Tuesday, December 28, 2010

american idol, here we come...

nat is a little stage struck, i believe. this just makes me laugh.

santa babies

you better watch out!

you better not cry!

you better not pout...

i'm tellin' you why!

santa clause is coming....to town!
merry christmas (belated!)...

love, the sprinkle family

happy birthday...

to my precious angel...i cannot believe that you are 3 today! you are such an incredible blessing in our lives, sweet natalie. you will never know how much you bless me and teach me about life and what's important. you continue to shine your little precious personality and you make me laugh every day! at 3 years old, you love to read books, especially, "the three little pigs." you love to play "tea party." you like to play outside, and love riding your new bike. singing songs is just your favorite, and you often tell me not to sing with you, because it's your turn (or maybe it's my voice!!). you are a picky eater, my dear, and love mac 'n cheese, pbj's and bbq sandwiches. add some chick-fil-a and wendy's and that's about it!! you love going to school and being out and about. you always ask me, "what house are we going to next?" you're quite the little helper now and rather bossy as well. i love you more than you'll ever know!

it's your birthday today...and you made sure three years ago that you had your own birthday (14 minutes past midnight) so you didn't have to share with your sweet daddy. yesterday was his birthday, and when i came into your room yesterday morning to remind you to tell daddy happy birthday, you gave me the saddest eyes, and said, "i want my birthday first." ha! i laughed and laughed...

happy 32nd birthday to my precious husband. on your birthday, you had the stomach virus and we didn't really get to celebrate. i am so sorry, honey. i love you so much, and am so very grateful to have you as a husband. you are an incredible father to our babies and i love watching you be a daddy. you just passed the last landscape architecture exam and are officially a RLA...so proud of you, babe. thank you for being a blessing to us. i pray that you have a wonderful 32nd year full of nights of more sleep and lots of fun times! love you-k

Monday, December 13, 2010

sweet pea

all dressed up for church in her new pink corduroy jacket and bonnet from gam :)

sweet friends

nat nat and ty ty

3 months...

sweet baby john, you are growing up way too fast. time really is flying by! i am so glad that your tummy seems to be better and you are SUCH a happy boy. all of a sudden, in the past month, your screaming went away and life is so much better now that my precious boy feels good. you are the cutest thing, and your little laugh just makes me so happy. you love to lay on your back and kick and roll onto your side. you love to watch your uga dawg mobile...that is definitely your favorite thing! you are such an incredible blessing in our lives and we love you so much!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

comfort and joy

Advent. "This is a time set aside to prepare for the coming of Christ at Christmas." This is my absolute favorite time of year. The carols, the lights, the joy of the season...I cherish these special weeks in December every year. This year, the spirit of the season seems especially real to me. I feel so blessed, so very blessed. My John...My Natalie...My husband...My family...My Savior. I give thanks for all of these.
I've truly tried not to get so stressed with the "to do's" this year. I haven't started one single bit of shopping for gifts [deep breath]. Every time I get stressed because I haven't cleaned the toilets in weeks or dusted the shelves and fans in [uh-oh, maybe months], I decide to let it go... I have just tried to soak in the moments with my precious family and know that if that counter doesn't get wiped off or that load of laundry doesn't get folded or put away immediately, it's okay. I took a picture of the shoes that were piling up in my hallway. It may seem silly to you, but it is quite symbolic for me. Each day, each hour, I have to choose to let go of the earthly desires to be more/have more/do more and learn to be content in each moment. Each day I have to remember to find comfort and joy in the knowledge and power of God's grace. So during this time of year, may I continue to prepare my heart for the coming of Christ at Christmas. May I remember to teach my babies about God's gift through Jesus. May I focus on my family, friends, and all of those who give so much to me. May I give to the those in need and remember my many blessings.

God rest ye merry, gentlemen

Let nothing you dismay
For Jesus Christ our Savior
Was born on Christmas Day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we were gone astray
O tidings of comfort and joy,
Comfort and joy
O tidings of comfort and joy.

hunter's farm

last weekend, we enjoyed our trip to hunter's farm in milton to get our christmas tree...nat got to ride a horse and john got to meet santa for the first time...

so much to be thankful for...

sweet sounds