Sunday, August 29, 2010

How did I not notice?

The boy and I went for a walk yesterday to see what kind of cool old buildings were in our neighborhood. I even took several photos of him. I still did not notice. Do you see it? I have noticed that his hair was all over the house. I even said to Brian this morning that I thought the boy was pulling his hair out. He wasn't. I asked him why there were a few strands of hair in front of the computer and he came clean. He had given himself a haircut! Of course we discussed why that just isnt a good idea! ;)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I have wanted to give photography more attention than just the occasional photos of my own kids. This is a pretty big step for me as it is sometimes hard for me to put myself out there, but I am feeling good about it. I have the support of my friends and family and that means the world to me! With that said, please check me out and bare with me as I learn how to navigate things over there on typepad!
Oh and one more thing.....this family blog of mine is still going to be here so don't run off!;)

Friday, August 20, 2010

They Will Not Forget

While we were dealing with an unpleasent situation of our own this week I was reminded that as bad as ours seemed others were dealing with worse. One small town here in Tennessee was grieving the loss of one of its own.
He was a Marine who lost his life in Afghanistan. He was also a firefighter here in this small town. I took these photos with my phone. I did not know that morning we would be there when this town got to bring there hero home.
There were so many standing and waiting for the parade of vehicles to come down the street. They all held their flags up in silence as their hero was brought home. Please prayer for the family of this hero. He gave his life for our freedom.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Too Tired to Write Tonight...

Instead check out this sweet face. He had to have his tooth put to sleep the other day because he had sugar bugs in it and he did so well he got a cool toy from the toy box at the dentist office!
Now I am going to was a big day and tomorrow will be bigger. I will leave you with a quick publis service announcement. No person, parent or not, has the right to try and ruin a child's life. I feel so blessed to have four very special children in my home even though they can sometimes be overwhelming. I know that my sweet sister is a part of our family because it was God's plan and I am so proud of the strength she has shown today!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Flood Progress

This is what my Dads house looked like on May 4th of this year after two days of heavy rain devastated Middle Tennesse. My rockstar husband stepped up and organized the rebuild of this house. General contractors put the cost to repair the damage done from the flood at around $65,000. Brian was able to get it put back together for around $23,000! Below are a few photos post flood!

Thanks to all of the folks that helped make this happen!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


These pictures have nothing to do with this blog post. I just couldn't post without at least one picture. I am off of work until next thursday. I have to get the kids to school and then I almost feel like coming home and sleeping but I wont.
I really don't know what I am going to do. I am going to have lunch with a friend today though. We are going to a restaurant close by that we call "The Pig". It has been featured on Emeril before. I can't wait! What would ya'll do if you had a few days off and the kids were in school?

Monday, August 9, 2010

First Day

We walked to his room. We put his backpack and lunch in his cubby. We found his name. He let me take one picture of him and asked if it was time for me to leave yet.
He is a school boy now! No tears were shed this morning. Not a single one!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Fun Gift Idea

I was very excited when I saw this idea on Amy's blog. Since my mother in laws birthday was coming up I thought it would be perfect! Amy has posted all the instructions you need to make one on her blog if yall click here!
I sure hope Meme likes her one of a kind art!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Our sweet boy is 5 years old today!
Happy Birthday! We love you!

Monday, August 2, 2010

School Was AWESOME!

Kristen called me after they got home from school. She said it was awesome! I am so glad my girls had a great first day! All three of them are in middle school this year. Two of them are at the 6th grade campus and one is at the 7th and 8th grade campus. Here are some photos from our first morning back! Enjoy!
The boy was still very tired. He goes next week.

Half eaten breakfast left behind for mama to clean up.

paperwork everywhere!

I love these girls!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Turtles and Kindergarten

We were driving to my Dad's house after church this morning and this little guy was in the middle of the road. Hannah begged me to turn around and save him. By saving him she meant bringing him home. I tld her she would have to let him go eventually. By eventually I meant as soon as we got home. She played with him for a few hours and then she said he threw up......uh...gross. I said well then it must be time to let him go! She did.
I took the boy to open house for Kindergarten this afternoon. His school has six Kindergarten classes. Four of them have play houses inside. He loved those. He started making friends quickly.

Tomorrow is the first day of school for our kids. The boy has testing on Tuesday and then he goes back next Monday for boys day. Next Tuesday is girls day. Next Wendesday is the first official day of Kindergarten. I am so very excited for him. He is going to love it! The girls all go to middle school tomorrow. I can't believe how big they are!