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Friday, October 24, 2014

Moments {10.24.14}

The small moments that I captured in pictures this week.

Saturday, October 18, 2014 --
After Brady's early morning soccer game, we traveled up to visit my in-laws to celebrate the October birthdays of Allie and Nana LeeAnne.  
Hotdogs and hamburgers for lunch, cupcakes for dessert, a little shopping at Swoozies and great company.
Really good day.

Because our Sunday was going to be so busy we dropped Lillie and Brady off to spend the night with Nana and Grandpap on the way home  Saturday evening.

That meant a night with just our two oldest. 
289/365.... Sweet Sisters......

Sunday, October 19, 2014 -
After church on Sunday, we took The Bridge kids (our 5th/6th graders) to do some group building game and a zip line.  
Our Maggie is in this group and her Daddy and I help lead it, so the three of us went.
Allie went to the Corn Maze with our Youth.  
Great fun was had by all.

We got home to find that these two had gone geocaching with Nana and Grandpap.
They love searching out the treasures and leaving more.
290/365.....The loot.

Monday, October 20, 2014 --
The day I officially became the Mom of a teenager.
It was my Allie's birthday.
Her sweet friend Madi got her this shirt.
She loves it.

291/365.....Thirteen....


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 -- 
A busy day of working on Tuesday.
Our 7th/8th grade small group got off to an excellent start. There were 8 of them and 2 amazing leaders.
It's going to be a great year!

I finally got around to doing some of my bible study for the week.
These verses speak to my soul.
292/365......Isaiah 30.....

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 --
 A short run and then off to work for the afternoon.
Then home to do homework and eat supper with my family.
Then back to church for our  Children's Choir practice.
The home to baths and bedtime.
It was after his bath that he walked up to me like this.....
He cracks me up.

293/365......an apple a day......

 Thursday, October 23, 2014 --
This day started off with bible study and then work for a while, then pick up the kids routine and homework and supper....Same busy routine.....

Our 11th/12th grade small group started this night.  
It is going to be another great small group.  


The kids got home to find a surprise.....
294/365.....Grammy and Granddaddy were here!

Friday, October 24, 2014 --
The sunrise as we drove out of our driveway on this Friday morning.
It had been a rough morning getting ready.
This reminded me that God is in control.....


Today, we celebrated Allie's birthday.
She got out of school early and went shopping with Grammy and Granddaddy for a makeover and some new clothes.
Then we picked up her friend Madi and met them for supper at one of Allie's favorite restaurants.
She even got serenaded by the wait staff.
295/365......a little embarrassed.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

Moments {10.18.14}

Another week of moments to share!
Here we go.....

Saturday, October 11, 2014 --
Two soccer games, a HUGE storm in the afternoon, then a youth rally in the evening.
Great day.

282/365.....Some of our youth at the youth rally.


Sunday, October 12 , 2014 --
This day was so busy that somehow I didn't even take a picture with my real camera.  
ARGH.
 So you get another shot of our youth rally as my picture of the day.

    283/365......substitution.

Our youth have just started our "Flamingo Flu" fundraiser. It is great fundraiser.
This is one of our youth who was serving as the 'flamingo man' as we went out by handing out all of the flamingos.
He didn't much want me taking his picture.


Monday, October 13, 2014 --
Allie doesn't let people (other than her dad and I) help her with her diabetic needs often. Especially not letting others give her shots. 
Her sisters want to help ( and want to give her shots -- maybe they will go into nursing?!).
It warmed my heart to walk in and see this Monday morning.
284/365....  Sister love.

As I waited on Lillie through piano lessons and soccer practice I had a variety of reading selections.
Well, two actually.
My bible study and my book club book.
Both classics.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 -
I finally made time to redo my chalkboard on the front porch.
Love this F.Scott Fitzgerald quote. 
285/365.....chalkboard love....

Fall is my favorite.
I love watching the leaves change colors!

Wednesday, October 15. 2014 -
Another busy day of working and life.
On Wednesdays we have our children's choir practice.
I have these two amazing girls as youth leaders in that group.
Love them!


Maggie came wandering upstairs looking for a specific shirt to wear to school.
Hubby told her that if she wanted to get it out of the clean clothes basket, she had to fold the whole load.
That is one way to get things done!
286/365..... responsibility....

Thursday, October 16, 2014 --
This was my throwback Thursday picture.
A throwback to Sunday.
And laying all those stones of unforgiveness down.....

287/365.....He is growing up too fast.


Friday, October 17, 2014 --
After a really crazy day at work -- trying to get things done -- I was headed for a night out with a friend.
Allie went to our youth center and these three went to eat supper with Dad.
They then went and got to pick out a new movie each.
288/365...... not sure they were quite ready for a photo.

 While they were doing that, I had the privilege to go to supper and catch up with my friend, Courtney.
We then went to see her mom be Madame Thenardier in Les Miserables.
Her mom was fantastic in the role!
And I was so happy to get to see one of my favorite stories ever with my friend!

That's what we've been up to this week.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Make Me

Last night we went to a Youth Rally with some of our youth.
There were games, food and fun.
And then we went inside for worship together.
The speaker did a fantastic job of bringing the gospel to these teenagers in a way that they can relate.
He spoke of how God see's them.
And told them that it didn't matter how many followers they have on all of their social media accounts because the GOD who created the universe loved them!

