Cake & Photos!

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Blog | 4 comments

Cake & Photos!

Week #22 of 52- May 31st We did some more birthday celebrating on Friday with photos and a cake.  Sumner changed it up with his cake this year by going with an ice cream cake instead of a cookie cake.  He was happy with that decision, but now we are going to have a major decision with each birthday this family celebrates… cookie cake or ice cream cake?!? This one just gets me.  This is the smile we are getting more and more from Caleb and I adore it. He loves his brother!  The two of them have quite a few similarities. These two are joined at the hip.  Not sure if they planned the...

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Sumner Turns 12!

Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Sumner Turns 12!

Sumner Turns 12!

Week #22 of 52- May 30th 12 years ago today, our lives were changed forever.  Sumner came into our lives and brightened our days with his big blue eyes and contagious laughter.  He was such a happy baby! We were infatuated with his love for life as a little boy and are so thankful that it is still with him.  He definitely fits that “first born” characteristic of being a leader.  This will undoubtedly prove to be one of his greatest strengths.  His younger brothers adore him and are always seeking his advice and approval.  What a great big brother they have to learn from! ...

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Reunited!

Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Blog | 1 comment

Reunited!

Week #21 of 52- May 25th Adam and I had an unbelievable time in Hawaii, but we were definitely ready to get back to the boys.  We were able to FaceTime with them and talk with them several times while we were away, and that definitely helped.  Toward the end of our time, though, we just  couldn’t wait to see them.  We flew overnight and arrived in StL around 10 am on Saturday morning.  We met up with the boys at my sisters’ house to celebrate our youngest nephews’ first birthday.  Adam and I were exhausted (it is impossible to sleep on a plane!)  but the boys’...

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Meanwhile, Back in StL… part 2

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog | Comments Off on Meanwhile, Back in StL… part 2

Meanwhile, Back in StL… part 2

Week #21 of 52- Week of May 20th The boys spent the second part of our trip with Grandma and Grandpa Williams, where more fun was in store!  My brother and his family were in the process of closing and moving into their new house and were staying with my parents at that time as well.  The boys were thrilled to have a week with their cousins under the same roof!  The excitement with 5 boys had to be high.  🙂  Their time at the Williams was full. They spent an afternoon with Great Grandpa & Annie (where Sumner and Jonah treated my grandparents to a piano recital), had a blast at the...

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Kauai, Hawaii… Celebrating 15 Years

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Blog | 6 comments

Kauai, Hawaii… Celebrating 15 Years

Week #21 of 52- Week of May 19th   Adam and I island hopped over to Kauai for the 2nd part of our trip.  As I mentioned in the previous post, Kauai was very different than Oahu.  Tourism is the main industry on both islands but Kauai is so much more laid back.  We took advantage of that atmosphere while we were there.  We explored the island by walking some trails, relaxing at the beach and at the pool of our villa, and driving to the canyon.  One thing we couldn’t get over was how many wild roosters and chickens were on the island.  Everywhere we went, they were there!  I...

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