• Family

    New York City at the Holidays

    So….back in December hubby whisked me away to the Big Apple to celebrate our 25th anniversary. Yes, our anniversary was months ago, but this was a dream of mine – to visit NYC during the Christmas holiday. We had the best time and I just wanted to share a few snippits of our trip with y’all!

    New York City

  • Family

    (Not So) Frazzled Friday – Beach Vacay Recap

    Hello there friends!! I’ve missed y’all soooo much!! I am here to assure you that I. am. back!! My part time teaching job is over and summer has begun!! After school was out, our boys headed off on their first church trip of the summer – a 15 day choir mission trip to Boston and back. The day after they left, we boarded a plane and headed south to Florida! Our first time to 30A and we our officially hooked!!
    30A coast line
  • Encouragement

    Monday Morning

    Monday morning. Ugh right? Every Friday we’re all “TGIF” WOOHOO TO THE WEEKEND!” And then Monday comes around and we’re all “ugh”. So ya there’s that. And, by the way, what happened to September?? How is it already October?? 🙄

    This Monday is no different. Fall has seriously been uber busy around here! Somehow we have allowed our younger two boys to be way more active in extra stuff then we ever did with our older two. Ya, they had their things, but just not as many. These boys literally don’t have a free evening, except for Saturdays most of the time. But then we usually have a game or a band thing sometime during that day. So, never a full free day ever. Which makes me kind of sad. These poor adolescent boys are ex.hau.sted people. My middle kiddo was so tired that he couldn’t even think to decide what kind of cake he wanted for his birthday… How did we get here?? I have been letting them skip things lately that aren’t required. (But, they love all of their things, so they don’t usually want to skip.) I have so been there. All the things are good. How do we eliminate a good thing??

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  • Encouragement

    Weekend Recap & Ramblings

    Hello there! I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend! As I shared before, hubby and I celebrated 22 years this weekend. It was a great weekend! We opted to stay home and chill rather than getting out of town. Since our younger three left for a church trip on Saturday we really only had to deal with the 20year old, and he’s hardly home anyway! Saturday we spent some time exploring a flea market, eating yummy bbq for lunch, napping (which I never do, but apparently really needed), followed by some yummy Mexican food on the lake, and watching the sunset. And we got to witness a cute proposal – bonus!

    sunset

  • Encouragement

    So, It’s Summer…Thoughts On Thursday

    So, it’s summer.  We have been on summer break for a week and a half now, and if you noticed I’ve been a little MIA on the blog. 



    It’s summer and I’m not disappearing completely from blogging. But, things will definitely be slowing down a bit both at home and here on the blog. We are sleeping in, staying up late, watching WAY too much TV and doing a whole lot of nothing. So far this summer is off to a great start!! Ha!! Each year Nester reminds us that our summers with our kiddos are fleeing fast, read her words of wisdom here.


    Hubby and I celebrated our 21st anniversary last week. Which was fabulous! I have been noticing lately how young all these newlyweds and new mommies look. And in my head I think “were we that young?” yes, yes we were. And…we’re not anymore. Although I feel only slightly different. 🙂


    As we have entered a new phase of sending our babies out into the world, I am beginning to look towards what mine and hubby’s future might look like in a mere 6 years when we are empty nester’s. Woah! What?!? 6 years will be gone in a flash!! 


    After dinner and a movie we sat on a park bench and dreamed big for the future. It was such fun! We really haven’t done that in years! I think as we got caught up in the work everyday life we forgot how to dream. Such a shame! We came up with so much awesome stuff and now we are looking toward ways we can make some of those dreams happen! 🙂

    So, my advice to all married couples – new and old – don’t forget to dream, keep dreaming, and dream big! God has big plans for you, no matter the age or stage of life. 

    ‘For I know the plans that I have for you’, declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’ Jeremiah 29:11 (NASB) 

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