Saturday, September 16, 2017

Happy birthday Gunner

Our baby turned 4 today. He had his party with Dane last week and he kept saying he was 4 now. I kept telling him over and over not yet...just a few more days and he'd be 4. So this morning I told him he was 4 now and he said "I am?" I don't think he believed me haha
The boy is absolutely fascinated with Thomas the train and football so we tried to do it all  

And this was totally unplanned but both boys got a Thomas bike and neither of us knew anything about it haha

And after such a big fun day this little feller fell asleep in two minutes 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Catching up

Hey all, sorry it's been several weeks since I posted anything. Nothing really major to share. We've had a great summer. The usual stuff...camping,  swimming, picnicking, trying to stay cool  Fall is coming...my favorite time of year. I think I say that every season though haha
Let's see...over the summer my oldest has turned 18, and got a job he's been wanting. Braden turned 17, and still working. Daniel just had a birthday last week...he turned 12. Gunner is next, turning 4 in September, then Colt turning 8 in October, and Zek turned 9 earlier this year.
Football season has begun again. Daniel is doing much better this year and he loves it. Gunner wants to play so bad...he thinks he's big enough to play on Daniel's team lol
School has started for most, but we usually wait until the day after Labor Day, so my kids have had a long summer. 
Just gonna share some pictures of our summer.


Zek running in the firecracker race at the 4th of July Parade


Feeding the ducks


Lounging while eating pizza


Cousins


Looking at the giant Goliath at VBS


VBS fun


The entrance to our VBS room


Hard to keep these boys full



This boy loves trains more than anything


Ready to play


Our dog, Leia, loves the trampoline, too


Silly kids


See what I mean? He wants to play too


Daniel is number 18


Daniel's birthday cake. They love dude perfect. Becky always does a fantastic job making cakes


Playing church...with no shirt on lol


Looking through homemade eclipse glasses. Wasn't that the coolest thing?

Thursday, July 6, 2017

18!!

Well, my firstborn is 18 today. Just simply cannot believe it is so. He has grown into such a fine and independent young man. I love him so much! Happy birthday, Ryder

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy 241st birthday, America




I am so thankful to live in this great country, America. When someone asks me what is my favorite patriotic songs...there are just so many that I love. But I wanted to share these two that I was honored to sing at our local National Guard Armory. I love our soldiers so much. I really can't put into words how much I appreciate them. It has been so wonderful to actually get to know them personally...to see their faces each month when we go. To hear their prayer requests and pray daily for them. They are true heroes in my book. But more importantly, without our Lord Jesus Christ, there would be no American. God has so blessed this nation. He has shown grace and mercy and love to this nation over and over and over. God has been so good to us! 2 Chronicles 7:14 says...If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

So today, I want to say to my Lord, thank you so much for loving us enough to let us be born in American. And to our soldiers, those that never came home, and those still volunteering to go, thank you thank you thank you! If you can, listen to this wonderful song...because it's under God that we even have what we have...

Under God


Statue of Liberty


In New York Harbor stands a lady,
With a torch raised to the sky;
And all who see her know she stands for
Liberty for you and me.

I'm so proud to be called an American,
To be named with the brave and the free;
I will honor our flag and our trust in God,
And the Statue of Liberty.

On lonely Golgotha stood a cross,
With my Lord raised to the sky;

And all who kneel there live forever
As all the saved can testify.


I'm so glad to be called a Christian,
To be named with the ransomed and whole;
As the statue liberates the citizen,
So the cross liberates the soul.

Oh the cross is my Statue of Liberty,
It was there that my soul was set free;
Unashamed I'll proclaim that a rugged cross
Is my Statue of Liberty!


The Greatest Hero


How my heart swells with pride everytime I step outside
And see Old Glory waving in the wind
Then a tear comes to my eyes when I think of those who died
They are heroes of our liberty

But one day there was a stand, not an army just one Man
And it took place on a hill called Calvary
At this place His enemies fell, my Savior conquered Hell
The greatest Hero is my King of kings

The Greatest Hero didn't lead an army
He didn't fight or kill any other man
He took the cross with His head bowed low
So we don't have to go
The Greatest Hero is my King of kings

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Family Camping Trip


Our family just spent a couple days in the mountains. It was such a nice place. It drizzled on us a bit the first day, but the second day was absolutely perfect. Loved the time away.

The boys loved the water!!

These pooches are so worn out lol

Favorite thing to do...eat

Silly Colt...he's such a nut. I got a picture of him with his first fish catch, but Gunner threw my phone in the creek and it's gone. On the up side, my phone still works :)

My view at 6:00 in the morning. So peaceful to sit here and listen.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Graduation Day

It's finally here...my oldest son has graduated highschool. We had a precious ceremony for Ryder and the pastor's daughter, Emily at our church.  It was really beautiful and special. I love this boy more than life itself. I have watched him grow from that tiny 4 pound infant into a 6 foot tall man. I know the cliche "where did the time go" is used all the time, but it truly seemed to just fly right by. I am so proud of my boy. He has always been fiercely independent and hard working. He will succeed at whatever he does.  God has blessed me  beyond comprehension. I can never thank Him enough for all He has done. He is so good!
Now this momma says "One down...five to go!" Lol

Singing "Farther Along"

Getting his diploma, a check from the church, and a brand new Bible

My preacious boy

Mamaw Anna

The two graduates

My 6 boys

Uncle Jonathan and Aunt Becky

Granddad and Mimi

Aunt Joy and Uncle Jamin

We sure love this boy

His girlfriend, Shelby, and her parents