Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beautiful Easter

We had a beautiful Easter weekend. Any weekend is beautiful when I have my family around me. That is what I live for. We actually started egg hunting a week ago and just continued in it dyeing the eggs on Friday night, hunting them on Sunday and will probably hunt more this week as the dyed ones are sitting waiting patiently in my refrigerator. Easter Sunday service was beautiful as well and I am so thankful to Jesus for his sacrifice and for what he does for us every day. We must never let the Easter bunny take precedence over our Lord.
Now for pictures.
It was a good thing we took Lily's shirt off because she ended up spilling her cup of dye on herself.
Just so you know, Lily was asleep during the egg hunt at Detra's. Poor baby....she would have loved it.
The kids love going to their Aunt Detra's and Uncle Cliff's for Easter. They are always excited to go.  

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Not Spring Break

Spring break has come and gone but what we did on Spring Break got us going back to the pond. It needs some work what with the flooding from last year and just neglect but that didn't stop us from going down there fishing and having a hot dog roast. Just a spur of the moment kind of thing but aren't those usually the best kind of outings. And of course, Jamie caught the only fish that was caught and on the first throw. Oh well, it's all fun. And the hot dogs never tasted better than with a little fire ash on them. Fishing, eating, a nice little fire because it is still kind of cool as the sun goes down, playing......what better way to end a Saturday.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Not what we expected.

This spring break totally did not turn out as we expected. You see, we were supposed to go back to Washington DC BUT at the very last minute we had to cancel. AWWwwwww. Yes we were disappointed but we will try again next year. (And maybe I will be in a bit better shape although that's what I thought this year too. Oh well.) Well, we had to do something! So it was decided to take any of the youth that wanted to go to Sonshine Mountain Retreat Center. It was so very relaxing and to my surprise, even the teens seemed to relax and put down their phones. There was volleyball, fishing, swimming in the freezing cold water (no not me), hot dog roasting, board games, movie watching, sleeping in and staying up late and most importantly worshiping Jesus.
 
 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

My date for the night

Isaiah told me a couple of days ago that me and him were going to go on a "date". Ok I said. He said it would be just me and him, not Mama or Daddy, just us. And that we would get Lunchables. This he said with a lot of excitement. Lunchables. You just never know what gets a three-year old excited. Well, we went on our "date". We ate at McDonald's which is where he wanted to eat dinner. He met some friends there. Then he informed me that we should get a toy when we went to Wal-Mart to get the Lunchables. So off we go to do just that. After we get the toy and candy, Isaiah was not interested in the exciting Lunchables so.....we didn't get them. Then that little sweetie spent the night with us. I love having all my kiddos with me but I also love having them one on one. 
 

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Fur babies

Jessica does love her fur babies and she has a new one.
Meet Ruthie.