A Birth, Birthdays, Weddings, Move, House and Graduations

Photograph by: Latisha Lyn Photography
Photograph by: Latisha Lyn Photography

A lot has happened since my last post. A LOT.

As you know, we sold our house last summer. God told us to so we did. We ended up renting for about 10 months from my mom to save a down payment (with help from my mom-thanks mom!) and find a house in the area we wanted to be in. Well, we found a great little ranch style house in THE neighborhood we wanted ¬†back in February and closed in March. We ended up doing some cosmetic work before moving in so we didn’t move in until April. By that point, I was in the third trimester with our third son. (Note to self- don’t ever try DIY moving four months before giving birth.) I hope to start posting pictures as we start making changes to the house. Right now I’m still trying to get unpacked and settled in though!

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Also in March my ¬†older brother got married. We weren’t able to attend but I heard it was lovely!

In April Greg was called by a recruiter about a possible job opportunity. Long story short- he got it! He flew out to LA literally three days before my C-section was scheduled and they called to offer him the job the next day. Figuring out how vacation time/notice/etc. would be given was a bit of a challenge but in the end God worked it all out. He started at the end of May.

Deacon joined our family on May 9 (just in time for mothers day!) and has been a joy. I don’t know if he’s an easier baby or if he seems easier because he’s our third, but it feels so much easier this time around. The birth and recovery were also a thousand times easier this time. It was an answer to prayer. Thank you all who prayed!

Deacon Going Home
Deacon - Birth
Photograph by: Latisha Lyn Photography
Photograph by Latisha Lyn Photography
Photograph by: Latisha Lyn Photography

Our friend Latisha, of Latisha Lyn Photography, took pictures before and after the birth that are just amazing. If you want to read a little more about that and see all of the pictures, go here. We HIGHLY recommend using her at your birth. She captures it in such a unique and beautiful way!

Asa graduated Pre-K a week after Deacon was born. They had a sweet little graduation ceremony where the kids sang songs and we got to watch a slideshow of pictures from their year. Sooooo cute.

Asa's graduation

Mason graduated from the nursery to the toddler class at church which was super great.

Mason's First Day in Toddler Class

One of my younger brother’s got married about 10 days after Deacon’s birth so I wasn’t able to make it out there. Such a bummer. Fortunately, Greg was able to go and he officiated the wedding for them. I Skyped in for the ceremony but the Wifi wasn’t great so I only caught it in snapshots. It was better then nothing though!

Andy and Rachel's Wedding

The older boys celebrated their 5th and 2nd birthdays at the beginning of June. We did a big birthday this year since it was Asa’s golden birthday and Mason was sick for the birthday last year. It went really well except that it was one of the hottest days on record. Great for the spray park, not so great for the desserts. Anyway, keep an eye out for a post on that soon!

Pottery Barn Inspired Shark

A few weeks later we helped host a dinner party for some recent graduates. That was definitely exhausting. Two large events within two weeks of each other with a newborn. Not something I really want to do again..lol. More on that soon too.

Photograph by Latisha Lyn Photography
Photograph by Latisha Lyn Photography
Flowers by Amy Balsters at www.amydoesflowers.com

So we had a really low key 4th of July and spent it doing hanging with some friends and enjoying a pool party with other friends.

Salad

We’ve been enjoying the summer attending concerts and movies in the park. I’ve been trying to get the kids out and do fun things 2-3 times a week with the help of some awesome lady friends.

Family Picture
Ninja

Asa is starting Kindergarden in August so we are also gearing up for that. Any been there, done that moms have any tips for me? Favorite school supplies? How is your summer going?

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