Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Boise Trip - 4th of July

The Stones are back from Boise. It seems when you visit family it goes by so fast. You really try to take in all the moments, knowing your time is short. It makes me so sad that my children (at this point) will only see my parents a few times a year. I hate the distance. I will NEVER get used to it. I have however, adapted. Jake ran around chasing "pop pop (grandpa Spellman)", "ya ya (grandma Spellman)", "gigi (great grandma Hodges)", and Dylan. He loved chasing Dylan and following his footsteps. Dylan was such a good buddy, and took great care of him. He took him everywhere with him. They were so cute together.

One evening really stands out in my mind, and I will never forget it. I went outside to check on the boys, and I noticed 2 chairs under the tree, looking out onto the golf course. I went over and asked what they were up to... Dylan said, "We're just relaxing. I made sure I brought a chair for Jake and myself so we could watch the golfers. It's nice and quite." They just sat there quite. It was so cute. They were taking a "time out" away from the loud adults.
I once read that a boy baby craves alone time. That even if they aren't sleeping, a parent should let them play alone in their room, or put them down in their crib to lay in the quite. They need to "re-charge". The article went on to say that a man is the same way. Usually when they come home from work... just give them time to change, and change gears. I thought that was good advice... especially with a house full of men! ;)
 The majority of our time there was spent BBQ'ing, golfing, wine tasting, and going downtown for shopping. The BIG event we planned was Asher's dedication. We dedicated Jake last year, and it was so surreal to dedicate Asher this year. I felt so lucky, and just kept thinking how blessed I am to have 2 beautiful, and healthy sons. God is so good. I'm so thankful.
It's pretty impossible trying to get both babies to look at the camera at the same time. Maybe next year! ha ha.
 Our family of 4!
 Dylan and the boys.
As a Non-Denominational Christian, we don't baptise the child until they are old enough to make that decision for themselves. We do baby or child dedications. Instead, the Pastor brings the family and the baby, and prays for the family to raise the child to know and praise God, and to pray for the little ones. Our Pastor in Boise, is awesome. I love that church, and I love their messages. I'm thankful to have someone in our lives to pray with and for us on a regular basis.

Here are some more pictures from our trip...

The boys on the 4th of July.
Playing in the pool.
Grant and I have a few friends that have moved into the area. Jake and Kamran became quick buddies! here they are coloring outside.
 Megan and I are finally NOT pregnant at the same time. Who knows the next time I see her! haha.
 We took Asher wine tasting with us... while the guys played golf. Asher was a hit!
I will do another post later on my cell phone pictures, and what we have been up to! Everyone have a great week! 

1 comment:

  1. Such a beautiful family, just love the blue eyed boys!!! Congrats, motherhood fits you perfectly!!!


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