Sunday, August 29, 2010

Let's Go Sailing!

We went boating yesterday with our cousins,uncle and dad. It was a lot of fun!!! And we made a sweet memory!

I would love to write more but I have to go to bed.

Have a wonderful Monday!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010



Thats the only word I can use to explain my summer.
I didn't travel. I didn't create my own business or finally finish the novel I started when I was sixteen. But, I spent countless hours with Jeremy. I talked to my mom while Jeremy played in the sand box as we both sunk our toes in the cool sand.

I didn't read all the books on my book shelf or bake a million cookies. Instead, I read a couple of good books. Spent some time with my Mimi, enjoyed plenty of nights watching movies with Carole.

My summer was not grand. It was not incredible but it was unforgettable.

This Tuesday my summer will come to a close. Today was our teachers meeting. I couldn't believe we were having the meeting already.

Tuesday, will bring new subjects, new books, and new students. My classrooms are ready, I only have a few little things left and my year will be ready to begin!

It's going to be a fun year though. I am very excited to start.

What have you been doing this summer?

Are you getting ready for school?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shall we play pretend?

If I close my eyes real tight I can almost see us. Two little girls without a care in the world.

We would play "house" almost everyday. One day I was a Pastor's wife with seven kids and

Carole was a police officers wife with one kid. Another day we were both on the mission field with our husbands and children, another day I still had a bunch kids but my husband recently died and Carole lived in a mansion with her rich husband and one kid.

When we got bored of house we would move onto Barbies. We had a big doll house and we would sit at the doll house for hours playing Barbies. At one point we decided to make our barbies a sitcom we had theme song for them and everything.

I will never, ever forget one Christmas, Carole and I opened up Mary Kate and Ashley dolls. Yes, they were big in our lives at the time. After we smothered our parents with hugs we ran upstairs and played with them in our doll house for hours. Aaron was pretty distressed because it was Christmas morning and we needed to be down stairs in the living room. :)

Last night, I was up at the school and Carole and I were putting up a bulletin board. She asked me what is with the cow border? I said "The title is We Have a Moovelous school!" She looked at me with a smirk and was just about to say something when I gave her a look. "I mean that is pretty incredible creative of you!" Both of us lost it we started giggling like we were five and seven again. Of course we just about looked five in seven both with our flip flops laying on the ground standing on small chairs and of course me with my pig tails.:)

I just love my sister.

These days are pretty sentimental.

My life long twin who happens to be two and half years younger than me is getting married.

Some days I don't even believe it.

Aren't we still on our twin beds pretending they were islands in Asia? Or traveling Southern Gospel tour buses?

How can we be old enough to be married? I shake my head as I think about shower plans, or when Carole talks about her dress...

We are not pretending anymore this is the real deal.

Next August I am going to be watching my best friend walk down the isle. I am going to be the proudest maid of honor.
I love you my Carole!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Gift...

What a gift the Lord gave us a year ago today...

Sleep deprived, high on caffeine, anxious with nerves I waited for him to come...

Watching the clock, updating my blog, facebook, email, text messages, praying oh so praying waiting, watching...

Looking at my mom's tired face and then it was time.

After nine months of preparing,praying,talking about,waiting, it was time.

The time to meet my brother...

I will never forget the moment he came into the world, this miracle, this surprise, this gift from God. I will never forget how I felt as I looked at my parents faces the love they shared for this new son made my heart squeeze with love for my precious parents.

Tears fell down my cheek as my Mimi put her arm around my back. My mom was okay, my baby brother was okay and the Lord had His mighty hands around our family.

Who would of thought at age 22 I would be standing in the hospital room next to my sister Carole holding our phones taking pictures of our new baby brother. Counting to three so we both could send text messages at the same time to all our friends and family.

Now, a whole year later our Jeremy is one.

One years old.

He's taking eight steps at a time.

He loves to talk.

He claps and waves.
He LOVES Barney.

He is pretty partial to Southern Gospel music! ;)

He loves fish (Real fish and crackers)

He loves his family and we love him.

I can't tell you how much I love this boy. He is my joy. I love his little kisses, his hugs, his laughter, his love.
I never thought three years ago when I started this blog that I would be announcing that Jeremy was coming.
Or to be sitting at hospital giving you play by play of what was going on.
Or a year later announcing this baby boy just turned one.
The Lord knows just what we need.

He knew we needed our Jeremy.

I will be posting pictures of Jeremy's birthday we had for him yesterday soon.
Until then....

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


I just had to share a sweet photo of my sweet nephew and niece...

But now I have to share a photo of my sweet nephew, niece and brother....

I just knew you needed some sweetness in your day. I just love my babies! ;)

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Ocean Fun!

Slipping off my flip flops, as my hair flew in the wind I looked at the water and I sighed. What wonder, what beauty, what amazing creativity that our mighty God has. To form all of this with His mighty hand.

...And then me and Jeremy discovered the Ocean.
My heart was pounding as I heard the giggles fill my ears. The Lord has given us the most sweetest gift. And we have had him for almost a year. I love each new little discovery of his. How his eyes round like saucers as his toes touch the salty waves as he holds onto me and smiles.

We had such fun last night. My whole family went to the Ocean and we had a blast enjoying making memories that will last a lifetime.