Sunday, September 24, 2017

soaking the itchies away


Hayden is enjoying a Sunday evening soak.  He's soaking away the rough patches of dry, red and flaky skin that makes him itchy every single day.

I think he may be my hero right now.  Every single day for the past year he has struggled with allergies.  Allergies for him don't cause him the sniffles or coughing.  His allergies come out through his skin.  It's a daily battle and Gary and I feel like someday all he will remember is us staying, "Stop scratching, put on some lotion."  He is amazing.  He takes it all in stride.  He knows his triggers, grass, trees and dust.  He asks to stay in a recess if the school lawn guys are mowing.  He's just such a good boy and not only do we pray for him every day, he prays for himself.  He is a prayer and he knows this is a season.  Eczema isn't forever.  It is a chapter in his life and he will outgrow it some day and until then we will fight and stay away from his triggers.

And baths are the plus!  After much fear, I talked him into a bath and he enjoys soothing in the water.  Finally!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

sunrise on the beach


17 years ago at sunrise Gary forgot to bring the ring to the ceremony. He left me standing on the sandy beach while I watched him walk back up the boardwalk & upstairs to the hotel room to get my ring. Oh y'all, it seemed like it took him forever to return and we joke to this day he contemplated calling a cab and running! I'm so thankful for all our adventures. It's never dull and marriage takes work, but I can't imagine doing this life with anyone else.


Monday, August 21, 2017

back to school!


School is back in session!  We have a 4th grader and a 7th grader.

Layla is starting her first year at the middle school and Hayden is finishing up his last year in elementary school.  I am starting my second year at the high school.  We are looking forward to a fall filled with soccer, gymnastics and tons of football watching!



Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Happy 9th birthday little man


This silly man turned 9 today, but he turned his birthday breakfast cake candle upside down.  He is such a silly prankster! 


Hayden decided he wanted Georges for his birthday dinner, so tonight we celebrate him at a fun eating spot of his choice.


Hayden chose yellow cake with chocolate icing for his birthday cake this year, but he saw a pecan cake mix in the pantry and we went with that.  It was mighty tasty!


I'm praying in this guys 9th year he will clear up from the eczema he's been fighting for so long.  I know moving to a nice new home will help him so much!  We love you HC!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

12 on the 11th


Layla's birthday cake of the year was cookie cake this year.  She woke up 12 years old and decided to have cookie cake for breakfast.  We have to stick to our traditions!!



Birthday selfie!!


Layla had 3 friends over for a birthday sleepover.  They painted shirts, jumped on the trampoline and giggled a TON!



She was thrilled to have buddies come to our new house.  We are getting settled in, but that didn't stop her from having a fun sleepover party!



  We are thankful for our 12 year old!  
Happy Happy Day!