Saturday, September 30, 2017

Fire Wood

My men loading up on firewood today!

Friday, September 29, 2017


Griffin and I just went on a nature walk and discovered these thorny pods filled with nuts. We couldn't pick them up because they are very thorny, like a cactus. After researching, we have discovered they are chestnuts!

Thursday, September 28, 2017

He's Changing

Just because, he's changing by the minute ~ he will soon be as tall as his Dad, he will be shaving sooner rather than later and quite honestly, he's just one of the best people I know.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Never Too Old.

I hope he never gets too old for this.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

My Husband.

He got home around 2am this morning, after being out-of-state all week. He woke up bright and early, and he and Griffin joined a group of friends to cut wood. Mike wouldn't want me to share this, that's really not who he is. But, as his wife ~ I want to share what an amazing husband and father he is. He has a genuine heart to serve and wants to be present as often as he can. He inspires me to do better, work harder, and give more of myself. I love my husband.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Carter Mountain Apple Picking

The first day of fall was a beautiful day for our first field trip of the year with these awesome kids!

Lego Club

We had a great group of builders at Lego Club today!

Thursday, September 21, 2017

4H End Of Year Awards

Griffin had a fun first year in the Goochland 4H 🍀 Trailblazers Club. Tonight we attended the end-of-year awards celebration.

School Is In

Our life is getting back to normal with school, piano lessons, church activities and extracurricular activities. Fall is my favorite time of year for new beginnings!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Scientific Observation

Scientific observation using senses. I love that he can do science barefoot in our backyard!

Monday, September 18, 2017

Art History Class - Van Gogh

Griffin went to his first Art History class. The artist discussed today was Vincent Van Gogh ~ which inspired his painting.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Tucker Park

Tucker Park on the James was a delightful place to be this afternoon. As the sun sets on this day, I am thankful for every single moment of it!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Field Day Of The Past

Fun time with friends at Field Day of the Past.

Picking Sweet Potatoes

Gorgeous day for sweet potato picking in the Clemons garden.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Bulldogs Football!

Fun night at a local high school football game with this guy, Mike, and a group of friends.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

My 50th Birthday

I had a beautiful day with my family, taking it easy at home. Mike made us a delicious dinner of crab cakes and my favorite fixings. We had a wonderful fudge torte for dessert and they gave me a gorgeous arrangement of fresh flowers. It was the sweetest day.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Mike & Griffin Are Coming Home!

The past few days I've had this very usual sense of peace and calm. Yes, I've been concerned for our family and friends. Yes, I wish I was with my family. Yes, I wish Griffin was home. But, the peace and calmness has been overwhelming. Knowing these things were covered in prayer is such great comfort. The peace I've experienced is the kind of peace you find only in Jesus Christ. Thank you, Jesus, for the peace you have given me and the love you show me day after day.

Both of my boys are on the way home!! Mike is on the way home from Taiwan and Griffin is on his way home from Florida. He's been there for five weeks. Hurricane Irma hit and he is flying home for the first time all by himself.

Misty Morning

It's a beautiful misty morning ~ with a glimpse of a subtle rainbow.

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Hurricane Irma

Mike and I are truly humbled by the outpouring of love, prayer, and support as we wait for Hurricane Irma to make landfall. We feel extremely blessed and words can't really adequately convey our gratitude. It is comforting to this Momma's heart knowing so many are praying ~ we know God hears our prayers! Griffin is in a safe place with Mike's mom Bett and step dad Tony. They have prepared for the storm, and from the forecasts I have seen, they may experience outerbands of rain sometime late tomorrow. Please continue the prayers for everyone affected by this storm!

Friday, September 08, 2017

Grammy Camp Continues On

Photographs from what we thought would be Griffin's last week in Florida ~ Englewood & Boca Grande. I was prepared for this guy to come home tomorrow. Unfortunately, their flight has been cancelled. My MIL even tried to get an earlier flight, however it wasn't possible. No more flights out of Orlando until at least Tuesday. He will ride this hurricane out with his grandparents. Although, I would like him to be home, they will take good care of him. And, we will continue praying!!