Tuesday, August 30, 2011

iheartfaces photo challenge : white

Lord Jesus, I love to be perfectly whole;
I want Thee forever to live in my soul.
Break down every idol, cast out every foe;
Now wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Whiter than snow, yes whiter than snow
Now wash me and I shall be whiter than snow

- james nicholson

This week's photo challenge is WHITE. Couldn't resist Morgan's Baptism. Join the fun here!

Monday, August 29, 2011


And that is a HEAVY "H" on HISH! Well, we had a blast at our pool party Saturday. And they gave us Goldfish. I was certain they would die by morning but they made it. We had no food for them and really no place for them to live. I found a vase for them to live in (for what I thought would be a day) but they survived. My good friend Julie came to the rescue with a fish bowl, rocks, trees, water treatments, and FOOD.

They are so happy! They have now lived 4 days with us. They are so fun I just love them. The kids adore them, especially Isaac. He is the one who says he has "HISHES" and they HAVE to be where he can see them! If I move them he has a fit. They are HIS! It's funny how it worked out. Noah, Anna, and Mary all got a fish - thinking Isaac wouldn't notice. And he didn't - he thinks they are all his! And that's how it works at our house.

We don't have names. Maybe after a week of living with us we will give them a name. When you name them you may become attached. Noah did name his (the big one) Otto, from the Dr. Seuss books. That has been a favorite book of all our kids. And just in case we feed him too much the pool is in the backyard! HA!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back to School Party!

We had so much fun at our back to school block party! The apartments had a party for the residents with swimming, games, prizes, and a COOKOUT! I had a busy day taking pictures and the kids really wanted to go, I wanted them to forget, but really there was no way that was gonna happen because it was RIGHT OUTSIDE OUR DOOR! I love when you don't want to do something and then it ends up being LOTS of fun!!

We had a blast. We FINALLY got to meet a lot of our neighbors. We have lots of kids in our neighborhood - so our kids had fun swimming with everyone! Then there were games. The kids won a few things and then I WON a HULA HOOP contest! That's right friends! Let me just say, I CANNOT HULAHOOP but when the prize was a $15 giftcard to Applebee's I swallowed my pride and went for it! On round 3 when all the good people were out...I finally won. It was so funny b/c I just shut my eyes and went for it and I finally got it to stay up!! Oh, how I miss the days when I could Hula Hoop. I used to think adults were so weird trying to hard to hula hoop. It used to be so simple! Well, I lost whatever skill I once had that's for sure!

We also had the fire department come and they had a smokehouse which was pretty neat. We all learned fire safety. It was so funny when they turned the smoke on Isaac started really crying. Then we all had to crawl to another room and then they got to slide out the window. They didn't have that when I was little but Anna said she had done that at school once.

And last but certainly not least Ed's Pet World was there... CRAZY ANIMALS!! Noah loved the animals and said, "I'm gonna hold this alligator and PROVE I'm a man!" And he did. By the end of the night he had held everything they had. I told him to come swim with us before we called it a night and he said he just wanted to stay with the animals..."He just loved the animals!" NOT ME! Jason was kinda funny skirting around the snakes!

And in here lies our newest pet!!! hmmm...what could it be?

Thank you Nicole for hosting our back to school block party! It was way funner than I thought it would be and y'all are always so super nice to us!! We are thankful to have you and the Rollingwood Staff! Y'all do a great job at serving us!! Until next year!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

GOOOOO Wildcats!

I changed my work schedule and so far I'm loving it! I work Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday ... and I'm off Wednesday and Friday. It helps me get in a groove of waking up early and getting things done. I've only done it for a week now but I'm planning on keeping up the routine!

Wednesday, I got the house straight by 11 and then we went to the pool with my friend Julie. It was GREAT! No one was there..."we had the whole pool...to ourselves!" That is a little ditty Noah and Anna will occassionally sing. It was so nice to soak up the sun and the water was actually cool when we got in!

That night we had Cheer pictures! There are a group of girls cheering for Mcadory! They are the cutest things with a sassy little attitude. They all did so well! Their pictures made me smile so big as I edited them! I love these girls so much. I'm looking forward to watching them ALL grow up into beautiful Godly women! Lord, use me to plant your seeds of truth and the gospel in their hearts! Lord, use them to SHOUT your name!!

Y'all are adorable!

I had such a bad headache after this I couldn't get to editing them right away. But Mom's just know they made my week! I just look at these pictures and think of all the cute things they said and did and all their complaining and smile that they love me still!! I get the sweetest priviledge of capturing their lives! Pausing time for just a moment!

Monday, August 22, 2011

iheartfacesphotochallenge : Pet Week

"Was it something I said?"

NOT a Pet Lover!!
But if I had to love...
it would be ASH-A-WEENIE!!

SHE is so pretty!

All my pet lover friends go have fun looking at this week's challenge on iheartfaces.com!
If you love ... You'll love all the animals!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Can I Eat YOU Up!?!

Can I eat you up?!? Really? Could you get any cuter!?!

Today, I had the priviledge of taking pictures of baby Will for Jason and Brittney! They are such a sweet family! I am loving, I will repeat, LOVING getting to know them! Will is just down right adorable...I COULD EAT HIM UP!!! He is precious!! His expressions are so priceless.

See for yourself...

Melt my heart!

Thursday, August 18, 2011


We had so say "see ya soon" to Jasmine Wednesday night at church. Such.A.Bummer!! We love her so much - every one of us!

Jasmine is finishing her last year at New Tribes Mission in Michigan! We are excited for her and we try to keep the happy face - but it's hard! We are trusting God's plan for her life as a missionary where ever the Lord sends her. I can't help but thank the Lord for all our modern technology!! If we miss her we just hop on facebook and it's like she's right down the road!! Thank you Lord. Not to mention we downloaded Skype so we could see her sweet face!!

Jasmine, thank you for loving us so much! I'm looking forward to this year being IT!! We will be praying for you here at home. You mean the world to us and we are so thankful we have you in our lives!!

Looking forward to when you come back home at Christmas and then when we get to take our trip to Michigan!! Words cannot express just how excited I am about that trip! It BETTER happen!!

Love ya like crazy girlie!!

Get it done and bring it back down to the house!!