“Bear” bottom

Tonight after Mack’s shower he started whining about not wanting to go to bed.  As I was drying his naked self off I said, “Mack, if you start all that whining and screaming like you did last night, I will pop your bare-bottom.” He frowned at me and said, “NO, peoples don’t have ‘bear’ bottoms.” Ruby and I died laughing. […]

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13 years ago

I have been outside a little bit with Mack.  We’ve been walking through the woods and watching the leaves fall.  It is gorgeous out there.  The Fall is my favorite season, by far.  One of the reasons may have to do with what happened one Fall evening many years ago….. Thirteen years ago today, I drove from Augusta back to Middle Georgia College during my last semester there.  I had spent the weekend thinking and praying about dating Josh exclusively.  He had asked that Friday afternoon after we had lunch together at “Village Pizza.”  He says I talked the whole time and he couldn’t get the question in during lunch….BUT, I think he might have been nervous about asking because he didn’t eat very much. We met outside between our dorms on that Sunday evening, and I let him know that I thought we should date exclusively.  He said he already knew I would come back saying that.  🙂  The only “negative” I had written down (I had a list of pros and cons….can you say analytical???) was that we would be long distance.  That didn’t end up being so bad except for the monthly phone bill that our parents received.  These were the days long before every 12 year old you know had a cell phone. ANYWAY, it has been true love ever since.  We never broke up or even threatened it.  Just wanted to be together so bad […]

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Loving Loud

It is that time of year again where we get to participate in a church-wide “mission trip” as a family!  And we had such a blast!  Josh, me and the kids went visiting a few homes and handing out some food boxes and a great gift package on Friday evening, all the while meeting new people and beginning new relationships […]

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Mack

Mack, in his effort to stay up with us, started saying, “My belly hurts, my belly hurts.”  I said he needed to go to bed.  He said, “No.  Because I sleep so much is why my belly hurts.  It’s why my belly hurts…because I sleep so much.” Next, he said a snack would help his belly. Stinker boy.

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Fun time in South GA!

We took a trip to visit with Gran and Paw Paw this past weekend and had a wonderful time!  The weather was so nice.  The kids had a fun time at a local pumpkin patch.  And we got to stay in the new & improved pool house (my kids call it the “beach house.”).  Everything was so pretty and nice. […]

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Some pictures!

I didn’t know that I could steal Bekah’s pictures, but I could!  I re-activated my facebook account, got some pics and then de-activated again.  🙂  Thanks, Rebekah!  I hope you are getting back into your normal routine…though I am sure it is a new normal after all we saw and smelled and learned. This is at the end of our […]

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Quick Word

HI!  Just a quick word to say that I am back and so happy to be with my family! (and happy to  be enjoying 0% humidity, cool temps and leaves changing colors!)  Josh did a phenomenal job keeping things going.  I came home to flowers, a clean house and 99% of the laundry done!  How awesome is that???  Not to mention that he did all of the school work, so today was so easy in regards to school work.  I couldn’t believe how much he did while I was gone.  I didn’t leave him like I would have if I had known how drastically our plans were going to change, but the Lord took care of every detail. I hope I get to share some pictures and some stories in the days ahead.  I am a different person after my trip!  There’s way too much to share right now….funny things and wonderful things, but for now I must go to the grocery store and the library.  🙂 Thanks for praying for all of us!

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