Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Reid's gift for Mother's Day

Sunday was an incredible day! I had the privelege to celebrate my FIRST mother's day. What a blessing it has been to be a mom. Sean surprised me with flowers, home-made breakfast, cards from him and Reid, chocolate covered strawberries(which he makes me for every special occasion) an adorable necklace with Reid's actual silhouette and name on the pendant... and last but not least this amazing video of Reids "birth"day. Sean has to be the MOST thoughtful husband/dad out there. I was floored by all the thought he put into mother's day. I knew he would come through but WOW he sure set the bar high for the many years to come :)
The first time I watched this video, I couldn't stop crying. It was such a beautiful day. The best day of our lives so far. I then proceeded to watch it 6 more times.. I couldn't get enough of it. I know it seems a bit obsessive, but you too would watch it a thousand times if it were your baby being born. I love the song that it played to. The words say, "You make beautiful things out of the dust". God is so amazing how he creates life out of nothing. I am still in awe of how God works each and every day.
I hope you all enjoy the video and take extra time out of your day to think about all the beautiful things that surround you.

Silhouette Necklace: By my sweet friend Allyson Baker
Video Edited By : My amazing cousin Blake Abel
Video footage: By my incredible husband SWP and his very talented BFF Laren Poole.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Easter Day.. What a glorious day!

Easter has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love that most Easters are warm and sunny, lunch is delicious, egg hunts are a blast, and desserts are my favorite.. But most of all the true meaning of Easter is the BEST part. As we sat in church on Sunday and listened to the message, I had so many new thoughts pop in my head this year. One- I thought- gosh we really shouldn't go to Easter Sunday because there is always overflow and we are taking up a seat of someone that may have never heard the message before. Two- I thought to myself how incredibly blessed I am to have had a child and to be able to love on him unconditionally. Third- I have never in my life felt more emotional due to the story of the Crucifixion and how God sent his ONLY son to be brutally beaten and killed. As a mom of a precious boy, I cant even imagine the sadness God felt for his son. And fourth- I desire for Reid to know Jesus in a real authentic way one day. I can not wait to see what kind of man He grows up to be. I pray over him every day that he will know and love Christ.
All in all, it was an emotional day along with a very fun, full of laughter day with my cousins, siblings, parents and more.. I love holidays especially when everyone rallies and comes together to celebrate. I hope you all had a blessed Easter and never forget what Christ did for you and for me.

Reid's First Easter

Bella + Diego= Pure comedy ALWAYS

My sister's beautiful familia

Bella and Tata= LOVE

I sure love my sunny bunny.. hehe

My mom made all these cute flower arrangements.

Bella Loving the Easter Egg Auction

Two peas in a pod

My whole family minus a few

Grandpa "bunny" who was born on Easter with his great grandchild

Not the best but we tried :)

One happy family of THREE

Walker Easter Egg Hunt

Every year Sean's family throws a big easter egg hunt a week or two before easter. It is so much fun to watch all the little kids go crazy for eggs. This year was especially fun because we got to bring Reid. Even though he wasnt able to run around yet and find eggs, he was able to smile, coo and woo everyone with his adorable easter hat. :) Sean wasnt too sure about him wearing this hat, but after all the compliments Reid received, I think Sean decided he liked it. I cant wait til next year to watch Reid tottle around and get excited about the eggs. Here are a few pictures of Reid with all his cousins and family.