Today was 50's Day at the boys' school...just a fun Spirit Day. They got to dress in 50's gear, chew gum (cool, huh?) and have a hot dog and root beer float lunch outside. I had fun getting to grease their hair back...
...and wisely decided against rolling packs of cigarettes in their shirt sleeves. ;)
And because Hunter was a little jealous of the attention his brothers were getting, and because he never passes up the opportunity for a photo, I took this one. :)
Here is Hud with his teacher...have I mentioned that we are big fans of her? Well, we are. :)
Here is Harrison at the lunch. I'm so thankful I get to be a stay-at-home (mostly) mom who gets to be a part of all of this stuff. Fun, fun! :)
Back in June my dear friend, Kecia, called and asked if I wanted to go with her to watch Mercy Me in concert before the Rangers play that night. She wasn't sure of the date at the time, but I assured her that I would be there whenever it happened.
I NEVER pass up the chance to see my favorite Christian band play before my favorite baseball team plays. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
In this photo below, the lead singer of Mercy Me (Bart Millard) prayed for Ranger's player (our favorite Ranger, btw) Josh Hamilton. Josh has a pretty incredible testimony,
and it was great hearing his story again. They sound as good or better live as they do recorded...it was a great concert, an unbelievable worship experience.
We got to have a pic taken with the lead singer! How cool is that?
This is our view of the game...it ws fun sitting right behind the pitchers, and to make an awesome night even better, the Rangers beat those stinkin' Angels. :)
This afternoon we had some new friends (who have quickly become good friends) over for Labor Day, and we had a blast. :) Swimming, playing hard, yummy dinner, and a build-your-own-sundae kind of dessert.
Doesn't get much better than that, huh?
It is so easy and fun to be together...the kids play GREAT, watch out for each other, and don't want to leave each other, and we grown ups actually get to have real adult conversations with minimal interruptions. Happiness for all, right? I think so. :) These two (who are just about 6 months apart) have quickly become good buddies. Isn't it funny how something like crawling into bed together to watch a movie is so cute when they're 2 and 3, but will be so NOT cute when they are 12 and 13? Interesting. :)
...at least, that's what we're hoping for. Someday. VERY far away someday. Definitely not something I want to think about yet, but someday, it would be fantastic. This weekend I picked the big boys up early from school and we headed a few hours away to visit one of my very best friends and her 3 little girls, who are stair-steps in age to my 3 little boys (hence the whole brides and brothers thing)...Amanda and I secretly hope they will all pair up, fall in love, and get married someday, as we would make the best in-laws and have so much fun being grandmas together. Someday. Not today. Enough about that.
Harrison and Annalise are 10 months apart, and have been close their entire lives. They are always able to pick right back up where they left off, just like their moms. :) I love that.
Here is the oldest one with the tiniest one...that Ella is so dang cute!
Hud and Mia...and really, could they be any cuter? I don't think so. ;)
I've only gotten to see this one about 4 times in her first year, but we've definitely bonded. :) Sweet baby girl. There are very few pics of Amanda and me (we're usually too busy taking pics of the kiddos), so I was glad we stopped to get this one.
We had the best time (even though it took me all weekend to get used to the fact that Hunter stayed home w/ Daddy for their own weekend of fun), and it went by very quickly. Amanda and I scrapbooked, watched movies, made some SUPER cute shirts (that I'll post pics of later) while the kiddos played so very peacefully.
One day last week I went to pick the boys up from school, and when I got to Hud's class, he walked out towards me, BIG sad tears streaming down his face. When I asked him what was wrong, he told me that a girl in his class picked his kitty out of the birthday box today. His super sweet teacher explained to me that he had been eyeing that cat since the first day of school, but that another student had chosen it b/c today was her birthday. She said he had broken her heart too, and that she was going to do whatever she could to find one for him by his birthday. Have I mentioned how much I LOVE his teacher? A bunch. :)
So later that day I was telling my mom and my sister about Hud's sad story, and we agreed that adjusting to going to kindergarten all day was a tough job, and if a new stuffed kitten would bring a smile, then we would find him one. And so the search began...I think I got about 20 phone calls that day between the two of them. :) Aunt Reagan came to the rescue, with this sweet gray kitten that Hud has named Super Kitty. The two are inseparable. All is well again in our house, thanks to a thoughtful aunt and a stuffed kitten. Whew. ;)
Wife. Mom. Daughter. Sister. Friend. Follower of Jesus. Event and Social Media Assistant at Jennifer Rothschild Ministries. Decorator. Aspiring writer. Passionate about finding the good.
Parenthood, Gilmore Girls, This Is Us, and The Middle are my must-see TV list. Pretty sure that any life situation can relate back to either an episode of Friends or Seinfeld.
Love mornings on our back porch and reading in a super-hot bath. I'm a Texas girl who's been transplanted to Georgia...then Missouri. Coffee drinker. Baseball fan. Target is my happy place. 12 years of being in the ministry has taught me a lot... striving to live an authentic life that points others to Jesus.
Brian, is my darling, scary-smart, outdoorsy, extremely patient, sometimes serious, always forgiving, incredibly good-looking husband. We met on my first day of college, and he is truly my first love.
The oldest of my three H's...the fiercely independent 10th grader who loves playing baseball and memorizing any and all sports facts is constantly eating, super smart, always talking, and incredibly thoughtful. He takes his role as the biggest brother very seriously, and his little brothers both think he is pretty fantastic. We all do.
The middle H...the sweetest 7th grader who loves being a stud left tackle on the football field and is a master video gamer, is our amazingly intuitive, techno-savvy, constantly caring, seriously stubborn, super funny, dimpled-cheeked second born.
Our youngest H...this one is obsessed with playing guitar, Nerf, hunting, Minecraft, and all things camo, is a happy-go-lucky, super sweet, incredibly mischievous, major cuddling 4th grader. He rocks his role as the baby of the family, and is proof that God's ways are always better than ours.
Henry the Wonder Dog
The 6th member of the Hatcher family, this guy is loved by all. He's the dog that made me a dog person, and I'm crazy about the gentle beast he is. His favorites include cheezits, chicken biscuits, bones, his stuffed duck named Marvin, and anything that we are eating.