Liam’s 2nd Birthday

This weekend we had Liam’s 2nd birthday party. I am having a lot of feelings over the fact that we have a two year old! How did this happen?? With that being said, we absolutely love this stage with him. If you have ever spent any time with Liam, you know that he is full of personality. He is just the sweetest kid and is truly fun to be around (most of the time, he is a toddler).

Liam has started to love watching golf on TV with Will and it is the cutest thing to listen to his little commentary. We decided to get him a set of toddler golf clubs for his birthday. We gave it to him on his actual birthday so he could play a little and he loved it!

On Saturday, we had Liam’s birthday party and the theme was a backyard cookout. Our friend’s, Zach and Michaela, hosted the party at their house and Zach smoked brisket! They have a beautiful outdoor patio space that is covered, which helped to take away some of the stress over the crazy spring weather we are having.

Along with the brisket, we had all of the cook out essentials: baked beans, potato salad, mac and cheese, kettle chips, and PB&J’s for the kids. We had s’mores that could be done in the fireplace, along with the cookie cake for dessert. The weather was forecasted to be stormy and cool but it turned out to be wonderful weather. It was just cool enough to enjoy a fire in the outdoor fireplace and it did not start to rain until the very end.

Liam loved, well,  mostly the icing off his cookie cake!

This is one of my favorite pictures from the party! He had such a good time running around playing!

And I have to add this picture because, how cute is he smelling the flowers?

Of course, we managed to make it through the entire day without taking a single picture of the three of us together. We just enjoyed visiting with everyone and didn’t think to grab any group photos.

We are so thankful for our friends and family who helped us celebrate Liam’s second birthday. He had so much fun and so did we!

 

Why Blame It On Bekah

Happy Saturday friends! I’ve had several people ask me how I came up with the name for my blog. I wish I could say it was a super creative process that resulted in a name with a personal meaning behind it, but honestly, it just popped in my head one day and it sounded catchy and just kind of stuck. I decided I wanted to start a blog almost a year ago but had no idea how to start and quite frankly, the whole process intimidated me. I still had this strong feeling that it was something I was supposed to do and I knew I needed to stop making excuses and just do it.  Above all, my intention for this blog is to capture our family’s everyday life and milestones that we want to remember but I also hope that it can be a good resource for recommendations of things that I love, places we like to eat, favorite things to do, etc…

Speaking of favorite things, I’m reminiscing about our recent vacation! Especially since it is 40 degrees today!

Another favorite in our house this weekend is the Masters! We are all in for this tournament. It’s the only golf I watch all year and I love it!

And a fire in the fireplace for (hopefully) the last time this season.

I’ve been watching this guy play golf for almost 6 years now. It’s his favorite hobby and this picture takes me back to before kids when one of my favorite things to do was to ride in the cart and read a good book while Will played golf. It’s crazy to think that we are almost back to enjoying these days, but now with a little golfer out there with his dad.  Liam is already all about “golf with Daddy” and I cannot wait until they are out there on the course together!

Easter Weekend

Today was Easter Sunday!

We attempted pictures before church but this was the best we could get. This guy has been sick all week and this was the first day that he was back to his normal self so he was BUSY today and had no interest in posing for pictures.

We went to church and then headed home to grill hamburgers for lunch.

We tried again for a family picture after church…

After a great lunch and Liam’s nap, we ventured out to attempt to get a few good Easter pictures.

This was the state we were in today…

The Azaleas bloomed just in time for Easter and are absolutely beautiful right now! If you are in Tyler, drive through the Azalea District or Hollytree and enjoy while they are in full bloom.

This is Liam’s favorite spot! He loves the water fountain at Hollytree Country Club.

We had a great weekend with family! On Saturday we went to my parent’s house for lunch and had a lot of fun eating good food and visiting. I was so caught up in the fun that I didn’t take a single picture.

This morning we went to Sunday school and then Will’s mom met us for the church service and came over to our house for lunch. It was a relaxing holiday weekend, which is the best!

Easter weekend always includes a lot of food, Easter-egg hunts, family, friends, and fun but the true reason we celebrate is our Risen Savior! Jesus gave His life on the cross so that we can live for eternity with Him. Today I rejoice that He is ALIVE and is living in me! I rejoice that my debt is paid! I rejoice that by grace I am saved! Today we celebrate the gift of victory!

Happy Easter!