Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Firecracker Fourth

We had a great day at the lake on the Fourth of July!!  Unfortunately, Matt had to work, but the kids and I headed down to Dutchman’s Dock for the boat parade and a full day in the sun. The day started with donuts and mimosas. 🥂 We rode with Rick and Jan in their boat for the parade and had the best time.  After the parade, we spent the day swimming, relaxing, playing games and just enjoying the day with friends and family.

We headed home around 3:00 and pretty much crashed. We grilled out that night and watched the fireworks in our neighborhood from our back porch.  It was perfect!

Monroe Funroe

As always, we had the best time in Monroe at the end of June. We usually always go to celebrate the 4th of July, but since it falls in the middle of the week this year, we decided to go the weekend before and stay through the 3rd. (Matt had to work on the 4th).

It was low key and wonderful. The kids swam, we played basketball, enjoyed a night at the Creel’s grilling out burgers, went fishing on the dock, and had a blast setting off fireworks.  The only negative part to our trip was that it wasn’t long enough.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

A Post Full of Prayer

If I'm really honest with myself, I've been out of sorts lately.  Most of the time, I'm on my A-game.  Let's be real...I'm a type A personality that usually has it all together.  Working full time in sales, raising two sweet babies, exercising 3-5x a week, cooking dinner at home at least 4x a week, making time for my handsome hubs, and the list can go on and on, as I'm sure it does for all of us.  

But this past week has been different. Perhaps it’s been a little more stressful with work while having to do home study and 13 tests, but reality is...my heart is very heavy for a lot of people that are hurting right now.

I feel that I have prayed so much and so often for the same things, that God should be thinking...”Oh, it’s you again. I already know what you’re going to say.”  Of course I know that God wants me to come to Him any time I have a prayer on my heart, but lately these precious friends have consumed my thoughts.  Today and everyday I pray for:

David Bradley - God heal him! May the results from his brain tumor come back as something they can treat, and that he will be completely healed.

Joe Crabb - God I pray that they can figure out what is going on with the bleeding in his body. I pray that you heal him, give the doctors answers on how to treat him.

Nick Slagle - God, I pray that the doctors would be able to treat the anaplastic astrocytoma that is in his brain. I pray that he would have many years left with his precious wife and girls.

Bob Lawson - God I am so thankful for the tumor in his brain being benign. I pray that he would see that this diagnosis was not a coincidence, but that you have had your hand on him the entire time. Please be with him as the doctors try to shrink the brain tumor so that Bob can get his eye sight back.

I am so grateful for the avenue of prayer and I will continue every day to pray for these individuals.  God is with you, He is with all of us.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

A Slice of Summer

We had a great weekend without any real plans.  Friday night after eating dinner, we took the kids to the pool.  They loved it! I'm a little embarrassed to say that it's almost July and that was our first trip to the neighborhood pool.  It's so close...we really don't have an excuse. 

Saturday, we got up and grabbed breakfast at Chick-Fil-A then headed to the LPGA at Pinnacle. The weather was amazing and we enjoyed every minute.  Afterwards, we had lunch on the patio at Fuzzy's.  

Sunday, it was a rainy morning so we were a little late to church because this Mama loves rainy mornings and truthfully I just had a hard time getting out of bed ;)  We had a good morning at church, grabbed Taziki's for lunch and instead of going to the lake, like we planned to, we opted for rainy afternoon naps.  It was SO PERFECT in my book, and our yard desperately needed the rain. 

I'm so thankful for weekends with no plans that just turn out to be great! We're getting excited to head to Monroe this next weekend for the Fourth of July. It's going to be wonderful to see and spend time with family.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Father’s Day Weekend

We had a great time celebrating our favorite Daddy last weekend. Unfortunately, Matt had to work the Saturday before Father’s Day, but we were able to get out to the dock and swim as soon as he got off work. We had a relaxing evening with family, grilled burgers and hot dogs, and the kids fell sound asleep all the way home.

Sunday morning we went to church.  Matt and I taught our Worship Too program with 26 kids during the second service.  Talk about an all-star Dad!!  (And he didn't complain once ;)) I was able to get a picture with my AWESOME DAD too.  He is the BEST one out there.

That night, Amanda and I took Matt and Chad to Bonefish Grill to celebrate just how FANTASTIC they are. We had the best time and boy are we thankful for awesome Christian men to lead our children and our families.

I think when all was said and done, Matt had a great Father's Day.  When we count our blessings, we count him twice.  We love you to the MOON babe!!  Thanks for being our everything!!