Thursday, November 26, 2009

Papaw's Big Buck




Picture Day 2009 - Grace Bible Academy


Thanksgiving 2009 - Myrtle Beach, SC





China Grove - Landis Holiday Parade - The Center Stage Dancers





Savannah's 4th Birthday




Thursday, November 5, 2009

All Camoed Up And Ready to Hunt!



Today Nicholas and I went with Daddy to bait his hunting stand.  So I decided to dress Nicholas for the occassion!  Can we say "like father, like son!"





Thursday, October 29, 2009

Fall Festival at Grace Bible


Alexis had her 1st Fall Festival at school this weekend and she had a blast!
Every room in the school had some kind of game or activity and, outside, they had pony rides!









I volunteered to paint faces and BOY did I paint some faces.  I thought the line would never end, but I had an awesome time.




Each class had to decorate pumkins. 
Alexis's class  made a clown out of their pumkins.

Renaissance Festival




Ok, while I am not a big Renn Fess person,
my daughter went with her Teacher Cadet class and brought home a couple of cute pictures.

Keep in mind that it rained the entire time they were there!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Update

First of all, I would like to say "Thank You" to everyone for all of your comments, calls, thoughts and prayers.

This week has been very eventful! We have had trips to the sheriffs department, tons of calls with DSS, meetings with attorneys, etc.

Today, I had to watch as my nephew was taken by his mother. He was kicking and screaming! Begging to stay with us. And there was nothing I could do about it! I cried so much, it truly felt as though my heart was being torn from my chest!

Anyways, we went to see our attorney to finish the paperwork for our court ordered emergency custody order and my nephew called. His mother decided that she did not want to fight for him. She packed some of his things and sent him back to us.

Don't get me wrong, I am very thankful to have him back home with us. But I cannot help but wonder what she has up her sleeve. She has never been someone to give in.

I fear we have a long drawn out court battle ahead of us! But I am more than up for the challenge! I will fight for my other son with everything I have in me!

I would appreciate the continued prayers and I know that where there is much prayer, there is much power!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Thoughts & Prayers Needed

It is very hard for me to write this post as I thought something like this could never happen in my family.  We found out last night that a young child in our family (NOT IN MY HOME), has been being molested by his step-brother.  To make things worse, we also found out that his mother knew about everything and has done nothing!  I am still in shock!  I have helped raise this child and have always thought of him as my own.  And as I am protective my children, I really want to choke his mother.  She is sweeping this under the rug just to try and save her marriage.  And I cannot help but wonder how or when a marriage to an abusive druggy becomes more important than protecting our own child from most parents worst nightmare!

I am writing this post tonight to ask for everyones thoughts and prayers over the next couple of days as things are probably going to be very crazy for our family, this child more so than anyone.

Thank you!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

NO, I HAVE NOT FALLED OFF THE FACE OF THE EARTH



I just wanted to touch base with everyone and let them know that I have not forgotten about my blog.  We have had a house full of sick people and Mom has been trying to get everyone well, keep up with my crazy college assignments and maintain our house in a close to normal fashion. 



Now that everyone is starting to feel a little better and being in the middle of fall break, I hope to be back in action this week and make up for all the lost time.  I have several crafts that I have been meaning to post, just have not had the time to actually sit down and list the step-by-steps to them.  But with a new English assignment demanding an exposition, I took this as an opportunity to kill 2 birds with one stone.  SO ~ I will be posting the finished product of my essay as a "How To" craft in the next day or so.




Saturday, September 19, 2009

Build-a-Bear Baby!

We had Alexis's birthday party at Build-a-Bear today and she had the best time.  Actually, I am pretty sure that all the little ones had a great time.  They made some adorable bears and played hard while making them.  Alexis made the Spooky Kitty, which she named Miley and Nicholas made a furry dog that he named T. Muffin (well mommy picked the name because I use to call him my turd muffin).














Here are a few pix for now, will work on a slide show tomorrow.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Party #1 ~ The Family

Here are a few pix from the family party!






Happy 3rd Birthday Lexi!



I know this is a day late, but I spent the entire day yesterday with my Princess!  We made it an entire day all about her.  And she loved it.  We went shopping for her some new shoes, we had lunch at Olive Garden (her choice), then we had a family party with cupcakes and lots of presents!  Once we got home from her party, she was so exhausted ~ she passed out snuggling with daddy!

Now she is sitting in the floor with my little prince watching her new Hannah Montana Movie!



Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Sugarglider

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Brittany & Nicholas


I do not get Brittany and Nicholas to pose together for pictures very often, so I had to post this!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Where I Spent My Weekend

Monday, September 7, 2009

Adam & Lexi


For those of you who do not know our family, my cousin Adam hates to take pictures and claims not to be a kid person.  I think this photo says otherwise!