Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday Motivation

“The ultimate test of man’s conscience may

be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future

generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.”

Gaylord Nelson

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday Motivation

Join me every Monday for a thought provoking quote to inspire you and get you through the hustle and bustle of the week.

“You will never be happy with what you want
if you are not happy with what you have.”

Author Unknown

I Love...

to celebrate the month of love... here are a few of the things I love. They are in no particular order.

Taylor and Aubrey
laughing so hard it hurts
UT Football and Basketball
Sevier Heights Baptist Church
BP icees
Bible studies
my house
being an aunt to my nephew and nieces
sweet kisses
The Olympics
mexican food
the first days of Fall
the first days of Spring
Disney World
being a Mom
being a wife
Jack Johnson
The Notebook (movie)
Dear John (movie)
photo albums and pictures
Third Day
Japanese food
Burt's Bees lip balm


Here are some recent pictures of Maggie. She is 8 months old and we are so happy that she is part of our family :)

Valentine's Day Party

On Valentine's Day, we had a party. Some of Taylor and Aubrey's friends came over and we ate pizza, had cupcakes, made crafts, and had a fun time together celebrating friendship.
We missed friends who could not come today or who were sick. Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone from our house to yours. Here are some pictures of our decorations for Valentine's Day.

1 Corinthians 13 "... and now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love."

Dance Competition

This past Saturday, some of the girls from Ashley's Dance Academy participated in the TN State Competition in Knoxville.

On Friday, Taylor and Aubrey went to a workshop for the girls that were participating in the competition. They had a great time learning the last song in Hairspray with Judine Somerville, she danced on Broadway in the musical Hairspray for 6 years. They learned a lot from her about being the star that you really are!!

They did great in competition on Saturday. Great job girls at Ashley's Dance Academy, we are proud of you!

We had a snow day!!

We do not get a lot of snow in Knoxville. It is really sad :(
I would love to have a blizzard with LOTS of snow and everything shuts down for a week or so (I know I am crazy).
So when we get a little snow we go crazy!!
The girls took advantage of this snow day as best as possible. We bought new snow/rain boots, got out the sleds, and had lots of layers of clothes out to stay warm.
This was Maggie's first time in the snow and she liked it for a little while. She did not really like getting cold, even though she had on her sweatshirt!! The snow was up to her body so she could not really walk in the snow. She did a hop in the snow.
We built a snowman, sled, and had a snowball fight between Jody and Aubrey.
Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow!! (until March 1st and then time for spring!!)

Nana's bday party

We had a fun family dinner and birthday party for Nana. Aubrey made Nana's birthday cake. Happy Birthday Nana, we love you!!

"One True God"

Monday, February 8, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Simple Pleasures

Kelly at Kelly's Korner posted about her simple pleasures and it was so much fun to read! So here are some of my simple pleasures in no particular order. These are things that make me happy :)

Walking into a warm house on a really cold day

Unprompted kisses and hugs from my girls

Date with my hubby

Nice spring days

Seeing my girls happy and having fun

Summer Time

Reading a good book

The whole Christmas Season

Diet Dr. Pepper

All the laundry done and put away

A good movie

A clean house

Freshly washed sheets on the bed

Fresh cut grass

Birds singing

Friend requests on Facebook


Watching my children sleep

Cotton candy

Disney World

Sand between my toes

A delicious Orange Julius

Hearing one of your favorite songs on the radio

Having a good hair day

Waking up before your alarm goes off and realize you can still get more sleep

A sweet note in the mail from a friend

Seeing God's wonder in a sunset

Phone call and e-mail from a friends

Freshly mopped and vacuumed floors

A Saturday with nothing to do

Lunch with a friend

Finding change (or dollars) in your pocket or purse

My dog licking me

The whole family cuddling up in bed together and laughing

Snow days

Day at the beach


Monday, February 1, 2010

"I Have A Hope"