Tuesday, January 31, 2012

First Hunting Trip

I knew this time would come but couldn't believe it happened already. One night I heard Isabella asking her daddy to wake her up when he went hunting the next morning so she could go with him. Well, we have heard this before but it never happened. I couldn't believe the next morning when she woke me up and said, "Mama, I got to go hunting with daddy." As usual, I said, "Go ask your daddy." Her reply was so funny! "Mama, I did. He woke me up to go!" It was so sweet. Needless to say, I had to get up and get some warm clothes on her. The first picture is of how I sent her off - not really in camouflage but something warm!
I figured I get a call around 8 to come and get her but they didn't get home till almost noon! Darren said he thought she would have stayed out there all day if he had let her. I'm so glad this is something they can do together. It also made me realize that one day, I'll wake up and be the only one at home. They all three will be in the woods!!!

Daddy's little hunting buddy
First father/daughter hunting trip
As you can see, there was some serious hunting going on!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

John Paul's 1st Birthday Party

It is so hard to believe this baby is all ready one! We celebrated the weekend before since Darren was off work. We just had family over on Sunday afternoon and had a great time.

Sweet Birthday Boy!

Brooke did a great job with his cake. Precious!


He sure did enjoy his smash cake.

Family photo

All the cousins and sister sure enjoyed helping him open presents.

Love that sweet smile!

All worn out from all the fun!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday, John Paul!

                                                               Happy Birthday, John Paul!

I can't believe this precious child is already one. The past year has flown by. When I think back where we were a year ago - scared and nervous and look at us now, I am amazed at how great our God is. It makes you really question your trust in Him and how we don't always put our faith in Him. I'm so thankful he blessed us with one more chance to have this precious life. I am having such a hard time with this baby turning one and knowing I won't ever be able to do this with another one. God did bless me with just one more though and I am forever thankful for him. Just don't laugh at me OR him when he is still on my hip until he is 5 OR if he is still drinking out of a bottle at 14 months old. ;) He will always be my baby boy and his mama will likely treat him that way.

Happy Birthday, John Paul! We love you so much and are so very blessed to have you in our lives! We pray you become the man God wants you to be and love him with your whole heart!

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