Sunday, June 11, 2017

Rock Painting

I'm enjoying being part of the GVA Rock Painting effort. I painted this one today. I think it's my favorite!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Good-bye Fort Griffin

June 20, 2007 ~ Mike and Griffin put the final screws in his playset. Almost 10 years to the day, Griffin took his first swing, with Daddy pushing him, and we decided to call it Fort Griffin. We've had 10 years of wonderful memories - kids climbing, swinging, sliding, building, eating popsicles, blowing bubbles, laughing, giggling and growing. I've shared a few of those memories here. Today was moving day and Fort Griffin is going to another family. I know they will enjoy it as much as we have. ❤️

Jackson Shop Blacksmith Day

I love history! And, I love it even more when it is only five minutes from my house. Today I went to the 22nd Annual Jackson Shop Blacksmith Day.

Check out their website to read about the Jackson's family history and working as blacksmiths and farriers in Goochland County.


He's twelve and a half!

Friday, June 09, 2017

Dinner At Wildwood BBQ

Family dinner at Wildwood BBQ in Powhatan.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Golden Back Snipe Fly.

Saw this really cool bug in the yard. I've never seen one like this before ~ it's a golden backed snipe fly.

Pixie Sword

Perhaps a pixie lost her sword ...

Wednesday, June 07, 2017


As I was headed out this morning, I asked Mike what I should take out of the freezer for dinner. He told me not to worry about it, he would surprise me. Taking Griffin to the doctor, going to my doctor's appointment, running an errand in town, and finally grocery shopping, kept me busy for most of the day. When Griffin and I came home, Mike made dinner. You know, THIS was better than any gift he could ever buy. It truly is things such as this that means the most. I love you, Mike. ❤️

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Freedom Of Summer

I love the freedom of summer ~ no school work, a more casual schedule, warm days and lots of sunshine! We are going to soak in every.single.moment of these days!

Griffin's Summer Chore Chart

I made this summer chore chart for Griffin. I placed it in a frame and he can use a dry erase marker on it. It's a great way for him to keep up what he has accomplished and what he still needs to do.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Carpenters For Christ

To say last week was life changing, is an understatement. To look out at the sea of men and watch as they served the Lord as they were building and ministering, was uplifting and encouraging. Smiles, laughter, sweat, hardwork and yes, even some tears filled our week. They embraced the task with love, honor, and dignity. I can say for certain, our family will never be the same! . Unless the Lord builds a house, the work of the builders is wasted. Psalm 127:1 .

Sunday, June 04, 2017

GVA Rocks ~ Kindness Rocks #gvarocks

Had fun painting rocks this weekend. ❤️ We will be hiding these around Goochland!'

Helping Dad.

Griffin is old enough to help his Dad with so much these days!

Friday, June 02, 2017

National Donut Day

It's National Donut Day, y'all!! So, we stopped by Duck Donuts for a donut. Guess which one is Griffin's and which is mine!

12-Year-Old's Essentials

This is a 12-year old's summer essentials for a ride into town - in addition to his iPad. I took our guy to the doctor this morning. He has a large knot toward the back of his neck. He only told me about it at bedtime last night. The doctor said it is a swollen lymph node, and it is his body's way of fighting off infection. (I didn't realize they were so far back). He said it should heal within two weeks. I have to be honest, this Mama was a worried. I'm thankful it was nothing serious.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Serving With Carpenters For Christ

Mike has been serving with Carpenters for Christ this past week. It has been a true blessing for our church, family and community.

Griffin was invited to serve along with his Dad. The past couple of days he has been delivering water, picking up the building site and being a 'go for' whatever is needed. I am so very thankful he's had this opportunity.

GVA Rocks ~ Kindness Rocks #gvarocks

I've joined in the fun of #gvarocks. It's a local group spreading kindness in our community by hand painting rocks and placing them in various parks/locations for others to find. This is our first batch of hand painted #gvarocks we hid around Goochland today! Spreading a little kindness one rock at a time. If you happen to find one of ours, please post a picture on the GVA Rocks Facebook page! We hid them at the YMCA, Spencer's Treble Maker Music and Hidden Rock Park. You can keep the rock or rehide it!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


Colorful flowers spilling from a mason jar brings me such joy! Irises, strawflowers and daisies make up this sweet bouquet!

Carpenters For Christ At RMBC

Carpenters for Christ is at our church helping to build the fellowship/education building. Mr. Hawk offered to take some of our youth on a tour of the building. Our tour involved an animated and fun description of what we were seeing. It was amazing as we watched the men from Carpenters for Christ work in unison above us and beside us!! This was such an incredible experience!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Art Lab

The Art Lab at the Science Museum is Griffin's favorite ~ he would spend hours in there if he could!

Science Museum Of Virginia

We enjoyed a visit to the Science Museum of Virginia with friends today. We visited the Leonardo DaVinci exhibit, art lab, animal lab, Boost, Speed and tech lab.