Friday, May 25, 2012

Forrests Everywhere

At our second annual spring extravaganza the Forrest family did not disappoint! Almost everyone turned up to celebrate Andy's 12th birthday and spend time together. I was also excited to meet baby Dallas for the first time! He is a Forrest for sure! The day was unusually hot for mid may, but then that seems to be the norm at our house. Every time we have a party, it's hot. Not sure if that's the universe trying to send us a signal or what, but anyway... The kids used the heat to their advantage with water guns, while the littlest ones played at the water table and in the baby pool. Livi and Emma stole my heart playing together and I ended up taking most of my pictures of the two of them. I feel blessed to be a Forrest and am already looking forward to seeing everyone again soon!!!

Emma and Olivia were inseparable and completely adorable all day.
Happy Birthday Andy!
I stole this pic from Jamie cause I had to have a close-up of Dallas. Jenna's crazy face in the background was an added bonus :)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Graduated!!!

This last weekend was an eventful one for our family for several reasons. First, my nursing school pinning was on Friday night and graduation Saturday morning. I started nursing school at Belmont back in January 2009. I finished my first semester and then Olivia was born in August. I stayed home with her until fall of 2010 because I just couldn't leave her. I actually wasn't sure I would ever finish after having her, but when August finally came I just didn't let myself consider any other option. I'm so very glad that I chose to stick it out, but thinking back I'm not sure how I made it through. Our other important event was Houston's graduation from Lipscomb on Saturday afternoon. Last December Houston decided that he wanted to finish the last few classes that he needed to get his business degree from Lipscomb. I am very proud of him for that decision! So it goes without saying that these last few months have been very stressful for both of us and we are happy to be moving on! Our plan to take photos in our cap and gown on Sunday just didn't happen so most of these are from my pinning.
Awesome cake that Houston got me, made by my talented friend Brooke!
Stan was on stage to do the benediction and gave Houston a hug as he went walked across the stage.
I have no words to express how much we appreciate all of the love and support we have had along the way. There's simply no way we could have finished without some very important people in our lives! We missed you Grandmother!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Easter Crazy

I'm not exactly an arts and crafts type of mommy. The main reason is because I am already thinking about the mess that will surely follow before the art supplies are even out of the closet. However, I put thoughts of disaster out of my mind and decided that we would try to dye Easter eggs this year. I felt silly when they did a great job and made almost no mess at all! And even if they had made a mess, this was so worth the smiles. This year we did our usual Easter stuff, starting with egg hunts in each of their classes at Calvary, the church hunt at Nana and Pop's house and then the Ezell family hunt on Sunday. We had a great weekend!