Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sixteen ...

.... really?!?  Hard to believe for us, but we have a sweet 16 in the house! We had a simple celebration with dear friends , haircuts and a delicious choice of birthday meal.... Roast Beef Sandwiches topped with pepper jack cheese and peppers -n- onions sauteed in olive oil and garlic, thick baked beans, pasta salad, and Chocolate Town Pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

Our first tiny treasure is quickly becoming a man, and boy do we love him!  Every season of parenting is so different and precious, and this time of Mitchell’s life is no exception.   We so enjoy our time with him right now; observing him mature, walking with him through life’s disappointments, difficulties and joy’s, and simply being a part of his life.  We are immensely thankful for the young man he is and who God is fashioning him to be. We so appreciate his love for his Savior, his interaction with church family and his choice of friends.  What a blessing each of those young men are to our family.   We appreciate with full hearts his initiative, dedication, perseverance, tenderness, his willingness to take instruction and his constant forgiveness to parents who are “learning the ropes” with him!  We treasure the fact that he doesn’t find himself too big to say “I love you” and hug his Daddy and Momma each night before bed.   He is learning much from his Daddy, and he reigns supreme as the “go to guy” for so many things around here.  We know these years are fleeting and we pray we will be diligent to take full advantage of our time with him. 

Thank you Lord for such a sweet time as this. 


Friday, June 15, 2012

Thirty - Nine

This week we celebrated the 39th birthday
of my dearest and best friend. 

I love this man with all that is in me. 

He serves and loves his God and our
family with ardent and intense loyalty. 

He is a man of few words, but he speaks from the heart.  

He is a tender, kind and gentle leader,
a precious husband, father and friend.

His silly goose humor and off the wall comments
are just enough to keep us on our toes!  

He is our family’s greatest earthly treasure. 

Happy Birthday Honey