"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Miss Caroline loves loves loves Ms. Leah, her husband, Mr. Brian, and their children, Christopher, Whitney, and Metta! She loves that Whitney can twirl her hair and tries her best to mimmick her! She loves when Metta and Christopher play with her on the playground, especially the trampoline! Caroline has gone to Ms. Leah's twice this summer to play with her friends and both times she's gone swimming in Ms. Leah's water pool (ha, at the time of publishing, Ms. C's been several more times)! Here's a few pics of their fun along with Whitney trying to help them learn how to swim! I love how Ms. Leah invests in her "babies" and takes them on "field trips" to their Christmas tree farm and to the water pool!

Whitney, Caroline, and Caroline's prince Lucas!

The princess on her float with her prince by her side!
There's Joel swimming too!

Joel, Caroline, Lucas, and Whitney!

Friday, July 27, 2012

I love how LBC, our church, offers a variety of children's programs in the summer from VBS to water camp to a range of preschool activities! Miss Caroline loved attending her first water camp day in June and tomorrow (July 3rd) will be her last day of camp for the summer. I'm very sad that it will end because C has learned so much and we've enjoyed listening to her sing the new songs she has learned over the last four weeks! I'm so thankful for the time that our children's ministry director, Maegan, and her assistant, Ms. Andrea, put into investing into the lives of the children at LBC!

All ready for the first day of water camp!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

My first grade team rocks! We plan well together, we work well together, we support each other in many many ways, and we sure know how to have fun together! Some of our past team members have moved on to other schools within our district so during the summer we try to get together on Tuesdays for lunch and fun! July 17th, was the first Tuesday that we've been able to gather for lunch! I think we are still exhausted from this past school year! Our former teammate but friend, Michelle, opened up her beautiful home and her swimming pool for last Tuesday's lunch and fun! We all had a blast! We missed those that weren't able to make it for various reasons and hope they can join us on another Tuesday. Can't wait to do this again ladies!

Miss Caroline!

Bryson! He can swim like a fish!

Trae and Allie having some water fun!

Jo Ann with her grandson, Jackson! He sure
was a cute pie!

Bryson's mommy, Natasha, and his sister, Braylie!

The Big Kids!
Ryan, Trae, Allie, Caroline, Taylor, and Lindsay
Michelle and Jackson in the background

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Miss Hensley, our sweet little neighbor, was born on the same day that my twin loves were. We helped celebrate Miss H turning one last Saturday before the twin's birthday party! Her party was an ice cream themed party and it was pretty sweet! Isn't she adorable!

Caroline and Hensley!


My sweet girl enjoying very much her ice cream cone cake!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Last Saturday was such an exciting day for my twin sister and her family! Her twins, Nicholas and Nataleigh celebrated turning one with a fabulous and fun farm themed birthday party! It's hard to believe that these little ones are now one! They are sweet, fun, playful, and full of smiles and giggles! We sure do love our twin loves!

Twin loves turn one!

Moo and Oink smash cakes!

Mommy and babies! Let's par-tay!


The birthday cake is too cute!

My girls!

Cake smashing time!

My beautiful love!

Go babies go!

Sweet babies!

Happy 1st Birthday!



Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I love playdates! I am so glad that my girl is besties with my besties' children! Our time together is full of laughter, fun, good food, and some "NOs" (well maybe a lot of "Nos")! I cherish this girl time! It's as much for the kiddos as it is for the mamas!

Nolan and Caroline! (Psst...Nolan is going to be a big
brother in Nov. to his little sister, Emi)!

Morgan Kate!

Love them!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

This 4th of July was relaxed and peaceful! I spent most of the day cleaning out our house.  I'm trying to be ready for when we decide to put a "for sale" sign in our yard!
My 4th of July girl!

Having some firework fun with a sparkler
and an American flag!

Monday, July 16, 2012

I love that every year since my mom moved back "home" she has continued my grandparent's tradition of having a 4th of July family party! We look forward each year to seeing each other, watching the children play in water activities, taking a hayride, and eating a whole bunch of awesome! This year was no different! My mom and stepdad always do such a great job of preparing for the event where 40+ are in attendance! I love this tradition mom, thanks! P.S. Mom, the ribs were first class!

Dylan, Adam, and Kaleb splishin' and a splashin'!

Caroline and Maddy!

Nataleigh with her rib!

All the first and second cousins on my mother's side!
Melissa, Rhonda, Cody, Mama, Melinda!
Kelsey, Nataleigh, Courtney, Nicholas, Kayla, and Caroline!
We are missing my cousin Tarah and my 2nd cousin, Corey!

Caroline trying to get the slip and slide
part down pat!

Maddy and C! These two were inseperable!

My twin loves! Happy 1st 4th of July babies!

Nicholas and Kelsey!

The 2 C's!

Had a blast on the hayride!

Big brother Kaleb with Nataleigh and Nicholas!

All of my mom's grandchildren!

Caroline driving the tractor!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

As you can tell, Caroline is enjoying her summer! She loves getting into the "water pool" with all her water toys and her daddy! Sam is about too big for C's "water pool" but what he wouldn't do for his scoot! I love how excited she is in each picture! Her smiles and giggles are priceless to this mommy!