Saturday, September 29, 2012


Nothing sweeter than a dirty little fellow bringing flowers to mommy.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Potty Training 101...

Day 1... fail :o)
I have never had a child turn three and still be in diapers.  A lot of it is my own fault- tired and pregnant make it easy to put it off.  I decided to get serious about it this week.  He is hilarious scooting his potty across the house.  :o)  Like an older mom told me years ago.... there aren't any job applications that have the question,  "How old were you when you potty trained?"  haha  We'll get it one day..... I hope!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cotton Blossom

Year after year I watch the cotton crops across the street from us grow, but this year I took the time to go look at the plants up close.  I was amazed at how pretty the blossoms were on them.   They ranged from pale pink to hot pink.  I picked one to take a picture of it.  Mariah said,  "Do you think the farmer would get mad at you for picking one?"  I told her I didn't think he would miss just one. :o)  I don't slow down to "smell the roses" very often but when I do I am always glad I did!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Good bye Summer 2012...

 We recently went down to Gulf Shores, Alabama for vacation.  The beach was beautiful and the weather was perfect.  It was a much needed get away for our family.

 Both of the little guys loved the sand and the waves.  Malachi rode the waves like he was one of the big kids!

A night out to play Putt-Putt and ice cream for dinner! :o)

 My 20 + week belly picture. :o)

Good bye Summer 2012!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Myles' Birthday Celebration

Myles was hilarious during his birthday celebration.  He was so overwhelmed when we sat the cake in front of him.  He was laughing and clapping while we sang "Happy Birthday" to him. :o)   I made him a healthy pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting.  It was yummy!

He was so cute when he opened his presents.  His reaction was priceless.  He looked shocked when he pulled out the Rescue Hero and he said,  "Oh my gosh!" (which is something he never says!)  I wish we had had the video going! :o)
**I hate the new blogger layout!  It switched me without giving me a choice.  The posting is different and it looks like a mess!  Does anyone know if there is a way to switch it back?

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Myles Truth!

"But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.  For these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ."  2 Peter 1:5-8

Happy 3rd birthday Myles!   Mommy and Daddy love you very much!!!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

It's A....................

I am officially half way through this pregnancy! It has been a tough one and I am so grateful to be past the yucky first half. I had my big appointment today with my midwife and an ultrasound. The baby looked perfect. I don't think it ever loses it's awe of how amazing life is. It truly is a miracle and gift from God.
Now.... we need a name! Any suggestions out there? We are all "M" names. Since we keep the gender a surprise (or at least we try to) leave both boy and girl names. :o)

Friday, September 14, 2012

Malachi's birthday celebration!

At our house the birthday kid gets to pick their meals for the day. Malachi started his day with an omelet and chocolate goat's milk. :o)
I told him I would make him any kind of cake that he wanted. At first he told me he wanted blueberry pie and apple pie. :o) He changed his mind after much thought and decided on ice cream cake. I decided to take the easy way out and bought an ice cream cake from DQ. (For the record, homemade stuff tastes so much better. He liked it because it was colorful, but the taste wasn't that great.)
Six of my favorite people. :o)
Marc had to work late on his birthday so we took him to lunch today. He loves the Mexican restaurant and he thought it was pretty cool that they sang to him and let him wear the sombrero. :o)
And another birthday is over..... sigh........

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Malachi!

Malachi is full of joy and almost always has a smile on his face. We are so thankful the Lord blessed us with him 6 years ago today.

"Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my
salvation." Habakkuk 3:18
Malachi, may you always have the joy and
excitement for life as you do now. May God bestow many blessings in your life
in the days to come.
Mommy and Daddy

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Soaking Up The Last Days of Summer

There is definitely a hint of fall in the air this week. This has been an especially hard summer and I am looking forward to the change of seasons this year. It is almost like a fresh start.
McKenzie's zinnias were beautiful this summer. We have enjoyed a fresh vase of them every week lately!
Myles helping "Siss-uh" chore. :o)
Malachi and his boundless energy!
Sweet little Myles.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Madeline has always called Myles "Punkin". Several months ago he started calling her that. It is so cute to hear him calling out, "Punkin" come here!" :o) He loves his big sisters!

Saturday, September 1, 2012


When Matthew was a little boy he always dreamed of having a big dog that would be his companion. We read about different breeds of dogs, and when we moved to the country we thought a lab would be the perfect fit for him. We bought a six week old yellow lab and named her "Dixie". I remember when Matthew went to the farm to pick his out of the litter; he picked one of the smallest most active ones. He said he didn't want a "fat and lazy dog". Dixie proved to be pretty much a nightmare! She wasn't mean but really made our lives miserable the seven years we had her. We have free range chickens and she would chase them and probably would have killed them. We finally decided we had tortured ourselves long enough and found a big farm for her to go live on. The new owners are happy with her and she is doing great with them.

We were "dogless" for a few weeks and I was content to stay that way. A friend of ours had gotten a full grown registered lab from a breeder going out of business. They didn't know she was pregnant and she ended up giving birth to 13 puppies! Our friend offered one of the puppies to our kids for free! Really doubting my sanity, we agreed to take one.

We had some pretty excited kiddos the night we brought "Buddy" home.

Buddy has changed my attitude towards labs! He is the sweetest dog and is learning to "obey" really quickly. It has made me realize how bad Dixie was! :o)
He is just as laid back as he looks in the pictures and is content to be wherever we are!

Matthew now has his lazy farm dog and companion in "Buddy". :o)