What is it like to raise 3 kids so close in age? A little like this...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Valentine Weekend- 2013
A month or so ago I told Kent that I didn't want to exchange gifts for V-day. I just wanted to have a nice night out with him. Kent agreed and said he would plan the whole thing. I figured he would eventually ask my opinion on the date night, but he never did. He told me it would be a surprise. If you know me, you know I do like surprises, but it's really hard for me to enjoy the leading up to it because I have no control over the situation. Anyway, about a day before the big weekend Kent did tell me that we would be going to a movie before our dinner, but that we would have to come home to change before eating since the restaurant was fancy. Little black dress and heels fancy. Hmm, ok.. My daddy came up for a few days to help babysit the kids for us and he was in on all the plans as well. We went out to the movie (Safe Haven) and as we were leaving Kent broke the news on the next part of our surprise. We were not going home to change. Instead, he had made reservations for us to eat dinner at a fancy restaurant that was also inside a hotel. We booked us for the night. What??!!? No going home and getting kids ready for bed? Getting to sleep in the next day? Yes, please! He had went earlier in the day to check us in and had hidden our bags in the back of the car. To say I was shocked would be an understatement. I had absolutely no clue. He did so good and I am glad he took the time to plan it all out and surprise me. We had a great time and it is definitely a date night I won't soon forget!
View from our room
Heading to dinner
Us being goofy. I am sure something fun was said about the time I snapped the picture.
I'm Emily. I'm a Christian. I'm 30 years old. I'm a wife to my soulmate, Kent. I'm a SAHM to my 3 beautiful children: Jon Kent-9, Zoey-8 and Nathan-5. I'm from a small southern town where we say ain't and y'all. I love my southern roots and wouldn't trade it for all the cream of wheat you've got. We currently hang our hats in South Carolina because of a job promotion my husband was given. So come along for the journey that is my life.
Kent is my wonderful husband of 10 years. In those 10 years he has provided for his family unselfishly. He is a wonderful daddy to our 3 small O'villers. He loves me despite my many flaws and I truly believe he sees me for who I am. I fully intend to spend every last second of my life with him.
Jon Kent is 8 years old. He is a 2nd grader now and I am beyond proud of what a great little boy he is becoming. He loves to learn and figure things out. Jon Kent is an amazing big brother. He is caring and compassionate. He likes to make friends and has really come out of his shell over the past year. Jon Kent loves playing basketball, football and soccer. He is a wonderful, compassionate, kind kid. He is truly a blessing to have as a son.
Zoey is 7 years old. She is my baby girl. My love that only a mother and daughter could have. She is my tomboy who likes sparkly things. Zoey is in 1st grade and she is a social butterfly. She doesn't meet a stranger and the more friends she has the better. Zoey loves to play with bugs, lizards and frogs. She also likes to play with her brothers and tell them what to do. Zoey loves singing and dancing. Anything to make someone smile. This past year she has really gotten into art and I am truly amazed at her ability to draw and color and bring out details that many would leave unnoticed. Zoey is our surprise blessing that I am continually grateful to God for.
Nathan is 5 years old. He is the baby and uses that fact to his advantage. He is a cuddlebug and a wrestler. He adores his big brother and makes it his mission to do everything that Jon Kent does. Nathan is a momma's boy and I wouldn't have it anyother way. His favorite pass times currently are playing with action figures, crewing on his "banket" (blanket) and getting as dirty as possible. Nathan marches to the beat of his own drummer. He is stubborn and strong willed, but doesn't like going to time out. He is a leader and I pray God can use him to lead others to Christ.