August 18, 2016


Today, my Princess turns FIVE. A whole hand. When did this happen??

She loves giving hugs and good loving. She LOVES to watch TV, especially PJ Masks. She loves doing her chores so she can watch said TV. (Thanks Annah Mary, this has been a GAME CHANGER at our house).  She loves her sister even though they fight like sisters. A lot. In the car. She loves her Mama. Really, she loves everyone. That's one of the things I love most about her. She is kind and genuine to most all (except her sister at times).

She will eat donuts for every meal if you let her. Every.single.meal. Which we don't do. She's not a big meat eater but she will eat 3 packs of yogurt in one sitting. She loves her chocolate milk too and I hope it stays that way.

She LOVES school (except the whole sitting still thing). She is on GO all the time. I mean, ALL THE TIME. But when that head hits the pillow, OUT. Thankfully.  And she loves sleep and needs lots of it. Like her Daddy.

She can't wait to read and is allllll about AR tests. Which her sister is NOT so I'm thankful I have one kid that enjoys it. She would let you read every book in the house every night if we could. Every single book. Plus, she procrastinates bedtime like any good 5 year old does. Right??

She's so happy and loving and we are super blessed to be her parents. She was our answer to many prayers and completes our family. I can't wait to see what big plans God has in store for her.

Happy birthday baby girl!

Always, always, always silly!

August 8, 2016

1st Day of School

Today is a big day! It's the 1st day of school!!!  I think it's one of my favorite days of the year (because as a working mom, we don't really get much of a summer break, however, I will be super excited when May rolls around). This year is extra special as both of my girls will be at the same school, finally.

Here we are starting kindergarten and 4th grade. I'm not sure when that happened but I am really starting to love this age.

Big Sister gets up on her own and showers and mostly gets ready on her own. Little Sister is usually my hard one to get out of the bed. However, this awesome mom had made cinnamon cake last night so she jumped right out of bed at those words.

In the craziness of the day, I only got a few pics before we left home. No pics with the teachers yet, but I'll get them later. 

I can't wait to hear allllll about it this afternoon. I am sure one will talk my ear off more than the other.

Hoping all of our friends have a great year too.  My only hope for my girls is that they try their best and show love like Jesus.

July 22, 2016

Life Lately

Life with these two crazy kiddos is always interesting. They've discovered my Snapchat (yeah I'm slowly learning) and have a great time with that. HAHAHA.

The summer is quickly coming to a close and it's so sad. However, when both your parents work, summer is a bit different. They still have to get up at the crack of dawn and we leave the house at the same time during the summer that we do during the school year.  We have been able to do some fun stuff on the weekends which include lots of movie watching (we found Nemo and Dory y'all!!!) and swimming. Big Sister has enjoyed lots of camps and fun stuff. Little Sister has had fun with her old daycare buddies for one more summer!

School starts in 2 weeks!  They will both be at the same school for the first time ever and I'm pretty pumped at that fact. They will both be upstairs at their school so Big Sister says she's going to help her little sister up the stairs every day. I give it a day, maybe two.

Happy last 2 weeks of summer.

June 15, 2016


Today is my 14th wedding anniversary. When did that happen??? We've been together for over 20 years so although it seems like forever, it has seemingly flown by.

The past 14 years have not been easy. They sure have had highs and lows. But there is no one else I'd want to do life with. He makes me sooo angry and then sooo happy.  He works crappy hours and still makes time to hang out with us. He's a great Dad and my best friend.

Here's to 60 more anniversaries with him!

June 2, 2016

School's Out For Summer!

Yes, that song has been sung at our house quite a few times over the last week or so.

SCHOOL'S OUT FOR SUMMAAAAA! We are so happy for no schedules (for the most part) and lots of VBS and camps and swimming! Bring it on summer time (but could you go easy on the whole 100 degree temps and 125% humidity, K Thanks!).

We had a great year. I didn't get a single pic of Big Sister on her awards day. It was PACKED and I had to sell art after so I stood in the back and watched. She actually wore a dress (I know, no photographic evidence either). She made A/B honor roll and got perfect attendance. She had a hard year with the pressures of the 3rd grade GATE literacy test but she passed and we are moving on to 4th grade.

Little Sister had a BIG year. She has learned sooooo much in PreK. She can write all of her name, all of letters, she's reading a little and she can add and subtract some. Y'all, this is huge. She's 4! Her teacher is a friend of mine and she was absolutely perfect for my baby! They were great together. And she taught her sooo much. She's ready for kindergarten now. And so am I! I'm ready for my girls to be at the same school at the same time. For a few years anyway.

Big Sister is at the Y for the summer and Little Sister is back at her old preschool. Everyone is happy and healthy and that's what matters most.

May 13, 2016

Giddy Up!

I love reading blogs. I love reading books. I wish I had more time (without falling asleep) to read more.

One blog I love to read is Sophie Hudson's, aka BooMama. She's a Mississippi State gal who lives in Birmingham and loves the Lord. She is funny and speaks the truth. I've been lucky enough to meet her and she's just delightful.

I was also lucky enough to make it on her 'pre-launch' team for her new book that releases in June.  One of my jobs is to keep you informed of great deals like this below. It's BOGO people. Just like Payless. I love them both.

While I've only made it a few chapters in, I can tell you this book is different than her first two. This one is rooted so much more in scripture and is truly real life and investing in women. She's still hilarious and will make you cry at the drop of a word.

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April 7, 2016

It Is Well

Today was a pretty important day for my 9 year old. She was taking a big test this morning that she has to pass in order to move to the 4th grade.  I was more nervous than her.

We skipped church last night (GASP) and went home to play, eat supper, bathe and go to bed early. We got up early and ate a nice, cooked breakfast. We left on time. It was a good morning.

My nerves were not well though. The teachers make it out to be a big deal (which it is) but some of the things that have transpired and been said were out of line to a bunch of 8 and 9 year olds. Too much pressure is placed on them.

I was not even worried about this test until a few weeks ago. Not one bit. Today, I've been a ball of nerves. I'd like to sit on the floor in the fetal position all day. But since I have a job and a car in the shop (yeah, couldn't have picked a better day for that to happen), I can't. I have to function like an adult.

So I prayed. And prayed. For my kid and all the rest of her 3rd graders.

Once I knew the test was over, I could breathe. A little bit. Nothing you can do now.  You can retest if you don't pass it. You work hard and get it done.

My kid is bright. She loves life. She loves the Lord. That's all I can ask.

When the LEAD teacher just posted that the results would be coming home with the students this afternoon, I got all anxious again.  I want to leave work and go pick her up early and celebrate. Or not.

As I was texting other Moms about this, a wonderful reminder came on my Pandora. Y'all?  I sobbed.  Soooooo perfect.

It is well.

Through it all, my eyes are you.
Through it all, it is well.

My eyes are no longer dry.

It IS well.

Edited to post: SHE PASSED. It IS WELL!