Saturday, January 24, 2015

Moments { 1.16.15 and 1.23.15}

Another two weeks have come and gone.
The weeks have been back to our "normal" business.
Just didn't have time last weekend to post my photos as I was out of town all weekend.
SO, short on words and long on pictures.....
Here is what we have been up to for the last two weeks.

Saturday, January 10, 2015 --
A lazy morning of building and crafting....

We then took Lillie and her friend Elli out to for Lillie's birthday supper. 
Steak and Shake was her choice.


Sunday, January 11, 2015 --
We had a great time at youth doing team building activities.
11/365.....busy bees building out of spaghetti, marshmallows, tape and string.

Monday, January 12, 2015 --
Happy Birthday to Lillie!

12/365.....10 years old!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015 --
rainy and cold weather....

13/365......cheery, springy flowers on my mantel.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 --
These. were. delicious.
I almost ate the whole bag.


 Thursday, January 15, 2015 --
Our 5th/6th grade group was set to have a New Year, New You Party.
I finished some decorations for them.
I love party planning....

On Thursdays, Brady has to write three  to four sentences for homework on whatever topic he wants.

"I like to wrestle with my sisters and my dad.  My sisters cry. And we try to push my dad off the couch."...... 

Friday, January 16, 2015 --
I headed out with some of our senior high youth to Resurrection 2015.
A retreat for youth in Gatlinburg, TN.

Reggie Dabbs was the speaker. 

16/365.....He. was. amazing!
And not just because he rocked on that soprano sax!

Saturday, January 17, 2015 --  A morning session and then free time in Gatlinburg.
Had a grand time with these kids!

17/365.....Part of our group at supper.

Sunday, January 18, 2015 --
Do you watch?
You should!
It is the one  of the only shows I wait for each week.

18/ shot before heading back home!

Monday, January 19, 2015 --
No school for MLK Day, so Brady got to go with a friend to "Dino Expo".
He came home and fell asleep on the couch.
I think that is a sign of a great day.
I had book club that evening.
Our book club is only a couple of months old but I really love it.

19/365....The discussion was great ladies! 

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 --
This girl had an orthodontist appointment and then we had to grab some groceries.
We took the opportunity to have a treat.
She is learning about the finer things in life.

20/365.....Roses on my mantel. SO pretty.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 --
My children's choir kids.
Love their excitement!

21/365...... Homework and

Thursday, January 22, 2015 --
Thursdays are bible study days.
LOVE studying with the ladies!

22/365......Frustration.....hyperbole, metaphors, personification and more.
Emily, where are you when we need you???

Friday, January 23, 2015 --
Family Night trip to the movies.

23/365..... My Maggie at supper.  

See ya next week!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Moments {1.9.15}

Ten days into the new year.  As usual time is flying by.
School started back on Monday and so did all of our activities.  
Here are some of the moments I caught on camera this week.

Saturday, January 3, 2015 --
My new journaling bible and highlighters arrived in the mail.
I was so excited to get started with these.

The kids and I went to the movies  (we say Night at the Museum 3 --- loved it)
and then to Barnes and Noble to look for some new books.
They all got gift cards from their aunt and uncle for Christmas.
When we got home Brady was showing Daddy his new books on his favorite subject that came with some trivia cards....

3/365......  He was able to answer lots of questions about sharks!!

Sunday, January 4, 2015 --
Church and home then back for our first youth meeting of the year. 
These are two of my senior high youth.
Love these two!

In between church and youth and then afterward, I was working on moving photos from my old computer to a cloud based storage.  It is so time consumingly slow.....

4/365....maddening..... I still have all of 2013 and 2014 to move.

Monday, January 5, 2015 --
I worked on Monday morning and then we picked Allie up from school to go get a pump to 'try' for the week.
She refused to allow me to take a picture of her with the pump on......I tried.  
She seems to have liked it this week. 
We will see where we go from here......

Once we were home, it was time to hit the ground running.
I took Lillie to piano lessons and did my bible study while I waited.  
I did use my new bible. =)

5/365......LOVE it!

Hubs got Maggie to her gymnastics class, went back and got her and we ate supper as a family before he had to leave for his basketball game.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 --
You never know what attitude you will get with a middle school student.
Allie and I came out wearing the same sweatshirt on Tuesday morning.
Thankfully, she wasn't mad about it.

