Monday, May 31, 2010

Drive-In Fun

On Saturday night our family decided to load up and head to Henderson, NC to enjoy a night at their drive-in movie theater. We were not sure how well this would work out but we knew that it would be fun and well worth the drive/effort. Honestly, I never would have guessed that it would have been such a success! We had a blast!!! We went to see "Shrek - 3rd", which the kids (and I) loved! We also ended up asking Nana and Papa to join in and they seemed to have just as much fun as we did! Below are some of our pictures from the night...

(Bryleigh waiting for the movie to begin)(Nana and Papa hanging out before the show.)(The Farrs enjoying the movie.)
(Brenden and Bryleigh paying close attention to the movie.)
(Nana and Papa enjoying their favorite snack...POPCORN!)
(Me and Bobby loving every second with our family!)
(Our ride home at 11:30 that night...Bry wide awake, Brenden fast asleep!)

We HIGHLY recommend this outing to all of our friends and we can't wait to head back out there VERY soon for another great night of fun!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Some girls are into dolls...
Some girls are into purses...
Some girls are into strollers...
Some girls are into phones...
Now, we know that Bryleigh loves dolls.
We also know that Bryleigh loves purses.
She definitely loves strollers.She also loves phones...
but what this little girl is really into is...

She loves shoes!
She loves her shoes!
She loves Daddy's shoes!
She loves Mommy's shoes!
Most of all though, she loves Brenden's shoes!

Even though her trying on different shoes is adorable for pictures, we have to be honest and say that it is pretty annoying when we're cleaning up or hunting for any match to Brenden's shoes....However, we know there are much more annoying things that she could be doing so we'll appreciate the shoe phase while it's here.

Monday, May 17, 2010

One Blessed Mommy!

Last Sunday was Mother's Day and that day is a reminder to me each year about how blessed I am. I am so blessed to be called Mommy by 2 amazing kids!

I do not ever take my "job" for granted or forget what a blessing it is daily to take care of these 2 kids on earth as God has commanded me and is guiding me to do. It is not an easy job but it is a job that I try to do joyfully and with gratitude because I truly have done nothing to deserve this blessing!

I also do not deserve the blessing of being surrounded by such amazing Mommies every day. So many of my friends are the best Mommies that I know and they teach me so much with the way they sacrifice for their children, pray over them, support them, and bring them up in scripture. They are an encouragement to me and help me during the times when I stumble or feel alone in the "Mommy world". I am so thankful for their examples and support in my life.

I also married into a family with lots of great Mommies. Bobby was a Mama's boy when we met for a reason! :) His Mom (MawMaw) is such a wonderful example to me of how to make sure my kids know that I am always there for them. She has welcomed me and my annoying tendencies with open arms and takes such great care of my kids. She loves them deeply and plays with them inside, outside, or all around town which is one thing they love the most about her. I can only hope I do as well as she did with raising my 2 in the years ahead. Bobby's sister and Mema have also amazed me with their abilities to be great Mommies. Their love and support for their family is contagious to all that are in their presence. I am very fortunate to have all of them as examples in my life.

On top of that I have the best role model with my sister. I have always looked up to her since I was a little girl and that admiration only increased when she became a Mommy. She has shown me how to Mommy with grace and with faith that God will help us in times of difficulty and uncertainty. She has taught me how to laugh often with parenting and trust others to help me when I need a hand. I cannot thank her enough for all that she has taught me.

Finally, any one that knows me knows that my absolute favorite Mommy though is my Momma! Don't get me wrong, I know that she is an awesome Momma because she had the best example with Me-Ma but regardless, she has always been pretty great on her own. Me-Ma definitely taught her how to make a mean cup of coffee for her kids to enjoy. She also taught her how to stay organized, involved, and loyal to her family. My favorite though, is that Me-Ma taught her how to be the best Grandma for all of her grand kids. On top of that though, my Momma has always been my biggest fan, my only voice of truth sometimes, and my friend that has been there for me the longest. Without a doubt, I would not be the wife, sister, mother, daughter, friend, and woman that I am today if it wasn't for her because I've learned it all from watching her walk the walk and not just talk the talk.

(Not sure why I didn't get a picture of her with my kids on Mother's day, but whatever!) ;)

So, my Mother's Day was definitely blessed with quality time with my family, special hand-made gifts from my son, wonderful surprises from my hubby, and enjoyable meals throughout the weekend. However, more than that...every day of my life is filled with blessing after blessing when I am surrounded by my kids and all of you amazing Mommies! Thank you for teaching me and helping me to want to do a better job! I hope your Mother's Day felt equally blessed!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Take Me Out to the Ballgame!

Our family feels that one of the greatest things about living in Durham is that we have The Bulls right in our backyard! It is such an amazing thing during baseball season to be able to pack the family up and head over to DBAP and enjoy the greatest sport!

We could not be more thrilled about the season kicking of the other weekend and we also couldn't miss out on the festivities. We loaded up Nana, Papa, and the kids and headed on over to the ballpark. It was a fabulous night of baseball, warm weather, laughter, Brenden yelling "CHARGE", yummy treats, and quality time with the ones we loved!

Oh yeah...and the Bulls also pulled off a win which is exciting as well!

Below are our pictures from the night: