Wednesday, May 17, 2017


Everyone!!! Got a float for Easter but they all gather on one. 

Oh Calla! You've come SO far over this past year!!!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Play AND Work~

Rosie and the girls bought a watermelon and it was the perfect snack at the pool~
Watermelon and popsicle eating belong at the pool!!!

After dinner Scott and I began another yard project in the front~
 We moved to this house about 9 years ago and the plants have grown SO big!
It was time to pull them up and begin again... a clean slate~
 HUGE improvement and can't wait to get the new ones in~
And then this happened~
There is NO way they will ever forget these fun nights!!!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Mother's Day~

Mother's Day was wonderful simply because ALL my children were home for the day~
And they know before I mention it to gather for a photo!

We spent the whole day just being together~

SO wonderful Calla is home in her Mama's arms and cutest couple~
 ALL 10 gathered around me~
My sister and family were home too so she and I got a photo with our beautiful mom~

My Beautiful Originals and GrandLoves~
Thank you to my amazing husband and children for making me feel SO loved!!!
It was a beautiful day filled with everything I need, all that I want, and nothing that I don't!

I'd say that's a pretty wonderful Mother's Day!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Moments to Remember~

I walked in the family room last night to find all of them piled on the sofa...
reserving library books online~

Today I invited SJ to take a book outside and read wherever she wanted to.
I looked out to find her in the treehouse reading to the neighborhood cat~

While EK was inside with all her art supplies out painting this~
Moments to Remember for sure!!!

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Happy 9th Birthday Payne Curtis~

Payne has waited for this day for a long time since we celebrated at the end of April~
He is as sweet and happy as he looks!
LOVES everything space, rockets, and got a telescope for his birthday~
 He also got a new watch~

We were invited to come keep the boys for a little while and boy were they sweet!!!~
 He was due a nap so Savannah sent me a video showing me how to swaddle him
and I looked over the edge of the crib and he smiled at me like I had done a great job~
 He went right to sleep all snuggled in even without a pacifier!

Savannah suggested we take them to ride the carousel at the mall.
When we got there, the lady said they could all ride FREE for signing up for the birthday club~
 They were ALL so excited!!! Especially Calla~

On the way home, we stopped by Chick-fil-A for a nugget tray and a little cheap cake~
He loved his little lemon creme cake and said It was the GREATEST DAY!
They all swam after dinner and Payne loved playing with his new boat from his aunts~

Yay! Happy birthday Payne Curtis! You are a treasure to our family,
and we adore you!!!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sweet Bitty Girls~

I had to snap a photo of the bitty girls in their smocked dresses that the big girls used to wear~
 AND it was the best day in church Calla as ever had!!!

Calla chose this little dress for her birthday because she said it looked like Poppy from Trolls...
her favorite movie~

Morning play before other kids are even awake~

Sweet Calla fell asleep during our afternoon read aloud time~
Our sweet bitty girls!!!

Saturday, May 6, 2017

A Saturday of BIG Yard Work~

We were just out honeysuckling when I got a text from my little brother~
 that he would be glad to bring his little tractor down to help us clear the BIG mess behind our pool~
 And I'm not even kidding when I say he had it cleared in no more than an hour.
He even pushed the big pile to the woods for us while all the cousins played together~

THEN he used the front loader to cut branches off our big tree~

The top two photos are before and the bottom after~

Scott and I finished clearing and planted grass seed~
A HUGE improvement!!!
Thank you Jason!!!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Rest Time~

Technology for the win and a really quiet rest time!!!

Fabulous Fridays make me so happy when we school and clean all morning so we can rest and play all afternoon. 

This is what Friday rest time looks like for us and I can be found with my book and coffee. 

It's Everything Beautiful!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

A Tree Frog~

EK's wish came true this morning as she rescued a tree frog from the skimmer~
It became our focus of the day and now we can't wait to hear them sing tonight!!!

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Watch Brave Calla~

ALWAYS wanting to be like her older siblings!!!
Good job Calla... I really think you will be swimming by the end of the summer!