Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Halloween 2012

Well, Halloween is a bit of a downer here.
These poor little boys have the stomach flu.
What a day to end up sick.
So....only the girls went out trick-or-treating in downtown Watkinsville and we have promised the little boys we will have our own Halloween celebration this week.
At first, Caroline was not very happy about being a butterfly.
But, she slowly warmed up to the idea.
Especially when we spoke her love language.....time spent outside!
Here is our bat

We are thankful that our Dad was able to come home early from work today to take the girls out
trick-or-treating.  We hope our little guys will be feeling better tomorrow and we pray that the rest of our family remains healthy.
"It is He who sits above the circle of the earth...who stretches out the heavens like a curtain."
Isaiah 40:22

Happy Halloween....A Sneak Peek

This is Luke's first Halloween.
He just found out that he doesn't get to eat any candy this year!
Maybe next year buddy!
Check back tomorrow for pictures of our Trick-or-Treaters.
"O Sovereign Lord, you are God!  Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant."
2 Samuel 7:28
Gratitude Journal
*For authentic conversations and wise advise
*For excited children
*For the laughter that I experienced talking with my Mom this morning

Friday, October 26, 2012

Luke is 5 Months Old

Luke, you will be five months old tomorrow.  Your personality is really starting to come to life.  You are talking all the time and love to hear your voice, especially when you yell!  I think you are the cutest little guy around and love to see the new things you are learning to do and enjoy each day.
You are wearing 3-6 months clothes.
You are in size 2 pampers swaddlers.
You are still nursing, with the occasional bottle when we go out.
Your favorite thing to do is stand up holding Mommy or Daddy's hands.
You also love to chew on your hands and fingers.
You still sleep best when you are swaddled and have slept a few nights in your big crib.  But, most of the time you still sleep in the pack-and-play in Mommy's room.
Nana bought you a mirror for the car and you seem to be liking your carseat better.
As you can see from most of the pictures, you are quite a serious little guy.  You save your smiles for a very special occasion.  You have started to laugh especially when we are putting on and taking off your clothes.  You must be ticklish!
God knew exactly what he was doing when he created you
Precious Father, I pray that Luke would put his trust in you and never be shaken.  That you would cause Luke to follow you, and make him a fisher of people.  That you would show Luke how to use his gifts and talents wisely, being faithful with the abilities you have given him.  Let him grow to serve others in love.  Fill him with your Holy Spirit, so that he might bear the Spirit's fruits.  Father, watch over Luke's life.  Do not slumber or sleep, but keep him from harm.  Place your hand upon Luke so that wherever he goes and whatever he does, he will be accompanied by your presence.  Let Luke love his siblings and be devoted to them in brotherly love.  Father, I pray that you would fulfill your purpose for Luke; do not abandon the works of your hands.  Let Luke be glad for all you are planning for him.  Let him be patient in trouble and come to you in prayer always.
Father, thank you for entrusting the awesome responsibility of raising Luke to love you and live his life according to your will to Brett and I.  May we always come to you in prayer for him.  I pray that we will be joyful in our parenting.
In the name of your son, Jesus
"Those who have been given a trust must prove faithful."
1Corinthians 4:2
Gratitude Journal
*For a good nights sleep
*For Pandora on my iphone
*for silly pictures of my girls

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Today was Nick's middle school football team championship.  His team was undefeated coming into today's game against their rival, Malcom Bridge Middle School.
The final score with Oconee County Middle School on top 35 to 16.
Here is our Nick in action!
It was a fantastic season for the Braves.  Nick enjoyed playing and we are very proud of him.
"My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."
Exodus 33:14
Gratitude Journal
*For the health of my Father-in Law
*For new opportunities
*For Friday being on the horizon

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

How We Demonstrate Love

1.  Listen without interrupting
Proverbs 18
2.  Enjoy without complaint
Philippians 2:14
3.  Promise without forgetting
Proverbs 13:12
4.  Share without pretending
Proverbs 21:26
5.  Trust without wavering
Corinthians 13:7
6.  Forgive without punishing
Colossians 3:13
7.  Pray without ceasing
Colossians 1:9
"He will turn the hearts of fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers."
Malachi 4:6
Gratitude Journal
*For Tuesday morning prayer with a friend
*For the peace in trusting God and not relying on the world for answers
*For the giving heart of our 9 year old

Monday, October 22, 2012

Clemson Tigers Football

"For the sake of his great name the Lord will not reject his people, because the Lord was pleased to make you his own."
1Samuel 12:22

Saturday Happenings

Today our boys went to the Clemson/Virginia Tech football game.  We enjoyed a day at home with a few special things!  Emily invited her friend to spend the day with us.  We enjoyed a picnic lunch watching Madagascar 3.

Our poor little guy is under the weather.  He came down with his first cold, so we kept him in his warm jammies for the day.  He really just wants to be held, so sitting in his highchair while I got lunch ready and the movie started was not on his list of favorite activities!
After our movie, we made cutout cookies and decorated them with yummy frosting and Halloween sprinkles.

"I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people; his saints- but let them not return to folly."
Psalm 85:8
Gratitude Journal
*For relaxing on Sunday
*For sunny fall Monday mornings
*For God's truths and promises

Friday, October 19, 2012

I've Been in Pre-K for 50 Days!

Today Kate celebrated the 50th day of school.
Her school was celebrating this milestone with a 50's party!
I can't wait to hear all about her day!
This age is such a fun time.  She is a sponge for learning.  She loves to sing and dance and is always singing songs in the backseat as we drive to and from school.
I pray that she continues to live her life with such joy.  To always look for the little things to celebrate.
I found this on pinterest- taken from
I have amazing potential
I can make good choices
I am never alone
I can do hard things
I am beautiful inside and out
I am of great work
He has a plan for me
I know who I am
a daughter of God
Gratitude Journal
*For time with my husband
*For fun finds on pinterest
*For fall meals like chili



Our Week in Pictures With Pop and Nana


"Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ."
1 Corinthians 11:1
Gratitude Journal
* For my husband coming home after a week of travel
*For pink poodle skirts on a smilely four year old girl
*For Friday's in fall