Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Big news...okay, not really (except for moi).
But my new summer mantle was featured over at:


Whoop!  Whoop!!
Thanks Ashley!!  A great name for a GREAT girlie!! 
She has an!! 
And she has great insight on how to rock your blog!! 
Go check that chick out!!  :)

And....(okay, so excited....I mighta peed a little)....
I am gonna be a guest blogger on another blog in July!! 
Eeeeeeek!!  I feel very honored to be able to be one of a few that will be guest blogging for Karen over at


Well, I am currently on vacay and I am so enjoying it...even though we are on the traveling end right now...our final destination will be Fall Creek Falls, TN.  Cannot is so serene and a great time to relax with my family!!  Hope everyone has a great week! 


Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day 2011

 I am so blessed to be able to give thanks for 4 Fathers in my life!!  I mean who can say that?  Not many people!!  So here goes. 

Joey: I couldn't ask for a better husband, but you are an incredible father as well.  Our kids have truly been given a gift to have you as a dad.  You treat Breslyn with a delicate hand and show our boys how to love others (and that it's okay to wear pink!!).  Thank you for providing a great home and life for us.  I love you baby.
 My dad (Grandpa): All you have to do is look at this picture to know your true heart.  You are a man of few words, but you have such a heart for family.  You are giving and thoughtful, hardworking and smart.  Thank you for all the years of love you gave me AND for all you do for Aidan, Finley, Breslyn and Owen.  They love you very much.

My FIL (Papaw): What a wonderful man!  You are a hardworker, dedicated to family, sports, and your grandkids!!  They love spending time with you and I believe you feel the same way about them.  You know full well how big a part you play in their lives...when we are in the car ALL we ever hear about are Corvettes and 'Papaw trucks'!  

And finally but most importantly is my HEAVENLY father.  How incredibly blessed I am to be a child of God.  The always constant, always forgiving, all-knowing, sinless Father.  I am a proud Jesus Girl, and know that he wants what is best for me!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there...and a special prayer for those who are without their father for the first time this holiday. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

One Away!!! follower away from 100!!!  Yay me!!  Ha. 
Hmmm....wonder who I could pay to come follow me so I could actually hit that elusive number!!!

Anybody?  Anybody? Teehee!!

We are dealing with a messed up a/c unit and it is really irritating.  But on the upside it is almost vacation time!!  Yay!!  :)

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

12 in 12:June

I am a little behind (okay 14 days late) on posting my goal for June!!  Oh well...I have been thinking about it, but haven't really committed to anything yet.  It is kinda hard deciding when we are going to be gone half the month.  We are leaving soon for vacation...AND I CAN'T WAIT!!! 

I have however made summer goals for all of us!!  I hope my hubby and kids don't mind...teehee!!

*Joey....I would like for him to complete some projects around the fixing door knobs, putting up locks, etc.
*Me....I am going to read through my camera manual...I will be photographing my BIL's wedding this September and it is impearative that I know all the ins and outs of my wonderful new camera!!
*Aidan....I would like for him to lose 5-10lbs...No, I am not a terrible mommy (I am not even discussing this with him.).  We are just gonna make some changes around here to help this occur. 
*Finley....I want him to learn 20 sight words.
*Breslyn....I want her to be POTTY TRAINED!  In fact she has to be PT by mid-august!!  Has to!!
*Owen....I want him off baby food by the end of the summer.  He is getting better about trying new foods, but he is so stinkin' picky!!

So, those are our family summer goals!!  I still don't know what exactly I will focus on for the rest of the month...maybe just making sure our vacation is as STRESS FREE as I can for my whole family!! 

Well I must drag myself off to the laundry.....then off to make beds....then off to make dinner....then off to baseball for Aidan....then off to shop with Grandma.  :)

Happy Tuesday!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sugar and Spice...

Oh My Goodness...

I am so very blessed to be this little girls momma!!
I really wasn't sure I even wanted a daughter after having two little stinky boys...but I cannot imagine what my life would be like without her in it!!

Tonight she and I sat and watched Tinkerbell together.
It was SO MUCH FUN!!
I mean it, we had a blast.
She would ask questions, I would answer.
She would steal a cheeto, I would steal a kiss.
She would giggle, I would chuckle.

She is so expressive...
quite happy
slight attitude
a dancer
a shopper
wants to be called, "princess" (mostly by daddy)

I enjoy our time together so much. I feel very privileged to raise a daughter...I know it will be hard to raise a girl in this world, but I am sure that with God's guidance and Joey's help we will make it!!

I love you
wonderful girl!!!

your momma

Friday, June 10, 2011

Summer Mantle

So here is my new Summer mantle!

I have never really liked decorating with a red/white/blue/Americana theme.
{my kitchen used to be decorated in Americana theme...but I really never thought it looked good.}

I decided to conquer my fear..and I am actually quite happy with how it turned out!!

Happy Summer Y'all!!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sneak Peek...

{It's a's a's CAPTAIN DISTRACTO!!}

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

{i am in love with this precious}