Monday, August 30, 2010

Monday Motivation

Yes, Lord, walking in the way of Your laws we wait for You; Your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.

Isaiah 26:8

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Panama City Beach

We went to Panama City Beach for a vacation (well Jody had to work but the rest of us were on vacation). We left Knoxville on Friday, August 13th and came back on Friday, August 20th. We had a great time, other than Jody who got sick for most of the week :( Nana and Papaw went with us!! We had a great time relaxing at the pool and in the sand, eating out, finding Dairy Queen and Dunkin Donuts. It was great to spend the week away with Nana and Papaw.

I had only been to Panama City once in my life and I was in college when I went before. It is a fun place and the beach area was nice. I am looking forward to going again sometime.

Britton Fun

On Thursday, we kept Britton for a couple of hours. We love spending time with Britton. He is so cute, funny and we just love having him to play with!! While he was here, we took a walk in the stroller - he loves to be outside, played in the yard with a ball, got lots of kisses from us girls, played with Maggie, etc. He started walking real good while we are the beach. This was the first time he had been at the house when he could walk so well. Maggie had a fun time with Britton walking. She would chase him and then he would turn around to "get her" and she would take off running. Britton thought this was so funny :) Of course we took pictures of our time with Britton. I hope you enjoy!!

Birthday Party

On Saturday, Aubrey had friends over to Nana's house to swim. It was a lot of fun with the girls and Aubrey had a great time. It is time to begin birthday celebrations for Aubrey's 11th birthday!! I did not do well taking pictures, I got too busy people talking to moms and forgot about taking pictures :( - for no pictures and :) for getting to talk to other moms!!

I hope you enjoy what pictures I did get!! Thanks Nana and Papaw for letting Aubrey have her friends over to swim at the pool, it is her favorite birthday place :)(and for all your help to me before, during and after the party)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All About Me

Here are a few facts that you may not know about me:

I was born and grew up in Knoxville, TN
I have one sister, she is younger than me
My parents live in Knoxville, TN
I met my husband in high school and church
We have been married for 17 years
I have a 13 year old daughter named Taylor
I have a 11 year old daughter named Aubrey
I have 1 year old shih tzu dog named Maggie
I secretly miss being a mommy to young children
I love being a mom to a 13 and 11 year old
I work for a doctor doing medical transcription
I am a real estate agent
I home school my daughters
My husband works for Carefusion
I would like to have more kids
I have been blogging for a few years
I started blogging after reading other people's blogs and thought it would be a great way for my family to see what we are doing and for me to journal our life
I love to decorate my home
I love local shops from clothing to household items
I love a CLEAN house
I do not like smelly laundry
I love when my house smells good
I love clean sheets
I love snuggling with my daughters
I need to start working out again - I like walking, Pilate and Zumba classes
I am not a coffee drinker
I do not like pedicures
I love my family and friends
I love the beach
Favorite Seasons are Spring and Fall
I enjoy watching Food Network, TLC, and HGTV
Really love my church and pastors
I love dates with my Hubby
I like to give surprise gifts to my family/friends
I love listening to music
I like shopping
I love finding great websites that sale unique items... love ETSY!
I do not like confrontation, I will try to smooth things over.

So I know the list is random and all over the place, but it gives you a brief overview of ME.

Happy Monday!!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Monday Motivation

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Monday, August 16, 2010

Monday Motivation

The LORD is the One who will go before you. He will be with you...

Deuteronomy 31:8

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Monday, August 9, 2010

Monday Motivation

The Lord GOD is my strength, and He has made my feet like hinds' feet, and makes me walk on my high places.

Habakkuk 3:19

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


to baby Boone. Boone was born on Wednesday, July 28th. I am so happy for John & Kim. Boone is doing great and is so sweet and cuddly. We are so excited to get to know you and watch you grow :)

Monday, August 2, 2010

Happy Birthday to Britton

Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to You,
Happy Birthday to Britton,
Happy Birthday to You!!

Britton had his first birthday on Saturday. He has grown and changed so much in his first year of life. He is so special to us and a really sweet boy. Britton, we have enjoyed watching you grow your first year of life and look forward to the second year of your life.

We love you Britton!!

Dixie Stampede

While camping, Aubrey requested that we go to the Dixie Stampede. This is one of her favorite places to go. She loves the soup at dinner and loves the show and horses. So, we went to the Dixie Stampede one night for dinner. The meal was delicious, the show was entertaining, and the South Won!! We had a great time :)

We went camping in Pigeon Forge for a couple of days. It was lots of fun and really hot!! We had a great time. One morning we got up and went to Pancake Pantry in Gatlinburg for breakfast. I think it is one of my most favorite breakfast places.

We missed Taylor who went to a church camp for the week, so we enjoyed spoiling Aubrey and I don't think she minded too much :)

Water Fountains, etc

I have a few pictures to post of some things we have done in the last few weeks!!

A couple of weeks ago on Saturday, we went to the World's Fair Park for a picnic, play in the water fountains, visit the Candy Factory, visit the Veteran's Memorial. We had a great time and enjoyed the time together :)

Monday Motivation

"I want to know Christ and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death"

Philippians 3:10