Sunday, June 13, 2010

Spotlight Sunday -Makenna

This weekend I was able to take Makenna away, just the 2 of us. We did not go far, just to my inlaws house who are out of town. But we decided we could stay there and spend $$ on fun things instead of traveling out of town to the lake or to a hotel! (this daughter of mine is so practical I tell ya!)

We had a wonderful time. In the midst of having 6 children in the house, I love being able to spend one on one time with them. I have been planning this weekend for a few months. We did a book study together called Passport to Purity. I will not say alot about it on this blog, but I will say it is WONDERFUL and I would highly recommend it to ALL parents of pre teens, or young teens boys and girls.

We also did fun things such as manicures, & pedicures. We ate at the Blue Owl, did some shopping, watched movies, and just laughed and had fun.

The highlights of the weekend were some special gifts. I gave her Molly the American Girl. Mark gave her a purity ring, which we need sized for her ring finger. And the best was when he handed her a package that began to ring, which was the shocker for her. She has been BEGGING for a cell phone for a year. We had told her she had to wait till she was driving, but after much prayer we decided we would get her one. We are now officially the best parents ever. Or for this week anyways. ;-)

Makenna has really been a lifesaver to me in this last year. I am not sure I would have survived with out her. She is a HUGE help. She loves to mother, which is good and bad at times, but overall really good. She loves to be in the kitchen and so it is FUN for her to make meals for the younger kids. She is also so creative and loves to plan things for the kids to do. Be it playing school, putting on a fashion show, or a circus in the backyard.

So this weekend was all about her and I had fun spoiling her! It is hard to see her growing up, she is almost as tall as me and her foot is about even with mine. But I am loving seeing the beautiful young woman that God is molding her into.
**Just a reminder that I have started a private blog, email me if you want to be invited! ;-)


Faith, Hope, and Love said...

What a wonderful thing to do together as mother and daughter!

Love and blessings,

Jodi said...

Love it! Kenzie and I love our weekends alone, together!
Sooo glad y'all were able to get away together!

Anonymous said...

I am glad that you are back to blogging. I missed reading about your family and seeing the great pictures.