"When you called me to be a Mama, You didn't ask for perfection. But that with every breath, I'd point them to You."

Tuesday, June 7, 2016


"a portrait of each of my children, once each week, in 2016"

Jaden: Isn't he handsome?! I can't get over how big he looks lately. (I say that a lot - he won't stop growing). What a big week he's had. He was called in to pitch two innings in his first baseball game after only practicing pitching once, he received numerous awards at his awards assembly to close out 2nd grade - including the leadership award and his class P.E. award - the second time he's received that one in his three years of school. He secretly gave my cell phone number out to his friends and received phone calls while in the shower on Saturday morning, and he got to make a special field trip with his teacher to watch some professional basketball dunkers perform due to his performance on the Iowa Assessment tests this school year. Daddy told him over the weekend that in just six years we'd be teaching him how to drive. I told Daddy to be quiet. ;)

Brandon: I love seeing the world through his eyes. It's a big week for him, too. He got to attend a special pizza party for surpassing his goal and reading more than 2,000 minutes at home over the last nine months, he has a Kindergarten recognition ceremony during his last day of school tomorrow, and he has one stubborn loose tooth that's dangling by a thread and will NOT come out. Since we had to have the dentist pull the last one, we're really hoping this one gives up here pretty soon. He's having a really hard time eating anything at this point. Ask him how many days until Disney World and he can tell you the correct number every single time. How fun it's been for us to have this trip to look forward to together.