Sunday, December 18, 2011


The past three weeks have been nothing short of a whirlwind. Time has been a biggest gift that seems to precious as it just seems to escape me. In a short/long post I want to recap what has been going on. Three weeks ago today, November 27, to be exact, two miracles happened. The birth of my nephews Cash William Donat and Walker Kevin Donat came rather unexpectedly that day. I got a phone call from my mom around 9:30 am. Was at the hospital by 10:30 am and Cash William was born at 11:11 am weighing in at 4 lbs 10 oz and then his brother came one minute later at 11:12 am weighing 4lbs. These two sweet babies gave their daddy the best Birthday present he could have asked for that day, their arrival. Thankfully the boys are doing well and while I do not have pictures to post (I know, bad aunt) I have gotten to spend many of my lunch breaks visiting the NICU and loving on them. They are both getting bigger and stronger each day and we are continuing to pray for them to come home, hopefully sooner rather than later, as long as they are healthy. They both stole my heart right away and just reminded me again how wonderful God truly is when you see all of his creations.

Fast forward to the following week. Ashton had his first Christmas program at his preschool. I think Ashton had the largest fan club in attendance with his Mo, Mimi, Molly, Grandpa, Nannie Marge, Mommy, Daddy and Reese taking up not one but two pews to see his performance. It was so cute and we laughed and "Ooooed" and "Awwed" at all of the adorable kids and the songs and hand motions they performed.

Then the next day Ashton headed to Midland with Molly and Grandpa for two days to hang out. He had a great time and then we met him along with Molly, Grandpa, G.G., Mema, Uncle Chris, Amber and other cousins to celebrate Ashton and Reese's Great Great Grandma's 100th Birthday!!! This woman is AMAZING and looks incredible. Molly and G.G. had done a great job putting a party together which all of Great Great Grandma's friends came to enjoy. It was a wonderful celebration filled with family and friends and I am so thankful we were there to enjoy it. After a whirlwind weekend we headed back home from San Angelo and have spent the last week trying to get ready for Christmas. I love this time of year and after spending time with family it makes me continue to remember the Reason for the Season. Here are some pictures from the party.

The Birthday Girl....doesn't she look incredible for 100! (She claims she is only 96 though!)

5 Generations:

Mema, looking beautiful!

Pictures of my handsome boy, ready for his Christmas program:

And my sweet, yet mischievous girl