Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Funny Girl

Lucy makes us laugh every day!

And on another note, she also loves watching video clips of her cousin Maggie on the computer. Here is a little clip of her watching "Naggie"! So cute!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Greenville Greek Festival

 The kids loved the kiddie ride section. They rode the train, Ferris wheel, and helicopters.

 It was a beautiful day, sunny but with a nice cool breeze!

Lucy wasn't too interested in sitting to listen to music. She wanted to go, go, go!

 Lucy had a butterfly painted on her cheek

There was live music and dancing all day!

We sampled some Greek food too!
Emery got Greek pizza and Loukoumades (doughnuts with honey and cinnamon)!

Joel and I tried Souvlaki (grilled chicken on a skewer) and a chicken Gyros!

 For desert...Baklava Sundaes!

And to take home...Dipless (fried thin pastry with syrup, cinnamon, and nuts) and a chocolate Baklava!

We had so much fun and felt very Greek for the day!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Lucy's Birthday Week!

 We had so much fun celebrating Lucy's 2nd birthday this week! There were presents and parties and pink, oh my!

Birthday clips

Here are two of my favorite clips from Lucy's birthday!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Mother's Day (and 18 weeks)

I can honestly say that this was the best Mother's Day/ weekend I've ever had! My husband was so wonderful and spoiled me. I felt so loved! I'm so grateful to be the mother of this 2 cuties (and one on the way!)
I remember the first Mother's Day after I had Emery. It was so hard. I was still struggling with depression and felt so inadequate as a mother. I started crying during the first talk in church and had to leave.
 I still have many moments of feeling inadequate but also many moments of joy as I watch my children grow. Ever since I was a little girl, all I wanted to be was a mother. I never knew how hard it would be for me. In all my years of preparation, I could never have imagined how I would struggle. But, as I rely on my Heavenly Father I can do hard things. Things I could never do alone. I'm so lucky to be able to stay home with my kids. And every day I try to be a better mother for them. I wish I were more patient, less selfish, and never yelled. But I'm still working on it. I try to remember to enjoy the ride and not be always looking to finish line.
Happy Mother's Day!

Grandma and Grandpa visit

We tried to fit as many fun things in the week visit from Grandma and Grandpa Neff! We went to the zoo, strawberry picking, a baseball game, had movie night, got pedicures (the girls), and rode the train and got ice cream at the mall!.Plus we celebrated Joel's birthday!
It was a week of non-stop fun and we were so sad to see them go home! Thanks for coming!!