Michael's grandmother, Lahoma (who we call Homa!) turned 95 this month. All the kids and grandkids came to celebrate! The grandkids sang and danced for her in their own special and unique ways! And Piper even read her a book aloud! We enjoyed visiting, laughing, eating, and watching a little football even!
|When I see this, I think ornery! He's a toot!|
|Mashed potato face. Those eyes!!!|
|I said smile and got this! Goofball!|
|Emerson LOVES to play peek-a-boo! She's peeking through those little fingers!|
|Briggs being funny in Emerson's car seat.|
|Piper and I had a rough night one evening and I walked into the kitchen to find this sweet note!|
|Briggs likes eating whole apples now, but refuses to let me cut the peel off.|
|This little face looks sad but she was quite happy. Just wouldn't smile for the camera. I love this little look!|
|Piper and I had the privilege to attend Miracle on 34th Street at the Dallas Children's Theater recently. Our neighbor, Sarah, was a cute little elf in the production! And Piper got to sit on Santa's lap at the end as well!|
|These two love each other!|
|Piper went to a three week basketball clinic with Caroline and Nora. Piper is about to begin her first season of basketball soon!|
|Oklahoma State was playing Baylor and Piper came out in this outfit for her pj's. We are indoctrinating this child well!|
|Poor Briggs has been on breathing treatments for 2 weeks now. The cough if driving all of us crazy, but I do love how he still manages to have fun and be creative with his Lego's during each treatment! They are no fun!|
And this sweet smile to end my post!
When Halloween falls on a Saturday, it's like a breath of fresh air. So much less stressful! Halloween 2015 was fun. Leading up to it, the only thing we did was paint pumpkins. Piper submitted hers into her school's pumpkin patch contest. She won the "Boo-tastic" award! Briggs wanted to paint too because Sissy was!
My blued-eyed beauty. Oh she melts my heart. Time please stand still!
The day stopped being normal and took a turn for scary and weird and crazy! Long story short, I had a few little stroke-like episodes that ended up not being a stroke. But I was admitted to the hospital for two days. Up until this point, I had never had any kind of hospital experience except for having babies! The Lord did sustain me with His peace all along. I never felt panicked or scared necessarily. I was annoyed. I was impatient. I was extremely sad to be away from the kids because of the way it all happened and how I was unable to prepare them or say goodbye. And I was sad because I had never been away from Emerson since she was born! This was definitely not ideal, but God provided family and friends who blessed us in so many ways and are continuing to as we are back home. They basically just took over our life for our kids and it was amazing! Is amazing! God allowed this to happen but prevented anything terrible from taking place. God answered some immediate prayers after we asked. And I continue praying what he's teaching me and how he wants to use me in this. I would love to see something in this series of events glorify his name! Use me Lord! We are so thankful for every single person who helped us. I don't even know what everyone did! And we are so thankful for the encouragement, the prayers, phone calls, the texts, the flowers, goodies, etc! Just so thankful. So appreciative! So encouraged to see the Body of Christ working together also...
Friends are bringing meals each evening. One night we had baked spaghetti and this munchkin gobbled it up! I love spaghetti face!