Friday, December 9, 2011

Family Pictures

Ok, so I will admit...I am a picture freak!  I LOVE pictures!  Even though I think I look like a whale, I love seeing my precious kiddos captured for all time!

We had the opportunity to have family pictures with an amazing photographer, Dana Lauren Photography.  She was wonderful with the kiddos, and captured their little personalities PERFECTLY!  Here are a few samples!

Wow, how time flies!

I was just looking back through my posts, and it has been since October since I posted!  Oops!  SO MUCH has happened since then!  We have had craft sales, work days, choir performances, family pictures, and so much more I just can't remember!

This is the time of year when we are so busy, we don't know whether we are coming or going!  But we all need to remember to SLOW DOWN and remember the reason why we celebrate this time of year.  It's not about the lights, or the tree, or the presents.  It's about a tiny baby in a manger, and about what came later, when that tiny baby grew up to be a man and died for our sins.  It's about that man who died, who rose from the dead!  It's about SHARING that blessed gift!  So this season, and you are bustling about, (along with the rest of us!) take time to thank God for that wonderful gift of Jesus, and share it with someone you meet!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

It's a BUSY life!

I guess it might be getting old to many times have you been a part of this conversation?

"Hey, how are you?"
"Busy!  I feel like I just go, go, go!"

Well, I have been go, go, going for days upon days!  We had our first "event" with the business on Tuesday.  It was great!  Granted, we didn't sell anything, but got great contacts!  We are praying soo hard for this business to take off!  Check out our website sometime, Emerald Coast Boutique.  Share with your friends!

Ok, enough promoting.  Here's what else has been going on.

My children never stop moving!  They are the cutest things on the planet, but boy, do they get into trouble!  Carter is moving more than ever, and he is going to be cruising around the house in no time!  And we discovered he loves crayons.  To him, they taste great!  For me, they are a mess.  If only the crazy little 3 year old would keep them picked up!  He is up to four teeth, and to be honest, I sure hope there are teeth in between the ones he has in the top, because there is a HUGE gap!  He looks like he already lost his two front teeth!

Brianna is learning more than ever at school!  It is amazing what she learns every day!  She can recognize the letters A-D and what they sound like too!  She knows many Bible verses, which to me, is amazing!  I love hearing how she is hiding God's Word in her heart!

She loves her brother with all her heart, and loves helping mommy with him too!  She is "counting down" the days until her birthday, when she's having a princess tea party!  There will for sure be a post on that one!

So for now, here is my word of advice!  Take life as it comes, and don't miss the little moments that make life worth remembering!  These days won't last forever!

Until next time (who knows when that will be),



Tuesday, September 27, 2011


It hit me today, that it has been a VERY long time since I have posted!  Sooo much has been going on, I am just tired THINKING about it.  Let's see, where to start.
Oh!  My parent's and I started an online crafting boutique...pretty spiffy, if you ask me.  It's called Emerald Coast Boutique.  We have baby gifts, craft items, and jewelry.  So yeah, I have been making ALOT of jewelry lately. We are really praying it takes off.  It is alot of hard work, but I know that one day it will be great.  It's so much fun working with my parents, talking about our ideas, and actually seeing them happen!  Here are just a sample from each category.


In addition to the craft shop, I have been trying to baby-proof the house again.  Little man is starting to crawl (aaahh), and he is even more curious than Sissy, so here we go...he has 3 teeth now, and is into whatever he can get his hands on!  Big Sis is learning more and more at school each day.  She knows quite a few Bible verses, and her favorite thing in the world right now is KP Jr., the preschool music program at our church.  We have a little singer on our hands!  There is nothing like hearing your 2 (almost 3!) year old sing praises to Jesus.  She is getting so big, we had to buy her size 9 shoes this weekend!  What 3 year old wears a size 9!?!  She definitely got whatever genes Uncle Micah and Aunt Charis got, because she sure didn't get them from me!

Last week was my birthday...sheesh, I'm getting old.  I'm not afraid to say my age, so yeah, I'm 27 now...sigh...and I'm feeling it too, lol.  For my birthday, Caleb surprised me and took me to Atlanta for the weekend!  Two baseball games, and just the two of us...we slept until 8 on Sunday morning  8!!!  That is unheard of!!!!  He is an awesome hubby...he even packed me a bag, and the only thing he "forgot" was allergy meds...and how was he supposed to know I would need them?  He is an amazing guy, and I love him so much!

