Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Ephesians 4:2

Look the little tribe of Benjamin leads the way. Psalm 68:27

Our Family

Daisypath Anniversary tickers Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers Lilypie Kids Birthday tickers Lilypie Third Birthday tickers Lilypie First Birthday tickers Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers Lilypie Angel and Memorial tickers PitaPata PitaPata Dog tickers PitaPata Cat tickers
"In everything you do, put God first and He will direct you and crown your efforts with success."
Proverbs 3:6

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Date time

who knew that we would have to do more planning to get a date night than our wedding? 
We enjoyed time stand up paddle boarding for our latest adventure. 

Reactions:

gratitude walk day 11

Today I am thankful for......
☆women of faith
☆awesome worship 
☆a 30 minute nap
☆me time at kickball 
☆early bedtime 
Reactions:

Monday, October 13, 2014

my original

My original pretty princess had a birthday party to attend this weekend. I think it's safe to say that she was frozen with excitement! 

Reactions:

gratitude walk: days 8,9, & 10

So getting caught up. ....
I am grateful for :
☆Sports that my kids seem to enjoy
☆volunteers that teach my kids those sports
☆a night at home with the kids
☆being able to freely worship 
☆my hubby coming home from his men's weekend 
☆family hikes
☆the ability to play with my kids
☆a pool day in mid October 
☆being able to wish my dad a happy birthday! 
Reactions:

Friday, October 10, 2014

Random shots from the past few days

shopping is exhausting! 

My baby girl is getting so big and squirmy!


My oldest baby is still a pretty girl. 13.5 years old


Reactions:

hands free mama

I finally started my journal with Kendall Bug. I  admit I was skeptical when I read it in Hands free mama but so far writing each other has been pretty fun. I am hoping to incorporate it into my life and schedule for all the kids too.
Stay tuned for more details after we have been doing it longer!

Reactions:

Gratitude walk: day 6 & 7

Ok so yesterday I  missed but for good reason!  So I am grateful yesterday and today for......
♡growth  (life) group
☆yummy desserts with friends 
♡laughter 
☆learning more about God's word
♡an impromptu lunch date with Ben
☆a husband who enjoys doing manly activities with Christian men
♡a church who knows how important it is to get men together 
☆early bedtime 

Reactions:

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

play hard, sleep hard

This girl is a force of nature.  I love her very big personality and how she keeps me on my toes.
Reactions:

Gratitude walk day 5

Today I am grateful for friends. 
Reactions:

Beautiful

Love all the beautiful weather and scenes the past few weeks! Two of these bushes outside our front porch.

Reactions:

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

gratitude walk: day 4

Today I am thankful for crockpots, good food, and the people that I share them with. I'm  grateful for a husband who juggles his schedule to help out at the house.
Thankful for the ability to run and play kickball.  It may seem funny but hey I am lapping everyone sitting on the couch! And last but not least,  I am grateful for the Tuesday morning Women of Faith group that I belong to.
Reactions:

Monday, October 6, 2014

curls

Love this sweet helper of mine and her love of curly hair.

Reactions:

gratitude walk day 3

So tired tonight but I don't want to miss a day!
Today I am thankful for dirty rings in the tub because it means the kids have been outside making memories. 
It also means we have clean water to bathe in.
Grateful for a long overdue breakfast with a friend. 
Kymber's  giggles.
Kendall's face when she dances.
Morning  conversations with Isaac.
Reactions:

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Fantastic Foursome

For our non Facebook family and friends.... I love when they play so well together!
Reactions:

"S" for sweet sleep

Kenzie at 7.5 months old dreaming of a Texas A&M victory! 

Reactions:

gratitude walk: day 2

You thought I forgot  already didn't  you! I  didn't I promise. 
Today I am grateful for a fun date day yesterday with my love. Some day (in the not so distant future) we are going to be a couple with grown kids. I want to know Ben and have already invested the time into staying a couple and doing things with each other.
 I am thankful that he pushes me out of my comfort zone and to do new things. 
I am grateful for a place to  worship and pursue my relationship with my Savior. 
Thankful for the ability to run and compete in sports.
Have you started your gratitude walk yet? No?!? Go start now!
Reactions:

Saturday, October 4, 2014

gratitude walk

One of our lead pastors encouraged us last week to complete a gratitude challenge. I like the idea of a gratitude walk but I get distracted easily and I learn better from concrete exercises. So here I am. For those that are annoyed by the daily gratitude challenges in November, I am going to warn you know that I am shooting for 3 months of daily thankful statements.
I am making it public to hold me accountable and on the blog so it is included in our daily life for my family to reflect on.
So here goes......
Today I am grateful for Kenzie. In the early morning hours (0420) when she woke up today,  I was thinking just how blessed I was to be her mommy. I never knew I wanted her and can't imagine life without her. Her adorable grin is there to greet me 99% of the time and her baby enthusiasm is hard not to giggle at. I have far too many friends who have lost precious children and even more who were never able to have them, not to realize what a precious gift she is to me.
So day 1 is complete. Here is my challenge to you.....join me on my gratitude walk and see what it changes in your life!
Reactions:

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Marriage Advice for my kiddos

Marriage is giving of yourself tirelessly down paths you’d never imagine to travel. Through sickness and pain, poverty and loss, it’s carrying the weight of another. It’s being the smile they see in the morning, and the body they hold close at night. It’s pure love. It’s standing together in the face of adversity. It’s riding alongside each other in a battle that threatens to tear down your marriage and seeks to grab hold of your faith. It’s strength under pressure.
~TimeWarpWife

I read this in my devotional a few days ago and wanted to make sure to blog it for our family journal. It is great wisdom my sweet kiddos. Don't ever forget it or take it for granted.
You don't always have to agree on every small thing but as long as you are on  the same page for your big picture you can make it through those battles.
Love,
Mom
Reactions:

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Love them with all my mama heart

These were supposed to be their homecoming outfits.....we turned them into 4th of July fun! These kiddos are so much fun....

My girls
Reactions:

The making of a picture

Trying to get all 4 kiddos looking good in 1 picture is quite a feat! I appreciate what photographers go through and why I like to photograph nature more than people.
This is the best one I got.....
The out takes......


Reactions:
Related Posts with Thumbnails
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

Family Love

Family Love
2009

Want to know more about our family? Keep scrolling!