Wednesday, July 6, 2011


It's family beach trip time. We LOVE the beach.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


We have been busy in the yard this summer. My sweet hubby created a flower bed for me in the back yard. He even picked out the flowers. He did a great job.

Unfortunately we have an evil creature that comes to our yard at night.

So now our garden is missing a few plants.

The itty-bitty, bright green specks in the picture are tiny potato vines. At least the evil creature didn't eat the roots. Maybe the will have a lush flower bed in a few weeks. My fingers are crossed!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My Escape

I really love to sew. I enjoy taking a pretty piece of fabric and creating something really fun to wear. EllaBeth is glad that I'm sewing more too. She is always ready for me to make her something else. Here are a few of the things I've made lately.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Thanksgiving & Christmas

We had a great Thanksgiving vacation this past week. The kids were out of school all week and Lee was off work. The weather was warm, so there was a lot of opportunity for the kids to play outside. They had fun running around the neighborhood with their friends.

On Thanksgiving day, I was cooking in the kitchen and Will came in to raid the fridge. He opened it up and exclaimed "where's the turkey." For the first year in awhile I didn't cook a thanksgiving turkey. We helped with a meal at church for our area's homeless population. It was very eye opening for myself and the kids. I wish that I would have been more prepared to help with basic needs that they had, like backpacks, shoes, and first aide kits. I have thrown away shoes that I thought were worn out that were in better condition than the only pair of shoes that many of the people we served had. I now have a purpose for some of my bargain shopping throughout the year now, various sizes of tennis shoes and backpacks.

The last great surprise for the week was an early Christmas present for me from my hubby. I had been wishing for an iPad and he was very aware of my wish. He volunteered to go to the grocery store for me on Wednesday. Little did I know he had other plans. He and Jack took a trip to the apple store and sometime later returned home with my Christmas surprise and a big bucket of chicken from KFC. All I could say was no way. It was a very sweet, shocking fulfilled wish.

I hope your Thanksgiving vacation was a happy one too!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Been a long time...

So it has been way too long since I wrote a blog post so I will catch you up on a few of the latest happenings since Ella Beth's birthday....

Jack turned 10 in August. All he wanted for his birthday was cash. At the time he was saving for a lap top, but instead he bought an ipod. We were very proud with his decision to saving - over $200. It was a first for any of our kids.

Then in September we took a trip to Auburn for a football game. It was great. We had not been to a football game since the boys were babies. It was a very rainy one, but we all made it though and Auburn won!
In October we experienced out first broken bone, stay in the hospital and surgery. Will was playing football in the yard with some friends and broke his right femur. It was a spiral break that required a 14 inch steal rod to heal. He was a champ! Now, he is completely healed and will have the plate removed this spring.

Halloween shortly followed. Each of the kids carved their own pumpkins - Ella Beth had a little help. It was the first year for non-traditional pumpkin faces, but I think they all turned out great.We stayed home for Thanksgiving. Lee and two of the kiddos ate Thanksgiving lunch at the church. I stayed home with the sick third child. (It's been such a sick winter for us I don't remember which one was sick!) We had the meal for members and those in the homeless community in Jackson. Lee said it was really a great time for all involved.

Finally, we celebrated Christmas! We had a great holiday.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Ella Beth's Birthday

Ella Beth will soon be 5 1/2, so I thought it was time to let everyone know about her birthday party. ***Smiles***

Ella Beth had a build-a-bear party at Wacky Bear this year.

They played some games...

ate cake...

opened presents...

and made a bear.

Ella Beth had a blast!!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Coming Soon!!

Here's sneak peak at future post topics: