Monday, June 25, 2012


Alex narrating:

Our first camping trip
Well mommy says its more like our third
but I don't remember the other ones
so they don't count.

We don't even LOOK the same

Here's our little hotel on wheels as
my mommy calls it 
and this is our view. 
Right on Cross Lake
not bad, eh?

no, the boat isn't ours,
just part of the amazing picture. 

Here we are hanging with our buddies.
They have a camper here year round
or their grandparents do
so they were having fun showing us the ropes

Here we are at the really fun playground 
Here's my brother trying to figure out this thing

I"m thinking it doesn't look stable
I'll stay back here and keep a look out
but our friend Matty says its no problem 

so Nicholas persists

Matty cheers him on. 
Here's our "big brother" Chris on the swings.
He looks out for us just like his own little brothers.

I'm more of a slide guy myself 
I like speed! 
Here we are back at camp
How do you like my hiding spot?
I'm kind of re-thinking it now. 
Benny found me. 
He cracks me up!!! 
Hey. Where's MY smore?
just kidding,
they're not really my thing
oh and there's also this little beach here too
right across from where we stayed.
I know, can this place GET any better?
Mommy remembered our sand toys.

I know how much my Daddy loves sand (ha,ha)
so here I am sharing some. 
My brother and my Daddy.
yep. two of a kind. 
Nicholas wasn't a huge fan of the sand. 
kept trying to brush it off.
so we went for a swim.
Nicholas wasn't a fan of the grassy stuff in the water either.
Whats with this kid?

I had a GREAT time. 
I went all the out to my neck in the water.
Okay so maybe that's not too hard but still....

My mommy was worried how we would
nap/sleep away from home, 
away from our own beds. 
We brought all the comforts from home
and as you can see,
not an issue! 

So now we're planning our next adventure.......

Saturday, June 2, 2012

More than Double Blessings

A HUGE thank you to our friends and family for such a successful
fundraiser for our local Children's Hospital.

The link below is missing several of my team members
donations since it wasn't put in on line
but together we raised $1,500!!!!

If any one had wanted to give but didn't, its not too late,
donations are still being submitted, just follow the link or let me know
and I'll send you the address to mail check directly. 

It was a happy morning to celebrate how much our Children's Hospital
impacts the lives of so many.
Every life born is a miracle, truly. 

Our miracles (and so many others) were just needing some very special people 
to get through some tough early days
and we are so thankful for each and every person
who cared for our boys, loved our boys, and prayed for them.

They are still tiny but they've sure come a LONG way
since their One pound, 10 ounces
and One pound 12 ounce days!!!!!
Alex showed his feisty side today.
He alternated between wanting to go fast
dragging one of us with him
to not wanting to wheel at all
but also not wanting us to help him. 
sound like a typical three year old? yep!

Sorry to anyone who was walking behind us
when Alex decides to abruptly stop,
multiple times,
just because he can.
It was cute
at first.

 We had a little rain,
a few tears
but as always
 we get by with a little help
from our friends!!!!

 Nicholas holding his "best buddy Chris's hand 
Chris had to do a little convincing but
Nicholas did the slide. 
Alex did the slide with his Momma and loved it.
Immediately said "more, more".
Wish we had gotten more pictures but we had a great morning. 

Thinking back on this mornings walk and the last three years, 
I'm not sure our team name "Double Blessings is exactly true. 
I think we have so much more than just double blessings!!!!