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May Miscellaney

 

I’m finally sitting down to wrap up the month of May here! This post is picture heavy {which is why most of our family visits the site anyways!}

Weston is such a happy baby! He doesn’t like to be left alone at all but as long as he’s being held or somebody is really close to him, he’s happy!

He’s still drooling all the time. I suppose he’s teething {which is what everybody says to the smallest amount of drool…} but my babies start drooling like crazy around 3 months old. {Paxton cut his first tooth around 7 months old.}

In addition to all the drooling, he’s a big bubble blower.

LOVE the baby feet.

With my sweet baby.

Beyond precious! This was the last night he wore this sweet gown so I had to snap pictures. This was one of Paxton’s hand-me-downs and one of the few items that has been tucked away for a possible future baby brother {no baby baking here nor plans for number 3 just yet for those of you who are curious…}

Paxton’s been into watching Arthur on his PBS kids app so we checked out 8 Arthur books from the library. One of the books was titled “Arthur’s Baby.” After seeing the baby being fed a bottle,  Paxton wanted to feed and burp our baby! I put some water in a bottle for him to feed to his brother {I chose water because the one other time I tried this with milk, Paxton stole it and decided to feed himself!!}

Sweet big brother feeding our baby!

Love this shot of my two little ones {and Weston is quickly catching up with his brother size wise!} You can see Weston’s hand on the book “Arthur’s Baby”!

Our little reader. He had a blast picking out books and we’ve been reading and reading and reading! I LOVE reading to the boys and I love having books scattered all over the house…signs of life, love and sweet children!

Getting his barn down…he’s getting to be such a big boy!

Our little farmer!

As he was walking the cow across the room, he was saying ‘moo moo!’ Precious!

He’s telling me I need to take a picture of his animals.

Here’s the picture I snapped of his animals tucked safely in the barn.

He loves feeding and watering his animals and putting them in their pens in the barn.

We celebrated 6 years of marriage on the 27th! The 27th fell on a Sunday so we didn’t make any plans. We spent the afternoon relaxing with the boys, reading and playing with them and then went out to our favorite local pizza place for dinner.

Mimi and Jill came down to visit and watch the boys while John David and I volunteered at a marriage conference on the 29th. Weston had so much fun he just feel asleep sitting up!

Sweet, sweet sleepy babe! This was the first time he did this but he often falls asleep sitting in our laps…something Paxton never, ever did! I love the differences in personalities of our boys!

John David turned 26 on the 31st. It was Thursday which kicks off our weekend services at church so he worked on his birthday and didn’t get home until well after the boys were in bed. We celebrated the next day with lunch out and more family time. {You can tell we keep things simple when it comes to birthdays and anniversaries…no gifts for us just good food!}


Five Years

We celebrated our 5th anniversary on Friday, May 27th! Unfortunately, our anniversary fell on one of the busiest work weeks this year for John David! He finally arrived home around 11:00! He did bring Sonic cheese sticks and a chocolate milkshake so we had a mini anniversary date on our couch!

I wasn’t too disappointed on our anniversary since we had a 5th anniversary trip planned! We’ve been talking about and planning this trip since before Paxton was born! We left Paxton with John David’s parents and spent 2 nights without him at the same resort we honeymooned at! {Paxton did just fine and so did I!}

We ate barbeque at the same place we did 5 years before, enjoyed pizza at a local cafe we visited on our honeymoon and went to several quaint stores!

Honestly, the most enjoyable part was sleeping late and not having to be responsible for a very active little fellow who is into everything!

{And don’t you love our matching t-shirts…after 5 years I suppose couples who are still in love start dressing alike! 🙂 We wore these to church on Sunday, they are production team shirts for church that John David designed!}

 

And here’s a trip down memory lane:

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Our Wedding Reception and Honeymoon

Our wedding reception was just lovely! We started it off with a receiving line! It was important to us to be able to speak to each of our guests who cared enough about us to join as witnesses to our special day! It did take quite a bit of time but it was wonderful getting to speak to everyone there!

