Summer weekends sure are sweet! 🌻 Sharing all about ours on the blog today. Link in profile. #masonlaneh
Summer is served! 🍉
How about a little #fridayintroduction since it’s been a cagillion years since I have participated. Hi, I’m Crystal. I am a wife to my high school sweetheart Nathan and mama to my little miracle, Mason. I am the blogger behind Hall Around Texas where I share about being a mama & infertility, travels, DIY, Jeeping, camping and everything in between. I started that space a little over 10 years ago and I am still in love with it (link in profile). I consider my blog and this Instagram my family scrapbook. My family is my world and I am happiest when we are together. Growing up I wanted to have 6 little boys, be a Kindergarten teacher and an Astronaut (ha). But, God had other plans for me and I am still learning to trust in His plan. I am mama to 1 sweet boy here on earth & 2 in Heaven and I am an account manager for a marketing firm. I am also a brand ambassador for a company called @Crawlher so check them out if off-roading and extremely cute clothes is your thing! I love life and I love love. And of course I love my Jesus!! Happy Friday! What do you have planned for the weekend? . For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. – Jeremiah 29:11
And just like that...I have a fourth grader. 😭 I am so proud of the little man you are becoming @masonaroundtexas 💙 You have the kindest little soul and the biggest heart. I can’t wait to see all that God has in store for you my sweet boy. Live beautifully. Dream passionately. Love completely.
We are back from our annual camping trip in Mason, TX and struggling just a little bit. Oh how I wish we were still in one of our favorite little towns with some of our favorite people. But, the good news is that we are 1 school day down with only 1.5 more days to go. B R I N G O N S U M M E R!! ☀️
At 11:39 pm on this day nine years ago I took one look at you and knew that my heart would never be the same. I instantly fell completely and totally in love with you. So much that my heart literally ached. I remember through tears saying over and over again in my head “thank you, Lord. Thank you. I know I don’t deserve him, but thank you anyway.” And I’ve found myself repeating these same words over and over again just about every day since. For all my life I’ve always wanted to be a mama, but I never knew how truly amazing it would be. And while my journey to get here wasn’t the easiest nor the quickest, it was all in God’s perfect timing and ways. It led me to you. Being your mama is the most incredible gift and such an honor. Happy 9th birthday my precious boy! Half of me can’t believe you’re already nine while the other half says only nine? You are wise beyond your years and have a heart of pure gold. I pray that you keep pursuing God and that you always approach the world with such kindness and tenderness. And that every minute of everyday you feel loved, wildly and fiercely. I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you. I love you my sweet boy!
Last Friday was Mason’s third grade dance and it was so bittersweet! We are sure going to miss this school and the amazing staff next year. 😭 Ready or not, 4th grade and a new school is right around the corner. But, I know Mason is going to do great things and God will lead us every step of the way. ♥️ I wonder how many more years I have of being Mason’s first choice for a date?!
#masonlaneh got to bring home his recorder from school and I got a private concert!! I know, you’re jealous. 🤣 But, in all reality it just made me feel so incredibly grateful. Grateful that the Lord chose me to be his mama and that I get to have a front row seat in everything he does and will do in his precious life. 💙
All that you are is all that I’ll ever need. ♥️
Happy Wednesday! Sharing three things on the blog today. Link in profile. ❥
Day 2 of the Staar test is done and Mason is confident he rocked it. He said “I’m pretty sure I will get to move to 4th grade!” 😊 Bless Him! Now bring on the countdown to summer!! ☀️ #masonlaneh
This precious boy is taking part 1 of the Staar test today. I’ve been praying over him that God will fill his little spirit with peace and the confidence he needs to crush this test. This morning he woke up so ready! He said he planned the whole day out in his head before bed last night. When I woke him up he was going to say “it’s my big day” with excitement (and he did) and that when he got to school he was going to high five his classmates and tell them “they’ve got this!” He listened to motivational songs all morning while eating breakfast! All part of his little plan! We also had a fun little dance party to This Little Light while waiting in the school drop-off line and then he eagerly jumped out of the Jeep. I’m so thankful for answered prayers!! And I’m so proud of this sweet boy. Now, my prayer is that he aces the test and is ready for the next one tomorrow. 💙
You didn’t have to, but You did. That’s what I tell God every single time I look at this sweet and precious face. I am forever thankful for the gift of motherhood and that God delights in giving us the desires of our hearts. But as much as I celebrate this day, I also feel overwhelmed with sadness. My heart aches for those longing to be a mama. I have felt the weight of the wait and the longing for these arms to be filled. I have felt the sting of emptiness. I have felt loss and I have felt heartache. You are not alone. My prayer is that you will keep expectant hearts and keep standing on the promises of God. He is working all things for your good. He will restore you and transform you with his extravagant love if only you let Him. If I can pray for you in any way, I would be honored. ♥️
For teacher appreciation week the kiddos got to have themed dress up days. Monday was a hat, Tuesday was sunglasses, Wednesday was superhero, and today was crazy socks. (Tomorrow is jeans) The end of the school year is always so bittersweet to me. While we are more than ready for summer, my heart breaks a little at how fast Mason is growing up. Another school year come and gone and I find myself yet again asking how? My prayer is that I am an intentional Mama, that there will never be a day when Mason doesn’t feel how fiercely I love him, and that he knows just how radically he has changed my life. And most importantly, that I am a Mama that always points him back to Jesus. Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6 These moments are fleeting...
Kid, you’ll move mountains one day. I just know it. I am so honored to be your mama. 🧡