Sunday, December 6, 2009

Wonderful Weekend!

This was a fantastic weekend!! I am sad to see it come to an end!! We had so much fun watching Alabama kick Tim Tebow's butt!! It was a great game and yes, I was shocked!! I never imagined we would lead the whole game, but I am happy we did!! It was awesome!! All season long- I rooted for anyone playing Florida- I wanted someone to beat them, but no one could!! I am glad now that they saved Florida for us!! Yay Alabama!!

On a completly different note- our church service was amazing!! Every time I enter the church doors the love of God just wraps around me and He speaks to me through every detail in the service!! It such a special time to me personally!! God is so good! I am so grateful for his mercy and love!! I took a few Christmas pics of the kids in front of the church today too (our church is just as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside) and they did a great job... I have a few favs to share!! Nana is so sweet- she got the kids some Christmas outfits for just such and occasion!! The pictures look great!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009


These are a few of my favorite ornaments/decorations!! I love to get out all of our Christmas decorations, each one holds such precious memories....

*I am trying to grasp this concept of peace in this season of hustle and bustle!! The kids are growing up so fast and I don't want to waste any energy being worn out and stressed during this holiday!! I pray for God's peace to invade my heart so I can enjoy my family and focus on the reason we have this season in the first place!

*We got this angel on our Honeymoon in Asheville, NC!! I can't believe in 6 days it will be 10 years!!

*This ball ornament was given to me by my class the year that Francie was born!! They were such a special group, so sweet!!

*My mom gave me this really beautiful Waterford snowman for Christmas a few years ago!! I collect snowmen and this one is gorgeous!! I love it!!

*These two are my absolute favorites-most valuable snowmen in my collection!! They are also a gift from my mom!! They are Swaravoski crystal and so cute!

*Birki gave me this one in my stocking one year!! It sits on my front table so I see him first when I come home! He is so adorable, I love his red and he has a little sparkle too!

*This one is from Birki too!! He is so delicate looking- he looks hand made and like he would come from White Flowers!! I love his reminder too!

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." John 14:27

Friday, December 4, 2009


"You have made known to me the paths of life, you will make me full of gladness with your presence." Acts 2:28

I'm glad to have... a night at home!
... a Savior who loves me like I am!
... the most wonderful husband- I cannot get enough of him!
... two beautiful, healthy children!
... watched Alabama beat Auburn!
... a job- my class is full of angels!
... my church -they are like oxygen- I cannot live without them!
... my home- even without furniture in the front room, it is my
dream home!
... my parents- I love them so much! They have always been
there for me!
... friends to laugh with!
... only 10 more days of school til Christmas break! Yippee!
... family!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Giving Thanks

Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth!

Serve the LORD with gladness!

Come into his presence with singing!

Know that the LORD, he is God!

It is he who made us, and we are his,
we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his
courts with praise!

Give thanks to him; bless his name!

For the LORD is good; his steadfast love
endures forever, and his faithfulness to all

Psalm 100

Monday, November 9, 2009

After my own heart...

This past Friday Will spent the night with a friend so we had some time alone with Francie! I asked her what she would like to do and she said "go shopping and buy me something and come home and make cupcakes for dessert"! She's a girl after my own heart!!

Friday, November 6, 2009

The Countdown Is On

Two weeks from today I'll be getting ready for a hot date with my sweetie!! He's gonna take me to see New Moon!!! I am so excited!! I know it will be great! Yes, I'm still a "little" obsessed with the whole Twilight Saga!! And it seems to keep getting worse!! These pics are just fueling the fire!! (you can see all of them at the Harper's Bazaar website) I absolutely love, love, love, this picture!! Have a great weekend!! Only 14 more days!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Remember When...

We have always gone to my mom's house for Halloween! It is all decorated with orange lights and jack-o-lanterns, and scarecrows! She makes us chili and cheese dip, rice krispie treats, brownies, and "squished frogs" -everything is delicious!! We visit, trick or treat, laugh, and just have fun!! It is always so special and I love it as much as the kids do! It is one of my favorite traditions we have- thanks Mom for all you do! This year we missed my sister and her crew! BOO HOO!

We had a butterfly (Morgan), a ballerina (Francie), a spider (Wyatt-so cute), and snake eyes (Will)this year! We got lots of candy and ate lots of candy!!

***My favorite Halloween treats!!! ;)

Saturday, October 31, 2009


Francie is going to be a ballerina for Halloween this year! It was the cheapest Halloween costume I have ever bought and she can use it for dance class too!! She is so cute as a ballerina! Her little tummy and her behind- adorable! I had to play dress up with her when I brought home the tutu! She loved it!

