Friday, August 30, 2013


Happy Birthday to this most sweet and precious boy!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

{Practice what I Preach}

  Dunkin' Donuts, y'all. . . I am in love. . . have you tried them?
 Football has started!
 Its Clayton's first year to be a BULLDOG!
It is much different than what we are used to playing Pittbull. . . and I am welcoming the change with open arms!

 I pray he has a great season. 
 I pray for safety.
  I pray he keeps football in its proper place on the "life scale".
 I start leading a new Bible Study on Monday! Made to Crave to about making good food choices. . . and considering the first picture of this post you can imagine it might be a tad difficult for me to 
practice what I preach! 
 Although I am sure it will be challenging I am looking forward to the study and fellowship.  
If you are in the area. . . 
Monday Eve 8:30 PM
ROC First Baptist Church

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

{Relish & Enjoy}

Every year.  Its me.  The weepy mom.  The one who holds on to each moment for dear life.  Wondering where time goes.  Wondering why nobody has asked for "dog eared" sandwiches or help tying shoes.  Wondering how I just went down for a quick nap and woke up to training bras and body odor.  I recently read an article in Home Life (they have a fabulous blog too!) about kids growing up.  The mom was referring to her daughter wanting to re-do her bedroom. . . about not understanding what in the world was wrong with the pink she had since she was 3. . .You know that just happened to me, right?
She made reference to Ecclesiastes 3:1.  The article encouraged me to relish each stage, but also enjoy the how God is forming and growing them into Godly men and women.
I needed that encouragement and was thankful for a new perspective on a verse that I have had hidden in my heart for years!
  Watching your children grow is such a joy, isn't it?

Monday, August 19, 2013

{Did I every share my Sweet Dorothy?}

Sis was in the Wizard of Oz at the end of 4th Grade. . .
My heart
melts a million
and 1 times.
Everything. The Braids. The Shoes. The tall socks. The ribbons.
Oh, and here is my most absolute favorite. . .
Twirling Dorothy.
(She is Twirling with her Dad.)

{My Sweets}

 Buddy all ready for the 2nd Grade!
Teacher:  Mrs. Langley
 Lily all ready for 5th Grade!
Teacher:  Mrs. Robbins & Mrs. Koeth
 Clayton all ready for 7th Grade!
Teacher:   Mrs. Ree/ Switch classes every hour.
 All ready to go!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

{Back to School. . .}

School starts bright and early Monday morning. . . I will share my end of Summer thoughts soon. . .

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


 FASDogs (a sports program we have here in our parts) ended last week with the 
 usual visit from our local fire dept. After weeks of running, drills, jumps, and all sorts of exercise
 all the kids anxiously await the water!
 Braxton, Clayton, & Tristan
 Sis & Buddy
 As important (if not more important). . .is the TSHIRT.
 Different every year.  Only get one if you attend everyday. And Sign IN!
He did it!
So proud of him! He is a BULLDOG now!
Going into the 7th Grade!
He will be . . . 13 on the 11th!!!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

{Fun in the Sun!}

 Swimmers having