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060616 + 060716: VBS and 100*

It’s hot. Not sure if you’ve been outside, but it’s terrible. And I know that it’s something we should expect, with living in South Mississippi, but when it gets here I’m still always floored at how hot 100* can feel. So we bought an inflatable pool. 

I don’t like my kids being inside all day, so I send them out. Then they come in, hot and sweaty, asking for water, and it’s hard for me to be like “take a sip and get back out there in it!”

So now, we have a small pool, big enough for me to sit in, and feel comfortable while being outside. 

Also, my kids have been going to VBS and have been loving it. 

Look at these sweethearts!

Every night after the kids go to bed, it’s mamma and daddy’s turn to play in the classroom. Wes leaves a drawing for them almost every day. It’s quite sweet. 

Judah likes pizza, but only when it’s a slice as big as his head. 
And we took our new truck for a spin around the block and learned a couple of things. 

Convertibles in summertime look super fun, and are, but are also super hot. 

And.. Long hair is a struggle. 

Love that girl. She’s so funny. And she’s growing up so much. And she’s growing up in different ways too. Her questions are less “why do birds fly?” And more like “how do birds fly and why can’t we?” Actual, real, wants a good answer types of questions. It’s fun and challenging. I love it. 

Off to tackle another day! 

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!