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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Change is good!

I've made the switch....

My new blog address is:


Tuesday, October 18, 2011


We've been lied to.

The truth has been exposed but denial runs rampant.

When requests are made, I don't want to fulfill them.  

So glad my heavenly father doesn't feel that way about me.

I need heart is so hard. 

I pray for grace to abound so the Truth will be known in the heart of my child.

The burden isn't upon me.

Will our child see grace in us?  

Will our child see Jesus?  

Will our child thirst for Living Water?

Praying for my child's heart tonight.

Praying for confession and forgiveness. changes everything.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

It's soccer season again

Friday, October 14, 2011

Making the switch (?)

Blogger is getting on my nerves.....

Seriously considering switching to WORDPRESS.

Kind of scared.....

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Destin Seafood Festival PART I


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

She loves CFA, even at the beach!


Monday, October 10, 2011

Columbus Day 2011

All the public schools were in session today, but our little private school had the day off.  We spent it doing a myriad of things around the house and about.....

First, Mitch went to the doctor to learn he had an ear infection of great proportions which meant his next stop was the pharmacy at Publix.  He has been suffering from the infection for probably a week - and kept our kids all weekend so I could go to Atlanta for our denominational women's conference.  He taught SS, preached a sermon, clothed, bathed, and fed our kids with joy.  I surely married a wonderful man.

Today for lunch, some new friends from church came over and chowed down on some Italian food with us.  She even brought her homemade bread.....which I lathered with butter.

Then, Luke made banana smoothies for the first time. Yeah, he might just be a chef one day.

Andrew worked on his STAR WARS Lego set and read a book for school.  He would have been outside if it hadn't been raining.

Abigail  put puzzles together on the floor with Rapunzel, Belle, Cinderella, and Jasmine.

Later, we visited Chrissy and Chad and helped them paint the living room in their new house.  I think Chad's gonna have to apply a second coat.

I'm looking forward to being back in the classroom tomorrow.  The 12 little girls God has given me are really a treasure to spend my mornings with.  Although there is NEVER a quiet moment in the classroom, I love how excited they are to memorize God's Word, sing songs of rejoicing, and find Christ in all the things they learn.



Hanging out with you is a highlight of my week!  
...So glad you are at you all! 

Jennifer just walked out a few 
minutes before we took this picture.
We love you, Jennifer!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Just another afternoon at the beach

All week we've been saying, "This time last week, we were at the beach." We made some wonderful memories, all of which our children are still referring to everyday. 

 Building sand castles while singing hymns out loud to herself....something I'm thankful for.

The kids found a live crab on the sand and were fascinated by how it moved and waved its claws in the air.

Andrew's name means BRAVE.....he didn't hesitate to pick up this amazing creature and show it off to the camera.

 A sweet memory in the shallows with Dad.

 This jellyfish was dead when we found it so we scooped it up with our net and placed it farther up the beach so we could examine it closer.

 Mitch and Andrew were in the ocean fishing but we were able to snap this shot to prove that I really was a part of this trip.

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

A public water display

Water is everywhere in Florida....even at the Destin Commons.  The kids loved being able to play in the fun squirting fountains, jumping around trying to catch the pattern and avoid getting water punched.  It was pure joy to watch them play and laugh together.

Monday, October 03, 2011

They are wild in the U.S.A.!

Just a gator and her babies that we spotted in Alabama during a pit-stop toward Florida this past week.

Until college, some friends might know that I thought all alligators in America were only in zoos.  That all changed one day when I parked my car in a restaurant parking lot in Orlando in front of a fence with a sign that read, "For your safety, please DO NOT cross fence line.  Live alligators live in this creek.".....WHAT!?!?!?!?

Yeah, I've been edumacated since.

Sweet treat

Thank you for my sweet surprise treat last week that you left on my desk, Joie!  I have enjoyed spending my mornings and lunch time with you at school and I only regret not doing it 7 years ago when we first met!

Vacation DAY ONE

We just returned home from a lovely quiet family vacation.  Every family needs time away and we are so thankful for some sweet friends who blessed us with their place down on the panhandle of Florida, along the beautiful Gulf of Mexico.  There was never a boring or dull moment spent, even if it included sleep - or rest in various other forms.

Day One kept us busy on the sand.....seriously!  We spent ALL DAY on the beach until it was time to shower for dinner.  We swam and spotted dolphins, built sand castles, started and finished reading a book, caught hermit crabs, dug moats, and sat on our bums!