Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Scripture and a Snapshot ~ July 17


My sweet Morgan praying while daddy is praying for dinner.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Foto Friday

Foto Friday Challenge

I really wanted to do the photo challenge this week. I had a few ideas I wanted to play around with but I never did get around to doing them.

So I'm just going to give you a favorite of my week. This one was in a post a did the other day. I'm not even real sure why I like it so much but I do!


Carter is attempting to make a trap for the skunk that has been hanging around our house. Boys I tell ya...they are always up to something. :o)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Tuesday Evening at Home

Last night was so beautiful.
There is not much better than a summer evening at home.


This little guy has been hanging around our house. We spotted him last weekend.

He is so small. He must have lost his momma. :( He is confused. He runs around the yard in the daytime and sleeps at night.

If he didn't stink so bad, I would be tempted to keep him.


He feel asleep while I was taking his picture. So sweet.



I adore being married to this gorgeous man!


I also adore taking pictures of anything and everything. Hehe... 


I'm not sure what Carter was doing.
My guess would be making a trap to catch the skunk.

Really though, who knows?
He could be making a homemade bomb or an invention for the chickens to feed and water themselves.



 I hurt my back so I have been pretty lazy (as lazy as I can be with 4 kids and a house to run) this week.

Luckily a hurt back does not hinder taking pictures!
Ok, I guess it kind of did when I was trying to climb up on the counter to take a picture of the birds on the wire. Maybe stuff like that is why its been a week and I still have extreme pain when I move or bend!


Monday, July 11, 2011

A day on the lake

My little brother came home from Chicago this weekend. We miss him when he is gone. Even if I don't see him everyday, its just nice knowing he is right there. But a few months ago he got a job offer in Chicago.

It was so nice spending time with him while he was home this weekend. Brian ended up having Friday off work and my family just happened to be going out on the boat on Friday. Awesome that it worked out that way because I got to spend the day with them. At the same time, Brian was at home getting much needed work done around the house. It was a win/win for me! :o)

This handsome man aka my lil brother was our Captain for the day.
My beautiful sister, Kassy!
It was so nice and relaxing sitting, talking and laughing on the edge of the boat.
My other beautiful sister, Krissie!
Kassy and her boyfriend, Bryan. They really do love all my pictures! Hehe...
Captain fishing but not catching anything.
I told em them should have used chicken liver but no one listens to me. :o)
Bailey getting ready to jump in!
Going out on the tube was a blast! 
Dad and Kassy went first.
When we woke up on Friday, it was pouring. Everyone decided we were still going to go and it turned out to be absolutely beautiful.
I'm so glad I got the chance to go!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Scripture and a Snapshot ~ July 10th



I got this picture at the zoo a few weeks ago.

I have a hard time giving my struggles to God. I sometimes have the attitude that I need to handle this problem or situation. Maybe it is I don't trust God. Maybe it is that I'm scared of what He is going to ask of me.

Either way, when I look at this picture I am reminded that God is just plain amazing. If He can create this creature, then I think my problems are a piece of cake to Him. I can trust Him to guide me in the direction that is best.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

4th of July Party!

Our party was a hit! We had a blast crafting, decorating, baking and of course eating! We spent some much needed family time all weekend.

We bought everything on Friday, made the decorations and baked on Saturday, decorated and had the party on Sunday. It was a lot of work but totally worth it.
Next year, I will definitely start planning sooner. We were a little rushed trying to get everything done. I will start weeks before the party on making the decorations. The food will probably still have to be the day before because I had the hardest time keeping hands out. (Especially, big hands!)

Everyone was such a wonderful help. The kids loved doing all of it. Brian even became my mixer because half way through cooking mine died. Completely, ca put! So he stepped in as my mixer. :o)

We made old fashioned button candy (thanks to http://zeahrenaissance.blogspot.com/), red, white and blue cupcakes, strawberry cheesecake, fruit salad and dip and star sugar cookies.
These drinks looked better than they tasted!  So we stuck with drinking homemade lemonade. ;)
The kids and I had fun making the decorations. We dyed rice, made stars, made fireworks with glitter (the kids enjoyed glitter way more than mommy) and blew up lots of balloons!
The food was good, the time was well spent and the memories will last a lifetime!

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