Friday, July 14, 2017

Little Girls and Big Things~

Three little girls sure make our days brighter around here!
Someone's always sitting on top of Macy~
 and meeting us right at daybreak to start the day~

Big things would be this BIG mess we've had for a while waiting for our new bookshelves to be installed~

And today was the day!!!
I have to say I cried when I walked around the corner for the first time~

As soon as the cabinet builder left, EK and I worked until evening getting our books shelved~
Trim will be added to give the shelves a built in look!
Calla walked in to say, "We have a Li-Berry!"
I have dreamed of floor to ceiling bookshelves forever!
Now we can enjoy a beautiful reading room with all our books in one place!!!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Our Scrapbooks~

I am hoping our bookshelves will be ready this week, and we have been organizing books like crazy.
I decided it was time to label our scrapbooks and found this clever idea on Pinterest~
 It was wonderful I had the supplies on hand~
Although I did get carried away and Scott had to get more tags.
Just look at those art notebooks though!!!
I can't WAIT to see them lined up on my shelves!

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Calla is growing and changing so much!
She loves drawing and writing ABCs~
 She loves coloring and talks ALL the time~

She LOVES 'reading' our blog books and looking for herself, asking~ Where Calla?~

We are still working on church.
We went to worship this week and made it through half the service~
Connection over correction~ she is NOT big on MY way but...
It is a process and takes time to trust and obey. Right???

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 28th Birthday Savannah~

It is so hard to believe Savannah is 28!
She and her family were at the beach on her birthday~

but we we had a little party for her and lit some sparklers~

 Have to throw in a few Birth day photos on the 4th of July, 1989~
Happy birthday to our first love!!!
One of the greatest days of lives!

Friday, June 30, 2017


Lots of Swimming~

It has finally gotten HOT here so we are spending lots of time in the pool~
 We had so much fun with Max, Addie, and Slate too~
Really don't know what we do if we didn't have a pool!!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Moments to Cherish~

I don't know what I would do without SJoy!
She is quick to help in any capacity, but the kitchen is her favorite~

Loved catching this moment with Calla and her daddy~

We LOVED having Jessie home for a visit all the way from Iowa~

Blueberries are ripe so of course we had to pick~

Some mornings and most afternoons you can find SJ deep in her book~

Childhood is the most beautiful of all life's seasons. ~Unknown 

Spending tons time in the pool and eating popsicles~

There is just something beautiful when they are both able AND willing~

And the sunsets are the perfect endings to long summer days~
And that sweet husband still going until dark keeping our yard beautiful!

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Grandboys~

A huge happy Father's Day to Josh too!
We are SO thankful for you and those presh Grandboys!!!~

Savannah sends me adorable photos of them all the time~

We were so excited to get a day with them and they were perfect~

I was surrounded by 9 loves and it was glorious~
Can't wait for the next visit!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

31st Anniversary~

31 years ago two kids made a promise of forever love. How has it lasted and grown?

One simple thought! Putting the other person first (and he does it WAY better than I do!) and dying to self every day.

I'm sure there are people that would argue {If we do this, we lose ourselves}. 

Maybe that is the point and maybe we find our purpose. 
It's NOT the easy road either. 
It's the blessed one.

 I want my whole life with this one man I chose 31 years ago. 
For better or worse. 
For richer or poorer. 
Originals, miscarriages, still births, adoption, 10 kids. 
For as many years as God has us on earth.

We could never have imagined this life but giving it to God every single day has led us to this anniversary.

Thank you honey for loving me even when I don't deserve it. Just like Jesus! That's the difference. It's all about Jesus.

This life.
This marriage.
This man.

I'm SO thankful!!! Happy Anniversary Scotty!!!
Our big girls/boys gave us a gift card to Stoney River for Christmas. 
We could never find a time to go so saved it for our anniversary. So glad we did! 
Savannah kept the kids, and we had a dinner date. Spent time remembering 31 years of Everything Beautiful!
 Love our life honey!!!