WOW, a ton has happened this year. This may end up being the longest blog entry EVER trying to get all caught up. :)
MAY: It was a rough start to the month as we learned that we lost our baby on May 7th. Even though it was by far the most difficult thing we had ever gone through, we learned so much about ourselves, our marriage, our families, friends, and our relationships with God. It has slowly developed us into stronger people and we have chosen to praise God through this storm.
Blake and I had our 3rd wedding anniversary, May 12th and realized how fast time had flown by. I am so blessed to have such an amazing husband and thank God for the 3 indescribable years he has given us and how close we have grown together through the good and the bad times!
We got a super sweet cookie cake from the Ambrose family (some of our favorite people) to try and take our minds off of the previous couple of weeks.
We took some time to be with family and to make new happy memories for Memorial Day...
Blake and his mommy, Kathi
We signed on our house and officially became home owners!
They baked us brownies and made it the most pleasant experience ever!
They said to bring your favorite pen... so we came prepared! ;)
We made our first trip to Home Depot to begin the home projects
Proud to be home owners!!!
I LOVE my house!!! I will have to do a separate post to show the house before and afters of all the fun work we did to make it ours... it was quite the process!
JUNE: It was a super busy month for us, especially since Blake is a student pastor. We went to Student Life Camp at Orange Beach with the COF High Schoolers...
Ellie, Smashly, Calliekins, Me & Kristin
So excited to get the privilege to do camp together, love this boy!
Shopping the beach stores with the kiddos
Our little family (we decided to adopt this sweet boy. Lol)
Blake, Zach & Me
The girls in my room for the week... love them!
Being silly on the trip home with my buddy Justin
We hung out with some of the COF boys...
Lunch with some of Blake's boys...
Austin, Blake, Zach, Zach & Jacob
A dear old friend came to visit us at church...
Brooklynn, Aubrey & me
Blake loves both of the White girls very much. Here he is with Baby Aubrey
Mommy Cheryl and her precious girls
We had a house guest...
Justin & Casey just chillin'
Mr. Mike Sullivan - We played a bunch of fun "Minute to Win It" games - So much fun!
Blake's sister Kari, her husband Patrick, and their girls Abbi, Grace & Faith
Andie & I reminiscing
JULY: Yet another busy month FULL of fun memories. We hung out with the awesome COF students NON-STOP!!!
We celebrated the 4th of July @ our house with my family....
Me, Dad & Whit
A few special guest chefs came over and made dinner with us throughout the month...
Graham made some AWESOME fajitas
I got to hang out with the best family in the whole wide world...
Nate & I at Market Street in The Woodlands
Whit and I in matching headbands. Eric felt left out so we let him in on the picture.
I had my wisdom teeth pulled...
We gained a new son/housemate...
Chris Trevino came to live with us over the summer/fall for about 4 months... We always wanted a Hawaiian son! ;) Lol
Blake went on a Mission Trip to Costa Rica & left me at home so...
Me, KyLeigh, Amos & Charlie
We have lots of incredible students at COF and it's always sad to see them graduate and leave, but we are so proud of them when they do...
Austin, Blake & Zach
Some fun Butler kids hung out with us while their parents were out of town...
Dad, Whit, Mom & Blake
Blake & I enjoying some time off together
Taz loves family vacations!
Dad likes to eat on family vacations ;)
It's super hard to get a good, serious picture with my family around...