Friday, March 16, 2012

instafriday: catching up

I figured today would be a great day to get back to my instafridays!
I apologize for the lack of posting I have done the past couple of months.
Morning sickness, and unexplained exhaustion have totally taken the life out of me the last several weeks.
Thankfully, I am 11 weeks now, almost out of my first trimester and starting to feel much better!

So, here are some things we've been up to lately...

We finalized our adoption of E in San Antonio, Tx!
It was such a special day. Everyone in the court, including the judge were so excited for us. There was a great feeling in the room. We were officially able to change his name to Enock Austin Box and he repeatedly said his full name all day. : )


Jake, went on a Men's Retreat so we decided to have friends over for pizza and movie night.
I love that the boys have such good friends.
Sweet Harper was in heaven with all of the boys that night!



Keeping with the movie theme, there was rainy Friday that my sweet husband came home and declared Family Date Night. I love this man. We hoped in the car, took the boys to see The Lorax and grabbed dinner. Camp and E both typically like movies, but they LOVED this one. They were mesmerized the entire time. Love good time with our little family.



We have been meeting with our Core Team for our Church Plant every Tuesday night. We eat dinner together, do some training, dream and pray... we pray a lot. This particular Tuesday we were going to take our first communion together. Unfortunately, no one remembered the bread. So I rummaged through my pantry and our choices were graham crackers or goldfish. We went with the goldfish. Let's just say that we will always remember our first communion together.



I got the opportunity to attend the Tx Style Council conference last weekend. It was a chance to meet 250+ style bloggers and introduce them to Noonday. I have to say that I was so intimidated going into it. Totally felt out of my league, but met some of the best girls. I had a great time getting to know so many different people and got to learn a lot about fashion and blogging while at it.



So... Camp drew his first real picture the other day. He usually only scribbles and you might find a few circles, but this was different. He was drawing with chalk in the backyard while I was cooking. I heard him say "Mommy, come look at the picture I drew you for your birthday!" (Sidenote: My birthday is in October. He is just obsessed with bday's right now.) He told me it was a "moo cow" and I immediately started to tear up when I realized it actually did look like a moo cow (ok, it also kind of resembles a tick, but you know what I mean). This boy has to stop growing up. It's just happening way too fast.



There is a new park near by called "The All Abilities Park". It is amazing. Seriously. Amazing. The park was designed so children with and without disabilities can all play together. I love that. If you know much about me, you know that this hits my heart. I long to intentionally place my kids in environments where they grow up along side special needs children. It is so good and so healthy for all kids involved. Love this park.


Ok, so this is random, but I was walking through Anthropology the other day and loved this. Seriously, just nails in the wall with string wrapped around them. I think I can do this. In our next house, this may show up in our decor.


Well, that's all I've got for today! I look forward to slowly getting out of my blogging slump. I have so many posts running through my head to share with you. I hope you have a wonderful weekend with your families! It will be rainy here, so I am hoping for a lot of cuddle time with my boys. Thanks for stopping by!


1 comment:

Samantha Chesnutt said...

I love reading your blogs (when you have them updated :P) It's amazing to see where God has taken you and Jake in the years sense you were leading our Youth Group. Miss you friend!