After working and running errands on Tuesday afternoon, hubs and I finally got my new bed skirt put on our bed.  I'm so in love with it.  Thank you Lee Anne!  You are awesome!!!!

6/365.....My bed room is beginning to have the look I want it to.  
Still several things to do, but at it's getting there....

Tuesday night had me at a meeting and Allie at her Small Group.
Everyone else went to Brady's first indoor soccer match.
Which he refused any part of. =/

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 --
This was the sunrise as we were leaving for school Wednesday morning. 
SO. Beautiful!!

Wednesday was a full day of working. I did get to sneak in lunch with a couple of lovely friends.
 Good food and great company. 

Then, after work,  home quick to eat supper before heading back over to church for my God Squad (Children's Choir) practice.  
I hadn't gotten a picture all day so I snapped this one right before bed....

7/ Maggie.

Thursday, January 8, 2015 --
On Thursday, there was a two hour delay at school.  It was 7 degrees out and the buses are hard to get warm in the mornings. They wanted to give it extra time to be sure that the buses and schools were warm for kids.  
I'm always excited about sleeping in on two hour delay mornings but they always make my day off schedule, too.....
After getting everyone to school, we had our first bible study of our new Pricilla Shirer study.
It went great!
I was invited to lunch again with some ladies from the study then came back to work for just a bit.
Our friend Wendy came to ride with me and surprise the kids!

8/365....  We  all love her so!

Then Hubs took Lillie to her first indoor soccer match.
The rest of grabbed some supper and went back for the first meeting of our evening group of the Pricilla Shirer study.  

Friday, January 9, 2015 --
I try not to work on Fridays, but had to yesterday.
I worked  most of the day and then came home to straighten the house.
My in-laws came over to do our final Christmas celebration.
We had supper together and exchanged gifts.  It was a wonderful evening.

I think my Lillie looks like her Nana.

9/365.... lots of building and crafting fun with the grandparents.

It was a fun, busy week.
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Saturday, January 3, 2015

Moments {1.2.15}

My final week of Project 365.
I can't believe I did it.
For the most part, I got a picture of every day this year!
Now, this week, I missed a couple of days getting an instagram shot. 
But all in all, I'm pleased with my pictures each day.

Here is our final week of the year! 

Saturday, December 27, 2014 --
We got up and did breakfast and a Christmas celebration with Grammy and Granddaddy.
And then headed off to a McKaig Family Christmas celebration.
I forgot my camera so I didn't get any pics from it. 
I was struck by how grown up Allie is starting to look.
Time slow down. How can she be 13 already?

We gave my nephews Hungry Hippos for Christmas.
It was a hit!

Sunday, December 28, 2014 --
On Sunday morning, we went to worship in my little home church in New Salem, GA.
Love it when I get the chance to be there.

I also went to my aunts open house and walked around the property where my Great grandfather on my dad's side had his home.
We then went to visit with my Mom's parents.
I am so blessed to still have a set of grandparents living.
Even though my Pa has dementia and really doesn't know who I am anymore, I'm always blessed to get to visit with him and my spit fire Granny.
4 Generations....  My Bradford Grandparents, My mom, My sister and I, and our children.

Monday, December 29, 2014 --
We went shopping ALL day on Monday.
The guys played golf.
I didn't get an instgram pic.

363/365.....  my fellas after a long day.

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 --
On Tuesday morning, my sister and nephews had to leave.
We had a quiet day at my Mom's house and then went to celebrate a birthday for Allysa.

364/365..... I love this pic of Allie reading her book.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 --
It was time for us to head home.
We stopped in Sylva for lunch with with friends.

sweet kiddos....

Thursday, January 1, 2015 -
We spent this day at home.
Unpacking, taking down Christmas decorations and getting things done.
A new chalkboard sign for my porch....

  She learned to use the Shark mop.....

Friday, January 2, 2015 --
Yesterday, we headed to Greensboro to do Christmas with my inlaws and celebrate the life of my husbands great- uncle who passed away.
Then, hubs and his dad had tickets to the hockey game in Raleigh, so the kids and I drove up to surprise our friend, Emily.
I think we did it!

We visited with her at her new bookstore and then took her to supper.
It was such a fun night!

We finally made it home at about 12:30AM this morning.
What a week it has been.
The ending of one year and the beginning of another.

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