Last week Ben’s cousins came to stay for about a week.  Beckham is 3 weeks older than Ben so they had lots of fun!  But he even had fun with his older cousins Logan and Liam!  The day after they left when he woke up in the morning he looked around and said, ‘Liam!’  He misses them for sure.

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The Sunday after they got here we celebrated David’s birthday and of course it was all the more fun with these guys!


And I just have to throw in a few of these..

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Oh! I can’t handle the cuteness!

The boys had tons of fun with David’s spiffy new racecar.  He even let the boys drive it! (with help of course!)  Their favorite was to walk down to the church parking lot so they could go really fast!

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A night at Mimi’s grill of course!

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Love this boy.  He and I had some time away from the craziness to go shoppin.


I hope these two are buds for life

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The second exciting thing for the week was the bridal shower for Mericar!  I really did have a lot of fun planning it and being crafty which really isn’t like me (maybe I don’t know me very well!) My mom wont admit it but she helped out a ton.  So did my cousin’s wife Ginny (cute banners!), my aunt Kelly whose beautiful home it was held, my other Aunt Cathy whose drawers I emptied and stole and many other helping hands! Oh and course Pinterest!

I really had never done anything like this before so I feel sorry that Mericar was my guinea pig, there are certainly lots of things I learned but I guess that’s the point right!  It was fun and memorable and I just still can’t believe that my littlest bro is getting hitched.  Weird.

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I already love this girl and I can’t wait to get to know her better (we haven’t had the time!)  She is very lucky to be able to call Brian her husband and if she is who Brian chooses to call his wife then I know she is just spectacular.

Love you Mericar!  Thanks for squealing with joy when you walked into the shower.  You were the only one I aimed to make happy and it made me happy!