Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday Afternoon at the Park

It was a beautiful Sunday afternoon so we took a family trip to the park! Maggie is Miss Independent and goes up the steps by herself and down the slide by herself! It is so much fun watching her. Hunter and Tyner played football and ran all around the park! Tyner and Maggie are playing with each other more and more so that has been such a blessing to watch!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Community Group BBQ

We love our community group! Our monthly "family get together" was as the Johnson's house! Hunter and Allen smoked some delicious BBQ and the kids had a great time playing! Our group consists of kids from ages 9 and 10 to 8 weeks old! They have been our family and we have been so blessed by everyone in our group!

Friday, September 26, 2008

I'm Tagged...

My dear friend, Beth Barnes Winterburn, tagged me! So, here are 6 random things about me you may not know...
1)The very first thing I do in the morning (after brushing my teeth) and have been doing for as long as I can remember is fix myself the tiniest sip of orange juice. It is only about 3 oz. but it is just a great start to my day!
2)I have slept on the same flat, feather down pillow for as long as I can remember. It even has my winnie the pooh pillow case on it. And yes Hunter makes so much fun of me!
3)I drink a diet coke every day at 1:00. It used to be 3:30 but now I like to enjoy it while my house is nice and quiet during nap time.
4)Most of you won't be surprised by this but the second my kids heads hit the pillow I run to my dining room to begin working on my next sewing project!
5)I still operate like a school teacher. If I could have things my way all the time we would do the same thing at the same time on the same day of the week. I would have every day of the week planned out from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm. For example Mondays at 3:00 zoo, tuesdays at 3:00 library, Wednesday at 3:00 Park, etc... You get the picture! But I know that this is absolutely not possible with toddlers so I am trying to get over this mentality! I still am extremely routine about certain things!!
6)I am such a morning person and always have been. A lot of mornings I am up and at 'em at 6am- along with my little side kick that is quite the morning girl, too!! So much for trying to squeeze in a little early am quiet time! But that is ok. It is precious time that I get to spend with her!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Surely the Presence

Every night when I put Tyner to bed I sing a song to him. 6 out of the 7 days of the week he wants me to sing Surely the Presence. Well, it makes total sense that he knows all of the words to it. While I was putting his shoes on this morning he wanted us to sing it. I had tears in my eyes watching my precious son singing every word! I couldn't help but get him on video doing it!

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Raggedy Ann and Andy

Well, I finally finished their Raggedy Ann and Andy outfits! It only took me a thousand months to finish them. But just like any other sewing project- it is worth every minute of it! My mom saved all my smocked clothes that she made for me and it is so neat dressing Maggie in them. So, it will be really special to pass these special clothes on to them for their children to wear! I have to say thank you to my sweet mother for introducing me to this wonderful hobby!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Littlest Fire Chief!

Maggie loves copying everything Tyner does. So, she had a great time putting on his fire hat and crawling in and out of this car! She is into everything and never slows down!!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Day with Thomas the Tank Engine

We had a great family day with Thomas the Tank Engine and boy was it fun!! We had about 2 weeks to get Tyner fired up about it and he certainly was! We took a 20 minute train ride on Thomas, took a picture with Sir Topham Hat and Thomas, and played at lots of Thomas tables! It was really fun to see this train that we have been watching on T.V. and playing with for over 2 years now!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tyner's First Day of Preschool

I still can't believe that my son is in Preschool! He absolutely loves it! Did he shed a tear when I dropped him off? I think not!! Walked right in and never looked back! He is having a blast and learning lots!

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day

We had so much fun with the Downings on Labor Day. Tyner and Matthew had more fun together and Maggie and Margaret had a great time walking around the Party boat and getting their hands into to anything they could! Tyner and Matthew loved riding in the inner tube and they REALLY loved it when their Daddies got in their with them!

Verse of the Week

Our verse this week is Luke 2:9-11. "An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Today in the town of David a SAvior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.

Biblical Virtues to pray for my children

"God, please cultivate in Tyner and Maggie the ability to show true humility toward all."
(excerpted from Pray! Magazine issue #4))

About Me

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I am a mom to 5 beautiful children. 4 on earth and 1 in heaven. Our precious Lucy went home to our Savior on October 30, 2013. This is not the life we ever imagined we would be living, but we rest in knowing that our God is sovereign over us and knows what is best for our family!


Maggie was born on July 2, 2007 in Nashville, TN.

Maggie at 8 months

Tyner-3 weeks old

Tyner-3 weeks old
Tyner was born on June 13, 2005 in Memphis, TN

Now he is almost 3

Now he is almost 3
He is growing up so fast!