Thursday, April 28, 2011


he is risen!  
i love easter for its true meaning....that Christ has conquered the grave which allows us to have new life in Him.  
i really debated about how to celebrate easter with cole this year.  obviously last year he was too young to really participate in easter activities other than look adorable in his first easter outfit!) but this year was different.  i decided to give him a small easter basket and do an easter egg hunt, knowing that as he gets older, we will minimize this part of easter and emphasize its true meaning.  
here is his little easter basket.  graham crackers, a chocolate bunny, empty eggs to play with, a book (of course) and bunny ears.  he also got a book about the resurrection but it wouldn't fit in the basket.
trying his first peep.
 that peep lasted about 3.2 seconds.  
this was his first real piece of candy and he definitely enjoyed it.
 i made little birds nests out of rice krispie treats, chocolate eggs and peeps.  we ate these after our easter egg hunt.

we had the easter egg hunt over at Baylor's campus with our home group from church.  there is a really pretty area with tons of flowers and grass and small trees that proved to be the perfect place for an egg hunt.
cole found his first egg!
 and then immediately proceeded to sit down and open it.  
this became a trend throughout the hunt.

 trying to open more eggs.

 i love the lighting in this picture! that and his little chubby cheeks!

a little help from dad. 
 it was so fun!  we had a great time and good weather and lots of candy (that i enjoyed for cole).  
i look forward to next year where he will begin to understand all that easter really means to us.  

Monday, April 18, 2011

a taste of wedding.

sister is married!!!!!!  
hence my absence last week.  i was swallowed by wedding plans the moment i crossed the state line. but it was amazing and all the details came together almost without a hitch.  i don't have any wedding pictures of my own since i was on the A team and didn't have any opportunities to get behind my camera. 
but here are just two pictures that my dear carly took.  here she is with cole and i.
cole is pulling out the gq look.  
always a winner with the ladies. 

here is the little family.  not the best picture we have ever taken.  brenner is a little enthusiastic with the smile and cole looks slightly petrified.  
but hey, they are mine and i love them even when they look, well, like this.

Saturday, April 9, 2011


it's that time of year again in texas where the bluebonnets are in full bloom.  and of course, we went looking for fields of these state flower to get some good pictures.  

here is my baby in the bluebonnets last year.  

here is my baby this year. 

cutie pie.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


cole loves to feed himself.  he has also decided that he wants to be a messy boy when he eats.  he wants to be like uncle chris :)

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

one year ago.

I found this picture of my baby from one year ago.  
my baby is growing up too fast!
okay, i have composed myself.
but how cute is this photo? 

Friday, April 1, 2011

morning silliness.

have i mentioned before that my kid is a total goofball??

he gets this way when we eat pancakes.  
his excitement overtakes him.