Friday, August 26, 2016



Thanksgiving 2014

Well, this is our family picture.  Lol!  We are headed to Nina and Stephen's house for Thanksgiving lunch then we'll head to Gilmer for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Sassy girl has attitude this morning but quickly fell asleep.  Lol!

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It's hard to get a picture of this good-looking guy!

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Wendy, Nina and me aka the girls.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Scouting for a Location

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I'm searching for a location to take pictures of the kids for our Christmas cards but there's always a catch with my little's...they want to take pictures with my fancy camera.

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Beck would only let me take one picture of him which is why this is a mommy and daddy project.  Daddy can help make them smile/giggle while mommy captures the moments.

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Kinsey, on the other hand, will pose for me all day. 

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I'm still learning how to adjust my settings.  I really wish these were not blurry!
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Thanks for all of your help kids!  Stay tuned to see what we end up doing!

Random Pics


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Looks like we started our Thanksgiving break eating lunch at Chickfila.  We love that place!

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We also checked out a toy store that just opened in Tyler but we've been to this store in Longview.  They have the coolest toys!
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Monday, May 16, 2016

Crystal's Bridal Shower


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So excited for my successful and sweet cousin, Crystal!

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So many gifts and so many guests.  Crystal's shower was held at Roseville Bed and Breakfast in Marshall, TX which is where her sister, Stacey, had her bridal shower.  It's a great place!!!
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We love you so much Crystal and we wish you and Matt many years of happiness!

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A big thanks to my super sweet hubby for taking our kids to the zoo today for Gobbler Fun Day! And, for taking the time to let them pick out an animal from the gift shop. Love you Babe!!!

Date Night!


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We got to see this movie tonight!

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Oh my goodness!  The scary part is how well she can walk in these high heels!

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Love them so much that I have to take a picture of them while they are sleeping!  He-he!

Monday, May 9, 2016

Thanksgivng Program at Little People's


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Today is Kinsey's big day!  I can't wait to see her sing!

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I love looking at her artwork!

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Now that's a feast!

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So proud of Kinsey and her classmates for doing their best!

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We did a little shopping tonight and Kinsey asked us to put this Frozen suitcase on her Christmas wish list.

MOPS - 1,000 Gifts


We started our meeting with a very emotional story from Nicole R...she told us she had an emergency c-section and her daughter was born unresponsive.  It took 11 minutes to revive her baby.  Her hubby and baby was flown to Children's Hospital in Dallas.  Nicole was unable to go since she just had a c-section.  Her newborn baby was put on a cooling blanket to drop the temperature to allow the organs to heal.  Her poor baby was shivering but it was all worth it because her daughter is now 3 years old and she is healthy!  There wasn't a dry eye in the room.  Nicole thanks Heavenly Father everyday for her miracle baby.

Devotional given by Judy: John 13:34-35, "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." 
Judy challenges all of us to leak love all over everybody.  What does that mean?  Being nice to the elderly, talking to the sacker at the grocery store, and don't be afraid to say, Merry Christmas!"

Dr. Ann Abrameit talked to us about 1,000 gifts.  She is a pigs farmers wife in Canada and an English major.
She wants us to be grateful and thankful. Colossians 3:15-17, "And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns, and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him."

We should try to get in the habit of saying, "I get to" opposed to "I have to".
  • Practice giving thanks
  • Preach thankfulness 
  • Celebrate spiritual mile stones
  • Write down the way God has blessed you in your journal
Thanksgiving is a time to spend with thankful for the things that don't bug you.

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I'm thankful for this special MOPS group, I'm thankful for my hard-working hubby and I'm so thankful for the two sweet angels God sent to me. 

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We spent the afternoon at Jumpin' Jacks with our friends, Shannon, Conner, Emma and McKenna.