Full few days!

This past Friday we went to RedTop Mountain to let the kids ride bikes while Josh and I walked. We were trying out a new trail, and let’s just say it didn’t go well. After about thirty minutes, we went back to the regular trail we were all used to. All in all we walked well over an hour and a half. We were all tired and enjoyed a quick dinner and calm night.
Saturday was fun and full, as was Sunday. We celebrated a sweet couple in our class that is about to welcome their first baby into the world!


Matt and Lydia….sweet, godly couple.

Today we have done school and laundry, which is what I do most of my life. 😁 It’s been a good day.


These are all the books we are supposed to be reading!

These are the flash cards Mack is supposed to be learning!

Here’s what they’d rather be doing:


We’ve done work and play today…about to hunker down inside and pray that these storms heading our way won’t be bad!!!

Had to break out….

In order for everyone to keep breathing today, I made the decision to leave the house this afternoon. 😁 Let’s just say we’ve had quite a bit of togetherness. Some people are feeling smothered. So out we went….after we did our school work and had a snack, that is.


We went to Wills Park for a long walk and some play time.






We stopped by The Home School Hangout to buy some books for next year. We found Dutch Blitz, a card game the kids have grown to love.

And now we’re home watching Brady Bunch episodes, making muffins and waiting for sewing class. Hopefully our little outing will help us go from foe…


…and back to friends!


It’s Rice and Beans Night!


We try to have rice and beans once a week around here. Not only does it make meal planning simple, it’s a great reminder to pray for those around the world in poverty….who would love to have beans and rice. It also helps us as we pray for our sponsor child with New Missions. He is able to eat rice and beans often because of the work God is doing in Haiti through New Missions. We’re grateful to be a tiny part financially, and we are even more grateful to be able to pray for him, his family and all the workers with New Missions.
So, what’s for dinner at your house? How do you try and help your family be thankful for all you have while being mindful of those who don’t have….and then work towards being a part of the solution?


What to name your first kid?

Josh was driving the kids down the road today when Molly decided to tell them that when she has a baby, she is going to name her “Treasure.”

Josh asked her what she would do if her husband didn’t like that name….she said she’d tell him, “Too bad.”
Mack piped up and said he would name his first kid “Mack.” Josh asked him what he would do if his wife didn’t like that…he said, “I would just tell her that life is full of disappointments. Get over it.”
Because he knows all about life being full of disappointments….yeah, right.


Easter Weekend

As I’m typing this, we are driving up I-75. The sun is shining brightly for the first time since Friday. Our weekend in south GA was wet and cold for Easter, but we still managed to have a great time. Thank you, PawPaw, for all the fun. Here are some pictures:







And here are the cousins we didn’t get to see this weekend…looking good before they went to church to celebrate Jesus:



Cup of Salvation

“Christ drank the cup of bitterness, sorrow, cursing. Having emptied it, He filled it with joy, sweetness, and blessing. When we take the cup, let us never forget the cost at which He so filled it for us.” G. Campbell Morgan

PSALM 116:12-13 What shall I render to The Lord for all His benefits toward me? I shall lift up the cup of salvation and call upon the name of The Lord.

Moment of silence✏️


Let’s just say it’s no small thing that Mack just finished his last 1st grade test in Math!! I’ll order his 2nd grade book soon. Until then, we will do the happy dance for his accomplishment!

Fun Evening!

Late this afternoon we decided to go for a little walk and bike ride. THEN, it worked out for us to go visit month-old twin girlies!! We were all excited, but Molly ’bout peed her pants. She could not wait to get her hands on the babies! We had to make her hand over Daniella at the end of our visit. That girl loves her some babies!



When you gotta go, you gotta go….

My two favorite guys in all the world.





Molly–in baby heaven! And they were absolutely adorable. Their mom and dad are the sweetest, kindest, most loving people you could ever know! Those are two blessed baby girls! And I’m so glad we got to meet them. Molly can’t wait to go back!

Photos from the phone

I went to a Girls Night several weeks ago with the girls. We had so much fun! It was hosted by a church in the area…complete with a concert, a wonderful speaker, a neat craft and lots of snacks. I was quite impressed. And I enjoyed my time with Molly and Ruby.

We had dinner before. And before dinner I let them each buy a new outfit at Old Navy. The weather was warming up, and they were going to need it anyway. 😁





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It’s so fun having daughters!

And here’s a picture of Mack after a hair cut! Wouldn’t want to leave out the “baby!”


Here is Mack with his new bike! We’ve enjoyed Iron Hill Trail up at Red Top Mountain lately. About 4 miles…kids ride, we walk real fast to try and keep up with them!

Here’s what Sunday afternoons sometimes look like….a day of rest…or at least a good hour!

This was a good picture on one of the first really warm spring days.

Josh and I went on a date this past week. I’ve decided to try and schedule more of these. It’s too easy to not make dating a priority. I really like being with Josh!

Well, that should catch me up from phone photos….maybe one day I’ll dust off my Nikon again. Until then, phone photos will have to do.

Par Three…wish I had thrown a Par TY!

Well, last year we had a Masters Party kind of at the last minute. It was fun…served pimento sandwiches, egg salad sandwiches, cute golf course cupcakes…had a trivia game about the tournament and Augusta…and even did a little putting out in the backyard with a “green jacket” that was given to the winner. I thoroughly enjoyed it and wanted to make it an annual event. However, this year things snuck up on me. I didn’t get my act together to throw a party. I have great ideas in my head for it…”badges” in the invitation, trophies and green jacket for winners of different events, best dressed contest and more! Instead, I was afraid I would do nothing to enlighten those around me of the historical event that is The Masters…..then a friend needed me to watch her kids for a little while today. Can you say OPPORTUNITY???
I dressed appropriately:


And I pulled out a book I found at Reynolds Plantation last month:

It is a really cute book filled with information about The Masters. I seized the opportunity to share this book with my friends.



I think my photographer got a little distracted and decided to take a group selfie.
Anyway, I feel better now that I was able to do SOMETHING to remind folks around here that this week is a pretty big deal!⛳️