Monday, September 29, 2008

All Things Fall

With Fall quickly approaching, I am getting into the mood for all things FALL! I absolutely love every minute of this wonderful weather {except that it makes my allergies go haywire} but that's okay. It's worth it~ I found a neat project on one of the blogs I have been enjoying and I think I would love to try this. It is different, and I need something "fallish" for my door. We'll see how it goes.
Check out A soft place to land for more details if you're interested.


And we have picked out a Halloween costume for John Luke. He will be sporting around this cute suit. {real scary, huh?!}


Now for a little about my newest book. I have been reading...


As I was reading last night I came across this and wanted to share. I hope it will encourage all you mamas! {and future mamas}
Nancy Leigh DeMoss is describing how her refrigerator is filled with pictures of her friends and their families. This is how she explains one particular section: "In the middle of all the photos, I have placed a bumper sticker you may recall seeing several years ago: "Life: What a Beautiful Choice." These women have chosen life by bearing children {something only a woman can do, I might add}; and they are choosing life every day...
* with every meal they prepare
* with every load of dirty clothes they wash
* with every trip they make to the grocery store, to school, to the dentist, to piano lessons, to soccer practice, or to the shoe store
* with every scraped knee they bandage
* with every encouraging word they speak
* with every night hour they spend rocking a sick or scared child
* with every dispute they arbitrate
* with every moment they spend building Legos, coloring, helping with math problems, reading a Bible story, or listening to a husband or child describe his day
* with every moment they spend interceding{praying} for the spiritual growth and protection of their family.

Day in and day out, they are building a home; they are being life-givers; they are laying a foundation and building a memorial that will outlive them for generations to come; they are honoring their Creator in the greatest possible way."
~Nancy Leigh DeMoss

"It is true that many "perfect jobs" may come and go during the childrearing years, but only one will absolutely never come along again--the job of rearing your own children and allowing them the increasingly rare opportunity to grow up at home."
~Dorothy Patterson

I had to add that this chapter spoke to me very loudly! I get caught up in things daily that do not matter! I lose my temper and say things that are definitely not "ministering grace to the hearers". {Ephesians 4:29} So I am like Paul, "Christ came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief." {I Tim. 1:15} He convicts me of this quite often!!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

War Eagle!

What a Face!

I was trying to get a close-up of his cute little shirt Mrs. LeeAnn gave him. It says "Auburn Squash Alabama"!

A typical man ready for the ballgame...remote in hand!


These were too cute not to add. The other day, we saw Andrew Clark and John Luke was so intrigued by this baby. He wanted to {actually he did} crawl in the carrier with poor Andrew. He wanted so badly to give him love and kisses!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Has anyone else been outside this morning? It is awesome! Anyway, we have been out and of course I took pictures. I had painted some pots earlier this week and I went outside this morning with the intentions of planting flowers in those pots, but that is pretty much impossible with this little boy when there are no walls to confine him! There is no keeping up with him! And don't even think he's going to stay in sight! So I gave up and just followed around behind him taking pictures of his every move. I think he is like an old celebrity. He's gotten used to having a camera in his face at all times!


Some I took a few days ago...He was putting on John's socks.


This is my favorite! He walked over to give the scarecrow a kiss and the most amazing thing is I was able to get a picture!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

I know...I've changed the background again. I just can't leave it alone!


We had a fun afternoon/night down at Open Pond yesterday with the family. Daddy and Mama had caught a bunch of fish so daddy decided he'd fry us some fish and frenchfries and hushpuppies {yummy, I love hushpuppies}. And for those of us who don't like fish, Aunt Amy cooked us up some good 'ole sausage dogs. We rode bikes and let me tell you...I am OUT OF SHAPE! I am feelin' it today in my behind!!! We had a good time enjoying this fantastic weather!

This little boy loves Diet Sunkist as much as his mama...


All the kiddos...

Silly Aunt Amy...

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Fall Is In the Air!

Don't you LOVE this weather!?! Today has been delightful! Fall is on it's way! I can feel it in the air!

John brought me some hay bales and we got started on setting out our Fall stuff in the yard {the hay and scarecrows and such}. I love this time of year! I just hate knowing that it will soon be over and the terrible, ugly Winter will be here next. Oh well, I'll enjoy it while it lasts.

While I was setting up the stuff I got a few pictures of John Luke in his Auburn jersey! {We went to Hibbetts looking for the real jersey shirts but for some CRAZY reason they only had the ones for the "other" team. I guess that's because the Auburn ones were already sold out. They must be the most popular!!!} So we settled for this one. All that matters is that it's the right colors!

As usual I took more pictures than I intended so here are a few...

Monday, September 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Grammie!


Playing with Grammie's waterhose...

Watering her flowers...

Happy Birthday Grammie! We love you!!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

A Special Delivery

Yesterday afternoon, John Luke and I were going about our normal routine when we heard a knock on the door. I went to the door and found these... {a lady was holding them of course}


And they were from this sweet man...

When I closed the door I said, "Look John Luke!" And he said "DADDY!" It was like he knew exactly where those flowers came from! I laughed and laughed! It was so cute!

Thank You Honey!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Driving, Chocolate Chip Cookies, and Kisses!

Driving...AGAIN!!!


Favorite little thing to eat...Chocolate Chip Cookies...From Nan!

A RARE happening...kisses from John Luke!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Bubbles, Bubbles, Bubbles!

John Luke loves his bubbles! Usually we play with them outside but since it is so hot, we decided to just let them go in the house. I think he would chase bubbles for hours!



Hiding from Mama in the closet...

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Precious Memories...

Last night I went to a sweet wedding and it brought back precious memories of this...


And this...


Our HONEYMOON! There can't be a more perfect place on earth than Hawaii! How I wish I could do it all over AGAIN!!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

"Editor-in-Chief"

This past week, John Luke and I received these sweet things...

{It says, A few things to be happy about: matching socks, having exact change, homemade anything, mail thats not a bill, getting all the green lights, and best of all knowing somebody cares a lot about you!}

{Today's forecast... There's a 100% chance I'm thinking about YOU!
{sorry, the scanner wouldn't work so they are very blurry}

From this sweet thing...

Thank you Sister/Aunt Kimberly! Apparently she knows her big sister LOVES to get mail!!! I also have to brag a little... A couple of weeks ago, she wrote an article for school and it was published in the Troy Newspaper! Way to Go Sister!


Kimberly, I didn't think you had seen this one...

We Love You!!!