the hospital!

This is were it gets ugly haha! We walked and walked for awhile trying to get contractions to be strong and regular this was our walking team...Robbie, my mom, my doula, Carol, and behind the camera Melissa! By the way they were all great and are the best labor team ever! Notice I am still smiling!
And then 7 1/2 hours later...lots of wonderful techniques and help from my team...he came! Here we are with our doctor who was the greatest!
Tate came and met his baby brother...he was shy at first but warmed up quickly!
We've had a lot of family and friends visit which has been wonderful! Here are Tate and Tucker with there "T" shirts!
And now he's at 1 week!

And here's his little feet!

Here he is at 2 weeks...with big brother Tate!

Another two week pic...hat is courtesy of Etsy! I love it!

And finally here are his 3 week pics...just taken today! Here's his little muscles!

Black and white...


And another...

And last one for today...

We are blessed!!!