Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fun Run, Flag football & Champions

The girls school participated in a new fund raiser this year called "Boosterthon Fun Run". You take pledges for each lap you run. All three of my girls were looking forward to this. Because of the weather they had to set it up in the Gym but a good time was still had by all.

 Each lap they ran they would get a mark on their shirts.

I'm not really sure what she is doing in that picture:) 

I only got video of Morgan's no pictures.

Speaking of Morgan, She had her playoff games today for flag football. They had a double header and walked away undefeated!!!

This is my favorite picture!

Morgan & Coach Garrison.

We've had a very fun yet busy day!


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A whole lot of randomness

I have been in a funk lately, just a lot going on in life/family/church and basically I withdrew a bit.
I needed to just breath a little and spend some time in prayer. I feel better this week even though the circumstances haven't really changed around me.

Anyway, David officiated another wedding this past weekend over in Clarmont (30 minutes from Orlando).  It was kind of out in the middle of no where and as we were driving to the wedding I was thinking "how in the world did they ever find this place" because again, it seemed out in the middle of NO WHERE.

However when we pulled up to the wedding site…OH MY WORD! I cannot even begin to describe how magnificent this place was. It was designed to look like Italy...now I've never been to Italy but I want to go now!

And before I start with all the pictures let me just say I DID NOT bring my camera (SIGH) I was so mad at myself .

It was a huge country club called "Bella Collina" with every amenity you could imagine. There were cobble stone streets and so much detail to everything. Now my children thought that since I didn't bring my camera they were "off the hook" so to speak, but they knew when we pulled in the gates that the battery in my iPhone was about to be sucked bone dry!

We probably walked a good 2 miles just touring the grounds of this massive estate and my kids were whinning everytime I made them stop for a picture (except Madison, she was in a good mood ).

The wedding was beautiful and the bride looked like a princess. Infact, when she and the groom were walking down the isle at the end Madison looked at me and said "mommy, I want to get married"

 The views were of a big lake and golf course.

I want to renew my vows just to go back to this place:) I was really sad to leave.

reception tables

We stayed at a hotel about 15 minutes away and when we arrived to our room, they had gifts awaiting us…So sweet !

So Friday night while David went to the rehersal me and the girls stayed back at the hotel until we could all go to dinner….. a small hotel room and 3 kids…humm, I will let you guess how fun that was for me:)

Oh yes, we got creative! (Madison was behind McKinley you just couldn't see her:) I finally took them all to the work out room and made them get on different machines to burn some energy (except for  Madison, she played with the exercise ball). But then I read the sign that said "No children under 18 yrs" and I am a big rule follower so we left.

Anyway, The next day we had to be out of the hotel a few hours before we had to be at the wedding soooo what do you do while you have an hour wait and no where to go….

That's right people..You break out every eletronic you have!

And there you have it, a recap of last weekend. This weekend we are hosting middle school girls in our home for our youth's Uncommon weekend. I'm sure I will have some stories to tell next week.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Happy Valentine's day… a day late!

I really intended to write this post yesterday but the day got away from me, so its a day late.
We started our day with heart shaped donuts..

There is nothing like starting your day off with a sugar high…. I'm sure their teachers LOVE me:)

Both McKinley & Madison had valentine party's at school yesterday. I went to Madison's.
McKinley's teacher wanted to keep it simple so no parents were allowed:(

Here are a few pics from Madison's party:

 Madison's place setting.

Butterfly craft she made:)
We had a very low key family night at home. We had heart shaped pizza for dinner and rented a movie, That is my kind of night.

And my Hubby surprised me with a 1 hour massage gift…He knows my love language!

And I have to say a BIG Happy Anniversary to my parents.. Yesterday was their 43rd wedding anniversary! I am so thankful the Lord gave themto me as my parents.

Happy Saturday!


Saturday, February 8, 2014

Bippity Boppity Boutique

We spent the weekend in Orlando. David was officiating a wedding there so me and the "Little's" tagged along ( Morgan spent the weekend with a friend). Since it happened to be McKinley's birthday week I made her an appointment at the Bippity Boppity boutique.

We stayed at the Hilton across from Down town Disney, so while David went to the rehearsal and wedding, the girls and I could walk over to DD.

She had a blast and really enjoyed being a princess for the night.

And then the next day when she woke up…

Her hair had not even moved)

We had a fun weekend, regardless of the yucky weather!

Happy Saturday!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


I no longer have a 7 year old:) As of 8:20 this morning my baby girl is 8! How can it be? I seems like it was only a short time ago that she was born.

We started our morning off with gifts:

 She got a chevron dress ( because that is my new obsession…goodbye zebra print, hello CHEVRON)!
 The only thing she asked for was a locket. So she was thrilled to open it and see that I had already put a picture of her & her little friend in it.

Oh that face… McKinley you are always smiling and I absolutely LOVE that about you!
You are a born leader and I cannot wait to see how God uses that to bring Him glory.

She has a special birthday treat this weekend at the Bippoty Boppity Boutique. So more photos to come:)

Happy Birthday!