Monday, March 9, 2015

Family of 6!

Bowen Christopher Dinkins born on October 22, 2014
He weighed 7lbs 8 oz and is perfect!
Around week 34 I started to have an increase in contractions and Bowen started to move down in preparation for delivery. My doctor sent me to bed so we could delay labor for another few weeks. The following weeks were filled with anticipation around meeting our baby, we weren't sure what the gender was and the health of both baby and me.  At 37 weeks 6 days my contractions continued and I went to the hospital. A few hours later we met our 3rd baby boy!
All the kids have adjusted so well to a new baby and are so in love with him!

Blessed is an understatement.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Our family is growing!

We are expecting another sweet blessing early November!  Shortly before Bennett turned 1 Will and I were surprised with a + sign!  I am 18 weeks today and am having a great pregnancy so far. Kate & Wright are very excited and talk about all the things they will do to help. Kate's latest is that she can carry the baby down the stairs to help me get everyone in the car…uh oh! Wright says he will start getting Bennett out of his crib when he wakes up. Oh no! We definitely will have to curb these requests, but I am so thankful that they are excited and want to be helpful!

Finding time for the blog becomes more and more difficult, but I do love looking at back at fun events and pictures over the years. It is too difficult to capture the funny sayings, moments, smiles and milestones and I hope they remain in my memory for a lifetime. Here I can capture a brief snapshot of my blessings and joy!

Bennett turns 1~We celebrated at the house with a vintage circus theme! Complete with a photo booth, jump castle and sweets!

Friday, January 31, 2014

So much to say

I have found it more and more difficult to find time to post although there are so many things to write about! Kate and Wright turned 4 November 9th and we celebrated in Disney World! MOST MAGICAL TRIP! We made the decision to leave sweet Bennett with grannie which allowed him so one on one bonding time without having super long days at all the Disney parks. We missed him, but it was the best decision. We were busy at the parks, meeting the princesses, enjoying rides, parades, pools and more princesses!

Kate and Wright are so great with Bennett. They both talk about all the things they plan to teach him and they get so excited playing with him. He LOVES them and gets so excited when they play with him!

Our 4 year check up went great. Both healthy and growing up too quickly!
Wright continues to be about 8 lbs heavier and 2 inches taller than Kate.

They both enjoy school although Kate more than Wright. We had our first parent/teacher conference and they are both doing great! Wright did not recognize all his letters (he makes the sounds and knows all of them) and when asked his reply was, "My mom knows that letter, but hasn't told me yet"
He is too funny!

Kate received a dazzling dolphin on Monday for being so caring. When showing her wallet at show and tell she told her class that the money in her wallet was for the offering at church. So sweet!

Wright has been asking lots of questions about knowing God and meeting Jesus. He inquires a lot about love and asks so many questions. We love his active, inquisitive mind.

Bennett is crawling everywhere and walks around furniture. He has also started making lots of sounds! we think it sounds like mama and baba. He now has 6 teeth!

Friday, January 17, 2014


Kate and Wright were asked by their teacher, Mrs. Bryan, what they are thankful for and to draw a picture. She then shared these with the class at their Thanksgiving Feast.
We will always treasure these!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Bennett Dedication

On Sunday, November 3rd we dedicated Bennett at East Cooper Baptist Church. Will and I are so blessed with the gift of raising this sweet, cuddly, bright eyed boy.  We made a public commitment among family and friends to raise him to know and serve Jesus Christ.  It was such a special day for our family. I loved standing before our congregation with Will and my three children making our public commitment!

We hosted lunch afterwards at our home. We had 19 children age ranging from 6 weeks to 13 years old. So much fun to see all the kids together! So thankful for great families that traveled and friends to share our day with us.
Especially thankful for my dad who drove all day to celebrate with his namesake.

Our pastor, Buster Brown, presenting Bennett to the congregation

Guest of honor

Will with sweet Kate

Grannie with darling Wright

Family Photo!

Dinkins and Palmer cousins 

Dinkins and Tillman cousins