The peeps!

The peeps!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Please respond

In a big hurry this morning but want to share something quickly. Go over and read Randy Alcorn's blog post today on living a life that preempts regret. He states: "You and I have but one life on earth to invest in Heaven." Shook me to my core this morning. How am I spending my time and will I have regrets? My daughter's cross country coach tells them all the time that regret lasts longer than anything.
Check out Randy's post at and let me know what you think.
All I can think is Christ gave his precious life for us, what  will I do with mine?

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Girly Days

I love being a girl!!!! And I am so glad that I am part of a family of girly girls!!!! Anytime our out of town family is in we always make time to have a girl day. We have a new addition to our family - Miss Paisley Noel and we could not wait to have a reason for Paisley to have her first girls day with her Mama, Zsa Zsa, MawMaw, aunties and cousins. So... my girls and I hosted a Sip and See at daughter-in-love's house- who is the ultimate hostess.

We also love any reason to dress cute and eat yummy food! Christine made her special sugar cookies. Baby bottles and mary jane shoes - how adorable and tasty. I ate them for breakfast for the next four days. Love you Christine!

These Petit Fours were incredible. So moist and just the perfect size. I think that is why they are called
 petit fours - well that is why I ate four and didn't feel one ounce of guilt!
The Belle of the Ball! Paisley is the sweetest baby and was so good to just let all of us hold and poke and stare at her.

Paisley and her sweet Mama - my niece Mandy. What a beautiful mother she is. So precious to watch her mothering her first born. What a gift to be a mother. Paisley has been born into a family of wonderful, God-loving mothers.She is a blessed little girl and we look forward to so many more fun times with her.

My beautiful girls (minus Christine. She had to be somewhere else for a bit) and me. I pray they will treasure family as I do.

Jodi and Aunt Debsi. The Aunt Debsi who hogged the baby all day! Lucky she is such a good cook and we let her do whatever she wants for fear we won't reap the benefits of her culinary talents. :) 

Auntie Di was giddy over the baby. Maybe she wants another one. HA! She will kill me for that. 
Jodi, Andria, and Savannah. Beautiful girls. On the inside and out.

Lauren and Aunt Shelley. One of the things I enjoy about my in-love family is that no matter how much time passes without seeing each other, when we do get together it is like we see each other every day.

Seems like yesterday when my baby girl was Paisley's size. And here she is all grown-up looking. I miss her big hair bows. :(

Our other Belle of the Ball - MawMaw. She is our ultimate girly girl and we adore her. She loves all of us so much and is so fun and sweet. She is a wonderful mother, mother in love, grandmother and great grandmother.

My sisters-in-law are a total blast. I love them like crazy. You girls ROCK!!!!

Think these two resemble?

We spent much of our time laughing about how you spend half your life trying to be the opposite of your mother yet end up just like them. Of course by the time you realize you are like your mama you don't mind because you understand she is much wiser than you ever gave her credit for.
We had a lovely day with our newest "girl" Paisley and we look forward to many many more.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

SSMT #14 and Some Catch-up

I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted. I am sure everyone is about to keel over with anticipation! :) We have had a wonderful week with our out of town family being at our house. We did so many fun things and I have tons of pictures and will post throughout the week for all of them to see. But first, I just have to update on my sweet grandpeeps! Indulge me if you will. They are growing up so fast and are more fun than we can stand around here. An absolute blast these two are. A couple of weekends ago my sweet man whisked me away for a few days and we had a wonderful time. He spotted these shirts and said,"We gotta get those!"

In case you cannot  see them very well, they read.."I didn't do it. Nobody saw me do it. I need to speak to my GiGi." How fun is that?!

Graham is such a pretty boy. But he is ALL boy and wild as he can be. I mean that in a good way. He makes the funniest faces and is so loving right now. He just runs up and throws his arms around your legs and I eat up every minute of it.

Connor is a ham. He can wink out of both eyes and does that boy ever have jokes! A slew of knock knock jokes to keep us all in stitches. His delivery is perfect. He will be a great story teller.

Sometimes I can get these two handsome boys to slow down and cheese real pretty for GiGi.

Most of the time though this is what I get.

They love GiGi's pool and keep us entertained for hours. Connor is such a good swimmer.

Graham thinks he can do anything "Nonnor" can do and is right behind him. Precious.

There are always treats of the sugary kind at GiGi's!!!!

I love my boys. They fill our days with so much laughter and joy. What sweet times these are right now with them. They are growing too fast. I hope they understand early on the blessing of family bonds. I have much to say on that later in the week.

On another note..... it is Scripture memory verse time!!!!
Psalm 25:5
"Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
For you are God my Savior and my hope is in You
all day long."

Blessings on this Lord's day. More pics to come!