This past weekend we spent a few glorious days at Mimi & Papa's lake house with our sweet buds, the Davis'. The boys played with cars and threw rocks into the water for hours. On Sunday we decided to load up and find some water (the lake is super low) .. so, we took to the woods and found a nice little spot on the Chattooga (thanks to Mike Mike). We've loved watching this herd of boys grow together. I pray over their friendships, that they'll be long-lasting, Christ pointing & adventure seeking always.
You boys are the delight of my heart. We're in such a fun season with you all right now. Ez, you're almost walking. You're snuggly and so full of joy. You love to be outside, period. Solomon, my little lover boy. You tell me, "mama, i wuv you" all day long...and that you'll take care of me when I'm old. You're crazy brave and keep us on our toes. I'm honestly surprised we haven't had an ER trip for you yet (knock on wood). Mosie, you know all there is to know about volcanoes. You can tell us what states / countries have them, what the types are, all about the explosions...can we just have a volcano school project already?! You're so smart. We really love watching your little mind work. Sometimes we forget that you're only 4.5 (and not a teenager / adult) because of your facial expressions, understanding of things like sarcasm and your reasoning / bargaining skills.
This has been the year of 30. We've celebrated with dinners and cake, lots of cake, surprises parties and gifts shared. We love every season with our village, but this next decade has already started with blessings of new babies (seriously, our group is having our own baby boom in twenty seventeen), new houses, traveling and slowing down for weekends together.
Sweet Em planned a perfect surprise evening for her Bennie. We arrived early and mingled with friends & family until they arrived. We laughed as sweet Wren ran for what looked like a bear hug for the birthday boy & last minute swerved into Em's arms. We shared everyone's favorite sweet potato cake and stayed late for poetry and stories from the past several years. If this is what the next decade holds, I'll take a double serving.
we spent Easter sunday with mom's side at mema's like we always do. the weather was perfect for an egg hunt, so we stuffed over 100 plastic eggs with coins and hid them all over mema's yard. it's been so fun to continue this tradition with our kiddos. and, i especially enjoy looking back over pictures from past years watching our family expand every year.