Friday, December 18, 2009

Update on the kids

Ready for a snowball fight
The brothers

Our roley poley little baby

Asher Enjoying the snow

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Two months

We just love this boy so much he is such a joy to our family.
The days are just flying by and we are trying to savor and enjoy all the little moments with Gideon. Joe and I have realized that this boy is spoiled, he is held, rocked and picked up on every opportunity. I think we now understand how quickly they grow up so we are enjoying this baby stage as long as we can.
Gideon likes:
to eat
to sleep
to smile
to be in the Moby
and to be held

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Birthday to Asher

silly pirate


My little boy turned 3 today. Asher Dale you make me smile, and make me crazy all at the same time.

Asher Dale Hawkinson
* loves guns and knives
* loves superhero's
* loves to pretend to be a super hero
* wants to be a police officer, army man and a doctor
* loves to wrestle brother Ben and daddy
* kisses baby Gideon every day
* cuddles in bed with mom and dad
* is full of energy
* is loved

I am so thankful for the blessing you are to me.
Happy Birthday sweet boy

Friday, October 9, 2009

Update-new pictures

tummy sleeper

his shirt says "Major Cutie"

Here are a few new pictures of Gideon. He is such a sweet baby he gets kissed all day long :)
He loves the Moby and falls asleep as soon as he gets in.
He has been sleeping 5-6 hours a night.
And he is loved deeply by his brothers, Benny even said he loves Gid more than Asher ;)
And Asher talks and kisses him every day-and sometimes calls him Giddy-so sweet!
So we are adjusting well and everyone is enjoying Mr. Gideon

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Home with baby

Sept 4, 2009
Gideon Lane - 8 lb 15 oz 22 inches

loving on brother

So we are adjusting pretty well with our new little addition. Gideon Lane Hawkinson was born Sept 4, 2009 at 7:53 a.m 8 lbs 15 oz and 22 inches long.
Gideon is a sweet baby we all love so much. The boys are adjusting and want to hold brother and love on him, Asher sometime a little more 'loving' than he should be.
Today Gideon is 11 days old and his favorite activity so far is eating :) all the time it seems, which is nice because the first week he had a hard time latching on to nurse. So mommy is happy to have a satisfied sleepy baby. Joe and I go back and worth between who he looks like more Ben or Asher. Right away at birth it was Asher, but on any given day he looks like Benny. Pretty soon he will just look like himself.
So now I am just trying to get back into the swing of things like laundry, dishes, sleeping and quality time with Ben and Asher. But overall we are doing good and I am enjoying lots of snuggles with my new boy.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Waiting and waiting

This is serious!

Waiting on brother
We are just eating, sleeping, walking and waiting on baby brother.
I am getting a little anxious, the boys keep asking when he
is coming and I wish I could tell them. So I just have to
wait on the Lord's timing-I need to remind myself daily.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Feeling Crafty

Just a shot of the crib bedding
one of 7 blankets
cape-flame side

cape-lightning bolt
Asher's cape

I just recently learned how to use a sewing machine and I have been enjoying this new outlet. Thanks to Alex for letting me borrow her sewing machine for a while. So far to date I have made 7 baby blankets for friends and cousins, 6 burp cloths, 2 bibs sorta-Eunice did most of it and I just recently finished two capes for the boys.
The boys wanted flame capes :) so they have guitar flames on one side with their initial and then another initial on the plain side with a little "sign. " Benny got a lightning bolt and Asher got a POW, Benny calls it a bomb with his initial (which I find extremely fitting for his personality) :)
Joe was the big hero and took the capes to a screen printer he works with and they put the initials and artwork on for free-the boys were so excited when they saw them.
On my upcoming list I am redoing a bookshelf with burlap, and making baby blankets for me, Ashlee, Allison, make a few pillows for my cousin's baby room and make two more capes for the boys. Hopefully my energy holds out before this little boy decides to come-sooner than later.

Friday, July 17, 2009

My Style

I am not sure if this is my style, I honestly have no clue what my style is but it was a fun quiz to take. Thanks Hope!

What's your interior style quiz?

