My family

My family

Thursday, June 28, 2012


I spent some quality time on FaceTime with Delanie last night.......about 87 minutes worth!  I was missing her and Garrett so much I just had to see their pretty faces.  This technology is so amazing!  I wish I had it when I was little.  Heck, I wish I could talk on the phone long-distance when I was little.  Who am I kidding.....I wish I could talk on the phone when I was little! 

Needless to say, after 87 minutes, I got caught up on the ins and outs of Delanie's world.  I sure miss that little sweetie! :)


Friday, June 22, 2012

Our last night....

The time to say good-bye to the kids for the Summer came way too fast.  In past years, I always knew I could look forward to a temporary hiatus but not this year.  Garrett is staying in Texas for his Senior year and Delanie is still trying to decide what to do.  Needless to say, the night before they left was a tough one. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Bailey's new bed

Bailey is such a sweet dog.  She's the first one to greet you at the door after work.  She will howl and howl until you rub her belly.  When someone is sick, Bailey sleeps by them.  She's terrified of thunderstorms and will try to get under the bed.  (She's a little big for that!)  Jim calls her "Big Bootie Judy".  :)

Bailey and Sugar are not friends.  Honestly, Sugar is not friends with anyone.  She chases Bailey around the house and swats her on the butt if Bailey gets too sassy.  This picture is of Bailey's new bed.  Sugar peed in the old one (did I mention Sugar was unfriendly??).  Bailey likes her new bed but it's a little tall for her.  She had to jump up into it.  Poor baby is falling forward the whole night. 

Monday, June 18, 2012

I saw God today!

It's been a difficult time in our household lately.  Garrett and Delanie are considering spending the next school year with their dad in Texas.  As a mom, this is completely unthinkable.  Who else can take care of my babies like I do?! 

After Jim and I dropped the kids off at the airport on Saturday, I decided to take a walk.  I needed time to calm down, focus and pray.  God took that time to show me that there is beauty in life if you just take the time to look for it. 

These flowers are just over our property line in the backyard.  Some people may think they're weeds but I see God's smile when I look at them.  God will never give us more than we can handle.  I'm so grateful for such a gracious, thoughtful, all-knowing Creator. 

Sunday, June 17, 2012

My dad.....
  • Quiet
  • Patient
  • Unconditional love-giver
  • Chocolate-maker
  • Advice-giver
  • Listener
  • Thoughtful
  • Wise
  • Safekeeper
  • Chaser of the Boogie Man
  • Lover of Christ
  • Teacher
  • Sobby Buggs
  • Provider
  • Carpenter
  • Best Dad Ever!

Happy Father's Day, Dad!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Cookie day

It's definitely a cookie (or sixteen) day today.  Not particularly wanting to live in the moment when my little ones are packing to go to Texas for the Summer. 

I know I should be focusing on how much fun Jim and I will have during our alone time but it's difficult.  I'm worrying that they will want to stay in Texas instead of coming back up north. 

I know God has a plan for us.  I believe everything happens for a reason.  I need to keep the faith.  Why are those things so much easier said than done?