October 30, 2014

loving lately

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sunflowers for the table
planning for the Mighty Moose's birthday party 
an art project 
slippered feet, my favorite sweat pants & a cool morning
newly installed lights on the deck

October 26, 2014

Showering Sweet Solomon

Showering Sweet Solomon
October 26, 2014

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peanut butter chocolate trifle (aka heaven)
cinnamon sugar cupcakes | by Cakes to Dye For
Gram & Solomon
...and a new hat
Amber, baby Avery & me
(4) great grandmothers
Ash, Me, Amber & Haley 

Thanks to everyone who came to celebrate baby Solomon! He is one blessed little boy (: 

October 24, 2014

friday thoughts

Live the full life of the mind,
exhilarated by new ideas,
intoxicated by the
romance of the unusual.

Happy weekend! (: 

|E. Hemingway| 

October 20, 2014

month one | solomon

My sweet, sweet Solomon Mack,

You are barely two and a half weeks old and you have stolen all of hearts a million times over. Right now you're sitting with me in a dark living room, cooing on my chest, slightly milk drunk. I never ever could've imagined that I could possibly love another child like I love your big brother, Amos, but I assure you, I love you so very much wee one!

Already you are an excellent sleeper -- some nights you sleep 6-7 hours. (*Since this was written you've made me eat my words*) You eat like champ too...now we just need to get the spitting (a lot of) it back up under control.

You have the most kissable little lips, just like Amos did (and still does); and, I probably kiss those little lips a million times a day. I know that one day all too soon I'll have to bribe you for kisses or steal them like I have to do with Amos, so I'm taking them now while you can't do anything about it. Your hair is a good deal darker than Moose's was and grows completely different than his. I can't wait to see what it looks like in years to come (I think it's going to be way lighter than it is now because your eyebrows are totally blonde, but, we'll see!). You have the same precious button nose that Amos has, but I can't tell if it's going to be a McCraw or Martin nose. Where Amos looked like a Martin (better yet, is almost a carbon copy of your daddy), we can't tell who you look like yet! No matter--like Honey says, you "just look like Solomon."

Little boy, just like with Amos, I pray for you and over you when we're up conquering the world in the wee hours of the morning. Your Heavenly Father has set you apart for great things, not for your glory or for this world, but for His and His kingdom. Your daddy and I prayed for and over you before you were born and will do so everyday of our lives. Know little "Sah-ma-non" (as Amos calls you) that you are special and loved more than you'll ever be able go wrap your head around and that we feel so blessed to be your mama and daddy.

October 16, 2014

bath time


Solomon's first real sink bath with a very good big brother helper! 

October 14, 2014

Solly boy

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you have stolen my heart, 
just as Amos did. 
I love your perfectly kissable lips,
your button nose and serious blue eyes, 
your lanky long legs, and wispy light brown hair. 
Littlest boy, mama loves you! 

October 13, 2014

Showering Amber & Avery

Brunch in honor of Amber & sweet Avery Clair

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Avery, we can't wait to meet you come November! (: You are already so, so, so loved. Grow big and strong sweet girl! 

October 9, 2014

loving lately

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Solly's first trip to "daddy's spa" 
front porch chats
handwritten notes 
|free| KK coffee to start our 5 year anni week
fresh cut wedding flowers 

What have you been loving lately, friends?!? 

October 7, 2014


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Annual Stella's date. This time with Solly in tow. 
12th annual LHF 5K -- early adventures for Moose & Daddy-O
Pre-race hangs with Melbug 
Our 4B fam! 
Post-race hangs with Cayden 
my forever wedding date 
J & Solly 
Mikey & Collins
they couldn't resist 
Papa loving on sleepy Sol
Mikey & Mimi (*I hope my boys love me like Mikey loves his mama & that they'll dance with me!!) 
my littlest boy

October 6, 2014

the littlest baker

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On Friday it rained all morning and we were stuck inside...so we baked "muffffffffins." My littlest baker helped stir the muffins and watched through the glass as they baked (for about 5 seconds).