Sunday, September 18, 2016

Never Too Old

I don't care how old they get ~ this never gets old. It makes me happy knowing my son has such a good friend in Christian.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Jalapeno - Comes Home!

I think Jalapeño likes her new home. Mike and Griffin took great care in choosing just the right terrarium/tank and essentials to make our girl comfortable. She is all set up!! While they set up her new home, I ventured off to the grocery store to buy her food.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The Quest To Succeed!

Watching my son achieve something today, that he so desperately wanted, was inspiring. I will honestly say I was somewhere between hoping he would miss and hoping he would triumph. Triumph he did! He tried and tried throwing those little balls in the vases and I watched the vendor (Curtis) discreetly putting extra balls in his bucket. Seeing the sweet look of accomplishment and great big smile on his face was worth the fear I faced bringing this little lady home. Her name is Jalapeño and she's now part of our family. I didn't know much about iguanas ~ but, I have learned they can reach 4 feet long. FOUR FEET!

Suddenly, I am headed home with a six pack of Coke and a Jalapeno!

Field Day of the Past - 2016

Happiness is spending a beautiful September afternoon at Field Day of the Past with your best friend! It was an afternoon of riding carnival rides, playing carnival games, visiting the 4H animals and seeing friends. What a GREAT day!

Coke & A Smile!

$1 Coca-Cola in bottles from the General Store at Field Day of the Past. I asked Griffin if he knew how to open it. He tried to unscrew it, of course. Momma showed him how to do it. It sure took me back to my childhood. We opened it with an authentic Coca-Cola bottle opener!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Happy 49th!

My boys made me a delicious cake for my birthday! My favorite ~ carrot cake with extra pecans! It is so beautiful and it tastes like fall! They even put it on my Pioneer Woman cake plate! And see the three pecans standing up? Mike said they made me a crown ~ what a perfect touch!!

And, Griffin made me the most BEAUTIFUL birthday banner! It was the BEST gift, ever!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Mt. Kiliminjaro ~ A Lesson.

We are studying the Eastern Hemisphere today in History/Geography ~ including Mt. Kilimanjaro. Griffin remembered the VBS lessons from last year and he was excited! We decided to listen to 'Camp Kilimanjaro' (we did the moves and everything!) and then Griffin asked if we could listen to Proverbs 19:20, because it was his favorite song. Judy I just wanted you to know VBS continues to work in our children's lives, long after the week has ended. Glory to God for providing curriculum that stays with our children!

Monday, September 12, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dorian!

A fire rescue themed banner I made for our friend Dorian. He's turning 8!!

Taming Unruly Sunflowers

A great way to start my morning ~ taming a bunch of unruly sunflowers!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Sunflower Field!

It was a BEAUTIFUL September afternoon to visit the sunflower fields! It was all you could pick sunflowers and my boys picked me the most beautiful bouquet!!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Virginia Beach!

My boys treated me to the most wonderful day for my birthday! We started at the Virginia Aquarium, which was absolutely wonderful! The Oceana air show was in progress so we saw the Blue Angels flying in formation over us several times. Then we had dinner at Waterman's Surfside Grille. Having dinner oceanside was fabulous! There was a wedding on the beach ~ that was fun to watch from our table. We took a walk along the boardwalk and then Griffin swam in the ocean for a few hours. Taking in the beauty surrounding us reminded me just how amazing God is! As the sun sets on this splendid day I just wanted to thank Mike and Griffin for an awesome day and all you did to make me feel so special.

Virginia Aquarium!

We had an amazing day at the Virginia Aquarium in Virginia Beach!