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...

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....


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...


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 ~

Saturday, August 16, 2014

I'm walking a journey...


Welcome to Walking A Journey!

The blog name has changed, and so has the layout....though it's not exactly how I would like it, but it's a start. As time allows I'll do a bit of fine tuning here and there.

Why the name Walking a Journey?

I had thought of many names, but this one fits my life to a tee! I look at life as a journey.  I'm just walking through it growing, making mistakes, seeking to be like Christ, learning, taking in daily moments, loving my family, and enjoying friends as I go. This journey in life is just the start, as I see it, we are all here just passing through.... on to our heavenly home in eternity.

I have 42 years of life behind me, and I've reflected upon the journey in which I have walked....and many times I was to weak to walk, that's when the Lord carried me. My walk has been a walk of trials, triumphs, heart aches, travel,  poor decisions, praises, questions, and shear joy. I don't regret not one single moment from valley to mountain top experience....all of these experiences good and bad have molded me into who I am today. I know I have miles and miles of walking to travel, and I thank the Lord daily for this journey.

So, what will I be sharing on this blog?. I'll continue to share pictures and stories of my family. I'll also go back to sharing thoughts from the heart and things the Lord is teaching me along the journey. I'll be keeping this blog "real".


Friday, August 8, 2014

Susanna has an announcement......

Hi everyone!!!!!

This is the big day my Mama said, the day she changed over the blog!!!!
She said you can come take a look, but at the moment it looks pretty plain!
Mama has some work to do to make it feel like home...
this is kind of what one would say is the move in day ;-)
 I bet you'd like to know the new name?!?!
 OK, I'll tell you but first did you see I'm walking!?
Yep, for almost 2 weeks I've been on my feet...WooHoo, I'm lovin it!!!
 The new name is.....
~Walking a Journey~
It may take a day of or so for the site to come up

One more thing before you go! 
Mama said she'll tell you the story behind the name, it was way to much for me to take in.
See ya, Susi

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Munck's Quiver is.....

I have been writing on this blog since 2008,
it has been my home, well, so to speak.
For almost a year now I have only blogger sporadically,
and mainly in picture form.....
I have lost the excitement and freedom I once felt  when writing here. 
Over the past 5 1/2 years I called this our family blog,
as I thought that my children would write and share here too.
Yet, they never did, so it was really just MY blog
sharing about my family and happenings.
 I have enjoyed the blog very much,
as it has allowed me to share with family and friends...
and make many new friends along the way.
The name Munck's Quiver is somewhat of a label,
and I don't feel that it adequately describes who (I) we are....
as it's only a fraction.
The thing is Munck's Quiver blog is a part of our history,
and I don't want to lose it.
This is why in a few days I'll be moving all of Munck's Quiver content over
to a new web home with a new name.
 I'll be saying 
To a fresh start in the blog world.
For the few  people that still stop by Munck's Quiver I hope you'll follow me on
over to our new site....
When I have everything up and running, I'll let you know where you can find me.
I'm a bit giddy about the new blog,
and looking forward to sharing with a fresh start :)
Thank you to all who have followed Munck's Quiver~
Blessings, Laura

Monday, August 4, 2014

On Thursday.....

~Susi sleeping on her Daddy while on a train ride at Dollywood~
In  just 3 days our baby will be a year old!!!!!
I'm not sure how the year scooted by so quickly?!?
But what I do know is that it's been a wonderful year....
Little Miss Susi most definitely added some spark to our family!!!!
We are looking forward to her birthday celebration!!!!