"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates." Deuteronomy 4: 6-9

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Birthday Beach Trip!

Mommy certainly got SPOILED for my birthday! My sweet boys took me to my favorite beach, Lido Key, for the day! We started off at one of my favorite restaurants, Cha Cha Coconuts for coconut shrimp and coleslaw! Yum! We ate outside to enjoy the sites of St. Armands Circle.
Ah! Shark! 
I love the beaches on the west coast. The water is so clear and it is SO relaxing. Carson and I love to look for shells and we always find good ones since they are so easy to see through the water. 
Matt took both boys on boogie board rides. Tanner was thrilled! He loves to ride the waves! 
I got to spend a little quiet time soaking up the sun and laying out in the crystal clear water! 
For dinner we ate at another favorite place, Yoder's. Their home cooked meals are so good! 
But the real reason this place is a favorite is because of their chocolate peanut butter pie! We put this baby in the cooler and ate it for days! AMAZING! 
After dinner we headed back to the beach to watch the sunset! 
Carson found a huge piece of coral! 
Such a fun birthday spent with my 3 favorite boys! 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Mommy's 30th Birthday!

My 30th birthday was wonderful! It started off with a fun FaceTime chat with my best friend Erica and my sweet nephew Benson in Arizona! 
My vertigo unfortunately had me down for the morning but my wonderful sister brought my favorite lunch, Tijuana Flats, balloons, and of course my sweet nieces! 
She also brought yummy cupcakes and the kids sang happy birthday to me! 
Matt came home from work early and I got treated to a manicure and pedicure at Bahama Nails with my Mom and sister...so relaxing! 
Then the adults all headed to downtown Disney for more birthday fun! 
Matt made reservations at a delicious Italian restaurant called Portobello! 
Me and my handsome hubby... 
My family... 
Best sister ever! :) 
The food was amazing and we had such a great time! 
Presents time! 
The gang... 
For dessert, we went to my favorite ice cream shop, Ghiradelli's! I was SO excited! 
The restaurant waiters even brought out an extra brownie and they sang Happy Birthday! What a great day! I am certainly blessed by so much in my life, and have the best family ever. Excited to be in the 30's club! 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Illinois Cousins!

My Aunt and Uncle, my 2 cousins, and their kids all came down for a 2 week vacation to Florida this summer! We were so excited to spend some time with them at their vacation resort pool one morning. The kids all got along great and had such a fun time! 
My cousin Michael's son Tyson with Carson...goggle buddies! 
Hadley loved the pool and we all loved passing her around! 
Kids group photo! Such a fun time! 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Welcome Baby Emma!!!

Welcome to the world sweet Emma! Matt's brother Robbie and his wife Jessica had their second child on July 5th. She weighed 9lbs and 3oz...the same exact weight as Tanner! She is a doll!
We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know our sweet niece! She even opened her eyes for her Aunt Jill! 
We took the boys to meet Emma for the first time a week or so later, and they were smitten!  
Carson couldn't wait to hold her and love on her! 
Tanner kissed Emma's teenie toes!  
We love you sweet angel! Welcome to the family!