Friday, February 21, 2020

Winter days...

 It has been a long, dreary, hard winter.  Not so much because we have had harsh cold days,,,, it has just been extremely wet and dreary.

I recently ordered some non-toxic candles from Antique Candle Co.  (I scored free shipping and bought everything off of the clearance sale!)  I love the warm glow on these dreary days!

I took all of our Valentine decorations down and hated how dreary things looked.  It is still too early/wintery for spring things, but I did pull out a few Easter decorations!  I left the really springy things in the attic until March!
The cool bench is a church bench that our family sat on every Sunday in one of our old churches.  They recently built a new church and asked if we wanted it!

Our foster placement is still here,,,, and we are praying hard that she won't be going anywhere!  It has been physically and emotionally hard!  She has come such a long way though and we are grateful!  I will blog more about that on another day.  It is a school day.... and I need to get busy!

~Until next time.....

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Happy Birthday, Macheus!

Oh, the joy this little boy has brought to our family!  When Myles was born I sort of thought he was the "caboose".  Then when I miscarried a couple of years later I was fairly certain that was it.  So thankful that the Lord blessed us with this boy!

He is such a kind boy.  He loves people BIG!  When we opened up our home to foster children he welcomed them with open arms.  He has made the BEST big brother to our two little nuggets!  He just asked me the other day, "When is court gonna decide on our baby?"  He prayed so faithfully for Matthias to be our forever baby, and now he is praying again!

Madeline asked him what kind of a cake he wanted.  He told her,  "A chocolate cake, white icing, and chocolate balls."  So she made exactly what he wanted!  She is such a sweet big sister!

On his actual birthday our entire family took off for a day of fun at Stone Mountain.

We had a picnic at the grist mill with lots of homemade food!  The kids played by the water, and then we hiked the mountain!

We all made it fairly fast considering we were six little kids!

Macheus told me halfway up the mountain that it was a terrible idea. :)

Matthew wore Matthias in a hiking backpack and beat us all up the mountain! #beast

We had many yucky, rainy days the week before, so we were very thankful for a beautiful day!

                                                      My sweet Myles....

We spent a couple of hours on this cool playground before we loaded up to head home.

My "biggest girl" with her "biggest girl"! :)

                                          Taking a rest on top of the mountain.

             Because you need a dramatic shot on top of the mountain! haha...

Such a beautiful spot.  I had picnics here with my family growing up.  We have had MANY picnics here with our children over the years!

Love her... and those two sweet baby girls!

                                                       He made it!

                         Once upon a time Marc thought we'd only have girls!

                                            My biggest and littlest boys!

My four girls.... even the tiniest sweet little girl!

So thankful that the Lord blessed us with our sweet Macheus Trust!

 "Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning." James 1:17