Emerson James – Two Years Old!

Emerson James – Two Years Old!

Big boy Emerson turned TWO on Sunday, November 4th.  It just blows my mind that we have a two year old now.  He's our Mr. Independent, social butterfly, all-boy, total mama's boy, sweet buddy. Milestones//Special Moments: using short sentences in his vocabulary // very good at using eating utensils, but hasn't 100% mastered a big boy [...]

Emerson’s Lightning McQueen 2nd Birthday Party

Emerson’s Lightning McQueen 2nd Birthday Party

Boogity-Boogity-Boogity!  Let’s go racin’! 🚗🚙 We celebrated our favorite TWO year old today!  Emerson’s Lightning McQueen 2nd Birthday Party was the theme.  He is absolutely obsessed with the movie and all things cars/trucks/wheels.  We had just a few friends over to play and some family! He's really great at telling us that he's two when [...]

2018 Halloween

2018 Halloween

It's Halloween week!  Yesterday, our church hosted their annual Family Fall Fest that is a such huge event in the community.  Someone mentioned that they anticipated over 1,000 kids would be coming through.  It was our first time attending and was so much fun.  Both of our kids were totally mesmerized with all of the [...]

Elliott’s Baby Dedication

Elliott’s Baby Dedication

This morning we celebrated Baby Dedication at church in a commitment to raise our sweet Elliott as a child of faith.  Baby Dedication is a church service in which parents make a public statement of faith to raise their child under God’s grace and wisdom.  Dedicating your child to God shows that you recognize your [...]

Joanna Gaines Childrens Clothing Memory Box Concept

Joanna Gaines Childrens Clothing Memory Box Concept

Several months ago while Joanna Gaines and I were both still pregnant 🙂 she posted on her Instagram account that she was going through boxes of her children's old clothing.  She mentioned the idea of only saving one box per child of their old clothes.  Wow, one box!  That seems crazy, considering I have MANY [...]

Emerson’s Adjustment to Becoming Big Brother

Emerson’s Adjustment to Becoming Big Brother

(photos by j&a photography) Everyone asks me what Emerson's reaction has been to Elliott since we came home from the hospital six weeks ago.  Honestly, he really shocked us!  We went into it with really low expectations, as he didn't seem to understand what a baby or sister was prior to her being born.  We [...]