I think that wraps it up for the time being...Right now, I am waiting for him to get home from bowling league...yeah, he's kind of a nerd...


Monday, September 5, 2011


The past few days, we have had some serious weather.  Two nights in a row, we have been woken up by really loud thunder.  I mean, like house shaking loud thunder.  Ahh, the joys of hurricane season.  As Lee came through our area, we got a ton of much-needed rain, not-so-needed wind, and really loud thunder.  Last night, it seemed like it was louder than normal.  There is nothing like being woken up from a peaceful dream by a loud boom...ahh, hurricane season.

Last night, my dear sweet children lay in their beads, peacefully sleeping, when BOOM...the loudest thunder I think I have ever heard shook our house.  We listened for cries from down the hall, and sure enough, my sweet baby girl was scared.  My son, on the other hand, could probably sleep through anything. Not a peep.  So I go to her room, and she is sitting up in bed, saying she had to potty.  She was shaking so hard, however, that she could not go...poor thing.  So I did what any loving mommy would do...I tucked her in to bed between Caleb and I.  The instant her head touched the pillow, she was out again.  There is nothing like the safe, secure arms of mommy and daddy.  Even though the thunder was booming all around us, she was safe, so she slept.

So at 1:30 in the morning, I was holding my sleeping child, listening to the storm all around us, and the thought came to my mind of how many times I have cried out to my Father, and I too, feel the safeness and security of His arms, wrapping around me.  How many times though, do we hear the storms of life around us, and think, Oh I can handle this myself...and forget that the Father's arms are right there, waiting for us to run to them.  Don't forget, the next time a storm comes, that the Father is right there, waiting to hold you and bring you peace.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Footprints in the Sand

One of my favorite poems is Footprints in the Sand.  This has always been a source of encouragement to me, and I was thinking of it today.

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed He was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from His life. For each scene He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging to Him and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of His life flashed before Him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of His life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of His life.

This really bothered Him and He questioned the LORD about it. LORD you said that once I decided to follow you, you'd walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don't understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.

The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

This represents to me, that no matter what, God is there.  There are so many times when I think that the stress of life is overwhelming me, that I ask God, "Just carry me."  And He does!  How comforting to know that He is there.  There are many people in life that feel so overwhelmed with grief, stress, whatever, and they don't have the strength of God to carry them through.  That is so sad to me!  We need to do all we can to share the same hope that we have with the world!  Don't put yourself "in a bubble" and miss out on all the opportunities you have to share hope.  Don't live your life "going through the motions"--get out there and share!  

Thursday, August 11, 2011

SLOW DOWN!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, maybe it's just me, but it seems like my kids are growing up WAY too fast!  I was getting my oldest (who is 2) dressed the other day, and thought "Is it normal for a 2 year old to wear a size 4?"  I mean, I am not in any way a large person (height-wise, we won't go the other direction), and Caleb is average as far as men go, so WHY is my 2 year old an Amazon-woman?!  It made me think of the times to come.  She starts school (WHAT?!) in a year!  My baby is going to go to "the big pink school" and learn to read, color in the lines (although she does a pretty good job now), and probably a bunch of other things I haven't even started to think of.  SLOW DOWN!!!!

My son is rolling over now, starting to sit up, and trying his hardest to get into anything he sees his sister getting into. I mean, seriously, I just held him in my arms yesterday, right?  He is small for his age (still in 0-3 at almost 6 months), but he is so so sweet and the one word I think I can use with him is joyful.  He is just so happy (now, thank the Lord), and I can tell he is going to get into just as much trouble as his sister.

There is nothing that we can do to slow down time.  My dear friend Sarah (Heart Revelations) said it in one of her posts, that she wishes sometimes she had a fast-forward button.  She then went on to say that who knows what she would miss in the times she fast-forwarded.  Very true!  But some times I wish I had BOTH...a fast forward AND a slow down button (is there such a thing?).  

Although we can't have those amazing buttons that would give us what we want, we can take advantage of the times we do have with our children.  One of the verses that has really been my encouragement with the kids is Proverbs 22:6-Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.All I can do is take the time I have with these precious children, teach them right, and then trust that they will do the right thing as they grow older.  It may be faster than I want, but at least I know that I did the right thing in getting them on the right path.  

