Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hello 2017 Life Lately

   I thought it was about time for a new post/update with it being a new year and all.:) We had a pretty quiet end to fall. Just enjoying the last of the wonderful, colorful days. On thanksgiving we ended up going to my grandparents and over to Jesse's parents house. So much fun but wore everyone out!:) The Christmas season wasn't much different. We had so many fun and exciting Christmassy things to do before the actual day. I tried to step back and enjoy the "little" things with the kiddos like making cookies/gingerbread house, driving around town looking at lights, fun movies, decorating the tree,staying up past our bedtime one two many times, ect. :) On Christmas Eve we went up to my grandparents again and then to my in-laws that night. Christmas Day was a Sunday so after our little family Christmas at home we headed to church for service. My favorite is when Christmas is on Sunday's because of this!! Then over to my parents to eat and enjoy the rest of the day there. One thing I am so thankful for is that both of our families are close. It can make for very long days durning the holiday season but definitely worth it. Something I hope that we never take for granted!
   We rang in the new year with every last one of us having the stomach bug. Let me tell you, nothing makes you more thankful for your health than cleaning up sheet upon sheet covered in puke. 
   I really enjoy this time of year. A fresh start. New ways and things you'd like to apply or accomplish to your life. Reflecting on the past year and praising the Lord for carrying us through so much we couldn't do on our own. Jess and I always like to have some goals set for the upcoming year and to see if we follow through.
    Anyways, I am so looking forward to this coming year. I am finally feeling more like myself and as the kids get older things seem a bit easier. I will admit there is a lot of last year, having 3, 3 and under, that I do not remember at all! Thankful for things like Instagram and this blog that help me to remember those little things is would otherwise forget in all the chaos!:) 
   Happy 2017!! ^-^
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Monday, October 24, 2016

Annelise turns two

  Our sweet Annelise turned two this past Tuesday (18th.) I know I say this all the time, but time, slow down. It is always so bittersweet for me to look back at all these pictures to make their birthday collages. I so miss my sweet tiny babies and so many of these pictures seem like a distant memory now. I try to remember their little sounds and they way they would sleep, and their little chubby feet and hands. I try not to take any of it for granted because I know how fast it goes!
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Elise and I at our local pumpkin patch on her birthday.
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This year for her party we went with a Marie, from the movie aristocats, theme. Annelise loves kitty's and she has two brothers just like Marie so I thought it would fit her perfect!:)
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We went pretty simple with the food. I put almond bark on some plain doughnuts and sprinkled them with girly pink and pearl pretties. Princess goldfish which I thought would be appropriate because of the kitty theme. My sweet sister, Michelle, made yummy cupcakes with pretty pink frosting too!!
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My sister, Aimee, DREW this adorable French backery sign for her. Totally framing this for her room!!
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Blowing out the candles
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My parents got her a bitty baby this year. I found a place online that takes "previously loved" bitty babies. Fixes them up and adds gorgeous facial features to them. They are beautiful and one of a kind!
 It was such a nice day out after her party that the kiddos ended up playing outside. It was such a fun time!:)
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Annelise Christine 2 years:
   She has just recently started talking more. She will repeat most every word we ask her too but is randomly saying them on her own now. Her most used words would be, momma, yes dad, joely, bro, Kitty, side (outside), aww, ees (cheese) ya she gets her pic a lot!;), he ye go, saw (sorry), and just tonight bebe. She also has the best high pitched, weeeee, ever! Melts a mommas heart!
   She loves to be outside. James and her would dig away in the dirt for hours
    She loves to clean things up with baby wipes.
   She loves to read, esp my childhood book, my goodnight book.
   She loves to play with baby Joel and is already mothering him.
   She can't sleep without her little pink bunny we got her before she was born. She had to smell it all the time.
    She loves her big bro James and has to follow him everywhere
   She is all girl. She loves to dress up in her outfit, shoes, jewelry and even purse. She's not to fond of having her hair done but when she is all ready I will tell her to show her daddy how pretty she is. She walk over so proudly, it is so cute!!                 She is such a sweet and caring little one. We just love her so much! We are truly so thankful to the Lord to be her parents and look forward to this upcoming year with her. We love you so much our sweet Annelise Christine!!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Joel Keith monthly chair pics

* 1 month
*2 months 
*3 months
*4months
*5 months
*6months
*7 months 
*8 months
*9 months
*10 months
*11 months
12 months 

Joel turns one!!

   How is it my sweet baby is one already?!? This year flew by so fast, but boy was it a good one!:)
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Joel's birthday was on a Saturday this year so we had his birthday party that afternoon. It was so fun planning it. We went with a "bunnies by the bay" theme. 
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Mm yummy cake!
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Our sweet little Joel ( 1 year):
    Loves to play and try and keep up with his siblings. He's definently their "baby"and he gets away with so much with them.:)
  I've said this before but he feels everything SO intensely! If he's hungry he screams, if his feelings get hurt he screams, if he thinks you should of picked him up he screams. And we love him for his sweet sensitive little soul. Daddy's quote about this would be "when he smiles he melts your heart and when he screams it hurts your ears!";)
    He LOVES playing with balls. He will bat them around the house for hours. A future ball player??;)
    He loves his food too. Esp sweets:)
    He loves to snuggle. And lay his little head on your shoulder.
We love you sweet Joel Keith Phillips and we are so thankful for you!!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

James turns 4

So i figured I had better post this before his next birthday!;) it has been sitting in my draft box for awhile now.--
                                          
Our sweet James turned 4 on August 6!! Wow I can't believe he is so old already. I figured I had better write a post before I forgot some things! ;) #mombrain
  We had SUCH a fun day. We started by waking him up and taking him out to his new trampoline with doughnuts and milk! We bounced for a little bit then packed up to go fishing at a little private lake close to my in-laws house. James had been begging for us to take him for the longest time and we finally made it. I'd say he enjoyed running around with his sibling a little more than the fishing part. Sadly, we didn't catch any fish but we are hoping to take him again soon. We came home and ate a quick lunch and laid the babies down for their naps. James helped Jess and I get ready for his party. 
  Around 4 we had a party outside at our house. Jess grilled some burgers and hotdogs and we had other yummy treats!:) we ended the day jumping on his new trampoline and watching a Thomas the train! Such a fun day and I think he enjoyed it!!:)
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  We also went to our local apple orchard the day before his birthday for a little party day. 
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Happy 4th birthday sweet James! We love you!!
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