Monday, May 8, 2017

New Smiles

We have some new smiles in the Serna house these days. 

Mig is loosing teeth like crazy!

 While we were in San Antonio for Spring Break, Mig lost his first top tooth. He swallowed it! 


Less than two weeks later he lost his other front top tooth. 


How cute is that new smile?!?

Mig is not the only one with a new smile. Selah is getting a new smile, too!!

This is sweet Selah before braces:


And Selah now:


She looks so much older already!!

At church, there is one lady that calls us the "Smiley family". Now we have new smiles to share! 




Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Wedding in Conroe

Last weekend we loaded up the RV and headed down to Conroe, Texas. 




It was a very special trip - my little sister was getting married!!

The flower girl and ring bearer were super excited to report for duty.



All of the kids were excited about the big day, though.


It was a beautiful venue!




My new brother-in-law is a police officer, so he asked Mig to wear his police uniform in the wedding and then surprised him with a police car to drive down the aisle. It was precious!!!


Faith practiced being a flower girl for a week to get ready. This is her final practice at the rehearsal.



Finally the big day arrived. 








The wedding was amazing! The ceremony and reception were so beautiful! I didn't take my camera to the wedding, but I know they will be getting a lot of good pictures from their photographer. 

The next morning, GiGi, Pop-Pop, Aunt Jackie, Aunt Barbie and Uncle Ernest all visited our RV campsite. 


We had fun feeding the fish and turtles and just enjoying some after wedding down time. 





We headed home around noon, but stopped to say hi to Big Sam in Huntsville.


Sorry, Big Sam. Oh, so inappropriate! 


Big Sam is 67' tall and is the tallest statue of an American Hero in the world. It is also the second largest free standing statue in the U.S. 



It was fun to get out and see the statue in person. 

The whole trip was so much fun and full of so much love. We enjoyed seeing family and meeting new friends. We know Amanda and Brian are going to have many more happy days as they live the rest of their lives together. 

Monday, April 24, 2017

Easter 2017

We had such a special Easter this year! 



The Saturday before Easter was my birthday. We celebrated by going out for lunch at the Cheesecake Factory and then dying Easter Eggs. 


The kids got all kinds of Easter goodies.



On Easter morning we ate our boiled eggs and then went to church.


This year we are a host family to an international student at UNT. We have loved getting to know our student, Emma. She is from China and is the sweetest thing ever! Emma came to church with us and then joined us for Easter lunch.



We also had our friends, the Han Family, over for lunch. It was so fun and special to spend Easter with all of them!






The kids hunted eggs and then smashed cascarones! All of this was new and exciting for Emma!



Baylor even got Easter lunch!


To top off the evening, Mig accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior on Easter night! I can not think of a better way to celebrate the resurrection than that! What a way to celebrate Easter! 

Praise the Lord for Jesus' sacrifice for us on the cross and his victory over death! Praise the Lord that we can stand and say, "Oh, death, where is your sting? Our resurrected King has rendered you defeated!" 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Look who turned 6!!!

On April Fools Day 6 years ago, my mom told me that my sister Rachel, who was carrying triplets was checking into the hospital. Up until that day every appointment she had was perfect. The babies were doing great; she was carrying them well. I have to admit, I thought it was an elaborate April Fools Day joke at first, but sure enough, those three made their way into the world that day becoming the 2nd, 3rd and 4th April Fool babies in our family because - PopPop was the original! 

This year we headed down for a Secret Life of Pets party at the Stepanov's beautiful, new house.





There were fabulous cakes, party foods and games, but the ultimate highlight of the party was the petting zoo.






I think Faith nearly ripped the wing off a baby chick - this rabbit seemed a little more resilient. 



Gabe loved this bearded dragon and has been asking (begging) for one ever since. 



I can't believe these guys are already 6 years old. They are fun and adorable and I love being their Auntie M!!

And of course, we had to give lots of love to the original April Fool baby, too!