we have been SO incredibly busy since before thanksgiving!!!! as some of you know, the four members of our family all have birthdays within 4 weeks of each other, 3 of those being within 2 weeks of each other!!! it all started with isaac turning one. let me tell you, that boy is so happy!! we celebrated his birthday “bulldozer style” because he IS our little bulldozer. that kid can mess up a room faster than you can “what’d you do?!?!” he is crawling on all fours, pulling up on everything and beginning to talk. he signs “more please”, “love you”, “bye bye”, and he even says “amen” at the end of a prayer. he weighs about 21 pounds, and is about 29 inches long (i think). he is not starving, that’s for sure!!! he loves to eat, loves cars, and is ALL boy!
i had a birthday a week and a half after isaac did. ben took me to sakura (our favorite sushi place in town) with some of our best friends, the guthries and the denkers. it was such a wonderful night of no kids, coffee, sushi, a fire, and a LOT of laughs (don’t forget what the most common city in the nation is named!). i am so blessed with an amazing husband and friends. thanks to everyone who called and sent cards and presents. i truly am loved. (and just in case you’re wondering, i still have one year left before i hit the big 3-0.)
friday, was dillon’s birthday (our birthday banner really should just stay up for the whole 4 weeks!!!). we, of course, had to have a train party! dillon is such a BIG boy, now. i feel like i officially have a boy and not a baby anymore. he talks CONSTANTLY. seriously, his verbal skills are amazing. one of his favorite things to say is “LOOK, momma! LOOK!” he is putting sentences together, can count to almost 20 (with a little help) and we are working on his colors. it’s so much fun to have a little sponge that soaks up everything you say. he has a very sensitive heart. whenever isaac is crying, he looks up at me and says “isaac crying, momma. no like isaac crying.” he’s such a great big brother and both of the boys have a blast playing together. i think dillon weighs about 26 pounds, and is about 34 inches tall. he also will tell you that he is two when you ask him. he’s so big.
we will celebrate ben’s birthday on the 29th and following days (and probably some preceeding days) with family. we have been very blessed lately with ben’s work. he is officially THE graphic designer for an upscale magazine in memphis called VIPMemphis. after a lot of prayers and begging of God, BWCreative is doing well, making money, and providing us with enough money to live on. it has been a huge struggle, but we have grown so much in our faith through this time. we thank all of you who have prayed for us over the last couple of years. God is faithful, even when we aren’t. i’m so thankful for that.
we are gearing up for ben’s family and my family all coming in next week. the myatts will be here on the 19th, aunt jen jen and aunt lindsey will get here on the 20th, then, we will celebrate Christmas with my family the first part of the week and the Williamses the second part of the week. grandpa and granny will be coming on the 26 and then, most of those people will be leaving on the 29th 😦 it will be a lot of fun to be able to see everyone at Christmas…especially for the boys to get to hang out with cousins, aunts, and uncles that they don’t get to see that often. we pray God’s blessings on you this holiday season! Merry Christmas to all!!!