Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Dear Preston

You are five years old.....and 13 days, but who's counting! I am going to try and write this without tears, but that is hard when I love you the way I do.
I remember before I knew you were a boy I really wanted a girl. And when I found out you were a boy, it was like my first baby all over again because all I could picture was having another baby that looked just like Taylynn. I was actually worried that I didn't have enough love to spread between your daddy and Taylynn, but when you were born it was as if God showed me love that I had, but never knew was there.

You are loved and even when you mess with your sisters, you love on them at the same time. You are protective of both of them and I love that about you. You have become especially protective of Chandler and you are cautious about him getting hurt. I pray that you will always look out for them and love them. And that goes for all the relationship you have in your future.

You are so loved and you will always be loved. My prayer for you is that you will love others with even more love than you know exists inside you. I pray that God will lead you through the hard and wonderful times in your life. Let God be your right hand man and have faith in Him even when the clouds are over you. He is your light, but you are the one that has to let Him in.

I love you and I am sad you are growing up, but I'll get over it! :)

Be strong and bold, but always kind and loving. Just like the boy you are today!

I love you more than I ever knew I could and I will love you even more tomorrow!


I asked Preston what some of his favorites were and this is what he said:

Tomatoes and dessert…cookies and dessert pizza (and he wanted to keep going)


Chocolate milk and hot chocolate, orange juice (once again I had to stop him, his list was going on and on)

Cars on the leap pad

Outside activity:

Best Friend:
Chase Ritchey

School activity:


Our God by Chis Tomlin and Glory to God by Fee


Summer activity: 

Winter activity: 
Playing the snow

Fall activity:
Jumping in the leaves

Spring activity: 
Playing inside

What do you want to be when you grow up?
What country do we live in?
Topeka, Ks

What state do we live in?

Who is the President of the United States?
 Mr Hageman (his principal)

Monday, April 15, 2013

Birthday Surprise #1

 I have some GREAT friends let me tell you!!!!

Last weekend was so busy!! I had a wedding that I was coordinating through my church and Preston's birthday party all in one weekend. And little did I know, I had a surprise waiting for me!!

Keri, Cyndi and I were headed to the Art Walk as normal. I didn't think anything was different until Keri started pushing me saying she saw someone she new from her church and low and behold look who I ran into.....

I was so surprised and had no clue! I felt so special!!!
So the girls had a game for me to play and it was creative and fun....hard, but fun!
 Lara had a cup of names and for every store I went into I had to draw a name and find something in that store that made me think of the girl I drew. So here is what I picked.....
 a table for Cyndi......
 Mother Goose book for Lara......
 Scarf for Winter.....
 Cake carrier for Lynette.......
 Finger traps for Keri.......
bonus........and extra laughs while I was trying to find Keri something
 Bunnies for Mandy.......

After the Art Walk they had another surprise for me. We went to Blind Tiger and I had my Sister in Law Katie and Kim there waiting in a private area.
 Then Mandy started decorating with things like this:
 -----Mandy, I AM NOT OVER THE HILL!!!! I am only 21, ha!!!!
 Lara and I!
 I just thought this picture was too funny!!!
Lynette's yummy cake she made for me! Talk about feeling special! 

No lighter, so this was my pretend shot of blowing out the candles! Ha! You would think the cake was on fire :)
 This is why I am so blessed! Thank you ladies for making me feel special. I appreciate it so much!!

Thursday, April 11, 2013