2 years old

Luke Stevens Rice, You are my absolute favorite 2 year old! AND one of the coolest kids I know. A year sure does make a big difference. You’ve changed so much in your second year of life—from a babe to a boy.  As always, I feel happy and sad watching you grow. I’m so glad…

Luke’s 2nd Birthday Party

In my two short years of having children, I’ve already developed a love/hate relationship with birthday parties. On the one hand, I wouldn’t trade celebrating the milestone of another year: taking pictures, making memories, eating good food and cake amidst precious themed decor, blah, blah, blah. On the other hand, though, I would trade the…

Partay

I realize that everyone has probably already seen the first birthday pics on Facebook, but for the sake of documentation, I’m doing a party post anyway. . .Because this birthday decor was a significant time investment on Mama’s part, and it needs to be remembered. AND of course we want to remember Mr. Boy’s big…

Because a lot can change in a year. . .

It’s Thursday night, and I spent a good portion of the day at Alumni Chapel on Southern Seminary’s campus for a “Marriage in Ministry” conference. It was great, and being in that chapel on this particular Thursday really made me think about what I was doing on this exact day  {not the exact same date because of the…

28

My man turned 28 today. I’m so grateful that God has given him 28 years and that I’ve gotten to share in 10 of those years. How blessed I am to call him mine! We’ve had a fun day full of celebration, but the highlight was dinner at Rocky’s with friends. Rocky’s has really good…

Top 10 things I’ve learned in the first year. . .

I’m finally done with all my work for summer classes {Hallelujer!}, and I have a minute to catch my breath. So, birthday party prep is in full swing. Both my boys have August birthdays, and I was reminded of this fact when Adam got his free drink birthday coupon from Starbucks in the mail today. I…

Luke Stevens Rice

On August 26, 2011, at 9:31 am, our precious son was born. Luke Stevens Rice 7 pounds, 9 ounces, 21 and 1/2 inches long—such a precious creation. Adam and I are parents! AH! On Christmas eve of 2010, I sat in the bathroom of my parents’ house, staring at a positive pregnancy test in absolute…

27

Today we are celebrating 27 years of Adam! I’m really glad that I’ve gotten to share 8.5 of those 27 years with him. He has loved me well and stood beside me faithfully the whole time (6 long years of dating +2.5 fast years of marriage). At the risk of being mushy, which I utterly…