Here we are cutting the cake! John David’s Nana made our cake’s for us!! It was beautiful and very special to us!

I think this picture is just lovely! The punch was wonderful…I only had 1 glass but remember that I wanted another glass of that great punch!!

The chocolate groom’s cake with a tractor on it! You’ll understand the tractor even more in a moment!

Leaving…I just love this shot with the bubbles in it!!

The getaway ride…a nice Case tractor!! I love that we left on a tractor…quite fitting since we met in the FFA!!

The tractor in all its glory!! (I suggested the tractor because I thought it would be fun & I didn’t want to drive around on our honeymoon with “Just Married” written all over our car!!)

We didn’t take many honeymoon pictures (we had a really bad camera that took horrible pics!) We honeymooned in Banner Elk, North Carolina and it was just lovely!! We went to the Banner Elk Cafe a few times for breakfast & dinner, we ate at this amazing barbeque place that I’d love to go back to and went to Grandfather Mountain. We went to the Mast General Store and Blowing Rock, NC and visited the little shops and got ice cream cones!! It was a lovely honeymoon!!


Our Wedding

May 27, 2006

Our wedding was not typical at all because we weren’t too concerned about the wedding!! We were young, very much in love, and firmly believed that it is more important to “plan a marriage and not a wedding.” With that in mind we wanted a very small, inexpensive, intimate wedding where we could share the love of Jesus and the beauty of marriage!

We kept it simple and only had two attendants each. My sister, Rebekah, and John David’s sister, Jill, were my bridesmaids.

My sister and me!

John David and Jill!

John David and his groomsmen (isn’t this picture cute??) Casey was John David’s best friend from high school and Adam served with him on a state officer team!

John David’s former youth pastor, David, was the preacher for our wedding.

I can’t share our wedding without sharing this story. John David was the ring bearer in David and LeAnn’s wedding when he was 6 years old (they were living in East Tennessee at the time…where they are from)! At the time of our wedding, David was serving at a church in northern Middle Tennessee. In 2007 he became the Connections Pastor at a church in southern Middle Tennessee and in 2008 we moved to the same town with John David’s job & we joined his church! Wow…what a God thing! But, it gets better!! On January 1 of this year John David went on staff as the Media Director at our church!! So, they are both over 200 miles from home and serving at the same church! Their family is like family especially since we don’t have family near!

As I mentioned we wanted to keep our ceremony about God and the beauty of marriage. We had a time of worship and sang Be Thou My Vision and Holy Ground. Then we knelt at the alter and had our close friends and family pray for us and our marriage.

This picture of us praying is such a beautiful memory of our wedding.

After the prayer we sat down and David preached! With the ceremony and the sermon I believe we had probably one of the longest weddings ever!

We wrote our own vows . I love to read back over them and am glad we decided to share our hearts with each other during our ceremony.

Then we were pronounced man & wife and shared our first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. John David Boreing!

This is another special glimpse into our day. We are so blessed to still have our grandparents with us! All 8 of our grandparents were at our wedding. That is not something that happens very often and I am so happy that we have a picture with us, our parents, and grandparents.

Our wedding was wonderful but our marriage is even better!


My Wedding Dress

A front & back view of the dress!

I don’t have the typical story that most women do, I never went dress shopping and found “the dress”! Instead I borrowed my dress! (In fact I was the only one in the bridal party without new wedding clothes, my mom bought a new dress & my dad bought a new suit for the wedding…ha!) The girl I borrowed it from is 5 years older than me and my mom babysat her when she was a little girl. We went over to her mom’s home where the dress was kept and tried it on and it fit me like it was made for me! It’s a beautiful dress with intricate beadwork on it and I just loved it! It not only saved us a ton of money on our wedding costs, I now don’t have a wedding dress in the back of my closet to take up space! (Isn’t that horribly unsentimental…however I have the most important part of my wedding and that’s my HUSBAND!!)


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