Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Holly and Jolly for Sure

This Christmas season has been a blast so far. We have had fun going to parties and spending extra time together as a family. The best part is that we have someone new to celebrate with. Mr. Thad!

We celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. November 26th, 1999 God started something really special, a love that has grown into a family of four. We all went to the Melting Pot in Atlanta to celebrate what God has done in our lives.

Ellis has been into spotting Santa and is looking forward to sitting in his lap and saying, "Cheese!" Lately his favorite things to do are hide, "talk", and he has discovered that stools can allow him many more opportunities. He carries a stool around from room to room to see what he can get in to and climb on. He is a cutie...both of them are! We are working on realizing that not all gifts are for him and that he can't open just any gift. There are so many temptations under our tree (and everyone's tree for that matter)!

So far this season has been full of us just realizing how blessed we are. Thankful for our Savior Jesus Christ most of all...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thad is Here

Thaddeus Richard Hawk
November 1st, 2010
7lbs. 14 oz.
9:06 am

We are in love!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Days Away

We are days away from being a family of four! We know that this phase will be challenging and blessed at the same time. We have had time to enjoy some fall activities with Ellis, which were wonderful! Hayrides, Halloween party, pumpkin patch, etc. We are blessed to have such a cool almost two year old on our hands. Monday morning November 1st we will be meeting the next boy that will surely rock our worlds! Yay for Thad:)

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Beloved Braves

Ellis LOVES the Braves. He loves them on TV and in person. We have been to two games this summer and have one more on the calendar this fall. He starts freaking out in the parking lot and continues to be on a "Braves high" the entire night. We only go to Friday night games because he thinks that all baseball games end with a firework show. Wouldn't want to break his heart, so we have to go when there are fireworks.:) He will gladly tell you what the Braves say, "OhhhhOhohhhhOhOhOhhhh", just ask!

He is precious to watch and having two boys and no bows is not looking so bad these days!

25 weeks out of 40...oh my!

Cotton Candy...he loved it! Thad did too:)

Watching fireworks after bedtime.

Hanging on the steering wheel, while Dad rearranged all of our Ikea purchases on the roof of the car.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Simply Summer

It has been a busy summer for the Hawk family. We started with finishing William's softball season and Shaw (Karan Anne's brother) graduating from high school. William turned 28 and Karan Anne turned 26. Ellis has become Mr. Talkitive, although we rarely know what he is blabbing about. We found out we were having another boy! We have been on two beach trips...one with our family and one with our friends. Both trips were amazing and worth every bit of energy, planning, and money it took to get us there. We have been blueberry picking as well as attending a Braves game. Even though it is hot outside we went to feed the ducks at the park, however chasing the ducks was way more fun (for Ellis).We got to see Emily (William's sister who lives in Norway) for a couple of weeks, which was a surprise and a treat. We have even officially named our second son: Thaddeus Richard Hawk. Ellis has progressed in swimming, jumping off of furniture, climbing on furniture, and "playing "potty...that is right....he just pretends to go. He also has become quite the cell phone talker, so you may get a call one day. Another huge thing that has occupied our summer is getting our new church building ready. There has been a ton of decorating, planning, ordering, trips to Ikea, and PAINTING going on. Even though we have been super busy, it has all been great. We have a lot to be thankful for!

For more picture's go to http://www.facebook.com/photos.php?id=50506502

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Duggar Day

I had a great day today spending time in Atlanta at the Chick-fil-a Headquaters with a family I adore..The Duggars. Thanks to my super sweet cousins Alan and his wife Danielle I got the "celebrity " hook up. I got an invitation from Alan to go up to Atlanta to help with his special guests. I got to help them make their plates at lunch and then got to hang out with them all afternoon while we toured the headquarters. It was a huge blessing to meet this family and the whole day I was freaking out on the inside that they were right in front of me and that they were a sweet christian family just like I see on their show.

Some highlights from my day included...
  • Passing out name tags and saying over and over, "It is nice to meet you in person and not on my TV".
  • Helping Jackson get all the food he wanted for lunch, so cute and sweet!
  • Getting Jennifer and Jordyn their food and drinks.
  • Eating lunch and talking to Jinger and Jason...both were so polite and fun to talk to.
  • Having Anna try to talk me in to natural child birth, she is an expert after having her baby at home at the last minute...she told me one of the producers ran to Wal-Mart to buy a scale to weigh the baby with.
  • Listening to all the children sing a beautiful song on a short bus ride.
  • Playing with Jordyn and making sure she didn't hurt herself...she is a runner not a walker!
  • Talking with Joy Anna and noticing she still had a lot of little girl in her, precious!
Overall this family was a joy to meet and I am thankful for a rare opportunity to spend time with them and to be blessed by them in person!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Baby Hawk....Boy or Girl?

This time around baby is a .....

The first picture shows off his man parts and his curled up leg. The second picture is another man part picture and the third is his little back; he is curled up facing moms back. Now that we know the sex we are working hard to figure out a name for this little fellow, nothing final yet! Looks like Ellis has a new best friend!!!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Warmer Weather=Outdoor Fun

Today Ellis' awesome Dad took him outside to play in the sprinkler for the first time ever. It went very well! I can't even explain the level of cute. Maybe these will help paint the picture some.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

One Smart Momma

I thought I would take this blog as an opportunity to share that even though I am a first time mom, I am learning quickly! I am constantly thinking of ways to make life with a toddler better. For example...The way Ellis goes to bed every nap and every night is by cuddling with me. Since I can not lay down in a crib with Ellis, he lays with me in my bed...not anymore! I finally made the decision to get a bed for him that I can lay down in. That way he can sleep in his bed and we do not have to move him after he falls asleep. So for about three weeks now Ellis has been a sleeping in a big boy bed! Some would say moving him to a bed this early is crazy, but it is working for us. Here is proof...

Another smart Mom move I made was last week when we had spaghetti for dinner. William and I brought stools and sat them by the sink...Ellis went in the sink in just a diaper. He had a blast eating his spaghetti and he even got some good practice time using his spork! Afterward we just hosed him off and all the mess went down the drain...no big deal!

I'll have to be honest, I am still learning...I am not sure how smart this move was:)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Serenbe Get-a-way

Last week Will, Ellis, and myself went up to the Atlanta area for a mini vacation. We had a wonderful time. It was a great mix of romance and peace for the adults and fun and learning for Ellis. It was beautiful and a great big blessing for all three of us. Here are a few pictures (more on facebook)!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Chicken Coop Progress

William worked all day Saturday and here is what he got accomplished...Cute, huh? Little glass windows and all...

This picture is a little blurry, but the box in the back is where we will get the eggs from. Still a lot of work to do before they can move in, but defiantly not as much as there was...over half way there....Hippie lifestyle here we come:) Will would prefer: Farmer lifestyle here we come!