Friday, May 22, 2015

The Great Bang Incident

Well, let's just say this is apparently going to be the year of the least according to Madison. 

I woke up this morning and Madison came to me and asked me to put a tie in her hair.  I obliged and she disappeared into the other room.  Shortly after, she ran by me and I caught something out of he corner of my eye.  Hair.  Hair sticking up like an alfalfa sprout  She sprinted up the steps and I yelled after her..."Get down here" to which she replied, "NO!"  I stomped up the steps to find her sittng on her bed, face buried in her hands.  I told her to look up at me.  "No", she replied.  I pushed her hands aside and lifted her chin.  My eyes widened in horror.  OMG....

She's not even ashamed. 
I found the scissors laying on the craft room table, mocking me.  I could hear the saying..."got another one..hahahahaha!"

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

How to get dolly ready for a shower...

Here's an instructional video by Madison.  {sorry for the sideways video}


Monday, May 18, 2015

New colors!

I have been wanting to paint my dingy dark green shutters since we bought this house four year ago.  I finally did this weekend and I also gave our old metal railing a boost with some gloss black paint.  I still want to put a proper front porch on this house, but that will come in time!  For now I am happy with my bright door (thanks for the color ideas Benji!) and pretty new shutters!

Added score...I wanted window boxes because the front looked too plain.  I found these at Lowe's for $11.98 each.  I still need two more but they were out.  I planted them with yellow and pink flowers.  My crepe myrtle's get beautiful pink flowers on them so it will be a nice contrast. 

Our front entry is less then ideal.  I plan on getting a new light fixture and maybe a canopy over the door.  I addedsome pots on the steps and the old smoker got filled with garden beans and impatients.  It looks a little lifeless right now but when the plants start to grow it will be a little more lush!
Love my new door color!


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Trinity GA/RA Recognition Ceremony

May , 2015
Trinity Church, Nevils, GA
The kids took part in the annual GA/RA Recognition Ceremony and also sang in the spring musical.

Sam looks like he is ready to sell encyclopedia's door to door.  He wore his tie for the rest of the night.  He said it was "awesome".

The sang songs about God's 10 Commandments.


Sam did some dance moves, but thankfully kept his shoes on this time!
Madison sang with the Cherub choir and recited her Mission Friends pledge.
  She stood next to her bestest friend, Emmy.

We didn't get to stay for the reception because Mr. Grumpy pants was tired of sitting in the stroller and was just not having anymore of it!  We went home and had ice cream instead!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Birthday Sam! You are 7!

Happy Birthday buddy!

He chose a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting....I told him we couldn't have chocolate ice cream he went with cookie dough!



Sunday, May 10, 2015


For Mother's Day the girls took me to a tea party! We had to dress fancy!

Lucas tried to horn in on the boys allowed!

Our little table, all pretty!

Ms. Emma

Ms. Madison

Our sweet treats...delicious!

Pinkies up!

What a stinkerfaced princess!

My sweet girls!
Thank you for the tea party!

Saturday, May 2, 2015


He is so cool.

Little messy muddy guy.
Love him.


    Despite recent great white shark sightings we went to Tybee Island today!  The only shark I saw was the giant fake one along the side of the road when you enter town!  Being safe though we stayed close to shore which was fine with all because the water was cold!








Fun day in the sun!

Lazy day in Savannah

     We took a road trip about an hour South to my favorite city, Savannah.  I love wandering under the huge oaks full of moss in Forsythe Park and listening to a lone trumpeter playing his songs for anyone who will listen.  It's a beautiful city and one that we haven't even begun to explore since we moved here four years ago. 

     We spent the early afternoon at the park, shared a picnic under the trees as the kids laughed at the park squirrels who sat observing us.

We walked the paths around the grand fountain ......
...and eventually ended up at our destination, the playground.  The kids scrambled through the gate to find new friends to run amok with in the afternoon sun while Mr. Frazier and I settled ourselves at a picnic table to take it all in.

Such posers they are!
They are so alike and so different.  It's such a blessing to watch them grow up.

My favorite picture of the day :]