Thursday, April 12, 2012

The Real World

It's a Good Life...

Following my last post, our house was filled with an ugly cold. The kids & I are feeling much better but Michael is feeling pretty yucky... 

Sunday was a beautiful reminder of new life and a RISEN SAVIOR! We had a great time together with family and enjoyed the reminder of the unmerited favor & grace of our Lord. The day started out all crazy, getting ready for church (including my realization that I had neglected to even look at the size shirt we bought for Malakai to wear... needless to say, he's small but not 12 month small) while the kids scarfed down candy for breakfast. Of course, we followed that up with church and then a gluttonous lunch with family-YUM! The afternoon was spent napping, dying eggs, hiding & then finding said dyed eggs, candy for dinner and bed. All in all, it was a fabulous, blessing filled day :)

Lilly, really frustrated that I made her stop to take a photo w/ Mama

Our little fam ;)

The Littles

So proud of his egg finding skill :)

Today, we celebrated my favorite's birthday! He was feeling terrible but took some meds and enjoyed a home cooked meal with some friends :) The menu? None other than meatloaf, homemade mashed potatoes (any other little ones that refuse to eat them- they were always a favorite in my house growing up but my 3yr old won't touch them) & spinach. This was followed by, "Mammaw's Chocolate Pie" & ice cream. I failed to take any photos but I promise, a good time was had by all and no one went hungry :)

Birthday Boy & his "mini me"

All I'm going to say is this... 

My life is better with this man in it. He is one of the hardest working, honest, loving men I know. He has a servant's heart and would give anyone the shirt off of his back. I love him more everyday and am blessed to lay my head next to his every night. His children adore him and he adores them. I have grown up with him and look forward to growing old with him. If you don't know him, you should and if you get the chance to, he'll make you feel like you always have. He'll talk your ear off about anything but he's genuine, caring and a loyal friend. Oh, and the cherry on top? He's easy on the eyes :)

Papa Cain... I love you. You're my favorite & my best <3

ps- Hon, you share your bday w/ David Letterman... :) I know, I know... you don't care. But you may care that he just said, "A study shows that men make better life decisions when they're drinking beer." LOL So, throw 'em back, baby... haha Too bad you'll probably never read this- it could have opened up a whole new world for you ;) bahahahaha! ::winkwink::


  1. Love it! Happy birthday, brother! :)

  2. I call my husband my favorite, too :)

    Stopping by from Thankful Thursdays.

    1. Haha :) Awesome :) Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Yay! Happy to see you linking up again :) your bday menu sounds amazing! great pics, glad to see you had a wonderful Easter!

  4. oh and I call my hubby my favorite too, hehe


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