Monday, June 26, 2017

Happy birthday to You!

Oh, Tessa! You are 6!!!! Can't believe it! 
You have turned into such a beautiful little lady. So smart, kind, and caring. 
We had a wonderful day celebrating you! Can't wait to see what you will do in the days and years to come. 
Thankful to God that He gave us you. We love you!

Below are photos from some of the memories we shared together at your birthday party with family and friends. Hope it's one you will always remember!

We had pizza, chips, sprinkled covered animal crackers, chocolate covered pretzels, and of course, cake!!!

One of your school buddies! :)

We did a treasure hunt outside with clues and a balloon game in between. You and your friends found the treasure box at the end of the game with lots of goodies inside!

We did a pinata again! You wanted a cupcake pinata this time...very different from last year's pinata.  Lots of yummy candy inside. You even really loved the Lemon Heads, to our surprise!

Happy birthday, to you! Happy birthday, to you!
Happy birthday, dear Tessa. 
Happy birthday, to you!

You and your friends were excited to eat the yummy chocolate cake with rainbow sprinkles. You still love rainbows, so the cake had to have lots of color! :)

You got lots of great gifts from your family and friends. This, you said, was one of your favorite parts. What kid doesn't love opening their birthday presents?!

And you got the scooter you'd been asking for! Thanks, grandpa!

So very thankful for you, sweet lady! You are precious to Him and to us!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Father's Day- And a Happy One It Is!

Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there!

And a special one to this guy...
who has been a wonderful father to our 3 children.

I feel very blessed that our children call you "Dad". 
You are patient, kind, and loving. 

I went ahead and put together a list of just how much we appreciate you and why. Although this list could go on, I tried my best to stick with a few big points, so here they are!

Thank you for...
-The way you set such a godly example of what it means to be a leader in our household. (Ephesians 5:25)

-The way you seek God daily. (2 Thessalonians 3:5)

-The way you not only read scripture to know it, but to live by it. (Philippians 1 &2)

-The time you take to make every moment count. (Ephesians 5:15-16)

-The kindness and patience you show others, even when most would give up. (Luke 6:22-23)

-The way you lead prayer. (Ephesians 6:18)

and lastly, thank you for...
-The effort you put into everything you do because you know of the great reward that abounds. (Colossians 3:2)

We love you so much, babe!  You are amazing!
Happy Father's Day!!