Thursday, December 26, 2013

These Are My People Y'all!

top left: our oldest niece and her family.
top right: niece #2 and her family
2nd row left: our grands
2nd row right: youngest son and family(expecting #3)
3rd row left: my baby sister's children
3rd row middle: our daughter's girls
3rd row right: our oldest son's family

niece and nephew on hub's side

Merry Christmas 2013!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Christmas Card Carousel 2013 and an ANNOUNCEMENT!

My love of Christmas cards borders ridiculous.

Going to the mailbox in December is one of my greatest joys!

I love hearing from people I have known over the years!

I have a dear friend in another city who designs my cards.

She is so talented and I love her work!

(Thanks Sarah!)

Here is our card this year!
(photo by: JennyConklinPhotography)

All EIGHT Grands!

And to think, we will have ANOTHER grand next year!

Yes, grand #9 is due in May!

These brothers are getting a sibling
(and we are getting a baseball team!!)

We are so excited and can't wait to find out who he/she is!

Merry Christmas!

Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift!
2 Corinthians 9:15

Saturday, December 14, 2013

i THOUGHT i loved a crying santa picture…….

……….until THIS one!

All three siblings loved Santa this year!

Doesn't get more precious than this.

Well, maybe it does:

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Goals For November Update and Happy Birthday Daddy!!!


Baby S was born so I missed devotions for a few days 
and I definitely didn't lose four pounds.
 But other than that, I did great!

And, Happy Birthday Daddy! 

You are the best dad ever!

I am a list maker.

I accomplish more when I set goals.

So, I am going to list my November goals here.

  • Put up Christmas tree
  • Buy all/most gifts
  • NEVER skip morning devotion time
  • Take Christmas card pics
  • Clean all 33 windows inside and out (30 done!)
  • Clean out corner cabinets in dining room
  • Lose four pounds
  • Bless someone with a surprise gift
  • Have carpet cleaned
  • Clean out toy baskets/kids table supplies
  • Organize wrapping paper station
  • Address Christmas Cards

I don't want to be too hard on myself if I don't get it all done.

The new grand is due the end of the month.

I will come back and update as I accomplish a task. 

ALMOST met my goals!

Can't wait to see which sister Baby S looks like!

Monday, December 02, 2013


no, we aren't having triplets.


these three sisters look amazingly alike at birth.

upper right: E.C.
bottom right: A
left: brand new baby S

We can trust our God
He knows what He's doing.

thankful for these three grand girls today.