Wednesday, September 30, 2015

We have her.....

While we had a great time at Dauphin Island, we did have one major blip occur on the last night we were there. Long story short, after renting jet skis for several hours, Jenny rode one of them back to the other end of the island to the rental place. After an hour, she hadn't shown up. We called the police who in turn called the Coast Guard and had a boat in the water searching for her immediately. She didn't have her phone with her, we had it. After three hours of praying, waiting and crying (and it was pitch dark) we received this text on her phone.
We were one seriously thankful and happy family.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dauphin Island time

September is the time of year we like to take our vacation to Dauphin Island. We get the fall rates for the house we rent and there's not the crowd at the island like during the summer. Dauphin Island is NOT the place to go if you like to have lots of activities and shopping, not even in the summer season. This little island is quiet, has few activities, little shopping and does have several good restaurants. We love it because there isn't much to do. We like to just hang out at the beach and our house.  We even cook most meals at the house so we don't have to leave. So relaxing.
Maybe a little too relaxing!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fair time!

We love going to the Sebastian County fair in our little town and we go ever year. It's small, lots to do and the boys have the best time. So much better than big fairs.

Miss LilyAnn experiencing her first cotton candy.

I won't even try to guess how many times the boys road each ride. When the lines are small, you can do that.

Friday, August 28, 2015

The Junk Ranch

The Junk Ranch is an amazing junk show that happens in this area (within an hours drive) twice a year and we, Karen, Becky, Jenny and I, are going to be a vendor there. We are really excited and think this is going to be just awesome. We were vendors there about a year ago and learned a lot about doing a show like not taking simply everything you have. The show has really grown in the last couple of years with lots more vendors and tons more shoppers. Of course I will have to do a little shopping myself. Here is a sneak peek at what we are bringing.
You gotta check The Junk Ranch out!

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

She's not gonna like this

I know this is probably going to embarrass her but since this is my blog and I'm the mom, I can do this sort of thing and hopefully get away with it. I love my baby girl.
and so does this group of kids....
and this group....
and this group....
She is quite the busy young woman, working full time, being the youth pastor and student ministry pastor and aunt. But this is where she thrives...........
Now just some randomness!

She has a heart of gold as they say and loves God with all her heart and I think it shows through even in these pictures. I am one proud mama.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Just some sweetness!

I thought I would just post some sweetness today. Miss LilyAnn is growing so fast and getting so mobile it is amazing. She now has two teeth, will be 6 months old next week and is just about to crawl. She smiles all the time and of course I think she is just adorable. She will be one healthy little lady as she has started eating "baby food" which is fresh veggies straight from her parents garden.