Tuesday, March 20, 2012


is my baby really 5? FIVE??? there's no way my baby is 5.
 or maybe there is. but somewhere, sometime, i blinked and days turned into weeks into months into years. and my baby is 5.
 is he really big enough to ask for cool "boxer briefs like daddy wears?" apparently so. birthday bumblebee boxer briefs! for my biggest little one, my baby is 5.
 he couldn't wait to open his big gift... and we couldn't wait for him to open it either!
he got his very first real guitar!
 oh yeah... he loved it! soon he will start taking lessons from daddy. 
i can hardly comprehend that my baby is 5.
 he seems so young... but he has played toy guitars with daddy from the time he could hold one in his hands. oh, to remember the days gone by. i distinctly remember this one time, nate and trace were sitting in the kitchen floor, playing guitars. trace was wearing footed pjs. not sure why i remember that, but i do. it comes natural for my boy, playing the guitar. but it just can't be... my baby is 5.
 not to leave anyone out... we got lucas a little electric guitar. which he loves!! it runs in the family.. these boys love a guitar concert in the living room with their daddy! makes my heart smile to see it! lucas is 3... and my baby is 5.
 if i didn't know better, i'd say the one holding the guitar is a baby trace a few years ago. i mean, there's no way lucas is the youngest baby, and my baby is 5.
 it plays... on it's own! no hands ma! :) i remember when trace played with his toy guitar! he's had several in fact. he actually likes to play with this one of lucs. but, we got him a big boy guitar... because my baby is 5.
 it's just now hitting me, as i type this out. that my baby is 5. 
 it brings tears to my eyes to see this boy. he has grown so much. i can hardly stand it, how fast time has flown. i literally can not believe it is true. my baby is 5.
 this beautiful smile, on my precious tracecar's face... it says it all. he is happy. sweet. funny. he is tender- hearted. he is smart. so very smart! observant, creative, sincere, faithful, praying. he is a fast running, freckle faced, bike riding, dump truck driving, bedtime snuggler, water drinking, joke telling picky eater. kiss giving, blue eyed, believing, handsome, kind, always singing typeof kid. tree climbing, knee scraping, barefoot playing, banana eater, sunglass wearing, flower giving, protective brother. an amazing artist, thoughtful, cute and cowlicked hair, tall and skinny, wonderful pray-er, deep question asking, silly little man. this is my baby. and somehow, my baby is 5.
i can hardly remember life without this sweet boy. i will never forget the way he looked at me from across the hospital room while getting cleaned up only minutes after i delivered him. he heard my voice, turned his head, and stared at his mama. oh this boy... he has my heart. i'm so very very thankful for him. thankful that god blessed us with him. that god chose nate and i to be his parents, and lucas to be his brother. trace carter whitt, you are one of a kind. you will always, always, always be my baby. i love you more than words can say. you amaze me every day. your smile lights up the room, your laugh is contagious. your heart is so big. your faith is so simple, yet so strong. i just love everything about you. i love you to the moon and back trace carter!

happy birthday, my sweet boy... 
my baby... 
who is 5.

Monday, March 5, 2012

arrgghhh mate!

the boys had a pirate birthday party this year. their birthdays are about 5 weeks apart, and this year i was super stressed and couldn't handle 2 parties a month apart  they begged to have a joint party! ;-) we went all out, pirate style! from treasure maps to sword fights to treasure hunts to find their party favors, hooks, eye patches, jewelry and knives, we had a blast! tons of kids came to help celebrate... you can imagine the mass chaos of 25 little kiddos running around sword fighting to jake the neverland pirate's themesong! the cake was super cute, thanks to laura bolcar for making it! i think we could have eaten twice that much, every single bite was in haled in about 4 minutes flat i think! :) the decorations were fun... nate and i made the posters, maps, and treasure chests! the boys thought it was a super cool party, and i kinda have to agree with them! :)) they got tons of presents and of course, trace is already asking when he can have another party. (crazy kid!) 

thanks to everyone who helped me keep my sanity, and for those who came to celebrate with me lil mates!

happy 5th birthday trace, 
and happy 3rd birthday lucas!!

trace's testimony

 i'm so proud of my sweet boy. he accepted Christ back in december, and a few weeks ago was asked to share his little testimony at church in both services!

 pastor jerry asked him a few questions and trace told how he went home after a christmas lesson at awanas and prayed to accept christ. it made this mama super proud...

 that being said, i realize it's not anything that nate or i have done, but only by the grace of god that trace is saved! <3

Ephesians 2:8 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God..."

i'm so thankful my baby felt the holy spirit calling him to christ. we continually pray that trace will continue to grow in christ, and that we will be the christ-like examples that he needs in his life. we are thankful for his sweet nature and tender heart. he loves church, singing praise songs, and reading his bible! we pray that soon lucas will also make that very important decision to always follow christ!

celebrating Sweet T

thursday, january 12, 2012, is a day i will always remember. it's the day that sweet timothy james became a WHITT! my first cousin is now officially my nephew! :)) the adoption process was very long. emotional. trying. confusing. heartbreaking. but through it all, god was faithful! here's a link to my sister's blog and just a warning, grab some tissues before you read her post about the adoption journey! but it's so amazing to look back and see god's hand in every aspect. we had a celebration for shannon, josh, caden, laura grace, and timothy on feb 10. lots of family and friends who have been praying for us (them, i am so close to the situation that so often it felt i was the one doing the adopting!) the whole time came and showed their continued love and support. it truly has been a blessing to see sweet t grow... it's hard to believe we (they!) got him when he was 6 weeks old... now he is 16 months old! he is just too cute for words... always smiling and just happy as can be! he is SUCH a blessing to all of us... i know that god has HUGE plans for little man and i'm thankful to be a part of his family!! enjoy a few pics of the celebration!

"So I will not worry or fret
My God is the God who will never forget
All of His goodness and all of His promises
He's holding my world in His hands
And I am Your child, Beloved
And all of my days my future is laid in Your promise
Jesus, to the end of the age, I am not alone of forgotten."