Monday, March 26, 2012

A Sunday Afternoon Stroll

Yesterday we had Small Group Church at our house, and after lunch we took some of the little ones on a walk down the road.

Katherine, Lissy, Lindy, Bethany B., and Bethany O

Bethany is soooo cute!!! 

the girls picking flowers 

the Bethanys! :)

Hannah letting Lindy look down into the creek

Nicolas' turn...I think he enjoyed it more than Lindy did... :)

Sam found this little critter, and after I took a pic of it, it got squished! 


Sunday, March 25, 2012

4th Month-a-versery! :)

Today marks four months of Samuel and I being in a courtship!
I am still amazed at how God worked(and still works) in both our lives to bring us together!!!

It being a Sunday, he got to spend the day at our house! :)
And of course, it was a good excuse to take a couple portrait! ;)

(Thanks to Bethany B. for taking the pictures for us! :)

The flowers he brought me on the occasion - He makes me feel so special!!! :D

For thou, LORD, hast made me glad through thy work:
I will triumph in the works of thy hands.
~Psalm 92:4~

Monday, March 19, 2012

Birthday Blessings!!!

Yesterday for my birthday, I was able to have the Schattes, Davis', Hutchins, Penningtons, Blairs, plus the the 'little' Hales and Blairs over for the afternoon for a volleyball party!!! 
It was a really sweet time of fellowship and fun, and made me feel very blessed, loved, and special! 
Thank y'all very much for coming!!!!! :D

The other 'news' that made the day even more special was that Bekah and Steven are engaged now!!!
They are soooo adorable, and I am very happy for both of them! :D
We took some pictures with the Iris' 


heehee, Peter wanted to take a picture of Sam and I out on the porch where Sam asked me to start a courtship with him....almost 4 months ago....a fun, special, and slightly awkward memory! :)

Let the volleyball commence! :D

(Can I just say how cute Rachel is getting with her Mamma bump? :)

At some point, some folks started a soccer game :)

Almost too much adorableness for one picture!!! :D

Serving ice cream!!! :P

(there was a lot of laughing! :)

Playing in the basement in the evening

two very special ladies!!!


Daddy and Mr. Davis with the of the best parts of the day! :)

Andrew reading 'Stand back said the Elephant, I'm going to Sneeze!' doing different voices for each of the was really funny! :)

The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places;
yea, I have a goodly heritage.
~Psalms 16:6

♥ ~  ~ 

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Goodness Griefess....I'm turning 21 today!

When I look back at where I was last year at my birthday and where I am now, all I can say is that God has very good to me, and I am so not worthy of it!!!

Don't ever ask the Lord to teach you patience and forgiveness, unless you are ready for a wild ride!!! :) But, He is faithful, and has taught me amazing lessons, and on top of that brought a very special man into my life!!! OK, technically Samuel was already in my life, but He gave me permission to be best friends with him! ;)

To quote John Newton in Amazing Grace: "Although my memory is fading, there are two things that I  remember: I am a great sinner, and Christ is a great Savior!"

"I will sing unto the Lord, because he hath dealt bountifully with me."
~ Psalms 13:6 
(that has been my theme verse these last 4 months!!! :)

Me and my 'special-guy-friend'! :) 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Of the Cutting Down of a Tree, and the making of Cupcakes!

We finally did it. 
We cut down the old thorn tree in the back yard. 
This Honey Locust tree has been back there forever, and as children, we got countless splinters in our feet every summer, when we went everywhere barefoot. But, after the drought last year, it was mostly dead, so Hannah, Andrew and Mr. Casey took it out yesterday.

This is why we weren't that sad to see it go!!!

The other event of the day was that the Davis girls came over and Mommy helped them make some duck cupcakes that Lissy had seen in a book and wanted to try to make! 

This is what we were aiming at....aren't they adorable?

Getting started on mixing the batter

Hot out of the oven

sorting out the orange Starbursts for the bills

shaping the bills

We would look out and check on our they were going on the tree

Andrew, Juanita, and the downed monster! :)

A ladybug was very nice and posed for me! :)

the finished bills

and feet

putting the heads and tails on 

donuts holes and marshmallows! 

while we were waiting we went on a walk out to the cabin and picked flowers :D

we found this lizard in the basement! 

we were all surprised that Kathy wanted to hold it! 

dipping the cupcakes

aren't they adorable?!?

The really fun part was that the girls got to stay through Men's Meeting, and we played Pictionary! Elizabeth Wesson came over as well, and we got to catch up since I hadn't seen her in forever!!! Sadly though, I didn't take any pictures...... :(