Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I am not pregnant....
Picture taken last week in Florida,
thanks Mrs. Victoria for the dress:)
Monday, November 21, 2011
In the late 1960’s, Helen was revitalized from a remote mountain community into a replica of a quaint Alpine Village located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
We have visited Helen, GA many times and we always enjoy taking in the little German town...only a couple of hours from our home, a mini vacation.
On our way to Helen, Ga we passed by this place...
Goats on the Roof
This was truly a sight to see, well if your city folk ;)
You can see more pictures of them at this YouTube link.
The model railroad museum was our next stop.....
you can see more here
It was amazing all the tiny details, truly nothing was overlooked. We spent almost 2 hours there watching the trains pass by, it was fascinating to see all the locations, events, and imagination that went into this display.
This was a replica of Neuschwanstein Castle, the history behind this famous castle is so interesting and you often see it used in books and magazines.
You can see one of the trains going through in this picture.
These are just a few of the pictures we took while touring, you can see more HERE on there web site!
We had a great little day trip here. It was very hot that day so we ended our trip at the frozen yogurt shop :)
Sunday, November 20, 2011
James was our Millennium Baby born
NOVEMBER 13, 2000
James woke up to a party!!!!!
Breakfast started with a treat, Duncan Donuts...YUM!!!!
James is a Dog Lover, so a doggie theme was perfect for him!
Great that James loves dogs so much since our family business is all about dogs! If James could he would bring all his 4 legged friends home each night from our store. James can often be found curled up with one of the dogs in the floor, on a pillow, or even in a kennel :)
Short bread bone shaped cookies...
James chose to open his presents after breakfast.....
James was "Top Dog" for the day, and spent most of his birthday swimming!
The Dinner Menu:
*Grilled Cajun Chicken
*Au Gratin Potatoes
*Lemon cupcakes with cream cheese icing and strawberry ice cream
( cupcakes and ice cream and photo taken after lots of swimming and a few were already in jammies)
WE L♥VE YOU!!!!!
We pray this year brings you much growth in mind and body, for the Lord has great things for you.
James had a "woofing" good birthday!
Blessed are the peace makers: for they shall be called children of God.
Monday, November 14, 2011
We arrived safely on Saturday evening, and are very grateful once again to our dear friends for blessing us with a week of vacation.
We have experienced one set back, much like our last Florida trip in March....our van broke down! Thankfully we were in the parking lot of the resort, definitely praising the Lord for that! This morning the van was towed to the repair shop, the same one from March...and they remembered Arthur! So, today we are just enjoying the warm weather and sunshine, and family time!
Blogging from my cell phone, so excuse any typos :) The internet has been down. More post coming...
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
Miss Mary Ann was born with a head full of hair, but over the past few months it had begun to look pretty shabby! The top stood straight up and she had begun to rub some hair off in patches...Not Pretty!!!! So, the end of October Elizabeth and I gave Miss Mary Ann a little trim.
The back of her head had this really long piece of hair. It was also as long on the right side but she has cow lick that causes her hair to swoop to the left side...hence the bunch of hair on the left!
The hair over her right ear was very long but thinning....
And love her heart the left side was truly wearing thin, due to the fact she favors her left side to sleep!
TRIM TRIM TRIM, SNIP SNIP SNIP...
A neat and clean baby girl!!!!!
The back all dry and in place. You can see that silly cow lick and her birthmark, it's been 3 weeks her hair is going fast and getting thicker :)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
these are some of the views we have been enjoying.
The blessings of God's amazing colors painted across all of nature......
I L♥VE FALL!!!!!
today was the first day in 2 weeks we have had a home that is fever free.
Arthur was the last one sick, and today he seems to be on the path to well!
In sickness the world and life just keep moving right along.
I have a long list of "to do's" that I just haven't had time for like...
*return a few emails
*blog MANY things
*make a few phone calls
*write a couple of letters
*work on several Christmas projects
*Oh the list goes on blah blah blah..
But here are the things I have done in the past couple of weeks...
*read story books
*listen to Cd's
*listen to my children's stories/dreams
*made LOTS of hot tea
*talked of the Lord and His Word
*said "COVER your MOUTH when your COUGH"
And last but not least...
* I have done a whole lot of PRAYING!!!!!
Now I see that I may have lots on a "to do" list
I also see that in the mix of all this crazy yucky sickness
I was given some very special time with my kiddos and hubby!
And for that I'm thankful.....
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
6 MONTHS OLD!!!!!
Mary Ann is a treasured blessing,
half a year has come and gone and somehow
she is now 6 months old!
Each day I love her more and become more smitten with her...
I still love breathing in her sweet baby smell, rubbing my face on her soft white skin,
looking into her crystal blue eyes as they glisten, hearing her babble and say "mamama"!
Mary Ann is now sitting up, and getting onto her hands and knees to rock...crawling
will be here before we know it. But for now I want to hold her close and soak in each
baby stage/moment, for this time passes ever so quickly!
So, I'm not just celebrating Mary Ann's 6 months,
I celebrate the Creator!
The One who formed her and entrusted us with her,
for He has great plans for her.
May we raise her to know our Lord as Savior,
and to serve Him all the days of her life.