Welcome

Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our family blog. This may be your first visit here, or you may be a friend from across the globe, or family that we have just seen. Who ever you may be, thanks for taking the time to read about our little family, and all we are learning on this adventure the Lord has called us to live! Here you will find, the random thoughts, funny stories, prayer requests, and the journey our family and Jack is on with his battle with Leukemia.

.Happy Birthday.


Most of the world celebrates the end of one year and the beginning of the next today... remembering all the things that have happened and the things to come... We do that too, but it carries with it a little more sentimentality these past few years. For the past 3 New Years Eve's- we have also rejoiced in the gift of our little boy. He was born just an 1 hour and 8 minutes shy of the year 2006.... and we could not be more grateful to God for him.

My sweetie pie boy has had a big year this year, getting potty trained, going to the beach, making tons of memories, learning to have manners and becoming a little gentleman. He runs to open the door for me most places we go, and is pretty consistent at saying please and thank you, and he tries to "serve me" all day by doing things around the house for me and announcing that he is my "big special helper."

However, as wonderful as those things are, the most wonderful things we have seen develop in Tyler this past year are the eternal things... like learning to share with his brother, being kind and unselfish, learning to have self-control when he really really really wants to do what mommy has said no to. He has such a tender heart, always waking me up in the morning (sometimes in the wee early hours) with a gentle kiss on the cheek and touch on the face. One of my favorite things that he has learned this past year, is a song that Jordan wrote, "All I Have is Christ." He sings that song all day, and it has become the song we sing to him before bed, per his constant requests. It blesses me so much to hear him ask for Bible time and to sing and dance to the songs his daddy has written.

God has been so kind to us this year. There have been many moments of temptation in the midst of training as we are learning how to do this and instruct our son to be a man who fears the Lord, but oh the measure of Grace there has been for each day! I am amazed to see how, when I just have faith in God for parenting, what a joy it truly is! And having a sweetie pie like Tyler, makes the job so much more fun too.

Little boy, we love you so much and are so grateful for the many ways you bring joy to our hearts. Thank you for loving mommy and daddy and brother so much, for all the hugs and kisses you lavish on us, and for being such a teachable boy. Happy Birthday Peanut!

In order to get 1 decent picture of this crazy 3 year old.... we take a lot of this:

Christmas Time...

I am playing catch up on the pictures to post here, as usual!! The day after Thanksgiving, we officially kick off the holiday season with the annual trip to Pine Valley to cut down our Christmas Tree. This year we ate a yummy breakfast together and then headed out to find the perfect tree... there were many photographic moments...

.my little guy.
.do i have to stand here?.
.jack attack.
.grin.
.sweet cheeks.
.snuggly and lovely.
.little hunter.
.my boys.
.britt-britt.
.exploring.
.pop-pop to the rescue.
.the perfect tree getting cut with a real saw.

.little helper.
.sweetie moments with Jackers.


.decorating.

.daddy is the best.
.attention to the details.
.placing the star.


.wonder.
.its Christmas in our house.

.Just us.


I was looking back through the pages of this blog, and realized how many posts I have done with pictures of people I have taken, and not just our family! So I started another blog, just for those pictures... so that I could keep this blog JUST ABOUT US!

Hopefully, that means I will be more faithful to blog on this one! If you are interested, you can check it out HERE! I hope to keep this blog updated more, as there certainly is no shortage of things to post about!

Introducing...

Brooklyn Joy Boisvert
7 lbs 9 oz
20 1/2 inches
6:30 pm (i think!)


So happy to introduce to you to the newest member of our playgroup, friendship, and lives! My dear friend Rakel had a dream labor and delivery and we are so excited to get to know this little girl! I only got a handful of shots... everyone was trying to get their phones and cameras in, so I kinda felt like the paparazzi!!! But here she is!



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This post is a little late in coming!!! Jack turned 1 on Sunday! I still cannot believe a year has past since little boy was born! The year has flown by and he has changed so much. He has brought me so much joy, and every day, I so look forward to seeing his happy face first thing in the morning!

He has been such a blessing to our family, and God has been so lavish in his kindness in giving us such a sweet snuggly, happy boy. And, as I had hoped, he and Tyler are becoming buddies and I know they will one day be best friends! Just the other night, I was training Jack to not throw his food, and he had begun to cry, when Tyler (who had been watching the interaction) began to be silly, trying to make Jack laugh.... and a moment later, Jack was cracking up and Tyler was beaming with his success~ that just made me so happy!

Here are a whole bunch of pictures of my little one from the past year.. working backwards to his very first day in this world! Birthday celebration pictures coming!