Monday, August 29, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Checking out the Fish

At Bass Pro Shop today

Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Proverbs 24:12

“Once our eyes are opened, we can’t pretend we don’t know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act.” Proverbs 24:12

Watermelon Princess

My little Leesy Loo scored her very own melon from the neighbor's garden today :)

Monday, August 22, 2011

Enjoying Life

This is the beauty of CJ's new career path...

Spending time with his family!!!

Caleb got to go fishing not once, but twice this week :)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Orphan Sunday

Now is the time to get on your church's calendar for this year's Orphan Sunday.  It is officially on November 6, 2011, but of course anytime your church can get you a spot to talk about orphans-take them up on it!  If you don't ask, they won't know about this wonderful opportunity.  Go to and send this link to them so they can get all the FREE resources available.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011





We made it to Greenville. Let me just say for the record, ONE child is SO easy!! No excuses for all you onesies out there not to adopt ;)

Monday, August 15, 2011

First Day of School

Lots of firsts today for the kiddos. First day of middle school, 3rd grade, Kindergarten, and Pre-K. Everyone had a great day!!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Decade of Carol

Here is The infamous Ms. Carol with the girls on her last day at our house. Ms.Carol has been babysitting my kiddos for the past ten years. She is moving on to new adventures just as my kids are. Guess now the kids will h ave to start blaming the cat for all the mishaps in the house from now on ;)

Fuddruckers Fun

Friday, August 12, 2011

Straight Towing

It’s official!!  CJ’s just clocked out on his last day at Averitt Express.  CJ has decided to start his own towing/wrecker business.  We are hoping this new career change will provide him with some valuable time for his family, along with a good way to provide for his family. 

So please add Straight Towing to your phone/cell address book for future references or recommendations to your friends and family.  770-591-0557

I promise Straight Towing will treat you right J  Thanks for your support!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Things To Come

Just like with my Shelby, one of Elise's greatest "special needs" is going to be her emotional need.
Pop over here to read a great post about another little one with a little hand like my baby girl.  I can picture these same scenarios in our near future.  I imagine we will work through them day by day, instance by instance, but mainly we will work through them TOGETHER as a family.  So happy that Elise will grow up with the support she deserves. 

Every child deserves a family

Birthday Girl

Here are some of the party pics from Elise's birthday bash. We kept it low key (well low key for a family of 7!) since this was her first birthday home.  She really enjoyed the party and was her easy going, fun-loving self just going with the flow.  Boy do I love this little treasure :)

Elise has officially been accepted to Shriner's in Greenville.  She and I will be traveling for her consult on August 16-17.  This will be our 3rd medical opinion on our available options for her little hand.  After this consult, then the BIG decision will be made as to how we proceed.  The big decision has to be made by CJ and I, and it will affect her forever.  So any extra prayers as we make this life decision for our girl are extremely appreciated!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gift of a Grandma

Grandma Sandy dropped off her annual tradition of buying ALL the kids' school supplies! What an awesome gift that she brings the kids every year before school starts. The girls were very excited to open their big bags of goodies. School starts in only one more week. Thanks Grandma for getting them off to a good start!!

Six Flags

CJ and I spent the day with the bigs yesterday at an amusement park. We all had a great time despite the heat. Mainly we enjoyed the time together. The boys are growing up oh so fast.

I know the day will come when they would rather go to the dentist than to hang out with their OLD mom and dad. But for now, they still enjoy us, even if we do get a bit woozy on all the rides :)

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

TWO Years Old Today

This is a perfect example of God's very special 2 year old!  Happy Birthday baby girl!!

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Family Bed

This is how my bed usually looks by 7am every morning (well with me in it too barely hanging in the side). I know it doesn't look too roomy or comfortable, but I wouldn't trade it for anything! Wonder if they make a Super Sized King?