Lord, take my children's lives and mold them into what YOU want them to be. Guide me as I teach them what they need to know to live godly lives, for YOU.  Give me patience (because you know I really REALLY need it) with them, and help my love point them to Your love.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


How many times have you heard that word?  Pray...such a simple word, but how many of us have just thrown the word around as a simple answer to something.  Yes, it is a simple answer, and it is something that is needed, but really, do me take it seriously?  It is so easy to tell someone to pray, especially when life is going well for you, but do you ever wonder how the person you are telling to pray feels?  Of course they are praying!  When you are in a situation, and it's not looking good, sometimes the last thing you want is someone telling you the obvious--pray.  I've been guilty of that.  Someone pours their heart out to me, and I say, "Well, just pray about it".  I know there's nothing that I can do about it, so I give the answer that eases the guilt off of my mind.  But there is something I can do.  I can pray for them as well.  I can ask them how they are doing, and I can look around to see if there is anything special I can do for that person to ease up some of the pain or stress.  As Christians, we know we are supposed to pray for things.  But on the flip side, as Christians, we should go out of our way to look for ways to encourage a brother or sister who we know are going through something.  That in and of itself would probably go a long way in helping ease some of the "burden" that person is carrying.

Another thing that's been on my heart concerning this issue of prayer is when you tell someone you will pray for them.  How many times have you said that to someone, only to totally forget about it?  That person really needs that prayer you promised (because hey, we all could use every whisper to God we can get), and you let them down!  Think about it that way!  I probably am guilty of this more often than not, sad to say.

So here's my challenge.  Really think about the next time you tell someone to pray.  Think about a different way you can uplift that person.  And pray for them yourself.   And the next time you tell someone you will pray for them, do it!  It takes a minute to tap a reminder in your phone if it's for a certain time, or just stop right there and pray for them!  Can you imagine what a reaction that would get!  I can imagine how I would feel if I asked someone to pray for me, and right then and there they prayed with me!

Rethink that beautiful word, pray.  And go out there and do something about it!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Yummy yummy!

Ok, let's get one thing straight.  I love my kids, and I want the best for them.  What (sane) mother doesn't?  So that means, what I think is good for my kids, is my decision, and no one can make me feel like a crummy mom for doing things MY way.  Now, I would love to tell you that I have always felt this confident.  But alas, I have not.  I have let people trample over me for 1. Having c-sections (one planned, Heaven forbid!) 2. Feeding my kid formula (oh my, that is awful!) 3. Using disposable diapers (cloth is so much better!).  Well, pardon me, but if you want to raise your kids that way, then awesome for you!  Kudos!  But that was not MY decision for my family.  I am now getting more confident in my decisions, and I feel great about it!  This may be stepping on toes, and that wasn't the intent, but I needed something to write about!  Hahaha...

Now, the main thing about this post is to tell about the cool thing I do for my kids that is super easy, and healthy!  I make their baby food!  It is (surprisingly) fun, easy, and I can honestly say that I would eat it (except the texture kinda gets me, lol)...I was brave.  I tasted my kids food before I gave it to them.  And BLEH!  Nastiness!  So I researched it a little and discovered that making my kids food myself was WAY easier than I thought!   Here's the scoop.  Find whatever food you want your baby to eat first (Here is a chart as to what to give first) and then cook it (example: sweet potatoes, I bake them), pop it in a blender with a little water, and then voila!, it's done!   Now, so you don't have to do it every day or whatever, here's a trick I learned--freeze them in ice cube trays!  Once they are frozen, you can pop them out and put them in a plastic bag and store in the freezer!  Sooo easy!  And tastes good too!  Wholesome Homemade Baby Food is a great website to refer to...

So all this to say, I may not be the all-natural supermom that some of my friends think all moms should be, but I do what I think is best for my kids, and that's all that matters!  Don't dis a mom who doesn't do things the way you think they should be done.  Instead, look at what YOU are doing with YOUR kids, and know that it is what is right for you!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My Crazy, Amazing Life

Ok, this is a hodgepodge post!  I have been literally running around like a chicken with my head cut off the past few days (weeks, months, years?!?)  Between making sure Brianna has what toy/show-and-tell/swimsuit she needs on what day she needs it, to getting the mounds of clothes ready for the consignment sale to making sure my family eats (and has clean clothes!), I have been one busy momma!  Yes, I get stressed (alot), but I seriously love my life!

