Saturday, January 31, 2015

Moments {1.30.15}

This has been a great week.
A week with a visit from grandparents.
A week of Daddy/ Daughter trips and shopping trips.
And a little down time, too.
Here is what we have been up to this past week ----

Saturday, January 24, 2015 --
I had a meeting first things Saturday morning.  It was a breakfast meeting that lasted all the way until lunch.  But, it was good company and we got a lot accomplished so it was well worth it!
Once I got home in the afternoon, I was home for a while and got to hang out with my family before going out to a late supper with a friend and her son, who happens to be one of my favorite former youth!

 A moment with My love.

These two and their devices.
For Brady, it is becoming an issue. 
We are setting limits on how much time he can spend playing on them.
24/ boys.

Sunday, January 25, 2015 --
My family and I got up early and drove to the Concord Airport.
A few years ago, Ken mentioned that he would like to do a trip with each of our kids when they got to be 12.  We talked about it and backed the age up to 13 for various reasons.
Allie turned 13 back in October and since school was to be out on Monday and Tuesday, this was the perfect time for a trip.

They were flying out on Sunday morning.

A Daddy/ Daughter trip to Universal Studios!

Monday, January 26, 2015 --
Since Daddy and Allie were gone, Grammy and Granddaddy came to stay with the rest of us.
I do NOT like being home alone so they came over to stay.
As I said, school was out on Monday, so Grammy, Lillie, Maggie and I went shopping.  (Granddaddy and Brady went fishing and to lunch themselves).
They spent their money and we all had a great time!

Once we got home, Grammy and I cooked supper.
Lillie is the most picky eater I have.  Supper is always hard for her.

26/365.....Every. single. night.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 -

Another day out of school.  I worked some in the morning and the three kids here spent the morning with Grammy and Granddaddy.
I didn't take this picture, but Ken sent me a link to see it.
It is my favorite!!
This is the Mummy ride at Universal.  
Poor Allie. 

Brady had a soccer game in the evening, so we all grabbed supper and then headed on over to the game.
Brady isn't so sure he wants to play in these soccer games.  
As a matter of fact, he cried and told me he didn't want to play.
This league is actually for older kids but they allowed him to "play up".  And I really think there are some kids "playing down" so a lot of the kids are twice his size.
I think he is rather intimidated.
But, he finally decided he would play in the game.
I was so proud of him!

27/365.....indoor soccer boy!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 --
School started back up on Wednesday.
(Allie missed one day).
We got everyone off to school and then I went to work.
After I got some work done, I went to lunch with Grammy and Granddaddy and then got some groceries.
Once we got home, we carried in all the groceries and I was walking back out to the car when I saw and heard our cat.
He has been gone for two months.
I can't believe he really came back!

Since it was Grammy and Granddaddy's last night, it was time for a round of chicken foot.
After the game, we got a picture.

28/365......Thank you for coming to stay!  We love you Grammy and Granddaddy!

Thursday, January 29, 2015 --
Ken and Allie came home on Thursday morning.
SO, I went to the airport to pick them up and then came back to get some work done.  
I went to get the kids from school and saw these clouds.  
Maggie said " It looks like God shining through darkness."
I think she is right!

Allie made it back for half a day of school, too! 

29/365...... We are happy our family is all together again!

Friday, January 30, 2015 --
I had a hair appointment Friday morning. I love getting my hair done.
Then ran a couple of errands before coming home.
It was very windy!!

Hubby was sweet enough to do the after school run and then we ordered pizza and had family movie night!.
30/365.....the best of times.....

That was our week!
Can't wait to hear about yours!

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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