Tuesday, August 26, 2014

A new smile...

3 years in braces.....6 extractions.... and 1 oral surgery later....
Jonathan is braces free, sporting around a new smile!!!!
Chewy, sticky, hard foods.... here he comes!!!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Saw this sign while shopping....

I got a real hoot out of this!!! I believe there is some truth to it...LOL!!!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Random pictures....

 
 Here are some random pictures from Susanna's birthday...
The day it was so HOT!




Susanna happy to be 1 :)
 



It's always good to have silly sisters around for some fun~

 
The rest of the pictures tell the story of the attempts that were made to try and take
 pictures of 3 little wiggly girls on a hot summer day.

 

 





 


I loved this picture, as they were just being themselves...
FRIENDS~

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Your children are so good, are they always this well behaved?

We hear this often, and it always a nice complement.
We have tried to teach of children how to act and conduct themselves.
Like anything training our children takes time and energy.
It's most definitely worth it so as not to have a bunch of wild idians running about.
 I'm very thankful that my kiddos 'know' how to act.
Mary Ann looking sweet and lovely for a picture~
 
This question always gets me thinking...
Are they always this well behaved????
 
This is the answer I normally give... 
"most of the time, but we all have our moments":)
 

 
On this particular day it was Susanna's birthday, I wanted some pictures of the 3 little girls together. The thing was it was H-O-T outside! Mary Ann didn't care for the heat...
sitting for pictures...being told to smile...or anything else!
So, she sat with a grumpy face...
Which then turned into this position!!!!
 
This is when the famous question always comes to mind....
~Are they always this well behaved~
 
And my answer....
"most of the time, but we all have our moments"
 
I still wouldn't change my answer...
Mary Ann wasn't acting perfect , she was having a moment...
You know where the flesh creeps in...sigh*
 
In all honesty, I believe we 'all' have those moments...
Times when we aren't so lovely.
I see these times as teachable moments...
In my life I've had many of these moments myself,
 where the Lord has been loving and shown me a better way to behave/respond.
I feel blessed to have these little people to help grow and learn...
sometimes they teach me way more than I do them!
 
As far as the pictures that day,
they turned out just fine....
I'm not one who cares for the big cheese smiles.
I'd much rather have those candid natural moments
 that truly shows each kiddos personality.


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Sweets with my sweets....

CANDY~


We are a candy loving family, so we really enjoyed the candy kitchen at Dollywood :) 


 We watched the taffy making process....
LOTS of hard work went into preparing the taffy for the machine.
We watched as the taffy was twisted and wrapped...
The best part was the free samples, chocolate taffy warm off the press...
Y-U-M!!!



 


Truly this is the cutest candy store...
It had several little tables set up with the Candyland game for children to play...
And the d├ęcor was all candy themed, bright, cheery, and smelled so good.
We could have walked out of the store with empty pockets,
 if we had bought all the candy we liked.....
But since we don't want cavities, we didn't :)

 We'll definitely be visiting the Taffy Kitchen on our next visit :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

The dog days of summer....

Ah, the dog days of summer are here! It's sultry outside and by mid afternoon it's not fun being outside....unless you have cup of ice cold tea or ice cream :)

I'm not sure about you, but I'm so ready for fall...colored leaves, hay rides, pumpkins, sweatshirts, spiced cider, apple ~everything~ ....I can almost smell fall now!

I never like to feel as though I'm wishing time away, so I'll enjoy the last bit of summer....before my favorite time of year arrives  ~F-A-L-L ~