March 27, 2017

Mulch Digging Princess

There's a playground within walking distance of our home that Stella just loves all because of a mulch digger.

Stella and the Mulch Digger

She would dig for hours if you let her!

Digging with Stella

March 26, 2017

EKU Hoodie

Here's Porter looking quite stylish in his new Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) hoodie given to him by his Uncle Noel and cousin McKaylan.

Great Day for a Walk

It was a great day to take a walk around the neighborhood!

Gorgeous Rainbow

Check out our view from our front door:

March 25, 2017

McKaylan's Fan Club

We all love when cousin McKaylan comes for a visit! Here she is taking pictures at Triangle Park in downtown Lexington with the president and vice-president of her fan club!

Stella, McKaylan, and Porter at Triangle Park

March 20, 2017

My Little Cheese Ball

Oh, how I love this little cheese ball!

Stella the Ham

March 13, 2017

Blowing Out Birthday Candles

It's hard to believe our baby boy is 7 years old! Here he is blowing out his birthday candles (you may want to put this video on mute so you don't have to hear my singing!):

Funfetti goodness!


Happy 7th Birthday, Porter!

Dearest Porter,

Intensity. Compassion. Kindness. Generosity. These are the words that immediately come to mind when I think of you. You love, and you love hard.

Porter Wendell

Your mind is always on. You continually evaluate and reevaluate your environment, looking for ways to bring improvement. Sometimes you are met with opposition by those who can’t see (or won’t see) the many upgrades you are proposing. Always remember, the good is the eternal enemy of the best. May the short-sightedness of others (including your parents) never quench your desire to seek out God's best. May you speak truth to others in Godly boldness, but also in Godly grace (Colossians 4:6).

Porter is 7!

You possess the heart of a warrior. Relentless. Passionate. Determined. Just. You have a God-given desire to do what is right, and you hold yourself to a high moral standard. Please know though, you will make mistakes. Many, many mistakes. In fact, you will flat out sin. But no matter what you do, nothing, and I mean nothing, can separate you from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus your Lord (Romans 8:39). Relish in this truth!

My Beautiful Boy

Happy 7th Birthday, my dear boy. I love you, and I am blessed to call you my son.


March 11, 2017

Boyce General Store

Today, we traveled down to southern Kentucky and had lunch at Boyce General Store in Alvaton. This may be the cutest little hometown restaurant we've ever seen, and the food was mighty good too!

Kids in Alvaton, Kentucky

March 8, 2017

This Kid is Stylin'

Oh, this girl! I let her dress herself today. She is accessorized with a winter hat (it's 50 degrees outside) as well as her crown, her (fake) leather jacket, and a magic wand. Makes perfect sense!

Stella Knows How to Dress