Just enjoying the little things in life ....

Monday, June 20, 2016

~ Right now.....

I am......
  • counting my blessings ( too many to count)
  • listening to the quiet of the house as our day comes to a close
  •  hearing popcorn popping, the steady hum of the washer/dryer, plans being made for a new day
  • thankful all of the children are safely home for the night
  • missing my older two boys but so proud of them all at the same time
  • thankful for the brides my boys have chosen :)
  • enjoying the clean kitchen...( let's see how long that will last...haha)
  • feeling a little sentimental as we get closer to Jeffrey's wedding this weekend :)
  • thinking about how fast children grow up
  • remembering how busy the days were when I had several little people to care for
  • reaping the rewards of raising a house full of children
  • enjoying fresh veggies from Abbey's garden
  • feeling accomplished after a loooong day
  • so thankful for my parents and extended family
  • so thankful for my good health and great friends!!!
  • finally working on becoming a nurse ( a lifelong dream !!!)
  • realizing I couldn't fulfill my dream without a great support group!
  • so blessed!!! 
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Friday, June 3, 2016


Another week has come and gone!!!  I'm already two weeks into my Nurse Aide classes.  Hope I am spending my time in the right way.  I just want to make a little bit of a difference in this big ol' world!  As busy as we get sometimes, I need to remember that it's a great kind of busy. The days can seem long, but the years truly are so short!  Now that's enough of my rambling on!!! Wishing you all a very "Happy Weekend!"

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Saturday, May 28, 2016

~ Happy weekending!!! ~

Wishing you a happy and relaxing weekend wherever you may be in this big 'ol world!!!  The month of May has flown by with winding up our homeschooling for the summer, a trip to the beach, beginning nurse aide classes for me (yay!!!), Mother's Day, Hannah's bridal shower, a trip to the park with cousins, and many birthday and anniversary celebrations! We have been busy, but it's a great kind of busy :)  Here's a sampling  pic overload of what we have been up to.They are not in any particular order.  Hope you enjoy!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

~Ana Rose ~

Please join me in prayer for a cousin of mine and his family. They lost a precious 3 year old child Monday evening in a tragic accident involving an ATV. So heartbreaking!!! I believe one thing that is making this situation so difficult to deal with is the fact that this very thing could happen to any family. The pain is just so raw. Never take life for granted. Always take time to let your loved ones know how much you love them! Thank you for your prayers and support!  Sweet little Ana leaves behind  her parents, three older sisters, grandparents and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She will be greatly missed!

Friday, April 8, 2016

~ Happy weekending!!! ~

Wishing you a  wonderful, relaxing and fun weekend!  It's been a great week! My fourth child, Keith, and I have birthdays just one day apart. He turned 15, so you guessed it....he's driving me around these days :)  We celebrated together last weekend. My heart is so full.  I am very blessed to have such loving family and friends :) Happy weekending!!!

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

~ Life lately :) ~

Not a whole lot going here except the usual day to day activities....school lessons, music practice( we are cramming for a recital),  a few college courses (which are being finished up, thankfully), and lots of time out in the sunshine. I always manage to stay busy, but it's the best kind of busy. This week everyone is on Spring break....no schedules, and it feels so good! We had a wonderful Easter weekend. It was such a good feeling to have all six of our children in church together for Easter sunrise services! Spent the rest of our Sunday with family :)) Here's a glimpse of life lately.....


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