Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Life is sweet!

I have been overwhelmed lately with how precious life is, and I'm just soaking up as much as I can, esp. with my little ones.  Too soon they won't be so little, and I don't want to miss a single thing!!  God has given me two of the most precious gifts.  These babies couldn't be more different, but they are both so loving and love me and their Daddy to pieces. :)

Little lady got her new glasses yesterday!  And is so happy to have them back :)  My beautiful princess!

This boy is so kind-hearted and giving.  He made these sunflowers for me at school earlier this week because he knows I like them ;)  Be still my heart!
We have so many things going on and coming up.  I'm excited but I also get so behind on housework and everyday life. It's gets crazy trying to play catch-up!  We have been doing our Thankful Tree again this year, and it looks great!  I'll be sure to show a finished picture of it.

As soon as we take it down, I'll be putting up out Advent Calendar.  This is our first year doing this.  It will be great having a set Bible reading for the night and an activity.  I'll be posting on that soon as well.  I love having an activity everyday that redirects our hearts and minds on why we celebrate Christmas and not get so caught up into gifts and being self-centered.  Jesus and others need to be the center of Christmas.  The world's view has tainted Christmas for so long and it will continue to fight for our attention.  I'm doing all that I can to keep that away from our home!

I can't believe next week is Thanksgiving and then we are well into Christmas!  So excited about this season of celebrating our Savior's birth, but I love taking the time to look back at how much I have to be thankful for.  God has provided, blessed, and intervened on our behalf in so many ways.  I love taking the time the week of Thanksgiving to reflect and praise Him for that and what's to come.  It's fun getting together with family too ;)

SO very thankful for these two and my handsome hubby!
Hope all of you have fun plans for Thanksgiving.  Enjoy time with your families and thank God for it all!  He's amazing!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Saturday fun!

This weekend was laid back and much needed!  Friday night was spent at home, and Saturday I took the kids to Phenix City to see my parents. We stopped on the way to take a few pictures at my grandparents house.  Maw-Maw and Paw-Paw's house is so special to me.  So many of my childhood memories were made there.  I'm so sad it is almost sold.

For lunch, we went to Cracker Barrel.  We hung out on the porch and took pictures while we waited on a table. :)

We left Daddy at home to rest.  He wasn't feeling too well, but his rest seemed to help him feel better.  He's doing good today.  We have spent our Sunday cleaning and tonight we went to the first installment of our At the Movies series at Church of the Highlands.

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Hope you all have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Fall/Christmas family pictures!

 **Warning...picture overload ahead**
We had some of our very dear friends, Matthew and Jill come visit us this past weekend.  Matthew was so sweet to take some pictures of us.  I think we all had fun :)  Thanks to Jill for being our entertainment too!! haha.  We are so blessed to have yall in our lives.

These are by no means all of the pictures but these are some of my favorites, and yes there are a lot.  Hope you enjoy.  I did not post our Christmas card picture so that will be revealed later :)
Hope you are having a great week!