Monday, September 5, 2016

Saying Good-bye

We did it, we dropped our boy off at college. No crazy sobbing as I drove off. 
I think I had worked through all of the sobbing part in the weeks leading up to it. 
  Knowing he is in a safe place helps a lot. I am so excited for what he is going to be doing. He does not start work until Wednesday but already learned that he will be making pizza. 
  We brought Grace with us and maybe that helped me leave him easier. 
  I did take a moment to take a picture of his tattoo. Okay, really it is a mark that was left 15 years ago. He was hit in the head with a plastic airplane.  I just enjoy teasing him that he has a tattoo. 


Thursday, September 1, 2016

jimmyCASE to the rescue

I don't know about you but I love phone cases. We have to have a phone (well in my opinion) so why are phone cases so inconvenient. I want to run into the store with phone and that is it. Only you end up with a wallet and a key chain and your phone. Then you end up loosing half of these items in the cart. It is a pain to deal with. Recently I found the cure to my problem. Have you heard of a jimmyCASE? This case seriously saved me. Not only am I not loosing my wallet but I have a spare hand for one of my many little blessings. You see not only do these cases look fun but they will hold my bank card, actually they will hold six cards. For me I just put the card I need and my car key in it. Then I am off. Have you heard of jimmyCASE? if not take a moment RIGHT NOW and look at the variety of chooses you have. I have a iPhone 6s case that is so it matches my husbands uniform. I know it sounds mushy but it helps me think about him. Okay, it reminds me not to spend a ton when I see my card. Totally joking. I have to mention a couple more things about my new jimmyCASE before I loose your attention. The elastic on this case is amazing. You can tell it was not put together quickly. I do not have to worry about it stretching out. Most importantly there is no flap to get in my way when I need to answer my phone.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

New Paint

I am so excited. I know these pictures are horrible but I had to share. We have a wonderful big dinning room table but sadly we have 12 different chairs. 
With seven kids our chairs have broken and been replaced. So this week we decided to strip all twelve chairs and re paint them. I wanted the colors from my living room carpet to fade into my dinning room but match the dishes we use. 

Originally I thought about doing bright colors and making it fun but then I realized that it would get old in a year.
  I am super excited to see how they turn out. Next I need to decide what color the walls should be. 

Thursday, August 18, 2016

A Boy and his Boots

Doesn't everyone sleep with boots on? Wednesday night church is hard on my boy. 
When he falls asleep on the way home there is no way we can wake him. We can change his diaper and take off his boots and he does not move. 

Monday, July 25, 2016

The Meaning of VBS

VBS, that is all that needs said about this picture over load. I had a great week at VBS. The laughter the crafts, the music, and the cow. We cannot forget about buttercup. 
This week my husband did crafts and honestly I loved it. I saw a side of him I have not seen in a very long time. 

He came up with the decorations on his own. He made the kids laugh and smile and get excited about learning. Isn't that the goal? For our children to not only learn the word of God but to be excited about it. To want to know him deeper on a real level. 

The crafts are fun, the music is remembered for years but the verses, the verses they hide in there heart and one day when they need them the verses are there. 

I can't say thank you enough to all of the people who worked at VBS. Who spent time decorating and teaching and preparing to minister to my children's hearts

Especially to the young man who were the cow costume all week in the heat. 
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