Sunday, February 22, 2015


Hunter played basketball for Wylie Basketball Association this season, and he had a great time. We loved his team, the Jazz. I didn't get to take many pictures, because most of the time, I was chasing Grey around. I did make sure to get a couple shots during the tournament last week. The Jazz won the first two rounds and made it to the final 4. They played Tuesday at 6:30, Wednesday at 8:30, and Thursday at 8:30, so by the time the semi-finals made it on Thursday night, they were beat to say the least. It was past all of their bedtimes when the game started. The Dragons, the team that they lost to in the semi-finals, ended up winning it all. They were undefeated all season. We were so proud of our boys!

I was so thankful that Hunter ended up on the team that he did. Both of his coaches were so positive and affirming. His head coach got choked up when talking with them after the game on Thursday night. It was obvious that the team was really special to him. Saturday, we all met at Braum's for a team party...

The coach gave a sweet little description of each kid before handing them their trophy. Hunter made some good progress this year, and is on his way to being a great defensive player. Most importantly, he has fun while playing, so we'll keep on doing it as long as that's how he feels. He loved his teammates, and so did I...
On the left, starting at the front: Casen, Ian, Dallin, Hunter, Aidan, Barrent (hiding behind Hunter), and Landon.

I love how Hunter and Aidan are giggling here...

Go Jazz!

Monday, February 2, 2015


Happy Birthday, Grey!

You are 2 today!  You are growing so fast, but you will always be our Brooks family baby.  You are growing and learning so much every day. 

You are talking more and more with a little help from mommy or daddy.  And you love to run around all the time.  Your favorite place to be is outside, which is a little unfortunate on 45 degree days like today.  Mommy doesn't love the cold...or even like it, but you don't seem to mind at all! 

You adore Mickey Mouse and any kind of ball.  Basketball is your particular favorite, probably because it's big brother's favorite sport.  You love to throw and catch the ball, and especially throw it against the front door (or really touch it to the door), just like brother throws his basketball.  You giggle and giggle with giddy excitement whenever anyone plays ball with you.  Mickey and Donald are your favorite pals.  You could watch them all day long, over and over and over.  You call them "Memow and Donul".  You not only watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, but play with your tons of Mickey toys and almost always choose one of your Mickey books to read.  You are a little obsessed, but this Disney family loves it!  You have started to like Bubble Guppies over the last couple of weeks, too,  You call that show "Guppy".

Being your mom is my most honored job.  I am so thankful that God entrusted you to us.  I pray that you will grow to know the Lord deeply and tuck his love for you deep in your heart.  I pray that your heart will seek Him in all you do.  I love you, sweet boy.  You bring so much joy to my heart and light to my life!  We are so happy to celebrate you today!