Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Elevation Church.So that people far from God will be raised to Life with Christ.<3

Saturday, January 28, 2012


Charlotte, NC

                                                                  Scentsy Spring Sprint

Friday, January 27, 2012


Macey  looks so much like Cade...it's ridiculous...
                                                                       Me and Holly
                                                                  Macey and Holly

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Holly is so strong, Papaw Horne couldn't hardly hold her...lol...My daddy is crazy...He wanted to set this pic up for my "photo of the day"...so here it is...just for you Daddy<3
I think the seasons are getting confused...lol..flowers blooming in January? I say let's just skip winter, and get right on to Spring...I agree with the flowers<3

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


love sharing the electric blanket with Holly....She likes it on high too...lol

Sunday, January 22, 2012


Cade thought this tiny fry box from McDonald's was hilarious...He wanted it to be my pic of the day...so here you go Cade...lol...Love this guys SO MUCH!

Saturday, January 21, 2012


DB Football Banquet....Long night, but enjoyed watching the boys. Great bunch of kids and looking forward to 3 more years of Ian playing football for the Tribe<3

Friday, January 20, 2012


My Scentsy Team shirts came in today...and they look awesome! So excited about heading to Charlotte this weekend for Scentsy's Spring Sprint....going to be a great weekend away for James and I...and we also get to see and smell lots of Scenty's new products....Heading to Elevation Church on Sunday morning for worship...Excited about that too! <3

Thursday, January 19, 2012


snuggling with a little spoiled girl...
 took this picture with my cell....in the dark...on solar setting....looked pretty cool. =)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I Still Love Summer

There is a lot on my mind today. Not sure that this blog post will be much more than a rambling session, but it is what it is =)
July has always been my favorite month of the year. It is the month that I had an aneurysm. Was thinking today...Does that change my mind about it being my favorite month? Will the memories of the summer of 2011 make my love for the summer time change? I thought about it for a while, but honestly...my answer is no. It won't change except to make me love it more. The summer of 2011 was probably the most difficult time I have experienced in my life. Losing a close family member, major car problems, major health issues personally, major financial burdens~my list goes on and on....and lots of those things are still affecting my precious family today. Some things happen to us, and dig in deep...and seem to never let go. Frustrating. But, I am not all gloom and doom in this post...Promise. Even though all of this happened, there was a purpose behind it. I still am not 100% sure of the why? But I know that my brother in law is in heaven<3, Our car is fixed. Our Lord Healed me~not only physically but spiritually as well....We have jobs to deal with the ongoing medical bills....This past summer, I realized a lot....but I am not in control. No matter how hard we try, we can't control everything. Sometimes life happens. And without a close relationship with my Heavenly Father....I just don't know how to handle it. We don't need to wait until everything falls apart to turn to him either. We need him EVERY day. Ongoing prayer. Bible time. If you are someone who says you don't have the time. Don't talk to me about being busy. Seriously...I can relate better than you can imagine. Our schedule won't fit on my calender....it's so crazy. But one thing I make a priority is time with my Lord. Trust me, it makes a HUGE difference. And then when the trials of life fall into your path. You have a friend, that will be there for you throughout it all. <3 So, I grew a lot during 2011....and for that I am thankful. So, I still LOVE Summer....for more reasons than ever before<3


Today, Ian asked if he could make a chocolate cake for dessert...and he did an amazing job. The cake was really good...I am pretty impressed with my little chef ;)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Had to pick Cade up from school today due to a severe asthma attack...Once we got to doctor's office, had to give him nebulizer, said he "sounded like a smoker"....lol...Cade thought that was hilarious. Anyway...what better pic of the day, that a nebulizer treatment......Our pics of the day seem to have a medical trend....lol....hope that changes SOON!

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Hit a piece of metal on while driving...and put a gash in our new tire...Here is a pic of the huge hole....and cade posing with it =) Guess we have to remember the good and the bad...for this project...lol....At least we got our tire replace for free...because of the plan we purchased....

