The Macs

Monday, January 31, 2011

hello monday

I spent the entire weekend with these fabulous ladies
It was awesome. 
We ate, shopped, crafted, and talked and talked and talked.
We stayed up way too least too late for me. 
And I am tired today.
But it was SO much fun. 
Most of these ladies I have gotten to know through blogging. 
What a crazy thing this blog world can be sometimes. 
I am so blessed to know each one of these women. 
They all have different life stories and passions and such big hearts. 
I know that my voice as a blogger is largely a result of losing my sweet baby girl. 
And I couldn't help but think that getting to spend the weekend 
with these amazing and talented women was a little gift from the Lord. 
A reminder that He continues to bring beauty out of ashes.

I did hate leaving my boys behind though. 
I missed them. 
And I was glad to go home and be mama and wife again.

Joel did such a great job with Levi of course. 
I didn't worry one bit. 
And Levi loved the time with his daddy. 

I came home after being gone for only two days, 
and Levi had changed so much.
How does that happen in two days?

Daddy and Grandma taught him how to sign "more".
This child never stops eating.
He wants more all the time.
And now he knows how to tell me. :)

He also is walking about ten times faster then when I left.
Slow down baby!
You are growing up too fast.

And just in case I don't remember,
somebody likes to remind me how big he is.
I are not a baby anymore.
You are SO big.

When we were outside last week he was throwing his ball around the yard.
Not a babyish thing to do at all.

Then he would bend down to pick it up.
So big.

He was trying to walk everywhere outside.
No crawling.
Even getting his first steps through the mud.
Before I know it he is going to be running up and down the driveway.

It was so nice to be outside so much last week.
But I'm pretty sure that the only sunshine we will be 
enjoying today is through these pictures.
Good thing we didn't put the snowsuit away yet!

Oh well.
Sunshine or not,
today I am just thankful for...
new friends,
weekend get-aways,
and a sweet family to come home to.

Hope your Monday is great!


Blogger Courtney said...

He is adorable! :)

January 31, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Is my 3 & 1/2 year old girl too old for him? HA! He is so precious! Glad you had fun with friends!!

January 31, 2011 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger Tricia said...

It's such a fun thing that you get to join these girls for a weekend every once in awhile. I'm mildly envious. ;) Levi is as scrumptious as ever.


January 31, 2011 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

yeah, you're not kidding - he's all of a sudden grown up! I can't even believe how big he looks in these pictures. And isn't it crazy how much they can change in just a few days from being away from them!

Enjoy these next few wintry days- maybe Levi will cuddle up with you on the couch!

January 31, 2011 at 4:21 PM  
Blogger Wanting What I Have said...

What a great weekend! Your photos are beautiful! And I love the "hello" sampler.

January 31, 2011 at 5:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cora reveals herself so often...I can't wait to hear more about your weekend.

And holy cow! That little boy...those eyes......those cheeks. those little shoes...

January 31, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

I just love seeing pictures of your little Levi. What a joy :)

January 31, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Very cute! You have been taking some really great pictures!

January 31, 2011 at 8:03 PM  
Blogger Kimberlee Jost said...

I just loved getting to know you! And I love it that we know some of the same people. I hope we'll bump into each other more often.

And I love you're embroidery craft...maybe someday I'll be as good at this kind of thing as you are. A girl can dream, right? :)

January 31, 2011 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger meg duerksen said...

jess i love spending time with you.

i know you were missed at home.
you made the cutest crafts!
and it was fun getting to know more about you....again!

January 31, 2011 at 9:33 PM  
Blogger Todd and Courtney said...

Your 2 children are so precious!! Im glad you had such a nice visit with your friends. Its nice to get away sometimes.

January 31, 2011 at 9:51 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

He is just the cutest thing!!

January 31, 2011 at 10:44 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

WOW, Jess! He looks so grown up in all these walking pictures! It is amazing how quickly they leave the baby stage and become "biggins" as our 6 year old calls it :)

I'm glad you had girl time. Every Mama needs grown-up girl time :)

February 1, 2011 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Tara said...

smiling. he's so stinkin' cute. :)

February 1, 2011 at 1:25 PM  
Blogger Trish said...

Um... you are too cute! I LOVE your hello sign and I am so making this :)

February 1, 2011 at 1:54 PM  
Blogger Raven said...

That little boy of yours is absolutely too cute for words. SO ADORABLE!

February 1, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger Miss G said...

I liked your embroidery hoop in the pic I saw of all of them and now I know it's yours. Very cute!

So big! Enjoy each and every minute of that cutie pie. Have a great day and stay warm. Kelly

February 2, 2011 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

that big boy is forever your baby!
I loved seeing all of the pictures from the weekend at Meg's...
and I loved seeing adorable you are!....

glad you got away
and glad you loved coming home

I love this about your "craft post"
as much as you loved your time away
you were so happy to return home

February 2, 2011 at 9:26 AM  
Anonymous EricaG said...

Beautiful post! We did baby signing as well, and "more" is the one sign that both of my kids (2 1/2 & 5) still do! Of course, they use the word now, too, but some things just stick.

February 2, 2011 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Michelle said...

He is so stinking cute! Glad you had time away. It always makes me miss and cherish what I have.

February 2, 2011 at 10:07 AM  
Blogger Julia said...

OMG! You got to meet Ashley Ann in person. Was she awesome! I am in love with her!

February 2, 2011 at 11:18 AM  
Blogger Sadie said...

Glad you were able to enjoy your weekend! I am very jealous! Looks like fun! Love the new photos of Mr. Levi!

February 2, 2011 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

So glad you got to take part in that super fun and crafty weekend at Meg's. Levi is so adorable.

February 3, 2011 at 4:43 PM  

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