Saturday, November 14, 2009

Buzz Light Year

Well, you can't help but laugh when you see this picture. My nephew absolutely loves costumes and dresses up in them every chance he gets. So, of course anytime we are there my son goes straight to Logan's dress up basket and puts on his Buzz Light Year costume. When we arrived at their house today, Logan had on Batman! It is hysterical. Enjoy the pictures of Buzz in action.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the Simpson Family!

Monday, November 9, 2009

We Love the Lyon Park!

Almost every afternoon when we get home from school, we are headed to the Lyon park to meet friends! It is a great park and the kids love it. I love it, too. #1 son was running around on this particular and didn't pause long enough for a snap shot.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

The Artist

Well, my daughter is just about the busiest body anyone will ever meet. She is absolutely constant motion and will wear you out just watching her. Will she sit down and watch t.v.? Absolutely not!! It requires her to be WAY too still. BUT, the one thing I have found that will keep her bottom in a chair- drawing! Maybe we have an artist on our hands. She sat in this chair for at least 20 minutes and drew pictures for me one night while I was cooking. I was so shocked I had to capture it.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


We had such a fun halloween night with great friends! We started the night at the Downing's house, went trick or treating, and ended the night at the Downing's house with our tradition of a delicious bowl of chili! The Simpson's were dressed as a Star Wars Clone trooper and a baby bunny!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

My Junior Kindergartener

It is hard to believe that #1 son is in junior kindergarten! Wow! How the time goes by so fast. He is learning so much. Here is a small list of some of the wonderful things they are doing and learning!

*memorizing scripture

*writing the alphabet and learning the sounds of each letter

*learning to write his name

*the importance of community helpers




I love hearing him retell the Bible stories he has learned. It is amazing how children at this age are just little sponges. He knows so many incredible details. Praise God! Here is a picture of my precious child in his school uniform!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Football season

I enjoyed every moment of our mother/daughter afternoon.

The boys had a great father/son day at the football game.

Of course we love being right down the road from Oxford and Ole Miss. We took both the kids to one football game, and last weekend, the boys went to the Ole Miss vs. Arkansas game. While they enjoyed the game, Maggie and I enjoyed a mother/daughter day around Oxford. I had a great time getting her to pose for the camera with her big, blue eyes and precious smile.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Family Dance Party

We LOVE, LOVE, family dance parties in the Simpson house! We cut the music on and everybody dances, dances, dances! Well, this was just a priceless picture. MCS absolutely adores her daddy. At this point in our life, she wants Daddy to do EVERYTHING! These are the kind of pictures that I will be showing at her rehearsal dinner one day. She had the biggest smile on her face and so did Daddy. I know first hand how precious a daddy/daughter relationship can be. It is my prayer for my sweet daughter that she will have the same kind of relationship with her Daddy that I have with mine. I think they are well on their way.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

We had a blast with our cousins over the Labor Day weekend. Everyone wore their Ole Miss attire the day we played University of Memphis. The weekend consisted of lots of football, boat rides, four wheeler rides and much more!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The cookout at the twins' (Jack and Katie) house was so much fun. I am not sure who had more fun though- the parents or the kids?!! Watching Jack with Maggie is the cutest thing in the world. He always wants her right by his side. Everyone had a blast riding around in the Jeep.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

End of Summer

Our best friend Mitch!!!

Well, the end of the summer brought about a HUGE change for our family. We decided to move to Clarksdale. It was a decision that Hunter and I both prayed about really hard. We wanted a very clear answer about this important decision. Well, God is so good and made it very clear what we needed to do. I took a job teaching 6th grade at Presbyterian Day School and Hunter has continued his real estate business. My precious son is in Junior Kindergarten at PDS. It is so much fun having him at school with me. I love walking over to "The Happy House" and peeking on him. I absolutely love my job and am just in awe at God's goodness. My precious daughter goes to a friends house and plays with 2 other girls her age. They are having an absolute blast doing things like painting, going to the duck walk, jumping on the trampoline, etc...It has been wonderful for her to be with other children her age! And of course we are so thankful to be back near our family! I love the fact that my children can see their Big and Pie anytime they want to! What a true blessing that is!
So, after all that...these pics are from the last couple of visits we had with Tyner's very best friend in Nashville. These two boys absolutely adored each other, and when I watched them hug each other for the last time I walked away with tears in my eyes. What a joy dear friends bring us!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Summer Fun Pictures

I love seeing my kids use their imagination. They decided to make a pallet in the bathroom on this particular day.
They just looked too cute not to take a picture of them.

The night of Tyner's birthday we had a family pizza night. Notice the "T" that Daddy put on our birthday boy's pizza.

My big boy's first time to spend the night out. He spent it with his very best friend Mitch!

Well, I thought I would just put some fun pictures up from this summer. We had a wonderful summer, and I enjoyed keeping my kids at home with me and filling our days with playdates, swimming pool fun, friday fun jar activities and lots more! I enjoyed looking back at these pictures and thinking about what a joy my children bring to me.

Friday, July 3, 2009

The Birthday Girl

If you look really hard you can see the picture of me blowing out my 2 candles on my raggedy ann cake.

I can't believe our little girl has turned 2. We celebrated her 2nd birthday at Moon Lake and had a wonderful time with friends and family. The idea for a Raggedy Ann birthday came from a picture I found in my baby album of my second birthday. My mom fixed me the cutest Raggedy Ann cake, and I thought it would be really neat to do the same for my little girl.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Yippe Kay Yeah! It's My Son's 4th Birthday!

"Wanted" signs of the cowboy!
The cowboy boot cake

These were the goody bags. They had a red money sign glued on them and a sheriff's badge with the child's name written on it.

The campfire Daddy built and the mini western town

Even the grownups enjoyed roasting hotdogs.

My cowboy and cowgirl!

Well, we had a rodeo roundup at our house today and had a blast. We roasted hot dogs over a campfire and enjoyed a mini western town out of cardboard boxes.We were blessed to have good friends and good fellowship. Everyone had a great time- especially the birthday boy. I still can't believe we have a four year old. My how time flies!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

And 1 more makes 5......

The newest Simpson will arrive sometime in December. So, before we know it we will be a family of five. Crazy!!

Family Day at the Lake

We are so lucky to be surrounded with beautiful lakes. We took the family to the lake today. It had a great sandy beach, playground, picnic tables, etc... The kids had a great time swimming in the lake. We packed a lunch and enjoyed a really fun afternoon together. We have 2 fish in our family that are having more fun swimming every chance they get!

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!