Wednesday, September 28, 2011

7 months

 "I know I'll see the sun shine bright
upon my baby's face....
When I finally get to heaven,
all my pain will be erased.
We'll soar the skies together,
as angels two by two.
We'll have a sweet reunion,
this mother's dream come true!"

Happy 7 months to our sweet baby girl...

28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” -Matthew 11:28-30

7 Months in Heaven
September 28, 2011
We love you so much Hadley D'Layne!!

In Christ's Love,

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Single Sentence Sunday

 Can someone please buy this little girl a baby doll??


In Christ's Love,

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Family...

I am so blessed.

I love this guy...
...for loving me, our daughters, and his family and friends unconditionally.  A week ago he did something that I am so proud to finally share!!  He got a tattoo to honor our sweet baby girl in Heaven.  Daniel is not a spontaneous person and he knew that if he ever did get a tattoo he would want it to really mean something to him and think about it a lot before he went through with it.  Here is what he got...

Isn't it amazing??  Those are her actual footprint marks and the exact size that they were on his upper arm.  The yellow roses are on either side and they represent his Mom and the love she is surrounding Hadley with in Heaven.  It has Hadley's name at the top and on the bottom her birthday and his favorite chapter in the bible.  I really can't say anything more about this other than I absolutely love it and I absolutely love him for not even thinking about the pain and getting it. 

I love my Hadley...
...I received our Walk to Remember shirts in the mail yesterday.  October will be a hard month.  It is the month we found out last year that we were pregnant with Hadley.  I know God will be holding me extra tight this month.  I am so thankful for Hadley and His love.

I love my Briley...

...She most definitely is my sunshine on hard days.  God knew what a blessing she would be/is to our family.  His plan is MORE than perfect. 

I told you...I am so blessed.  :)

In Christ's Love,

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Picture update...

I'm sad it's almost been a week since I have blogged.  It is so hard to blog during the week.  School is absolutely exhausting and the energy I do have left I want to spend it with Briley and Daniel.  So tonight's post is a random update of things/pictures I don't want to forget!!

I posted on September 11th that we went to watch Daniel play the bagpipes at a 9/11 memorial service and he did awesome!!  I am so proud of how much he has learned since he started 2 years ago.  I hate to be super sappy but it is one of those things that I know our children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren will be very proud of.  Here are a few pictures from the day and a video!!
(He starts playing around 2:27)
On Friday we celebrated my little brother's 25th birthday!!  He came in from Boston and we were so happy to have him home.  We hope he will be home for good by Christmas, though we are REALLY proud of how well he is doing out there all by himself.  I know at his age I wouldn't have moved to a new city all alone...I'm not brave enough!!  Here are a few cute pictures I snapped of the family at dinner...
My youngest brother John had homecoming that night and even though the game was rained out and he couldn't kick because he is hurt right now...Briley still had to be his date for homecoming and support her Uncle John.  He said she was the prettiest girl there!!  ;)  She was done with pictures by this time but don't you love her little mum??
On Saturday, Briley and I went to a Mickey Mouse birthday party!!  My sweet friend Tiffany's little boy, Tristan was turning 3.  Briley had so much fun at the party and the decorations were so cute...
Of course we had to wear our Minnie Mouse shirt and match the theme!!

Well that catches us up on the past week and weekend...I have to end with this picture of our sweet girl.  Tonight she saw a group of kids having soccer practice and she asked to go over and play.  I told her no, that she was too little and she needed to be 3.  She then replied, "I'm four."  This little girl is going to give us a run for our money!!  She melts my heart!!
In Christ's Love,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pain and Peace

I have had a hard week...

I heard this song tonight and I'm feeling so much better. 

When my world is shaking...
Heaven stands.
When my heart is breaking...
I never leave your hands.

No matter what pain I'm feeling here...Hadley feels none.
I can't describe to you how much peace that brings me.

In Christ's Love,

Sunday, September 11, 2011

I am second...

I will NEVER FORGET what happened that day.  Most importantly I won't forget that I am second...and HE is first.

Briley and I are off to watch Daniel play the bagpipes at a 9/11 memorial service proud to be his wife!!

"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”-Deuteronomy 31:16

In Christ's Love,

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


The first week of school our wonderful PTA had an assortment of the most amazing dessert I have ever tasted.  Seriously.  It was amazing.  
They are called whoopie cookies and for someone that really isn't a dessert person I was super impressed.

For Labor Day weekend we were getting together with some friends for a barbecue and I decided to tackle the whoopie cookie.  Not only the whoopie cookie...but the RED VELVET whoopie cookie!!  

So here is my crack at it!! get all your ingredients together. do a bunch of mixing.
You add some eggs...and then some red food coloring of course!
More mixing again...
Don't forget the whipping cream!!
Then you scoop them onto the parchment paper and place them in the warm 350 degree oven!!
While they are cooling you make the yummy cream cheese filling...
Last, you get a little worried because the cookies are looking a little sad and deformed, but then you place the cream cheese filling inside and VOILA!!!  The RED VELVET WHOOPIE COOKIE!!!!
Place them in a air tight container and off they go to your party destination!!
The best part of this recipe...seeing these sweet girls enjoy their whoopies and ice cream!!

Everyone at the barbecue did enjoy them and said they were very yummy!!  Daniel was very impressed when he found out they were homemade...he figured I had just used red velvet cake mix!!  The thought had crossed my mind but I decided being a first time whoopie cookie maker I needed to go all out!!

I looked online and found the simplest recipe I could find :)  You can go to it here.

In Christ's Love,