Because of His crown, we can have ours.

“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.”

James 1:12


Madelyn's First Trip

This past weekend was Sean's alumni weekend at VMI (AKA "The Institute", "Mother I", or just Virginia Military Institute). His first alumni weekend, we brought William when he was 6 weeks old, the second he flew solo, and this time Madelyn and William were in tow. We met up with my cousin, Heather, and her family for dinner (yum!) and William got to meet his cousins Abigail and Will. The kids had a great time playing with one another and the grown ups enjoyed some much needed, well, grown up time! That night we stayed with one of Sean's college roommates and his wife. Both kids did great and slept nearly the whole time we drove! On Saturday morning we headed up to VMI for their annual Alumni Rugby match where the current cadets face off against the school's graduates. Sean is such a competitive person that it's always an entertaining match!

Since I'm not a huge sports fan, Madelyn and I enjoyed a little photo session during the 2 hour long game:

We even made a friend while we were there! God bless this little girl- as I probably would have gone mad without her help!

Snuggle bug in her sling:

These are photos of William actually watching the game...the rest of the time he was trying to "catch" Daddy on the field!

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend with your loved ones!


  1. Such a small extended family. Only one cousin, such a pity....Great pics though...HES

  2. haha! I know it is a pitty!!!! lol

  3. I love your hair! I wish mine did that curl thing... :)

  4. Tracy, you are too sweet! It took me YEARS to accept the hair God gave me! I fought it forever!