Let's see, where to kids  Yeah, we will use the word fun.  My dearest Carter ADORES his big sister, and she ADORES him right back!  They have me on my toes pretty much from the moment they wake up to the moment their sweet little bodies fall in bed asleep.  For example, this afternoon my dear hubby told our sweet girl that she could play with a sheet of problem, right?  I was innocently reading my book, when I looked over and saw my adorable little boy covered in neon stickers.  He was staring at them, probably wondering what in the world his AMAZING big sister was doing to him!

Yes, so it is consignment season again...I think the trend is to do every other sale.  There is this amazing sale in my town 4 times a year.  The Lullabies and Mudpies consignment sale is awesome.  The people are awesome too!  I can get all my kids clothes at the right seasons, at great prices!  Well, this is my 3rd time consigning, and this is the most I have done.  My house is a wreck, with piles of clothes all over, ha ha!  But the end is in sight!

Well, this was longer than I planned, and I have so much more to tell, but alas, it is late and I have to get the house ready for the bug guy to come tomorrow!  Such is my life!

Monday, July 4, 2011


Wow, has life been hectic!  Between my poor baby being sick so much (still fighting, pray for us), and vacation, and work, and having a 2 year old, I have not posted in a LONG time.

We just got back from vacation in the beautiful Tennessee mountains. It was sooo beautiful, and a very nice change in weather from the scorching heat here in Florida!  We stayed in a cabin with Caleb's family for 4 days.  That's 8 adults and 5 kids ages 4 and under all in the same house.  Whew!

The kiddos loved having their Mamaw read to them!   Joshua, Brianna and Hali spent alot of time in Mamaw's lap! They pretty  much got along the whole time (surprising for a 2 and 4 year old!)

And Carter and Kian had staring contests the whole time.  They were so funny! They would sit there and smile and laugh at each other...too cute! Kian in 6 months old, and Carter is 4 months, so they are really close in age.

 Friday, we took the kids to the Wonder Works Science Museum (the upside down house).  They loved it!

 Between seeing how fast you can throw a baseball, to touching ice cold water that was the same temperature as the waters were when the Titanic sank, to putting them in bubbles, the kids had a blast (so did the mommies and the daddies!)

                         Carter couldn't do much, so he just chilled in his cool Cars stroller.

 I love my kids!  They are the cutest things ever.  Brianna loves her baby brother so very much...I hope it lasts when they are grown!  They had a great time, and were very well behaved (surprisingly) for being out of their comfort zones!  But I am VERY glad to be home, to my peaceful, quiet (after this week I can say this!) home.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tux the Penguin

We have a new friend at our house...Tux the Penguin.  He is Carter's new friend, to be more specific.  I finally got an appointment with the pediatrician today, and they are trying to see if they can get the congestion in his chest under control by using breathing treatments.  So far it has worked!  I was a little concerned when the doctor said he might not be getting enough air, because his color wasn't that great and his lips were blue!  But after one treatment, she said he looked much better!  Whew!  Thank the Lord we got this caught early!  Please keep our little man in your prayers that this takes care of it and it doesn't turn into something worse!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Jehovah My Protector

It's amazing how God has His hand on us, when we don't even realize it!  I mean, we all know He has Hand on us all the time, but do we really realize it every day?  I know I don't!  Sometimes I think we take it for granted, sad as that thought is.

Just yesterday, I was out shopping with my mom and sister, and got in my car and drove home.  Not 3 hours later, my husband and I took our little brood out to the car to take Carter to a walk-in clinic.  The rain started to sprinkle down on us as we loaded them up.  Of course, being in Florida, it was a billion degrees out, so I reached in to start the "wind" going (the air conditioner, as Bri calls it).  Nothing.  The battery was dead.  My heart pounded in my chest as I thought of how I could have been stranded somewhere in Pensacola with two small children in the sweltering Florida heat.  Wow God!  Seriously, that may not sound like a huge deal to you, but to me, it was huge!  Thankfully, it was quickly taken care of this morning by my amazing husband.  Thank you God, for being my Provider and Protector!