We have been so busy lately! As soon as I can, I will put up a few pics from our holiday festivities!! Hope you have a spectacular Halloween with your families!! Happy Halloween!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Cupcake Queen!

Granny got Francie a cupcake maker for her birthday!! She loves cupcakes and she couldn't wait to try it out so she made herself and Will one the other night! And I must say they are very courageous to eat these cupcakes! I mean, they took 30 seconds to cook! There has to be something wrong with that, but no one got sick- PTL! She had a great time and it really was fun to cook with her!

Doesn't that look delicious!?! ;)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


The rest of the verse says: "for His mercy is great"! 2 Samuel 24:14

I changed my bulletin board today for fall (I love to do bulletin boards)- for the past few years I've been using Bible verses and art projects that go with our theme or season or lessons- so I looked up verses that had the word "fall" in them. I came across this verse and it just pierced my heart! It was perfect (a message I've been needing to hear)!! I love when God catches me off guard to remind me of truth! Now I have this reminder everyday at school!

Dear Jesus,
Help me to fall into your hands! To rest in your peace and soak up your beauty! Thank you for your great mercy to me, a great sinner! I love you!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

True Delight!

Thou lovely source of true delight whom I unseen adore
Unveil Thy beauties to my sight that I might love Thee more
Oh that I might love Thee more
Thy glory o'er creation shines yet in Thy sacred word
I read in fairer brighter lines my bleeding, dying Lord
Oh my bleeding, dying Lord
'Tis here whene'er my comforts droop and sin and sorrows rise
Thy love with cheering beams of hope my fainting heart supplies
My fainting heart supplies
And ah too soon the pleasing scene is clouded over with pain
My gloomy fears rise dark between and I again complain
Oh and i again complain
JESUS MY LORD, MY LIFE, my light, oh come with blissful ray
break radiant through the shades of night and chase my fears away
Won't you chase my fears away
Then shall my soul with rapture trace the wonders of Thy love
But the full glories of Thy face are only known above
They are only know above
Oh come let us adore
My bleeding, dying Lord

*Traditional words by Anne Steele

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Happy Birthday Princess Frankie?

I can't believe my baby is 4 years old!! I promise I haven't seen a child grow up so fast!!

(Sorry I got carried away with the pictures of Francie!!)

She is such a big girl now!! Today we had her party at Build A Bear Workshop!!(so easy- I highly recommend them for birthday parties) It was one of the best parties we have ever done!! It was so much fun and very special!! It was so great to see all of our friends and family! We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives! Thanks to everyone for coming to the party!! We love you!

Happy birthday baby girl!! We love you!! You are a joy!!

"May the Lord bless and protect you; may the Lord's face radiate with joy because of you; may He be gracious to you, show you His favor, and give you His peace." Numbers 6:24-26

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our Week in Review!

Wednesday, Will woke up with a fever and muscle aches and Francie complained about her ears and throat hurting, so Clint stayed home with them to take them to the doctor! They were both negative for flu and strep... or so they say! They next day I stayed home with them. It was a good break- I got some laundry done and we watched movies all day! Will's fever spiked on that night to 103.7 and stayed that way! The next day he stayed with my dad and I called the doctor to see if I needed to bring him back in! She said no don't bring him in- that he probably got checked for the flu too early and now there is nothing to do but to let it run its' course!! Poor Will!! He's done real well so far I just feel bad for him! I hate seeing him feel so bad! I just keep praying it passes fast and no one else gets it!

Thursday, while home with Will and Francie I reread Twilight for the fifth time!! I love that book... I don't think I'll ever get tired of it!! I love it so much!! I love the movie too, which I plan on watching tonight after all the football games!! I love all the characters and the town! It is so romantic!! Every time I reread the first book though, I have to read all of them again- so here we go!! I guess it's perfect timing, because the new movie will be coming out soon!! (62 more days) I can't wait!! If you haven't read these books I suggest you get on it!!

Friday, I got to go on Francie's first field trip!! Her class went to Build A Bear Workshop!! They were making their "class pet"! Each week the "star student" will get a turn taking him home for the weekend!! How sweet!! They ended up getting the snowy owl- very Harry Potter! They even got the round glasses for him!! It was so much fun!!

(I love the elephant and the kitty in the Alabama football and cheerleading uniforms- I want them!! Aren't they so cute!)

Today, football all the way baby!! We are having so much fun tailgating at home!! Today we made a home-made recipe for chicken fingers, ranch dip & fritos, and brownies!! Alabama won!! :) Right now I am a little sad Tennessee couldn't beat Florida (I don't love Tennessee or even like them but I am so tired of Florida- Tebow)!! Tonight Arkansas vs. Georgia!! Go Dawgs!! :)