Thursday, March 25, 2010

Spring Break...Part 1

We are having lots of fun this year on spring break. I love Jackson's comment, he said "I don't know why they are giving us a break, but I like it!" I do too! We've slept late...watched TV in the bed (a fav for the older two!)...and played with sweet friends!

Avery and Gateon getting in some game time!

We went to a birthday party for a new little friend...Happy Birthday Sammy!

Nick, this one's for you!!

Eli says "Aunt Kirstie do you want to watch me?" Well, yes, of course!

Monkey See...Monkey Do!

Elle-Catherine enjoying the sunshine!


Somehow I missed his smile, he smiles all the time!!

Well Spring Break isn't over yet so I'm sure we are going to have more great adventures!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

It's probably a...

In our house when the phone rings and no one answers right away...we hang up and always say. "It's probably a telemarketer.." Well today Jackson is on the couch and looks out the window and says "Someone is here..." I say..."No there is not"...Jackson responds with..."It was probably a telemarketer!!"

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

I Got Crafty!!

For EC's birthday I decided to make her some headbands (because it's just not cool to be 9 and wear a hairbow)...and flip-flops. Here's what I came up with!

Her shirt for her big day!

Her outfit...but in true Elle-Catherine style she wouldn't wear the headband or flip-flops...she just wasn't used to them yet!

The headbands and barretts.

The flip-flops.

We'll wait and see if she wears any of these but they were fun to make.

My baby is nine...

I can't believe that nine years ago I was given my first bundle of joy. I so, so wanted a baby and was so excited when God gave one to me. I'll admit that I didn't know what to do with one but I'm glad that I had one.I love Elle-Catherine, she is such a joy, and will always be. I will forever be grateful to God that he allows me to be her mother!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Holding Out Hope

Tonight on the news I watched something that touched my heart. This is a little guy who lives in a Children's Home in Alabama. In the past four years, this orphanage hasn't had ONE adoption, can you believe it, NOT ONE. He is in the fifth grade and has been to seven different schools. His eyes look sad to me. As a Mom, I so want to take him and love on him as only a Mommy can. They interviewed a 13 year-old kid who when asked did he think someone would adopt him one day he says..."I have hope, I pray to God every day." Wow...that made me want to cry.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Birthday's and Best Friends!!

Well, recently our middle baby, Jackson, turned 6 years old. I can't believe that...I mean he was just born, right. For his birthday he decided to have his two good friends (who just happen to both be his cousins, too) join us for some family fun. We went to eat a Chuck E. Cheeses. Me, Terry, and 5 kids under 8 in that place, yep it was fun. But really all those kids had a blast.
We had a 25 minute wait for our table...the natives were restless.

These are the memories that last lifetimes!

My Favorite Things for Summer...

Well, true to being me there are LOTS and LOTS of things I consider essential for anything, and Summer is no exception. Here are the begining of my list of things I consider most important for Summer Fun! Insta Grip. It's made by Sally Hanson and your fingernail polish WILL NOT come off. I mean seriously it will last for 7 days with only minimal touch required. L'Oreal Sublime Glow. This isn't self-tanning but a tinted moisterizer. It's great. I love it. No orange coloring or streaks. Just be sure to apply it with rubber gloves to protect your hands. I use it every time I shower!

Third...tank tops!! I mean their great. You can layer for all sorts of looks!! Will post something later that I'm going to do for EC's Bday!

And last but not least (on this first list)...the flip flop! I would hate to ever admit to anyone
exactly how many I own.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Growing Pains...

I guess at 36 I never thought I would have growing pains again, but as a believer you are always going to experience growing pains of the spiritual variety. I remember as a girl lying in bed with my knees and legs hurting very bad only to hear that the pain was from growing up. Well, tonight I'm sitting here realizing that although the pain is different it's no less hurtful, as I'm experiencing some "growing pains". BUT in the end I will be a stronger woman.

Monday, March 08, 2010

Spring Breezes...

The windows are up and curtains are blowing in the gentle breeze. I'm loving this 73 degree day! Thank You, God for giving to us a spring day to enjoy! And BIG PLUS...NO SCHOOL TOMORROW!!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Fishing Tournaments, Worms and Little boys....

Well yesterday, started the 2010 Season of Fisher's of Men. We, both Terry and I, are praying that God would lead someone to take over for Terry, and believe it or not I'm sort of Sad about that. I mean, FOM, has been a huge part of our lives form many years, since Elle-Catherine was a baby. Enough rambling...Jackson had to choose between a birthday party or fishing. He chose fishing. I don't think he regretted it.