Friday, September 5, 2014

Well, hello!

So, I took an unplanned YEAR long break from blogging. But I had good reason.
I grew two people, delivered them & have been running in circles ever since.

I realized the other day how much I've loved having this little spot to look back over life with Brock and our kiddos . . . I don't want to miss or regret not having that with these babies too!

So, I'm jumping back in.

Here goes . . . first post in over a year: short & sweet.

Our twin boys arrived safe & perfectly healthy on February 12.
Smack in the middle of a snow storm.
It was the best, sweetest, calmest delivery I've had.

Langston Hayes Tharpe was 6lbs 13oz and Riggs Leyden Tharpe was 6lbs 3oz / both were 19.5 inches

And they haven't stopped growing or making us fall in love with them since.

More to come . . . .

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

and then there were 5

Since Deacon was little, we have [quote.unquote] prevented more kiddos.

We knew that we were in the midst of a life change when he was a tot and weren't really sure what the future might look like for us. We had kinda always said four was our number, so the idea was also around, but never a high priority. Last fall, it was time to have my IUD out because the time limit for it was drawing near.

We decided that we would just let it be. If God chose to give us more . . . great! 
If not, we love the ones we have and they're pretty freaking great.

But apparently, God wasn't done with us. And He obviously has a sense of humor.

And no, you're not seeing things.

There's two.

Here we go again.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Big Day!

I'm slowing making some progress on the new design - it would be easier if Blogger would cooperate.
Slowly but surely.
New Header . . . love it. It's a mix a things that make up the Tharpes. I'll post about it soon.
And just ignore the blue post titles & the gray boxes, oh and the shadows under the pics . . . as soon as Blogger starts working correctly again, that will all be taking care of.

Moving on . . . .

Yesterday was a big day for us. . .

After weeks of questions, lots of prayers & conversations . . . . The God of the Universe knew that Friday, June 14, 2013 was to be Ella's day of Salvation and on our bed,  in mine & Brock's arms, she prayed for Him to come live inside of her. And on Father's Day, her Daddy had the privilege of baptizing her.

It's the moment of parenting that you most wait for & feel the most inadequate for.

I kept thinking about the night she & Sophie were born & how we gave them to Him that night.
It was almost like coming full circle.
Thank God that our children are His - they're just on loan to us & when He's ready, He calls them to Him.

Ella, we love you more than you will ever know & are so proud of you, not just this day but every day.
We can't wait to see what God has planned for you!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

You knew it was coming.

I know I've said it a million few times.
But once again, I'm giving the 'ole blog a revamp.
Check back soon.
Updates. Life. A new look. And maybe some consistency.