Thursday, October 16, 2014

For Uncle Steve

 Recently I was home very unexpectedly.  While there I got to have a conversation with my Uncle Steve, my mom's brother.  It was so great to catch up with him.  In the conversation, he told me that his morning routine includes checking my blog.

Every single morning.

Just imagine how horrible I felt that this thing is almost a year behind.  It also was such an incredible feeling that he takes times out of his day to see what we are up to.

Bravo, Uncle Steve!
You were just what I needed to get motivated!
(I can imagine that you have almost spit your coffee on the computer screen reading your name as my title.)
This one's for you.

What a difference a year makes!!  (remember we are still in 2013) OUI!!!

We spent much of December in the doctor's office.  They look real sick, don't ya think?

 How the situation started.

........and the progression

I love that MP was so concerned about her sweet sister being alone.

 Audrey's chorus performance.

I was so excited to share the big surprise with the girls and capture their reactions.
(yes, MP is wearing a swimsuit in December)

I spent several hours searching and creating the perfect teacher gifts.  All I can say is thank goodness for creative IG friends!

 Last day of school before break and ready for Texas!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Christmas cards

 Family pictures are something I wish we could have taken at least once a month.
Let's just be realistic.

This year, we killed two birds with one stone.  We decided to have our pictures taken at the Christmas tree farm we get our tree from.  It was a great day, with some great results!

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Double Digits

Ten years ago.

I don't even know how it has been ten years.

The most beautiful baby girl made me a mother for the very first time.
Since the day she was born she has been nothing but a blessing, the greatest blessing.
I really never could have enough words to describe the things this girl has taught me.
She is the kindest, most helpful, beautiful, giving girl you will ever meet.  She's a blessing to everyone she comes in contact with.

Thank you Lord, for such a gift!

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Friday, May 30, 2014

November 2013

November was obviously so busy, I have no pictures!

AK dressed as an explorer and gave a great presentation.

HG got impetigo.

Thankful to be out of the house.

MP got the tummy bug.

This Thanksgiving was definitely very different for us.  Mike had to work, and Jen and Jake moved to the other side of the country.  We had no traditonal food, or special traditions.  Instead, we went to see Frozen and stuffed our faces with popcorn.  It was a great day! 

That night, at midnight, Marissa and I braved the crowds and the cold to sell gift cards.  I must really love my job!

Like I said, crazy month!
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Halloween 2013

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Sunday, May 25, 2014

Everett James McCoy

 The only thing that really even mattered in October.
I got a new nephew.
My SIL is nothing short of incredible.
Our family is so blessed.
God is so good!

 My baby brother is a daddy.

Nothing better.
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 I feel like every post for forever has been about our crazy life everywhere but home.  I promise, we do stay home occasionally.  Life just seems to get busier every day.  For that very reason, I'm gonna have to blog by the month if I ever wanna get got up. So, back in October..................

We participated in a Halloween Pajama Party and never got it posted.

I found this precious, patriotic, angel facing the flag during retreat.  Makes this mama so incredibly proud.

I was asked to read scripture at a precious friend's wedding.  I never realized how much something like that would mean to me.

The crazy girls I get to work with.

the beautiful bride

My car, after school.  Just because I want you to see real life. 

One more shot in their Halloween P.j.'s because I love it.
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