Sunday, May 27, 2012

Abigayl's 4th Birthday

 My cameras flash blinks the light a couple of times before the picture is actually taken, this was Rowynn's reaction. He then asked for more and the following happened...
 this was anticipation for what was to come (his eyes aren't even closed all the way)
 My sweet, happy boys.
 So much love between these two. Rowynn is such a hugger. He loves on his brother every time he gets up from a nap. It is the sweetest thing.
 Rowynn was giving Brennyn a pacifier
 We took Abigayl all of her birthday decorations

 This year I decided to make a flower cake instead of buying one. It was really nice to be the one to create it since it made it more personal for me.
I have been so blessed. Though my heart aches and I miss my baby girl, I always look at these three boys in my life and know that God truly has blessed me. I'm thankful for the time I had with my girl, and there are days when I feel the sting of the events that I will never get to have with her, I always keep in the forefront of my mind the times I will get to have with my boys.

I'm so thankful for a husband who loves me, even though I can be a bear to love at times. He is the most wonderful father to our boys and the best husband to me.

Abigayl Marie Stamper, I love you my sweet angel. My heart aches that you are not here with me anymore and my arms long to hold you. When I snuggle your chunky little brother, I sometimes close my eyes and imagine it is you. I always loved kissing on you big, chunky cheeks. I'm thankful that your brother is like you. I love you so much my baby girl. I miss you every single day. I'm so thankful that I will get to see you again one day, and that knowledge brings me so much peace. Love you. Mommy

Friday, May 25, 2012

Rowynn & Brennyn

 Brennyn can crawl into the ball pit by himself! The scary part is when he tries to get out.

 I think there is a lot of brotherly love between these two. Granted, it doesn't mean that sharing toys comes easy.
Can you believe that he is going to be one next month?!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Branson Getaway

Rusty and I finally did it, with the help of his mom, we spent a whole weekend away from the kids. Yes we missed them, but it was so nice to just be the two of us for a couple of days. Focus on each other and not the whining, crying, dirty diapers and multiple feeding required by our two lovely kids. 

We were lucky enough to score rooms at Big Cedar Lodge and that is always a treat. Our first day we grabbed ice cream from my favorite place, Cold Stone Creamery (since both of the shops in Tulsa closed it's a must!), went to the local winery and bought a couple of bottles of wine and then relaxed in our room before we had dinner and took in the singing cowboy at the Buzzard Bar at Big Cedar. It was magnificent!! 

Our second day was full of fun at Silver Dollar City since I was finally able to ride the roller coasters. I've been pregnant more than not pregnant over the last four years so it was one of the few times I actually was able to partake in the roller coaster fun. That night we boarded this beauty:

The Showboat Branson Belle

 It is a wonderful paddle boat that on Table Rock lake

 Sort of reminds me of scenes from Titanic

The great part about the Branson Belle is that along with a boat ride, you get dinner and a show. I must say, the food was only okay but the entertainment was great. It was worth it!

Our last day we had brunch at Big Cedar and then headed into Branson. We spent some time at an arcade before we headed home to our boys.

It was relaxing, it was wonderful and I can't wait to do it again in June when we go to Nashville for our anniversary!