Wednesday, February 25, 2015

SNOW?

School closed.  It was guaranteed snow.  We watched the radar... looked outside... snow was coming every hour on the hour... And no snow.

Bummer of a day, kids were bummed.  THEN, right before bed, right when we gave up... it snowed!



About that much!  HA!



Eden playing








Eden liked eating the snow!





Monday, February 23, 2015

Seriously Eden?

She just doesn't stop.  Her craziness is out of control!




The girl LOVES markers!  She says "MAH-KERS!!!"



And she's CAUGHT!!


She cleans up quite nicely!




Sunday, February 22, 2015

Isaac Sings

We've been watching a lot of Curious George lately.  Isaac has picked up a song from one of the episodes.  It's so funny how he tries to talk "country"...



How can you not love this kid?  He's a BIG CUTE MESS!



Thursday, February 19, 2015

Costumes

Thursday started off with a "late start" at school because of freezing temps.  So I took these friends to Chickfila.




It's costume day at dance.  So fun!  I think the girls all look so cute in their costumes.  I cannot wait for recital.  Except I have FIVE numbers to keep up with.




This is so Anna...  She stands out of a crowd.  Following a different beat, wearing a different color.  ha!   Love my girl!

SNEAK PEAK:
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This poor girl.  This costume and her hips...they don't mix.  But she's cute no matter what!
I LOVE BATON!!  It's my favorite and Mary loves it.  


 SNEAK PEAK:

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Dance one  -tap


Dance 2...Love this dance.  So cute!
And to top off all the fun and excitement SALLY came to see us!!  We ate at Sals with her.  I miss and love her so much!  We had so much fun catching up!



Such a great way to end the day.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NOAH!!

It's official... We have a teenager!  We need all the prayers we can get at this point!  
Transition to the teen years have not been easy.  It is the weirdest thing that kids really do turn into teenagers.  Full of hormones, full of deception, full of WEIRDNESS!!  

But I love Noah with all that I am and we will make it through these years as survivors.



He's pretty cute!  That's for sure!



13 spankings...FORCED!


And a forced SELFIE with MOM!!!  

Noah you make me proud!  I love you.  I know some days are hard but it will pass.  I've found myself praying for you daily.  That you will love the Lord and seek him.  That you will make "good" friends, and that the Lord will daily put a hedge of protection around you.  I pray he protects your heart and mind from the temptations of the world.  I know they are strong but I pray you remember "greater is HE who is IN YOU then he who is in the world."

So we press on together.  I love you!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

STOMP

Anna was in a program at her school that worked with STOMP.  It was one of the best shows we have been to.  They made up songs about different character traits and then made up dances with STOMP techniques.  2 people from STOMP came and performed with them.  Anna had so much fun doing this.   It was GREAT!


 

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Anna is so brave!  She had a speaking part.  She's so awesome on stage.  I'm so glad she enjoys it.


 It's not fun unless your BFF is doing it with you!


See the link.
ABC 33/40 - Birmingham News, Weather, Sports



After the show we headed over to Chickfila.  It just so happened to be family night...PERFECT!


Sunday, February 1, 2015

Eden talks to Granny





Eden talks to Granny





Briarwood Women's Retreat

I stole away and went with Briarwood on their women's retreat.  It was a great short get away.



We rode on a BUS!  I was not too excited about this but it ended up being fun!  This is my roomie.  I love LeighAnn.  She's crazy like me and she's my little get away when I'm at work.  Love her!



 More of the gang.  We are ready to RIDE!




Made it!  It's so beautiful!!  I love the beach!





Bree and I missed Barbs so much!  She's our 3rd wheel.  And we like 3 wheels!


These two put together the whole retreat.  I love working with these two as well.


My hood is outrageous!






FRIENDS!








 This is before we made a run to the bus in the RAIN!!!



And after!!


SOAKED!!


You just can't go wrong when you venture to the beach with friends.  The speakers were great and it was all about friendship.  I really wish I would have taken my RMLBC friends with me.

The main thing I took away is spend time with the Lord.  Journal, talk to him, pursue him... seek HIM.  He loves his kids!