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Today have a couple pics...Cade had a wrestling match in Bristol...This is him and his little friend, Gage...They cracked me up...didn't have a winning day, but had fun =)
James had wanted to eat at Ridgewood for years, and we never have....so today we did...and he loved it....so had to have a pic of the sign =)

Friday, January 13, 2012


Our first "snow" of the year....It's not really enough to call a "snow", but considering I am doing a 365 project...I thought it should be the picture of the day....Going to start this weekend putting my first couple of weeks together in my Project Life Album...Hope to upload a few pics of my layouts once I get them completed...

Thursday, January 12, 2012


went to Hobby Lobby today, and loved all the bright colors of these pinwheels<3 reminds me of Spring.....

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Today, the weather was yucky. Rain, rain, and more rain. Dark and gloomy...ugh. For a girl who loves summer....this kind of day just doesn't do much for me. But as I was heading to school to pick up my kiddos...I saw this rainbow....Like I have said before...This 365 project isn't about the "perfect" photo for me. It is simply to tell a story. So, even though there are electric wires and raindrops on my windshield in this pic from my phone...it is a rainbow. God reminded me of his promise. On this day, when I was a little down. Gotta love that.  
Then I picked up this smiling face....Miss Macey....and you can't help but smile...So today, I have more than one picture too...lol...Guess that will end up happening more often than not...But that's ok...Because it's my 365 =)
 I was being silly...and made Macey and Holly make funny faces...lol...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Cade sitting at the bar while I am cooking supper, working on his homework. I love to watch him read. Hard to believe that he is my baby....and he's in the third grade....

I don't want to be Stuck....

"I don’t want to stay stuck. I don’t want the storyline of my faith to be eclipsed by a shift I was unwilling to make. If you’re feeling stuck, as I so often do, here’s a prayer to pray today…God, help me move forward at the speed of your direction and intention, no matter how painful the transition may be."~Steven Furtick (www.stevenfurtick.com)

When I first read  this, I had to read it a second time. This is my heart. I don't want to stay "stuck". I want the storyline of my faith to be changed. I know that God has been working in my life and in my heart the past few months...June 23rd was the day it all started. I lost my brother in law that day. The events that have continued to happen in my life and the life of my family....have seemed negative. There have been days that I honestly think, "What else?"....But then in my heart I hear this voice that says, "You are supposed to be learning from this life I have given you. Everything that you are experiencing is for a purpose. Don't just "get through" it....Learn from it. Depend on Me. Have Faith. See with My eyes. Know I am here for you. I will show you the purpose in due time." Did I actually "HEAR" those words...No. But it's the feeling that I have. So, I am trying to look at life that way. I know He has a plan for me. Praying, and trying to figure it all out. I know He will show me. In His time<3

Monday, January 9, 2012


Today as I was sitting in the pick up line, I decided that this would be my 365 photo...lol...Three schools, twice a day...drop off, pick up, drop off, pick up...The story of my life =) My 365 project isn't a "photography skill" project. It's a timeline. A story of our lives in 2012. I plan on putting the pics together as a book...Hopefully along the way. And when December 2012 comes to an end. I will have a photo a day...It may not be the most thought out, perfect shot. But they will tell a story. My story<3 and that's what matters to me<3

Sunday, January 8, 2012


Today after church we went to eat and my pic of the day for today is my children..."calling the front seat of the van"...Lol...They are crazy...Gotta love these guys.
 Then we came home and the kids had a great time with Holly. She overcame her fear of the one step in our house...lol...this was the best pic I could capture of her....She leaps in the air...lol...she's precious.


Ian had a wrestling tournament in Chattanooga today, 1/7/12. He was wrestling in his second match and got hit in the back of the head, and was knocked out. He experienced numbness in one of his arms, so as a precaution, the trainer at the tournament wanted to send him to the hospital to check him out. It was a scary moment. But we are so thankful that he is ok. He has a mild concussion. But other than a mild headache...Doing ok. Today, I have a couple of pics....Blessed.
 Waiting on CT results. Thankful for a good report. <3