Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sweet Cousins

I was uploading some pictures from my big camera and came across these from when we were in Oklahoma. Tiana took them of Ky and my niece Millie. She did such a great job I had to share them.

Love these 2 and they love each other so much! Great job Tiana! 

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Put a Little Color on It

Having a little one with a 9 year age difference as the youngest of the older 4, I often forget to do stuff with her. For instance coloring Easter eggs. I use to always do this every year with the older kids when they were little. I hadn't done this the last couple of years because Ky was to young (I thought) and the older kids (I thought) were to old for this activity. Turns out it is something they still wanted to do. Although not everyone was around when I sat it all up. The ones that were here loved it.

 I forgot how fun this can be. I think this will be happening again next year and the year after that for sure. 

  I know that coloring eggs is NOT the reason for the season that Jesus resurrection is. And I am SO grateful for His amazing gift of sending His Son to die for me. I hope you all had a great Easter Sunday and were able to reflect on what Easter is really all about.

Friday, March 25, 2016

It's Friday...Sunday is Comin'

Thank you Jesus for dying for me. Thank you God for raising Him from the dead 3 days later. Thank you for saving me.  Happy Easter from our family to yours.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Time to Say Goodbye

After a number of days of cleaning and sorting it was time to load up and go back to our own homes. Goodbyes are always sad. I will admit I cried and hugged my mama a little extra tighter in the house where I grew up, knowing that this trip might be the last time I would sleep in this house if it is sold before I came back.

It was a lot of hard work, but it is always more fun to do something that is hard with loved ones. Because while you work you make memories that you will always have for your lifetime and that is worth every minute of all the sorting, cleaning and mess!

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Sorting and Sorting

For Spring Break some people have a vacation. Some go to the beach or skiing or even just a staycation at home relaxing. But not us, as in my sister Alicia and I. Oh no! Our folks have their house on the market so our Dad thought it would be great if we could come and help clean house. Like DEEP clean 30 years of stuff out of every closet and every drawer. Seriously, if you have lived in a house for any length of time you will know how you can collect things. And when you have 11 kids and 30+ grandkids then you have and keep LOTS of stuff because you never know who or what someone might need. So we got busy. 
 Mom did really good about getting rid of stuff. Really good so proud of her.
 We found all kinds of interesting items like this Easter Parade kind of hat and a box of baby blankets from 1969-1983 just in case we might need one from any of those eras. :)
 Mom LOVES old books and I will admit that I have that same bug. But mom had SO many....
see I'm not even kidding you! Tons!!

 We found a plethora of sewing items from back in the day when mom did sew for us. And if you need ANY Barbie dishes, furniture or food believe me we have you covered!
 Besides all the work we did have some fun times look at these cuties that we had running around to "help" us sort and clean.

 By the end of every day we were so tired, in fact we were to tired to cook dinner most nights. Thankfully, my mom's dear, dear friend Darlene took us out 3 nights in a row so we wouldn't have to cook. What a blessing she was, so grateful!

We had a VERY productive 5 days. We were able to sort, box up and get rid of so much. Plus it made me want to come home and start cleaning my house and get rid of all our extra stuff. Which I don't know about you by I have WAY to much stuff. Ugh! It was so great to work together and make some great memories doing it. It was hard work but I wouldn't trade that time for anything. 

Monday, March 21, 2016

Spring Break 2016 The Promise Land

Last week was Spring Break. I took the our 2 younger girls down to see my folks. My sister Alicia came up from TX.  She brought her kiddos with her and of course we had to hit Morgan's first thing.

All of their goodies are SO yummy but a favorite of everyone's is the Tiger Cookie. So good!

I was given a list of goodies to bring home for the kiddos that couldn't come with us to the promise land. Seriously, So good!

Hitting Morgan's Bakery was the perfect way to kick off Spring Break. We are going to need some sugar with all the work we have ahead of us. I'll tell you all about that tomorrow. Stay tuned.