Sunday, June 12, 2011


This morning in church, we sang the song We Have Overcome.  Wow.  The song comes from the verse in Revelation that says "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."  I understand the context of this verse, but I truly believe that God gives us verses that we can apply to ourselves and our own situations.  Goodness, how the words hit me today!  I was standing there, singing my heart out, when it hit me...God took something in my life that could have brought me down and destroyed me, and gave me the strength to overcome the pain and hurt from the situation.  He gave me the strength to keep my eyes on Him, to rise above the tragedy in my life.  He allowed me to experience great pain, so that I could have something in my life to point to and say "God did this--HE was my strength.  HE lifted me up and helped me overcome this hard time.  And HE can do the same for you."  How amazing is it to have that!  There were days when I did not think that I could go on, but just when I was ready to give in to the anger and frustration, HE was there for me!  How amazing is that!  

Seated above, enthroned in the Father's love
Destined to die, poured out for all mankind
God's only son perfect and spotless one
He never sinned, but suffered as if He did
All authority, every victory is Yours
All authority, every victory is Yours
Savior, worthy of honor and glory, worthy of all our praise, 
For You overcame
Jesus, awesome in power forever, 
Awesome and great is Your name, 
For You overcame!
 Power in hand speaking the Father's plan
You're sending us out, light in this broken land
All authority, every victo-ry is Yours
All authority, every victory is Yours
Savior, worthy of honor and glory, worthy of all our praise, 
For You overcame!
We will overcome by the blood of the Lamb
And the word of our testimony, everyone overcome

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Oh the faith of a child

Seriously, my two year old cracks me seems like every day she comes up with some new thing to make me laugh.  Lately, it has been "I too scared".  Here is just one example of a recent conversation:

"Brianna, come on, let's get your shoes on."
"I can't, I too scared.  I too scared of sandals."
"You're scared of sandals?"
"Yeah, I too scared of shoes."

And so on...she's scared of bed, she's scared of dinner, she's scared of Nana's house.

The other night, we had a pretty big storm here in Pace.  Of course, Brianna was "too scared" to go to bed.  I'll admit, she had a valid point on that was pretty loud.  As I tucked her into bed, we prayed to Jesus that He would keep her safe as she slept.  I told her that the thunder was just noise, that it couldn't hurt her.  I left her in her bed, and went out to the living room.  A very loud clap of thunder followed my departure, and she cried out.  Her daddy went in to comfort her.  I don't know what he said to her, but whatever it was, it seemed to work.  She was quiet, and drifted off into a deep sleep.

How many times in the storms of our lives, do we just trust that our Father is there for us, that He will protect us from those storms?  Oh to have the faith of a child, to where we can just trust our Father.  Of course, He is there for us, all we have to do is believe.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Four years and counting

 Well, Thursday Caleb and I celebrated our fourth anniversary!  My, how the time flies!  It seems like yesterday we were in school, sneaking as much together time as we could in between study time (although I probably should have spent more time in the study department!).  My mind goes back to that beautiful day in May when I promised to love him forever.  Yes, I remember almost everything from that wonderful time, but most of all, I remember the look in his eyes as he promised to be my protector, lover, and friend.  And I will be the first to tell you that he has kept that promise!  He is such a blessing to me...although there are times I want to wring his neck, I love him so much more today than I ever have.  He has given me everything I have dreamed of, and more!  Two years ago, he bought me a house for our anniversary (we closed 4 days before!), he has given me three wonderful children, and he has showered me with so much love, it hardly seems real!  Please let me go back in time a little and share this wonderful day with you!

This is my sweetie when he saw me for the first time that day.  He is so handsome!  The blue roses are an entirely different story, one I will probably share one day!
One thing that I love about my wedding day was the fact that I was not nervous at all, everything was in place, and if it wasn't, I didn't care!  I was marrying my best friend, and nothing in the whole world would take that joy from me!  We were able to laugh and talk and just enjoy the day together!  It was so relaxing to know that at the end of the day, no matter what happened (or didn't!) we would still be married!

I will never ever forget the love I saw in his eyes as we gave each other our vows.  Just seeing him there in front of me, ready and willing to be there for me my entire life, touched me in a way that I can not even begin to describe.  How thankful I am for this wonderful man God has given me! He has blessed me more than I can describe by putting Caleb into my life.  I am a better person because of him!

