Tuesday, December 30, 2014

 I can not believe I am now the mother to two teens...
It feels like time goes on super speed as they get older. 
Thinking back, I remember being a new mommy so scared.
  I had no idea how to even change a diaper, nurse a baby, even hold a baby, yet God placed these two in our care. 
We have watched them grow from spunky little pudgy toddlers to amazing young men.
They love their family.
They love each other.
They both are so outgoing and engaging to everyone they meet.
It is so strange how time gives perspective.  I remember those toddler days when I felt like those days would last forever.  How sometimes, I would wish for the day to hurry up and end.  Sometimes, it was so hard!  But now, especially now, I see how that was a mistake.  I should have cherished every moment.  I regret that.  I do not ever do that now.  I know how fast time goes and not only do I cherish the moments with these big boys, I do so with my younger children as well.

I have so many wonderful memories with these two boys.  
I'm excited for the memories to come.

Happy Birthday Nicholas and Matthew!
I love you so much!

On their birthday this year, we really wanted to have some time with just them.  We got a babysitter for the little ones and had a great day together.  
We took the boys to Victory Lanes in Charlotte.
This place is no joke..lol  We all got suited up in our gear and raced and raced.
My muscles hurt for days afterwards trying so hard to make my car win.
Darryl beat us all every race, but we had an awesome time!

Here is Darryl with the boys.

Me and my guys.

Look how tall they are!

We had worked up quite an appetite, so we told the boys they could pick anywhere they wanted to go for lunch.  It wasn't much of a choice...they both instantly said RuSans.
RuSans is a great rockin' sushi place near Dilworth that we all like.  
On weekdays, they have a sushi buffet.
A buffet for a 13 year old boy is like the best gift you can give them, seriously.
Add sushi in for my boys...well, they were in heaven!


 After a fun day together, we headed back home to pick up the rest of the family to enjoy the rest of the day together.  
We had such a wonderful day. 
 I hope the boys always know how much I love them.

Happy Birthday!

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