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A few weeks of catchup and a 2 year old.

It’s been a long while, and I’m very sorry. Almost a month.


Actually. I’m not.


I haven’t been doing nothing. I’ve been getting up early mornings and going for runs. I’ve been working and making money. I’ve been planning payments and figuring out how to collect credit card points (for lots of free stuff!). I’ve been working with our church’s VBS (for 9 days now!). And I’ve been fueling the mind of a four year old to try and be a giver, and been corralling an AAAALLLLMOOOST 2 year old little boy who’s had a little bit of an upset stomach for a few days. I’ve been doing laundry, cooking at every meal (we are trying to not eat out as much), cleaning the house. And that just about catches you up.


So the fact I haven’t blogged and I won’t have the passed month on my record books, I am very sorry about. I write and blog to try and remember my life. Not necessarily just for others to read. But I felt like I needed to blog today. I went outside to mail a letter, and my breath was taken away from me. And NOT because of the dang HUMIDITY of South Mississippi. It was COLD out.


Ok. Let’s put an asterisk by cold. It’s 62 out. And still July. So… basically… in Mississippi… That’s cold!


Lucy had woken up early and we sat and swang on our porch swing wrapped up in a blanket listening to the sounds of the morning. And I had that rush of mom feeling that you get from time to time… The love that you have for this person. And I used to have them more frequently, but I’ve gotten busy. And I didn’t really know Lucy. But I’m starting to know her, the real her, and see her personality coming through her 4 year old self. And she’s delightful. And I just held her and rocked her and we listened to the owls and the birds and the crickets for 20 minutes on this brisk July morning. It was fantastic. And just look at this face. Those eyes. She’s gonna be gorgeous when she’s grown up.


If you look closely you can still see her koolaid mustache from VBS.

The kids have all had quite a blast. And all the Adults are exhausted. So I guess that means we are doing it right.

What cute kids!

Mr. I-don’t-dance.

And last weekend we took Judah bike riding by himself. We let him get to be an only child for a little while, since Lucy was swimming with Mawmaw.

He wore himself out riding the bike trailer. Such hard work, y’know.

We’ve even done some fishing.

And a little bit of lazing around.

And I caught this out of my kitchen window… my sweet precious Lucy…

When I asked her what she was doing, she said, “Just plain with Ed!” She was hitting the ground like inches from her feet. So.. there’s no way Ms. Terrible-Aim would have hit the cat… but I made her stop anyway just in case. HAHA!

And finally.. my sweet baby boy turns 2 tomorrow. He was the best surprise of my entire life. And I’ve already taken his 24 month pics.

I mean.. his little poses…

He had just kissed a tree and then looked at me.


And his newest favorite face to make..

What a cute lil grump!

I would apologize for the mass of pictures in the blog today – but I’m assuming you won’t mind.

Have a great rest of July! August is coming!

Devotional: James 4 and 23 Month Portraits!

Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet. James 4:10 MSG

There are so many things we can do as Christians that benefit us.

Prayer is a great way to talk with God to figure out what direction we need to take with our lives, or to confess things that we’ve done wrong. It helps to just tell God how wonderful he is. That makes things end up in the place that they should be in.

Reading the Word is a wonderful way to get direction as well. It is our guide book. It’s the thing that lets us have a new look into God’s persona and the life that Christ lived. There is so much good to be found in it. It is living.

But honestly, the best way to increase your faith, to grow into the person that God wants you to be, is by getting on your knees.

Basically, putting yourself second and Him first.

Letting Him make the decisions instead of you.

Allowing Him to change you, instead of living the way you’ve been living.

Going out of your way for Him, instead of ignoring the Holy Spirit’s pull on your heart.

If we do these things, if we listen to Him, and let Him guide us, we will become better people, and better Christians.



Life Blog

So I had a rough day yesterday. I took Lucy with me to my doctor appointment, which I will NEVER ever again do. She had a meltdown. Literally, screaming. The nurses had to take her, crying, to try and calm her so I could quickly talk to my doctor and go through my list of questions.

Then I took her to Target to buy a paci, and she screamed while we were in there. People gave me looks. It was rough.

From here on out – I’m going that alone.

Besides that – my doctor visit went well. I feel better now about being pregnant for these last few weeks. I’m going to be 30 weeks tomorrow. Meaning, in less than 2 months, I’ll have a baby!

My bags are packed (I literally packed an old camera so that I wont have to track mine down.) And.. I packed Wes some stuff too. He’ll just have to miss those couple of pairs of undies. I’m not going to go to the hospital without my stuff, and I’m not going to wait on him to get his stuff together. We are grabbing and going.

We are going to go visit his dad for a week here coming up, and after that – My bags/stuff/supplies will just sit in the car.

With a possible hour and half labor on my hands, I don’t want to waste time pulling a dufflebag out to the car. My doc said to get to the hospital as fast as possible, that I will have a quicker labor than the first, and I will probably have him sooner than she could even induce (38-39 weeks). So.. we will rush.

Ok – onto the goodies! Lucy’s 23 Month portraits. Again, these ain’t the greatest. The sprinkler ones make up for it though!
23 Months Old
Her running from the scene… how sweet.
23 Months Old

23 Months Old

That was literally the best ones I could get. All the others looked like this:
23 Months Old
So pleasant.

And now for the much cuter ones!
Sprinkler Fun!

She wasn’t sure about it at first…
Sprinkler Fun!

But she got over that pretty quick!
Sprinkler Fun!

Sprinkler Fun!

Sprinkler Fun!

And then, of course, this happened.
Sprinkler Fun!

Sprinkler Fun!

Sprinkler Fun!

Sprinkler Fun!

That girl is so much happier naked.

Hoping she grows out of that.

And how better to end the day? Curled up with Daddy.

So sweet.

And there you have it. Hope your weekend feels longer than it is!