Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Back to blogging

I really am, (I SWEAR) really, going to do better about blogging. Really.
Thought I might try doing another photo challenge. I always get overwhelmed with these but for some reason I keep thinking it might be fun and try another. So, here goes, August photo challenge!

Day 1 - outside
My friend Connie invited us to her in-law's house today (um, well, Wednesday) to swim. The boys had a great time and Ford is just getting more and more brave as the summer passes. So much fun with great friends!

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Okay, I'm not really sure why I commit to these things. I am always having to play catch up! So here's days 23-29:
Day 23: my shoes. :-)

Day 24: inside your bathroom cabinet. Good thing I just recently cleaned it out! Haha.

Day 25: green. One of my favorite Vera Bradley patterns is Sittin' In a Tree.

Day 26: night. I love how cozy my bedroom is at night time. :-)

Day 27: something you ate. I've been eating cuties lately like it's the end of the world. LOVE them!

Day 28: money. Logan's stash. He's a saver. :-)

Day 29: something you're listening to. I've been listening to a lot of this guy recently. Love me some KC.

Well, that's it. I finished. Maybe not the way it was intended but at least I finished on the day I was supposed to. Woohoo!
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Thursday, February 23, 2012

I'm a slacker!

Once again, I've fallen behind on my February photo challenge. So I thought I'd take this time to catch up, with days 17-22. 😁

I see this time every day sitting in the pick up line at Logan's school. :-)

I MUST have a cup of coffee every morning or else I'll just fall back asleep! ;-)

I really don't mind washing, drying and folding clothes (gives me a good excuse to sit down and watch some tv during the day;). But I really despise putting it away....and my least favorite thing is folding SOCKS!! Yuck! Luckily I have a little eager helper to help me put the clothes away!

I love seeing Logan's handwriting and seeing it improve as the year progresses. Okay, so it's not the neatest handwriting, but he is a boy after all. ;-)

I am very critical of most every photo of myself. I can find something wrong with every one. But some of my favorites are ones that include these 2 sweet, handsome boys. :-)

I'm blessed to be able to stay at home with my boys. So, here's where my work takes place each day! Home!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

5k for Mila

Adoption care is a subject that is very close to my heart. Here's a great chance to help a sweet orphan get home with her mommy and daddy.


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Friday, February 17, 2012

Day 16: something new

My new Vera Bradley make up bag. :-)

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Day 15: phone

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Day 14: heart

These two sweet boys have my heart!
Happy Valentines Day!

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Day 13: blue

When I think about the color "blue," I think about this guy. ;-) If you know him at all, you definitely know that blue is his favorite color.

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Sunday, February 12, 2012

Day 12: inside your closet

I edited this picture so you wouldn't be able to see just how messy my closet is... ;-)

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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Day 11: makes you happy

These three people in my life make me pretty darn happy. :-)

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Day 10: self portrait

Self portrait of me from Chris and Kenda's wedding. :-)

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Day 9: Front Door

Our front door...although, we actually have a different door on the house now. :-) This picture was made by Bobby Johnson of Moments Noticed Photography last spring.

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Day 8: sun

This is a good one for day 8 because the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day! :-)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Day 7: button

I've got to be honest, this is a button a push quite a bit each day. Can you tell what button it is?! ;-)

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Day 6: dinner

I ate a late lunch and then some yogurt this afternoon, so I wasn't very hungry at dinner time. So here's what I ate for dinner tonight...

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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Day 5: 10:00 am

I took a picture of the Pigeon Forge sign since this is where I was at 10:00 am on my 37th birthday! :-)

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

February Photo Challenge - Day 4

Day 4: a stranger

Carla and I noticed this guy while people watching in Pigeon Forge today. There were a lot of people to choose from that caught our eyes...but this guy really stood out in his lovely orange attire. ;-)

February Photo Challenge

I'm not really that great at finishing photo challenges but I'm really
going to try and finish this one. Maybe my blogging friends who are
also doing this challenge can help keep me on task. :-)

Since we're 4 days in to February, I'll go ahead and post days 1-3 now. Day four will come later today. :-)
        Day 1: your view today
Pappy's BBQ opened back up in Moundville and this was my first time eating there since they've opened.

Day 2: words
I pray every day that God will mold me into a Proverbs 31 woman for my husband and my children.

Day 3: hands
One of my favorite things about my babies is their sweet hands. One day
their's will be a lot bigger than mine. Today I cherish their chubby
fingers. :-)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

From the mouths of babes...

I'm almost embarrassed to admit, wait, okay....I AM embarrassed to admit that for a long time I didn't pray with my kids. Maybe I thought they were too young, their attention spans too short and their ability to even understand what I was saying was just not present. Or maybe its just that I've always hated praying out loud in front of people. Yes, terrible reasons. But when Logan started Pre-K 4, I decided we needed to start praying every morning on the way to school. Every night, Alan started praying with them at bedtime. We've been trying to stay really consistent but sometimes we don't always say our prayers at night. But we do usually get our prayers in on the way to school. If you've never prayed with your child and had him/her pray, too, YOU, MY FRIEND, ARE. MISSING. OUT. No words ever spoken have been more precious than Logan's sweet, heartfelt prayers. He doesn't have a scripted prayer he has memorized and repeats. He prays from his precious, genuine heart.
There have been mornings when Logan and I neither one really want to pray. Close your mouth, you've been there. You know those mornings when you know you need to talk to God about your attitude but you just don't want to! Logan and I are so much alike, we butt heads in the mornings. But I have found that praying with him, even when I don't really feel like it, and encouraging him to do the same, usually makes us both a little happier and definitely improves our moods. We just had to flush the flesh out and ask the Holy Spirit to take over!
Many nights I have gone to put my babies to bed, worn out from the day, just ready to go lay down and not talk for several hours. But my little angels never let me leave their bedroom without us praying, even Ford (who still refuses to pray!) reminds us. :) Those truly are some of the most precious moments for Alan and I to witness.
One Sunday night after church we ate a quick dinner with some friends before heading home. Logan volunteered to ask the blessing and instead of "God is great, God is good..." that boy prayed an original Logan prayer. I can't even begin to tell you how proud I was of him.
Why am I sharing all of this with you? Is it to brag on myself and my husband as parents? Hardly. We fail. A lot. It is simply to share with you what can happen in your child's life when you are obedient to God as a parent. Blessings, overflowing pouring out, running over. I struggle to this day on how to pray because I was never really taught. I want to make sure my boys know how to pray to their heavenly Father, that they know that no matter where they are, what they are doing, He's always there and He's always listening. I want praying to become second nature to them. Sometimes I stop myself in the middle of stressful moment and think "Hello!! Dummy, why aren't you praying about this!?" I feel like a child in my spiritual walk in so many ways. I have lots to learn and as I do, I want to teach it to my boys. I want them to begin their journey with Christ now, so that as they get older and temptations and worldly pleasures tempt them, they will already have years of steps with Christ behind them and will recognize the dangers before they are in the middle of them.
God is good and He is faithful when we trust and obey. Trust His ways are good and obey Him. Pray with your child. Talk to them about Jesus. It doesn't matter their age. Begin right NOW!

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