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Mother’s Day 2014 and 21 Months Old

Gonna do a little smash up for this week… I’m going to show you what we did on Mother’s day/ Wesleys Birthday.

We had church, and then made our way to Hattiesburg to Uncle Paul and Aunt Christy’s house for grilling. Food was great. Then we sang happy birthday to my lovely hubs.

He had two cuties help him blow out his candles. Big 32.

After cake – we headed to the pool.

Happy Mother’s Day to us!

And that was about it! We were pretty relaxed for the big day. Wes and I neither on did any gifts this day – we had a trip planned that was technically for his birthday, and then for mother’s day he technically got me a new car… so we figured that was enough haha!

And now – for my big boy Judah’s 21 month pics. I’m just now showing you these and he’s already turned 22 months old.

There aren’t many – he wasn’t being a good sport this day.

Boy isn’t he cute in his little tie!?

And that gets you caught up on all our pics! I’ll be trying to get Judah’s 22 months done sometime this week. I’ve only got 22, 23 and 24 and I’m done with swing pictures! Kinda sad and kinda not. I’ve had fun doing them. Glad my babies are growing up healthy though.

Have an awesome week!

Devotional: Colossians 1 // Catching up…

He existed before anything else, and he holds all creation together. (Colossians 1:17 NLT)

I noticed this morning that I didn’t blog yesterday. I’m currently blogging as two babies run around my house and yell. I try to blog before they get up, but not today. This will be brief 😉

Jesus is the reason everything is, was, and is to come. He’s the one that keeps it all together and moving.

When you feel strong when you should be weak? That’s Jesus.

When you feel calm among chaos? That’s Jesus.

When you feel secure when everything else seems like its shifting? That’s Jesus.

He’s all that is within us that is strong, and good, and pure and whole. Without him our lives would be much MUCH worse than they are.

Praise God for him today.

Life Blog

I usually try and get up early so that I don’t have to deal with people walking around as I type… And when I do have to deal with sounds/outside noises/”I want chocolate milk~” It makes the blog writing a lot harder. So, it’s better I’m brief, than lost when writing.

Here is a week’s worth of catching up. Judah hasn’t been sleeping great so I didn’t have the energy to put in a blog so bright and early.

We stayed with Wesley’s dad for a couple of days. And mostly swam.




We also went for ice cream 🙂


Wes and I celebrated 9 years together. Happy Anniversary!

And Lucy wanted to swim so bad she couldn’t wait to get a suit on.

Both kids have slept pretty good since getting back home. Swimming for 2 days straight wore them out!

Hope you had a great week. I’m hoping next week I can be more on a schedule.

Have a great Friday!

Devotional: Romans 8 // Our Little Mermaid

First off let me say this. I was overwhelmed all day Tuesday. To those of you who texted, messaged, and commented – you are not alone. It’s hard to fess up to the sins that we’ve been committing. It’s hard to be honest. But I got honest and a lot of you got honest as well.

Thank you.

I stopped and prayed several times both days – thinking about the people who asked for prayer.

Each time I wanted to snap – I prayed instead. I hope you felt it. I felt you praying for me for sure. And now this verse:

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. They are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus. (Romans 3:23, 24 HCSB)

Even if no one had fessed up to losing their cool… I know I’m not the only sinner in the world.

I’m not alone and you aren’t either.

We all need grace.

We all need His grace.

None of us are above it and none of us can get through a single day without it.

And I want you to remember that when you slip up. Tuesday I did awesome. I felt good, I didn’t snap. I didn’t explode. I handled everything with grace. And then Yesterday I fell.

I snapped. I got mad at Lucy for not obeying. Then I asked her, “Do you know what ‘let go’ means?” And she just looked at me. I then apologized to her. I forget she’s three.

I need grace.

We all do.

Keep praying for me and I’ll keep praying for you.

Life Blog

This will be quick. I got tons of errands today!

Recap – Me, Christy and Lucy went to see Little Mermaid on stage at Laurel. Lucy liked it.. Christy and I? We were most excited.



The family all got donuts on National Donut Day. Lucy was most excited.




And we’ve been swimming at MawMaws a lot here lately. Mama and Daddy were most excited.

And this scared me.. Even though it was over water.


And she’s learning! Still freaks out every once in a while, but she’s doing good.


And this is why I LOVE my lifeproof cover.


Underwater! He he..

And Lucy loves riding around with her Daddy. (Daddy was most excited)

And Judah? He’s most excited about sleep.


Kid can fall asleep anywhere! Haha!

Hope you have a great Thursday!

My Apologies.

It has been a week. And I am very sorry to keep you so long.

But I’m back.

I’m thinking about setting myself a time where I blog each morning or something, just so I will blog. I dunno. When I wait for something to blog about I end up waiting too long, and then I have a ton of things to say.

Lucy has had an eventful week.

I’ve been jogging. I jogged over 9 miles last week. I did 4 miles today. I’m not setting goals right now. Just to keep going longer and/or faster at the ones I’ve already reached. Right now, I’m maxing out at about a 11.5 min mile. I can’t break that. I need to break it. Ah. Who knows.

In case you were wondering… Yes, Lucy is still cute.

She officially has 2 teeth now. It took her 13 months, but she’s gottem! She is also standing really well, and taking a few steps here and there. No real walking, but a few steps, which break into a few faster steps which turn into collapsing into my lap or the floor. No real consistent progress there.

I’ve had lots of people ask me – How is she sleeping?

Great. Once we put her to bed at night, she doesn’t wake up until I wake her up in the morning to feed her (usually around 6:30) then she goes right back to sleep until about 8:30 or 9. Which gives me a good couple of hours there to get stuff done. I like our little routine.

We went bike riding Sunday, again. It was nice. And WARM. Lucy wore my shades.

They are a smidge large.

I found a little guy who lives under my kitchen sink.
My new, very little, friend. He lives under my kitchen window :)

Look how WITTLE! Isn’t he cute?

And I was invited to go swimming with my good friend Britney and so of course Lucy tagged along. She got nice and waterlogged.



And that pretty much catches you up.

I’ve been meaning to tell you, that I have officially completed Lucy’s quiet book and I have also found a website (thanks to my little sister) that I have become kinda obsessed with: Pinterest. Pretty much all things crafty and neat belong here. Its got me mega motivated to do some craftin myself. So be on the look out for reals. I’ll post pics of Lucy’s book tomorrow.

If I remember.

Also – I want to finish my book. Would any of you be interested in reading my book? It’s about me. Boom. Shot your interest down right there huh? It’s kinda my life story. I’m going to self publish through Amazon, and it’ll probably cost like $8 bucks. I’m not trying to become rich off this, just felt like writing my stuff down and thought, if people read my blog, they might read my bio. Just curious!

And finally, I’ve also been asked about a hundred times, if I feel any different since everyone is in school and I’m not. Well.. as of right now.. not really. It still feels like summer. Probably once Fall hits and I’m not teaching, or the first time I get called to sub, it’ll start sinking in. But as of right now… I’m just living my dream.