S: The Rowell's 2011
BC: the ROWELL'S 2011 | "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you." ~John 15:12 | Lauren~4 | Emily - 7 1/2
FC: It's a wonderful life
1: Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow.
2: Christmas 2010
3: Celebrating the life & love of Grandma Ann
4: This picture/note Emily made in school just makes me cry! It is the best gift a parent can get... We celebrated another great birthday with dad and the girls and I made and decorated a fabulous cake!
5: Happy Birthday Aunt Tajuana!
6: Just a random collection of our memories. These girls are crazy about family...from grandmas and grandpas to aunts, uncles, cousins and even each other. They are silly and creative and full of laughter and tears.
8: Happy Birthday Grandpa Wes 70
9: Silly Girls
10: HAPPY BIRTHDAY | Emily had a great swim party at OBU RAWC...and a fabulous birthday cake!
11: For Emily's 7th Birthday she got her ears pierced! Nana & Papa went with us for the big event! She did such a great job...no tears!
12: All things grow better with love. | Lauren Elise 3 1/2 years old | Emily Marie 7 years old
13: April 2011 | Our Girls
14: We had a great time at the church Easter celebration. And because I am "mom of the year," my kids used plastic walmart sacks instead of "baskets." I forgot the baskets...awesome! | happy | EASTER
16: A mother holds your hand for a little while...and holds your heart forever.
18: Gardening with Memaw. Such beautiful memories.
19: What a wonderful time the girls had planting our first raised-bed garden. Memaw came over to lend her expertise. The first squash were so much fun to the girls! We also had lots of jalepenos this year. The drought kept us from a big harvest but the much-anticipated popcorn plant gave us enough to make popcorn so the adventure was worthwhile!
21: Playa del Carmen, Mexico June 2011
22: Tom is an amazing dad! He invests so much time, energy and love into our girls. Whether he is involving them in his latest wood-working project , taking them to a fishing tournament or hiking at a state park...these girls should never have a reason to doubt that they are the center of their fathers universe and loved so very, very much! We are blessed.
23: Happy Father's Day
24: The girls always look forward to summer time fun in Nana & Papa's pool. It is such a great time to relax, visit, laugh and just enjoy each other. This was our last summer with Bentley and we caught some cute pics of him enjoying the pool as well.
26: first day of school | Cousins | Hair Feathers! | Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart. Jeremiah 1:5
27: First Dental Visit | Lauren went on a work trip with mom | Emily learned to ride a bike | Emily collected a couple of bags of pine cones. She decided she would sell them to make some spending money. This is her sign...my little entrepreneur! | Emily's glasses
28: Week at Camp G'Bee & Papa's
31: Happy 4th Birthday Lauren Elise | It is so hard to believe our sweet Lauren is so grown up! All she wanted was a jewelry box and jewelry...she got plenty of both! We had a great celebration!
32: Chesser's ~ Green's ~ Schooler's Rowell's ~ Decker's
33: BRANSON ~ 2011
34: The Tooth Fairy & Princess Giggles | Lauren counted and sorted her candy as soon as we arrived home from the church festival. | Emily with her fruit monster she made at her school party.
35: The pumpkin creation is Lauren's handiwork, made at school. | Emily and two of her classmates at their party in Mrs. Burk's class. | Nana Troyer... | Sweet Rachel...
38: For this child I prayed... 1 Samuel 1:27
39: "They know me in a way no one ever has . They open me to things I never knew existed. They drive me to insanity and push me to my depths. They are the beat of my heart, the pulse of my veins, and the energy of my soul. They are my kids." | Emily Marie & Lauren Elise