Monday, February 28, 2011


right now! Hope to talk soon!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

{Student of the Month - Control Freak}

 Here we are at the Student of the Month Breakfast.
 We are so proud of Lily this year. . .
She hasn't stolen anything (she really like Mrs. Barkers counting blocks last year)
Her handwriting is beautiful.
She has managed to be able to sit by Caylee (one of her bestest friends) all year long.
 The pinning.
 The nametag.
 Signing in with Dad. (all of the above three are in perfectly incorrect order)
 We are looking a little unhappy? But basically just. . .
Why is mom making me take my picture beside this?

Here is where the control freak part comes in. . .
I let my kids pick out their own clothes on this particular day. . .
Hot Pink Socks + Green Pants + Teal Shirt = Lily
Shorts + T-shirts + 36 degree weather = Clayton
But, I am practicing "picking my battles".
I know its pretty easy right now.
I know it is going to grow more difficult as they get older.
So. . . I am practicing.
Big Gulp.Big Lump in Throat.
But as you can see in the pictures. . . I did not say a word.
They sported just what they wanted to.
All is well. Good student trumps matching clothes any ole' day in my book.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

{A Tuesday Cutie}

Buddy heading to Preschool.

Monday, February 21, 2011

{Chirst-Following Women are not Powerless}

Just a snippet for you from my last Bible Study. . .

We're not powerless.  In fact, we have the tremendous opportunity to choose between using our strong influence for good or for evil.  Christ-following women have already received God's grace and enabling to wield often unseen but significant influence in our nation's homes, communities, work places, and most importantly, before God's throne.

How are we using the power, or the influence, we already have?

By God's grace. . .
  • we have the power to share the gospel with a needy world.
  • we have the power to forgive those who have wronged us and to give grace to those who don't deserve it.
  • we have the power to offer deep joy to our families.
  • we have the power to love others who are different from us.
  • we have the power to care to for bereaved, single parents and their children, the sick, the dying, those who cannot give back, and those who have left to follow Christ.
  • we have the power to protect others' reputations by holding our tongues.
  • we have the power to bless others with what we say.
  • we have the power to help others change through loving guidance and, when necessary, even confrontation.
  • we have the power to use our gifts to God's glory.
  • we have the power to help develop children into well-adjusted human beings (whether they're our own or others')
  • we have the power to speak boldly on behalf of the persecuted church.
  • we have the power to change society through vote and voice.
  • we have the power to be gentle, kind, and humble.
  • we have the power to give away power so others can develop their potential.
  • we have the power to pray and thus call upon our loving Father, who places all the power in the universe at our disposal if we pray within His will.
I was left with this question. . .
How am I using the power I have?

The hightlited ones are some that really "hit home" and sometimes I struggle with or have opportunities to do everyday. . .

{Pick it up up up}

I will Never say Never!
 I will fight till forever!
The kid. . . is just adorable.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

{Around my Town}

 A Good Sunday Afternoon Truck.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

{Colorful Beauty}

I purchased these colorful beauties today for here.I joined the gym. . . only because I verbalized that I would.
That is the beauty of accountability.
It has been. . . fun.
Really, I am telling the truth!
I am enjoying this warmer weather so much.
I am looking forward to seeing Miss PattyCake & getting my hair done next week.
Weird Combination.
But.True. I love my husband.
He is just adorable to me in every way.
Random, I know.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

{She said}

it was an early birthday present?
I think it is just because she is as sweet as sugar.
Although, it could be an early birthday present. . .because she is the only
person I know that could possibly be more than a month ahead
of schedule.
Thank you MW!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

{10:08 am}

As most of you know, I have an Accountability Partner
for the Spiritual Dept. of my life for years.
(someone who makes sure you walk-the-walk and not just talk-the-talk),
and I have another lady in my life that I have asked if she would help me in
the Physical Dept. . . what was I thinking?
I told her I would join a gym. . . by Wednesday.
I didnt join Monday.
I didnt join Tuesday.
Crap. . . it's Wednesday.
I will see my dear friend in less than 7 hours. . .
What to do?
Eat Crow?
Join the Gym?
(BTW, I cant get the "spellcheck" to work and I am typing in all kinds of hurry!) Love.Me.Anyways.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

{Building a Snowman is Hard}

Last weeks snow! Thank goodness the sun has melted it away!
We had a good time building this little guy.
Although, building a snowman is much more difficult than I thought.
I had the "magazine image" in my mind. . . 3 perfectly round balls of snow,
complete with buttons. . . no.
Not so easy.
Fishing lures for eyes.
Nothing really round about it at all.
But that's okay.
It was nice just to be

Monday, February 14, 2011

{Back to What I Was Saying. . .}

The Sandwich.
The Monte Cristo.
Melted Cheese.
Warm Ham.
Wrapped in. . . well. . . a funnel cake.
Cheddars is the place.
Go have one.
Oh yes, the raspberry sauce is the most perfect taste for dipping the sandwich.
I have already received some very very
sweet Valentines.
Oh, how I do love love all my Valentines.
My candy of choice for the kiddos.
Have a wonderful day!
Full of Love!
How much more perfect could it be?

Saturday, February 12, 2011

{Talk to Me.}

How many of you have ever eaten a Monte Cristo?


we are enjoying the warmer weather.

Friday, February 11, 2011

{Vintage Valentines}

make my heart

skip a beat.
How precious are these?

Thursday, February 10, 2011

{Little Lily Feet}

Lily with my camera.
Snapshot of Sneakers.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

{The snow is really. . .}

coming down!
I keep doing housework, but
I am fixing to light a candle
and get on the couch.
Although I may fold clothes while I am there.

{Back in Business}

After a long night at the vet
we are back in commission today.
K-9 Remy was in Fayetteville yesterday being re certified
during his bite work he broke a tooth off.
(Um, thinking that was a hard bite. Yikes!)
After the help of 2 vets, all is well.
Thank you so much to Dr. N Coston for staying up so late
for a root canal! Brad so appreciated all he did for him.
I didn't think this little guy felt well. . .
sure enough today he is running fever.
See the dog (right side) on the couch?
That is Meredith Efurds dog. . . how cute is she?!