Thursday, October 1, 2015

Quick Highlights

Just a couple of things from our week...

Monday nights are all about the girls.  The boys go to BSF and Kate and I hang out together after dance.  We watch Dancing With the Stars.  This week she cracked me up dancing along with the TV!
 Ben had a really good run with his glasses.  He made it almost 8 years without breaking a single pair.  The streak came to an end on Wednesday.  He walked out of school with no glasses on and holding them in two different hands.  They bit the dust during music class.  And they were fairly new.  Oh well!  Thankful for warranties!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My Heart

"To be a mother is to watch your heart walk around outside your body"
Every morning when I drop these 2 off at school I feel my heart walk off and into that school.  This quote is so true.  I love these two so very much!  I know they are right where God wants them and I send them off with prayers that they will change the world!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

School Pictures

So I'm that really cheap mom that instead of buying school pictures just takes a picture of them.  I then put them up on the blog so we will forever have a record of their 3rd grade and kindergarten school pictures.   

Friday, September 25, 2015

Blogging Update

So you have probably noticed my absence lately from blogging.  Not something I planned.  I guess after 6 years of almost daily blogging I have finally run out of things to say!  Having both kids in school full time has limited what I have to post about.  I haven't been taking many pictures of what we do on a daily basis because we are so busy just trying to get everything done.  Both kids are also getting to where they ask me not to post some of the things they do and say.  I want to honor their wishes with that as well.  So I guess all that has led to the decrease in posting.  I am by no means stopping blogging but it probably won't be as often.  I will post about the big things we do but probably less about the day to day.  

This has been hard for me.  I have always wanted to blog 5 times a week and would make sure it happened.  If it didn't happen I would feel like a failure.  I am learning a great lesson through this - holding myself to a standard of grace not perfection.  My type A personality makes that really hard to do but I am working on it.  Jesus sees grace when He looks at me so I need to look at myself the same way!  
 And here is a picture of my sweet ones!  I write the blog so that one day they can look back and read about what their childhood.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Life Lately

We are still alive.  I know my posting has been sort of lacking lately but we are still here and doing great!  We have been spending many evenings at the soccer fields.  Lots of fun seeing our guy play some ball!
 We had to give Ben a hard time last Friday.  Fridays are usually for Auburn clothes but Ben accidentally wore LSU colors.  Oops.  Not a good sign when you wear clothes for that week's opponent.
 This girl...  What are we going to do with her?  She loves to play and gets so dirty.  We had to laugh at how crazy dirty she got!
 Friday night Matt and I were lucky enough to get a last minute date night thanks to my parents.  We were so excited to get some time to ourselves.  We drove over to Guntersville to eat at Top of the River.  We enjoyed a beautiful sunset over the lake.

 The weekend was pretty low key.  Spent lots of time playing and relaxing.  These boys did some crazy things on the swing set.  They crack me up.
 We also watched the not so fun Auburn game on Saturday.  Ben was ready to be sent into the game if they needed him and they sure did.  Poor Auburn.  It was sort of sad.  It is going to be a long season.
 Sunday we enjoyed even more time outside.  So thankful for some cooler weather.  We will take it while it lasts.
I guess that catches us up on what we have been up to lately.  Nothing earth shaking but it just us!

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Grandparent Breakfasts

Ben and Kate have been up and out the door a little early the last couple of days due to grandparent's breakfast at school.  They were both so excited to get to show their grandparents their school.  So thankful to have grandparents so close by to get to go with them.  Mema and Opa went with Kate yesterday and Granna and Grandaddy went with Ben today.  They both had so much fun.  Thanks for being the best grandparents in the world!!

Monday, September 14, 2015

GORGEOUS Weekend!!!!

What can I say about the weekend other than it was absolutely gorgeous!!!  Well, it didn't start out great on Friday with a stormy afternoon so after school there was movies and impromptu sleepovers which is always fun.  
 Saturday we woke up to wonderful temperatures and beautiful skies.  The kids spent all day outside playing.  Well the boys took some breaks to play Minecraft but at least they were outside.
 Kate met a new friend on our street who is in kindergarten as well.  She fit in perfectly and the girls had so much fun playing all day.  They were so creative and had a blast!  While the kids were playing we were doing some chores around the house and then watching the Auburn Jacksonville State game.  We thought it would be an easy win but boy were we wrong.  It took overtime for Auburn to eek out a win.  It's going to be a long season...
 We continued our day of enjoying the beautiful weather by heading over to Bridge Street to eat dinner and enjoy being outside.  We bought the BeanBoozled jelly beans at the candy store then had a blast playing it!!  So many laughs and so much fun!
 The kids had a great time playing in the fountain.  Only one kid fell in.  I will give you one guess who it was...  Her name starts with K and ends with ate.  It was hilarious and thankfully she thought it was funny too.
 We had such a good time with the Carlisles.  Thankful for so many wonderful friends!
Sunday we enjoyed more time with friends after church and more time outside.  It was just glorious!!