Sunday, September 7, 2014

Back To School

Is it just me or did summer fly by? I was blessed to be able to stay home this summer with my adorable kids. We had so much fun together during these lazy days and we just were not quite ready for the early mornings, schedules, late nights with homework and making lunches.

But my kids love school and we were excited for the adventures Kindergarten and Preschool were going to bring this year.

Isn't she the cutest little Kindergartener?

 Our little family (love them)

Hudson insisted on holding her hand while she walked into school

Brad and his mini me's

Mrs. Neff and Avery Reese

One last family photo

Avery is really enjoying Mrs. Hart and Mrs. Neff and all of her new friends. She loves Kindergarten so far.

Hudson was not really into taking first day photos

He warmed up once in his class when it was snack time

Hudson really enjoys his new teacher, Ms. Miranda and his new friends. He is excited to go to school every morning. 

I decided to throw a "Back to School" dinner. The kids had a blast and the food was so much fun to eat. Next year we may have to invite a couple of friends over to join the fun.

Table set up included a globe, scissors, markers, mini milk jugs, and chalkboards

Who doesn't love cupcakes and I incorporated apples with gummy worms (they loved them)

The kids enjoyed drawing before dinner was served

What a sweet face


My kids love cupcakes!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Continued Prayers

Hello again! I just wanted to provide you with a short update with our family. We are really enjoying our summer break!! The kids and I try to do something new each week and we are having a blast together.

For you prayer warriors, please continue to pray for the Miles Family. We have initiated the first step on this journey God has called us to. We are excited and scared at the same time. We are still not ready to reveal our journey publicly, but know that your prayers and support are greatly needed and appreciated.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and we hope to update again very soon!

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Hello? Anyone out there?

If there are still any of my blog readers out there....HI! It has been way too long. This year has been super busy, but a lot of fun.  I really don't have much to say, except that Brad and I have an unspoken prayer request. So if you are a prayer warrior (or just someone who prays) will you please keep our family in your prayers. We are anxiously waiting for God to do some amazing things in our life and we need you on our team. Once He has opened His doors, we will fill you in. Thank you in advance.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Hudson's 2nd Birthday!

Hudson LOVES all things that go (I'm sure like every boy). But he holds a special place in his heart for tractors! In celebration of our favorite little man we had a tractor party. I really never thought I would get excited about John Deere, but it was actually a fun party to plan and an even more fun party to attend. Hudson and Avery Reese had a blast. The weather was perfect for an outside party complete with pony rides, a duck pond and hay bales. Hudson is blessed with wonderful grandparents and aunts/uncles who all made a special effort to attend his party. The party was perfect!

Happy Birthday Hudson Parker!!

 Grandma and Grandpa got him "Dusty" the horse; that smile says it all!

 John Deere tractor cupcakes

 The food table was complete with hay bales (rice krispies), pig pen (pigs in a blanket), tractor wheels (oreos), chicken feed (trail mix) and cow patties (meatballs) to name a few

Hay bale horse photo booth was a favorite with kids and adults

 Playing in the duck pond

 Pinata fun!

 Pony races


The backyard looked so cute! Stick pony rides, 4-Legged Tattoos, Hay bale photos, Duck pond, farm themed coloring pages and Barnyard toss. The kids had so much fun!

Brad and I bought Hudson a Lightening McQueen 4-wheeler (he needs some practice steering) 

We Love You Hudson!!

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Happy Fall Y'all

Fall is my FAVORITE season!! The cooler temps, the lovely leaves, pumpkins, football and all 4 of the Miles' birthdays. This past weekend we visited my parents and went to a great pumpkin patch with my family. They had a corn maze, tractor rides, pony rides, petting zoo, pumpkins and pig races. I'm not sure who had more fun the kids or the adults.

 Avery Reese and Sadie (my niece)

 The kids got to pet 2 day old piglets (they still had their umbilical cords). They were so adorable!

 Feeding the goats; they were very eager


Fun in the corn pit

Awww! What a wonderful time of year!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

First Day of School

Avery Reese began Pre-K this month at Little Rock Christian Academy. We are all so excited about this new adventure for her and our family. LRCA not only provides the education we want but also the Christ centered environment we desire for Avery Reese. In just a week's time, we are noticing the big differences between public school to a Bible centered private school. Avery Reese comes home singing  new songs about Jesus and talks about praying for others. We are so excited for what God has planned for us and our journey with LRCA.

 Hudson couldn't resist being photographed

Coloring in her new classroom 

Both kids were about done with photos at this point 

She was so excited to see us in the pick-up line!!

Avery Reese was too shy to get a photo with her teacher,  Mrs. Williams on the first day.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Cancun, Baby!

Brad and I are so excited to have celebrated 10 years of married bliss this past May! Brad is an amazing husband and great father. We have definitely had our downs (careers, Hudson's illnesses, etc), but we have had many more ups. Marriage is no joke; its a full time job. But I wouldn't want to be in this business with any one other than Brad. God has been a pillar in our relationship and I give him full credit for our marriage.

Since the arrival of Avery Reese and Hudson, Brad and I have slacked on our promise to one another to have a vacation every year. Don't get me wrong, we have had some weekend getaways, but no real time away together. Well, with a HUGE thanks to our parents, we spent 6 days and 7 nights in Cancun (without children). Originally we wanted to go further away like Hawaii, but with two young children it just seemed like a better idea to stay closer to home. We had never been to Cancun together and it was spectacular! I don't remember the beaches being so pristine and white and the water being such a gorgeous turquoise color. It was so much fun to reconnect with one another, to sleep in, eat slowly and not be on anyone else's time schedule. We realized that not only did we still love each other, but that we still liked one another!

 Dinner one evening at our resort

 Riding a dune buggy after zip lining

 Day 1 at beach (notice our extremely white bodies)

 View of pool area from our terrace

Beach view from our cabana

Dinner beach side