Monday, May 12

Wonderful Mother's Day

I am blessed to have the most wonderful husband and little boy in the world. After awaking yesterday morning I had strict orders to stay in the bedroom while Carson and him 'worked on something.' While getting ready, I continued to hear Carson scream 'Happy Day Mama!' I came downstairs to flowers, Carson again, screaming 'Happy Day Mama,' and the most amazing meal (Jon has hidden talents that I have been unaware of). He cooked me French Toast w/mascarpone cheese and homemade cinnamon syrup. Amazing! Love, I cannot thank you enough. I am crazy about you!

My precious boy screaming 'Happy Day Mama!'

The amazing meal Jon and Carson made. was good...can you tell?

After church we were able to spend time with the Smith family. The men cooked us moms and mom to be a wonderful meal full of our favorites (thank you uncle Davie for the best grilled asparagus I have ever had). There was much laughter and many memories made.

The Smith men in the kitchen cooking for the mothers and mother- to be!!!

I had to post progress on the most recent addition to the Smith family...Carson's new cousin. Here is proud Aunite Alice and baby Smith to be!

Carson's favorite part of the whole night was bath time with Jovi and Asher. The pups loved playing with the water that Carson eagerly provided.

My only disappointment was that I could not be in two places at once. I was not able to celebrate this very special day with the one who means the dear mother. Mom, I love you so much and am so thankful for the MANY ways that you sacrificially loved and cared for Kristiina and I over the years. I LOVE YOU!

Saturday, May 3

Block Party

This afternoon we hosted a Block Party to build freindships with our new neighbors. We have been so excited to move into the community and wanted to meet as many people as we could and in some small way build relationally with them. The Lord was kind to hold off the rain and enable many to attend. We are hopefully to do another similar event in the near future.

I only took a few photos all afternoon....

A shot of the men at the grills and food table...

The amazing crew who helped set everything up.