Monday, May 5, 2008

Current Stuff

Yesterday we had a youth fundraiser (a youth pastor's favorite thing in the world to do). This one was actually pretty cool, and easy. A local restaurant, Due Amici, an Italian eatery came to us with an idea and we jumped on it. Yesterday after church the students got to serve the tables and 10% of the sales and all tips went towards youth camp. This also provided some publicity for the fairly new restaurant.
Andy getting the first order.

Tyler helping Andy with the big table. They all did such a great job, especially since they're all too young yet to have their own jobs.

Haley and Brittney making drinks. (Landon had my phone right before I took this pic and I think his little buttery fingers got on the lens...that's why it's so hazy)

With a clean are the Pastor and some of the board members showing their support. I love that no matter how old you get, there's always a girl side and a boy side.

Brian and Melissa with their happy server, Kelsea.

About two weeks ago I took the boys to our favorite park in Hot Springs

Ashton and Landon on the rope pyramid. It was such a beautiful day.

Ashton on top of the pyramid..."Hurry Mom, take my picture!"

After playing we went for a hike and their little boy eyes were on the look out for caterpillars. Landon was the first to find one. He loved it and took care of it all day. It even made it all the way home with us and then we had to let it outside so it could eat.

Ashton did finally find one of his own, with his brothers help. They were so excited!

We had such a good time together at the park while Daddy was at a boring meeting. We thought about going and rescuing him, but we didn't want to get him in trouble.

I love my boys and am so thankful for days like that Saturday. As they get older those days will be harder to find. I'm soaking it all up while I can. I tell them they will always be my babies, and let me tell you, they do not like to hear that. It always makes them laugh though. I am praying that God keeps a hold of them so tight; that He will protect them; be real to them and keep them close to him through the years to come.


Tiffany said...

Ashton and Landon are getting so big and love bugs just like Sky! Ashton is so cute with his missing front tooth. You are so right, they are such a blessing and grow up way too fast. It is a great reminder that we do need to soak every little moment in!

Scott Williams said...

Those sure are some beautiful babies!

Shawn Gray said...

I love you brook. You are such a wonderful and loving mother. Our boys are so lucky to have you. So am I.

Samuel said...

Hi Brooke,
I know you've been responding to some of my blog posts, and I thank you for that! And it looks like God has given you a wonderful family!
I had a small request - could you send me your home address and your hubby's name? Lisa and I are trying to get a list together of friends and family. My email is on my blog.
God bless you and your family,


NaNa's Nonsense said...

This is an awesome blog! Thanks for sharing with everyone how hard the teens worked and the fun day you and your boys had! Love you!