Monday, October 13, 2014

Picture Time

We spent some time on Saturday taking new family, sibling and individual pictures. I was wanting to wait for the leaves to change color some more, but instead we took advantage of a beautiful warm afternoon and snapped some at my mom's place. Enjoy!

It only took 4 times to actually get on with everyone looking! That has to be a record.

Our two handsome boys.

Our two beautiful daughters.

This is the most challenging picture to take. I was hoping to get some more of them all together, but it's near to impossible to get Maddy to stand still right now. 

Olivia is becoming a beautiful young lady inside and out.  
Josh looks so much like his daddy!

Nathan is our most photogenic child. I love this one. It captures his mischievous personality!  

He loves having his picture taken. 

Miss Maddy posing pretty. 

I knew as soon as I saw this hat for her I wanted some pictures taken of her in it. 

However, it didn't stay on long. Now you can see those beautiful curls blowing in the breeze. 
Have a great week!


Friday, September 26, 2014

Recess

We are that time of the year when we are soaking up the last warm days of the year. Today we spent the afternoon enjoying some playtime at the park with several other homeschool families. It's always nice for the kids to have some time to hang out with someone other than their siblings and I get to bounce school ideas around with other moms. Our plan is to make this a monthly event as we all need a little recess now and then.

 

Josh and Nate getting some playtime with their pals.


The girls are outnumbered by the boys, but they still enjoy talking and hanging out together. Of course Maddy fits right in.

 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tas Philas

I think Every momma needs time to get away and relax. Not only does it give us time to unwind and reflect, but it makes us better mom's to our families. This weekend I went away some of my dearest friends to do some catching up, shopping, laughing, eating pie together in hotel beds while watching a movie, and to top it off going to a Beth Moore conference. Today Beth talked about how important and vital it is to have girlfriends in our lives. Not the number of friends we have on our social media sites, but real face to face girlfriends. I love my hubby with all my heart and can't imagine my life without him. However, I also can't imagine my life without my sweet girlfriends to share our joys and trials together. We have seen each other at our most highest and lowest parts of our lives. We have cried, laughed uncontrollable, praised God, shared secrets, and prayed through life together. Only God can orchestrate such a beautiful thing as our friendships. I pray we will continue to grow and only become closer until our final time here on Earth. You are all a blessing from above and I truly cherish you all. Love you all my sweet sisters!
 

Me and my tas phials (new Anceint Greek word I learned today for girlfriends) at the Beth Moore conference. There's nothing like worshipping and getting into the word together with your most cherished friends.

I never get tired of going to see Beth Moore speak. She is so transparent and down to earth. But also so full of knowledge and loves the Lord with all of her being. Today she spoke to 190,000 of my sisters in Christ!

Travis Contrell and the very talented worship team is always a special treat. I could listen to them all day.

If you ever get the chance to go hear her speak I highly recommend it. I promise you, you will leave filled and overflowing with then Holy Spirit burning inside you!