Thursday, August 30, 2012

Brotherly Love

This makes it all worth it!

While I was putting the sheets on Tanner's bed tonight I was praying for God to make my children obedient. I feel like I have yelled at them all afternoon for not listening, for fighting, for talking back, for... But after Tanner read the devotional to Conner he leaned over and hugged him and said "I love you" Thank you Lord for reminding me that it is worth it at the end of the day! These boys make my heart smile!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Birthday

PawPaw turned 81! The boys and Caitlyn played golf and then we partied with cake. He says in 3 months he is going to retire from driving the school bus. Doing awesome for 81, I'd say!


A candy necklace is the best!

Especially when it's for breakfast!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Mid week and we've had all green so far...

Tanner says he like class and his teacher. We are doing pretty good on our routine, but there hasn't been any homework yet. We will see how that goes next week.

Monday, August 20, 2012

First Day of First Grade

It was awful and great all at the same time.
I really hate it that Tanner is in "grade" school now. It's REAL school now. Real grades, reading AR books, spelling tests... But Tanner was fine. He didn't even seem nervous. He said that they didn't do too much today. No homework yet. I'm sure he will be fine this year but this is it. No more little boy. :(

Conner and I got so much done today while Tanner was at school. I love summer, but we have no routine in the summer and today we got back on schedule!!!! We got the house cleaned, went to lunch, and folded all the clothes all before we went to get Tanner. Then I cooked and we ate together at the table and everyone was in bed by 9:30. This is the part I love!
Well, 179 days left!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Last Day of Summer

Phineas and Ferb lied!! There are not 104 days of summer vacation! There are only 75 days. :(

But we had a great summer. We did lots of new things and lots of fun old things. I feel like the boys became friends this summer too. We had a few bad days but its great to know that our God is bigger than our problems!!!

I'm so excited for Tanner's first grade year. I feel like this is his first year of real school. He has tests and real grades. I know he will do great!

What are me and this crazy kids going to do without Tanner here? I'm sure we will be bored and just mope around. At least that's what we will tell tanner we are doing!

I already can't wait til next summer!

Tanner's New Friend

Friday, August 17, 2012

Open House

Why is it that time goes by so fast? Not just this summer but the past 6 almost 7 years. Tanner will be in first grade this year...OM MY GOODNESS!!!!

Last night we went to find his classroom and meet his teacher Ms. Desirae. He's got most of his friends in his class this year too. I think it's going to be a great year, I just hope it goes by S...L....O...W!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

School Work

Conner wants to be a smart boy too!

So he is practicing writing his numbers and letters.

Doesn't Get Much Cuter than This

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Busy Day

The boys got haircuts, FINALLY!

We won an ice cream cone at lunch so everyone had to have one.

Then we went to the lake for some fun!

Tanner learned to ski! Thank you Ms. Joni!

YouTube Video

And there was a beautiful sunset!

What a awesome God we serve!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Playing Church

Last night when Ella Grace and Conner were playing. They got out their instruments and said "let's play church" and proceeded to play worship music. How awesome is that!

Thursday, August 9, 2012


Why is it that my kids are so good when they have friends over? Maybe it is just that these kids are extra good!

Thanks for coming to play with us tonight Reece and Ella Grace.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Really Tired

He must have been to fall asleep like this!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Day 63

Nothing for today...ugh. I can't believe it, I didn't take a picture.

So I will share something that Ms. Cindy said tonight at women's prayer..."pray with your God given authority"
I think we often forget this and seem to beg God for the things we desire. Or maybe not beg but ask. We, or atleast I, find myself saying please give me this or change that.
I was reminded by Conner on Sunday of just how we should pray. While we were on the way to a baptism service at the lake it was cloudy and thundering. I told the kids to pray that it wouldn't rain. So Conner turns his seat into an altar and says "thank you God for not letting it rain on us tonight". I said that's right buddy, it's not going to rain because God is in control and we just need to go ahead and thank Him for it.
So this week pray with the authority and thank God for the goodness that He already has planned for you!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Day 62

After it rained all morning the sun decided to show its face this afternoon, so we hit the pool.
There were Olympic dives and races and lots of fun!

Sunday, August 5, 2012


See they are sweet...when they are sleeping!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Family Night Out

Took the kids to Rock-it Lanes tonight for bowling, skating and video games.

Mommy wins!!

Ended the night up with Dippin' Dots. Yummy!

School Supplies and Silliness!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Random Act of Kindness

Today we left a quarter in the treat machine at lunch...

And we got to see the boy who found it.

He was excited. He went back to his table telling them there was a quarter already in the machine. But the best part was that Tanner wanted to do it again. He said "now that was awesome!"

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Or that's what Conner calls it. Tonight we did a mini Olympics at chuch.




Basketball and Volleyball
The kids really seemed to enjoy it. Hopefully they learned that God wants us to do our best in everything we do.

Day 57