Thursday, July 26, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
That is how fast it goes. Not just for those girls but for all kids. I am so thankful I had that moment and that reminder. I smiled at the thought of them all and then I held on a little tighter to the moments I had with my sweet boys. I want them to remember that mom said yesterday "boy's lets get 2 of our chore's done and then I have a surprise for you"! I want them to remember the moments we ate on a blanket instead of the table, the moments I said "ok yes you can have that" at the checkout. I want them to know that we enjoyed the ordinary moments of everyday life. I want to celebrate each day with them...not just at the pool but even when we have to clean up toys. School is such a different time. There is so much pressure on a mom to have their clothes ready, lunches packed, homework done, and then there is after school activities. If I don't find joy in those things then a lot of times there won't be joy. Because school days have so many to do's....you have to turn your to do's into fun memories. In the mean time we will inch by with popsicle sticks throughout the yard, sticky door handles, and floors that never seem clean even after mopping and inch by inch sink into every moment because these 27 days and this 1 out of the 18 summers we get with them....will never be again.
Friday, July 20, 2018
Monday, July 16, 2018
Matt’s Dad (Gordon) retired from John Deere after 42 years....that’s right FOURTY-TWO YEARS!!! We had the privilege of getting to have cake and coffee with his whole crew on his last day and take a 90 minute tour of where he worked at John Deere. It was incredible to say the least! People looked at him like a celebrity and it was amazing to see the honor and respect everyone has for him. He raised 4 boys and raised them well, drove semi during shut downs, and stayed committed for over 40 years driving daily 1 hour each way. I wish I could have taken pictures during the tour but we couldn’t because no photos were aloud. We had an awesome lunch afterwards and a week later we took Gordon out for dinner and to celebrate him!! We are so thankful for our parents and Matt has a stellar role model in his father!! The boys adore Papa Gordon and hope for many fishing experiences with him now that he has retired.
Here is my hubby and I on our way to dinner...
Our Decker Family
Sil and I after dinner!
Saturday, July 14, 2018
We have had a great week with extra cousin time with Cohen and Winnie! We had everyone over at our house on Wednesday to celebrate (belated) Jess’s birthday, then we went swimming together Thursday, and then we had Tball (cousins on the same team Thursday night!), then Friday night my boys went to Aunt Jess and Uncle J’s for dinner and play time so Matt and I could go to his dad’s retirement dinner and then today Saturday we had Cohen and Winnie for dinner and play at our house so Jess and J could have a date night! LOVE our family so very much!! Cohen is like another brother to the boys and To say Winnie is adored is an understatement. Levi is SO OBSESSED with her, Lane and Luke live to make her laugh, and Lyric talks to her in this sweet sweet higher pitched voice oh and of course uncle Matt and I fight over who is going to hold her or do anything for her! And Matt loves to make her say "Winnie Wroble" because it is just the cutest ever! And Aunt Wowo got to braid her hair for the first time today because it is getting so long! They are such a sweet crew and we are SO blessed to be in the same town and so close with them!!
Friday, July 13, 2018
Luke had his first tball game last night and did GREAT! We were so so proud of him. He loved chasing after the ball and trying to throw it to first base. He played 3rd base and pitcher and hit off the tee great. He even hit one out to the grass! He’s got some wheels like his big brother Lane. It was so fun to watch him run so fast. Lane was a big help catching and helping in the dugout and Matt is the assistant coach for Luke’s team. Aunt Jess helped in the field and dugout too and Cohen is on his team!
Luke had his yearly eye doctor appointment and had his eyes diated just a few hours before his game so he has to keep his sunglasses on in order to see!
We chose these grey glasses for 1st grade!