Saturday, December 13, 2014

Family Pictures

One of the fun perks of Steve's new job as Senior Pastor at Wellspring Church is that we were able to have a family photo session along with the other staff at the church.  A photographer at the church, bModern Designs donated her time and took family pictures for a staff Christmas card.  I am thrilled with the results...

And because we like to keep it fun...

Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Annie is 13!!

My second-born turned 13 on October 19.  It is hard for me to believe this spunky, freckled face, smiley child is 13.  It is funny to think back to when she was little, she was a challenge.  She would say unfiltered things, be sassy (aka disrespectful), and sneak and disobey.  I clearly remember praying for her and asking the Lord, "Why can't she be more like Grace?"  And the Lord clearly spoke to my heart and said, "Because I didn't make her to be like Grace!!"  OH MY!!  It was one of those moments in my life that I will never forget.  He made her to be spunky, quick thinking, and yes, at times to push the envelope.  It was a moment when I realized I was all wrong, I wanted her to be what seemed best to me, not what God wanted her to be.  After that realization I began to understand her better.  I began to embrace those things about her that were different and give her the space to be different.

I am so thankful the Lord spoke to me because today I get to enjoy this wonderful, fun, and creative teenager.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Isaac is at such a fun stage now.  He is "talking" so much. He has many fun words, but my all time favorite words to hear him say are "Wuv oo mommy" or "Wuv oo Isaac Mommy".  Most of time Isaac talks like Elmo, in third person:)

 Look at that face.... 

You can't hear, but my heart is melting....

Monday, June 25, 2012

Isaac has been a slow talker, especially compared to his sisters, who were talking in sentences at 15 months.  We even considered speech therapy for him, but all of the sudden about a month ago, he started using all kinds of new words.  He really is quite the parrot, he tries to copy everything we say.  Here are a few of his favorite new words -

orangth - orange, which happens to be his favorite color!
Maewee - Mary
tv - oh no, yes, he asks to watch videos:)
jeep - we were on our boat and he spotted a jeep, he knows his cars!
byevroom - to leave or go somewhere
canny - candy
weed - read
rain - he loves it when it rains

About 2 months ago, Steve pulled up in his car, which Isaac loves.  Isaac looked at me and said "Cool carvroom!"

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Too Big, So Sad

About 6 years ago, Lisa, my darling niece brought my girls dresses from Thailand.  The dresses were adorable and looked adorable on the kids.  Grace was 6 when she first wore this beautiful dress, it has gone through each girl in the Gibson Family.  Now, sigh, <tears>  it is too small for Mary!!  Well, we made it work with leggins.


Saturday, April 28, 2012

First Haircut

Isaac's first haircut was a family affair.  We went on a day when the girls where on break and Steve stopped by to witness the big event too.  Isaac was not excited, so he sat on my lap and held on tight!  In the end, he did enjoy the part where he was able to watch the race cars on the video screen and he just looks so cute with his new cut!  He looks like a little boy now not a baby...sigh...

The Before shots...

Isaac holding on to mommy.

Being Silly...

And the after shot...doesn't he look cute?  And so big <sigh>.