Thursday, June 25, 2009

KBC family fun

The preggo sis-in-laws

puppet show

spay park
Ash done with the spray park

Paul & Ben wrestling

Uncle Andrew the horse


We had a great time at KBC hanging with cousin's. The kids had a lot of fun and were
worn out every day (my master plan). Here are a few pictures of our activities
through out the week. I missed taking pictures in the pool which we did every day.
Asher learned to jump off the diving board on the count of 1, and Ben used a
floatie to be in the big pool :)
Cousin's colored, wrestled, played and built together-it was a real fun week.
Joe did a great job speaking and had fun as well. Three young women
accepted the Lord which was so encouraging-Praise the Lord!
It was great to be able to serve the Lord and spend time with family.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Happy Birthday to Joe

the birthday boy
my new hair cut

Alex, Daniella & Thomas
Heather, Todd & Francis

Happy Birthday to my wondeful husband who turned 26 today. We had a few
people over or dinner and birthday pie. Joe didn't want any one who came
to know it was his birthday-he called it a reverse surprise party :)
We had his favorite, biscuits n gravy, grits, over easy eggs and sweet tea.
(we sound like a southern family)
For dessert we had peanut butter Reeses ice cream pie and
chocolate mirange pie. Then we all played Trivial Pursuit :)
He loved all of it, including his hand colored puzzle from Benny and his
Andy McKee CD.
Love you Babe! I am so glad I can celebrate your birthday with you!
You are a wonderful gift to me.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Daddies are so fun

A couple of weeks ago Joe made tents for the boys in their bunk beds.
The boys loved it, and enjoyed sleeping in their new tent beds all night.
I am so blessed that Joe plays such an active and vital role in the boys lives.
They just adore him and the time they all spend together is so precious.
I love that man! and those boys!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Yesterday May 20, at 11:28 a.m.

My nephew

Gibeon David Johnson
was delivered into the world

he was 1 lb 7 oz, 6 inches long

Parents of Elizabeth and David Johnson

He is now in the arms of the Lord.

Gibeon was delivered with his umbilical cord wrapped tightly around his neck.
The doctors think he died 2-3 weeks ago.

Please pray for Elizabeth and David.
They told the boys yesterday about the Gibeon, and Elizabeth is being released from the hospital this afternoon.
Please pray for their continued strength and encouragement from the Lord as well as their emotional support.

Monday, May 11, 2009

I think it's funny

I went to Kansas Citytoday to pick up a Black and Blue Travel System (stroller, carseat and base) off Craigslist, after much search and skeptisism from Joe. I had shown it to Joe he said it looked nice and I was happy with the price.
The stroller has hardly any wear, it is very clean, very light and maneuvers extremely well. But to my surprise when the gentlemen pulled it out of the garage to put in my car it was not blue and black it is purple and black. I almost laughed out loud in his face.
So here is my dilemma, do I keep this System? Do I try to resell it?
Would you put your son in a black and purple car seat and stroller?
Do I say it is a K-State Travel System?
Joe does not really care at all mostly he says I can't have another because all this searching has been such a hassle. And he has not said weither or not he would care if boy #3 could use a black purple car seat.
But to be honest I think it is really funny. When I told Joe about it I could hardly keep from peeing because I just think it is so funny that it is purple. Because, this has been such a big ordeal to find, ask about and go get-says Joe. So all in all, I think=funny.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Gotta say Goodbye

farm house,
6 bedrooms 2 dining rooms,
living room, kitchen, playroom
summer porch and 2 full baths

I used to mow that
The barn where the
trampoline resided

This weekend my family and I have the hard job of saying goodbye to our family farm. My great grandfather owned and lived here, my grandfather lived and worked here and my father and our family lived and worked here.
I have been trying to rationalize and keep things calm in my head about the facts but this afternoon as we are getting ready to drive to Iowa to pack years of history and memories, emotions are starting to take over. I always thought Benny and Asher would get to come and play at Poppy's farm and experience what I loved about it. Build hay forts, jump in the creek and climb trees but only the Lord really knows what is in store. And I know that this earthly place is not my home, but it was an amazing place to grow up.
I am very thankful to many of you for your thoughts and prayers for us. I think maybe writing some of it down might help me and asking for more prayer to help sustain my family. I know that all of my family is feeling this loss but no one more than my dad. If you would lift him up in prayer I would appreciate it. Talking to my sister today and she said he is worn down, tired and feeling defeated. Please pray for his encouragement and wisdom. And I would ask prayer that I will not wear myself out physically and emotionally.
I am encouraged in the Lord knowing this His ways are no mine and that His thoughts for His children are so many they could never be counted or comprehended.