After he spoke, there was a time of response and the song that they played was one that I have heard many times before.
The words really struck me last night.
I can't get it out of my head today.
The chorus says:

Til You are my one desire
Til You are my one true love
Til You are my breath, my everything
Lord, please keep making me.

I have been praying lately that God would fill me up with so much of HIS love and with so much love for HIM that it would just spill over and be contagious to everyone I meet.
Those lyrics sum up my request.

Check out the video and the rest of the lyrics here.....


That HE would be my everything.

Lord, Please Keep Making Me!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Moments {10.3.14 and 10.10.14}



Good grief.
Suddenly, two weeks have passed.  
Here is how that happened, I guess......

Saturday, September 27, 2014 --
Soccer fills our Saturday's as of late.  Both Lillie and Brady are playing so we usually have two games each weekend.
They are loving it though.
After soccer was over, and we were home  Brady brought a 50% off sticker and put it on my shirt.
He said :  "Here, Mom. Be 50% off.  Daddy will probably want you."

267/365....
I finally got out a couple of my Fall decorations.  I love my fall tree on my Happy Everything plate!

Sunday, September 28, 2014 --
A GORGEOUS sunrise that the Lord painted on this Sunday morning.

268/365....
At youth we had a great time playing games that involved balloons.
It helped if you were tall.

Monday, September 29, 2014 --
Mondays are always nutty.  With work, piano, tumbling and soccer, there isn't much time to be snapping pictures.
I looked outside as I was changing into my pj's and saw this.

foggy night!

269/365.....   bedtime lunch making.....She has decided she likes NOTHING that the cafeteria serves.


Tuesday, September 30, 2014 --
A new Ingles store opened up not too far from my house.
I got to go for the first time on this day.  LOVED it.
I am so glad they have built one close by.  I missed my Ingles in the mountains so much.

270/365......
King Brady takes a bow.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 --
We celebrated this friend's birthday on Wednesday.  She is our associate pastor.
We love her and we all  had a grand time celebrating!


After lunch it was time to run errands, get home and get supper than back to church for choir.
WHen I got home, I saw that my oldest had made herself a note to remember to study.
So thankful for the girl she is becoming!

271/365......reminders are always good.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 --
Bible study, work, home to get supper and then back to bible study.
Another busy one.  Grabbed this shot as they headed out for the evening.

272/265.......my littles......they aren't so little anymore.

The view as I was setting up for bible study.
These are the stained glass windows in the back of our sanctuary.
They are really amazing!

Friday, October 3, 2014 --
Date day with the hubs.
We went to a burger place called Big Daddy's Burger Bar.
I got sliders and fried pickles.
DELISH!

It was my night to work our youth center so I spent my evening there.
And I'm cheating a bit with this photo.
Allie took it.
273/365...... sunset....


Saturday, October 4, 2014 --
Allie had plans for the day and Maggie was going to spend the night with Nana and Grandpap.
These two had a rare day off from soccer, so they ran some errands with me.
These errands included chick-fil-a. =D


274/365......
Nightly routine.....

Sunday, October 5, 2014 --
Another busy Sunday.
The youth began our yearly flocking fundraiser.
275/365..... love these girls!

Every night  bedtime with this girl includes hugs and kisses and an I love you in sign language and said out loud.  I hope she always does this.


Monday, October 6, 2014 --
Monday, Monday.  Busy. Busy......

276/365.....reading during homework time.

Finally finished my book club book. 
Just in time too. The next day was book club night.


Tuesday, October 7, 2014 --
At some point in the last few weeks, Maggie got this award.
I wouldn't know when. 
She didn't tell us. =/
Just found this in a pile of papers.

Shopping at Ingles pays!  I got 15 cents of per gallon of gas with my gas rewards.
That equals paying only $2.92 a gallon. 



Tuesday was staff meeting and then grocery shopping where I got my gas!
Then it was back home to get the kids, do homework and feed the family.
Then I went off to book club.
We had great conversation and great discussion too.

278/365......
my favorite fall candle.

Wednesday, October 9, 2014 --
running, work, get kids, rush home to do homework and get Allie to tumbling, grab supper and head to church for a meeting and children's choir.
NO time for a real picture today.

279/365....... so, a pic of my downfall.
I love salt.

Then it was time to do some prep work for bible study the next morning before hitting the hay!

Thursday, October 9, 2014 -
Bible study first thing in the morning.
Love the connections being formed in this group!

Then it was work, pick up kids, homework and sandwiches for supper for before heading back out.
Some of us to soccer and some of us to bible study.


280/365..... Lately, he loves to build forts.

Friday, October 10, 2014 --
It is hard being a 6 year old with older siblings who always have somewhere to go.
SO, we surprised Brady and let him skip school and took him to Tweetsie for the day.

It was a fun time with just our boy and the two of us.
We hope to do the same kind of thing for the each of the girls soon.

281/365..... He got to be the magician's assistant at the magic show, too.



And now, it is another busy weekend upon us.
Can't wait to see what everyone is up to!
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