Sunday, August 11, 2013

sweet summertime

We have had a busy summer! a major move from Arlington to St. Louis in May, house searching, ZOE Proximity Camp, volunteering at K-Kauai Family Kamp, a lake trip, Hot Summer Nights, and Andrea's wedding! Whew! It has been a whirlwind, but we are blessed :) Thankful for the Lord's faithfulness and provision for us. 
love my happy, smiley girl! Raylee Joy has been such a trooper  through all the change this summer 
visiting Uncle Dustin in Kentucky... he has chickens!! 
waterfalls in Kentucky
love my sweet family!
Stevie visited us! We love Stevie!! 

Raylee Joy LOVES my dad... she always reaches for him and loves his beard. :) ... and, I'm pretty sure he is smitten by her too!

Daddy and Raylee swinging at Aunt Andrea's wedding 

So, this is what naps look like with a baby! ha! The 3 of us have spent many nights in the same room this summer... grateful for a good sleeper, but daddy still needs his naps! 
getting so big!! 
lovin' the pool at K-Kauai!
serenade :) Raylee loves music, just like daddy! 
squinty eyes!! my silly girl :) 
not all nights are happy... Matt and I just laughed as Raylee begged to be in our bed too :) still a cutie, even with a frown!!

sweet snuggles 
Matt and I celebrated 5 years in May... M surprised me with a trip to Columbia, Missouri to relive our dating days :) It was so fun to be back!
swimming at Nana's and Grandpa's  
Father's Day 2013 
The Dukes came to visit us during HSN! We love them so much and were so sad to see them leave! So thankful the Lord put this sweet family in our lives. Can't wait to see them in October! 

what?!?! a wingstop in STL?? yay!

looking forward to our first fall in a while! love the St. Louis fall weather and the ways the trees change colors! Sorry Texas, but Missouri does fall better :) 


  1. Lauren!!!!! Raylee just radiates such JOY!!! love her smiles-ahhh! What a summer you all have had wow!!! Precious memories!! Love u all soo much!!

  2. How am I just now seeing this post? Could have had my Raylee fix three weeks ago! Just LOVE all the pictures of you guys. We sure do miss you, but it's such fun to see you with your family. Love from Fort Worth!