And the kiss...yes, the kiss.  I could not leave this out, of course...being as it was the first time either of us had kissed anyone, that made me a little nervous...but I had nothing to was as wonderful as I had ever dreamed it would be!  And yes, he timed it.  9.7 seconds.  He is proud of that.  The photographer had time to get at least 5 pictures of "the kiss"...something he said he does not get that often.

  And here we are, the newly married couple.  I think this is my favorite picture of the two of us.  Mainly because I love the look on his face.  Sheer determination.  He is ready to face the world with his new bride.

Man, I love him so much!  Yes, we have had our ups and downs (sometimes it seems like more downs than ups), but God has been faithful, and I wouldn't trade these four years for anything in the world.

Caleb, I love you so very much, and I am so excited to see what God has in store for us!

Carter's Birth Announcement

Well, I finally got around to creating Carter's birth announcement!  I did it using Shutterfly.  I have used them many times before, and I love them so much!  Thanks also to my friend Wendy for taking the awesome pictures!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Obedience is the very best way...

That little song, learned many years ago, had come to haunt me!  LOL  My 2 year old is starting to really learn the lessons of obedience these days.  She is learning that when mommy says to do something, she means the first time...something we should take to heart as well!  How many times have we heard God say to do something, only for us to answer "later, God".  I know I have said that, sometimes in simple things as maybe listening to a prompting to pray for someone.  But then it hits me, that person needs it NOW...and that's when I realize that true obedience is immediate obedience.  I get VERY frustrated with my darling daughter when she does not obey right away, so I can only imagine how my Heavenly Father must feel when I don't obey right away.  I challenge you all, listen to God, and obey the first time.  It could make a huge difference in someone else's (or yours) life!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


This Mother's Day, I am really focused on the legacy that is my family.  This is my super awesome and beautiful momma...yes, I still call her momma :)

This was (obviously) taken on my wedding day.  My mom was such a help in that time of my life.  She is such a giver, such an encouraging person!  And the best shopping buddy ever! I can always count on her to listen to me, and she is an awesome babysitter!  She is always there for me, and although I was less than an angel growing up, I can honestly say that now, we are best friends.  I love you so much mom!

This is my beautiful grandma (my mom's mom).  We called her Nanny.  Nanny went to be with Jesus ten years ago on May 3, 2001.  My life was so enriched by this wonderful lady of God.  She was my best friend.  She died when I was 16, but I knew I could always talk to her about anything and she would listen and pray for me.  Her name was Rubye, and she was a precious jewel.

This is my grandmother, my dad's mom Joyce.  Honestly, to my shame, I really don't know anything about her.  But one thing hit me square in the face--I got my looks from her!  She is a beautiful woman!  She died before I was even born, and I am sad I never got the chance to know her.  But I kinda have a feeling that she left a good legacy too, because my dad is amazing as well.  

I could not talk about my wonderful legacy without including this special lady, my mother-in-law Luwanda. She is responsible for giving an incredible legacy to my husband Caleb.  She is also a giving and godly woman.  I know that I can count on her to pray for me and to be there if I ever need anything.  She is such a blessing to me and my family!  

How lucky and blessed I am to have this wonderful legacy left to me.  I can only hope and pray that my life can be a good legacy to my children as well. 

Saturday, April 30, 2011

He is Risen!

 Happy Easter everyone!  This post is late late late, but it has been an insane week!  We had a wonderful Easter weekend!  Saturday, after Caleb got off of work, we took Brianna to a local church for their Easter Egg Drop.  It was VERY interesting and VERY dirty!

They flew a helicopter over the field and dropped thousands of eggs from the sky!  Brianna had a great time getting her eggs!  Carter wasn't as impressed...both kids were covered in dust when we were done, but it was a fun time.

The next day, we had a wonderful service at church!  We volunteered for nursery...we had about 12 babies!  What an experience!  After church, we went to Caleb's parent's house for a very yummy, very large meal...this is the cheesecake that I made!

Brianna went on an Easter Egg hunt with her cousin Hali...they both got baskets full of eggs!  She loves spending time with her daddy! He was a big help to her!

Later that night, we went to Bubba and Nana's house to have an indoor Egg Hunt!  Bri looked all over for the eggs and did a pretty good job finding them!

It was a very busy, but very fun weekend!  Filled with the celebration of our Risen Lord, and lots of great memories with the wonderful family that God has given me!