Thursday, October 20, 2011

Life lately

We got. To go Out. On. A date.

A real date. Like gone more than an hour..We went to a really net place in Chattanooga called fFood Works. We got sweet potatoe chips and dip and I got a crab cake and ben got shrimp and grits. It was sone of those places you know its safe to order seafood and it will be good.

As a child we had huge maple trees that dropped TONS of leaves. Sme of my favorite memories are piling up those leaves and jumping in them...history repeats its is Brennan diving into a pile at the bottom of our slide.


And here is littleMolly-Lu. That's whati call here but ben calls her Molly pop. The boys are still crazy over her! She is doing great full of grins and beginning to form a schedule..she wakes when hungry, stays awake aftere each feed for about an hour to 1.5 then goes back to sleep for an hour to 1.5. She is beginning to grab for things and really spends to her. Daddy and Knox. Brennan is kind of oh well about her most of the time.
We went to the doctor on Tuesday for shots. All three kids.yep. My attitude was get it all over with at once.we did. Knox got four,Brennan three Molly two and the rota virus oral stuff. She weighed 11 pounds at 10 weeks. It was quite crazy with three crying kids. And as we left Knox set off our car alarm so picture leaving the dr with Molly in her infantino on my belly, and a boy in each hand and my Yukon honking at the entire was great...I just had to laugh out loud..
Our verse for the week is "i am weak but God is strong" it was perfect for the moment.
I got to go get a haircut while the boys were at mothers day out yesterday. It was such a treat! As soon as I sat down she poured some rosemary mint oil in here hands and massaged my head before she got started. I said its worth coming for a trim just for this! Plus she did a fabulous job and I got to catch up on her son, a former student of mine..she said that two years ago when he got a letter from himself that i mailed it was so timely as she a going through a divorce and felt like he wasn't listening to her. She said he still hadn't pinned to his bulletin board. I always had my students write a letter to themselves reminding them of what their goals where in life and what they needed to do to accomplish them,then I mail it to them a year later..I was so glad to hear that it mattered and didn't just get know?
Well our house is quite messy and we ha care group here tomorrow night do I better go get my worker bees and get to work..

Thursday, October 13, 2011


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Sock monkey number two..

Loves his cowboy hat.. And he what the shirt says is true!

With his papa and doesn't get much better..

He is learning to ride his bike and doing really well. You should see him fly down the driveway!

All grown up with his hands in his pockets!

Everywhere that Brennan goes, Knox is sure to follow...


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Molly's baby dedication was last Sunday. At our church it's not the dress up where a white handmade dress, you're the only one type deal. There were eleven babies dedicated on sunday. They do baby dedications four times a year and there are always this many. Really. Our church has a ton of babies! They show a picture of each baby introducing them to the church n the pastors spray for each family for the salvation of the child and guidance in raising them for the parents.

We are the ones right next to the podium on the left

Knox loves his sis..and she loves him. He brings a smile to her face, as he does the rest of us..

Here is Nana. I love this because she has her little hand wrapped around my moms neck!

Brennan news update

I am so proud of Brennan. He knows all his letters and is beginning to form words. He wrote this with chalk when my parents came to visit.

He wrote this last Friday to welcome our CARE GROUP to our house. I love that he mixes capitals and lowercase it looks like a font..

Here he is the one behind he camera..BRENNAN took these pictures! Ben got some new camera equipment and was outside trying out different lighting techniques. Brennan went inside, got my camera and came out for his own photo shoot..

Knox has his play camera..thats all we let him have right now, he is a bit destructive..

Yep..he took these pictures too. Im thankful that he just got my feet in the last one because no one wants to see me in my pjs, no makeup doing chores..right??!!

And here he is trying on his fall festival costume..a sock monkey..isn't it precious?

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

Oh, how sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to trust His cleansing blood;
And in simple faith to plunge me
’Neath the healing, cleansing flood!

Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just from sin and self to cease;
Just from Jesus simply taking
Life and rest, and joy and peace.

I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

Sunday, October 9, 2011


I grew up on hymns. Lots and lots of them. I remember not using a hymnal I knew them so well before the age of ten..they are Ingraved in my memory and come back to me om time to time either a line or verse or melody. We still sing them on occasion at our church and they are mor precious now. At times as a child they were minotonus, something I could do in my sleep that meant close to nothing to me. They were just familiar songs that half the time I didn't even know what all the words college remember the worship music beings exciting and thinking this is more like what i think the musician heaven will be like because the people singing it seemed so excited and genuine. There was this one lady though,when we went to a first baptist for a little while, that sang in the choir (donned in her rbe of course) that would just cry sometimes even weep as she sang..i knew she loved her Savior, I think often of Mary who thought so little of the opinion of others and was so passionate about her love for sweet Jesus that she worshiped extravagantly at his feet not worrying of others thoughts or comments. My heart longs to be more like that.
Today the words of this hymn have been playing through my head:~ Chorus by Ralph E. Hudson, 1843-1901

Stanza 1:

Alas! and did my Savior bleed?

And did my Sov'reign die?

Would He devote that sacred head

For such a worm as I?

Chorus :

At the cross, at the cross,

Where I first saw the light,

And the burden of my heart rolled away -

It was there by faith I received my sight,

And now I am happy all the day.

Stanza 2:

Was it for crimes that I have done

He groaned upon the tree? Amazing pity! Grace unknown!

And love beyond degree!


Stanza 3:

Well might the sun in darkenss hide

And shut its glories in,

When Christ, the mighty Maker, died

For man the creature's sin.


Stanza 4:

Thus might I hide my blushing face

While His dear cross appears;

Dissolve my heart in thankfulness,

And melt mine eyes to tears.


Stanza 5:

But drops of grief can ne'er repay

The debt of love I owe:

Here, Lord, I give myself away -

'Tis all that I can do!
I love that last line. Moms doesn't that encourage you?

Monday, October 3, 2011


"...and the wife must respect her husband..." Ephesians 5:33
Respect is phobeo in Greek meaning to reverence, venerate, to treat with deferene or reverential obedience.

Respect in websters is an act of giving particular attention or special regard to
Deferene- esteem due/ affected or ingratiating regard for another's wishes
Ingratiating- capable of winning favor/ intended or adopted in order to gain favor

Venerate- to honor, reverence and show admiring devotion

Honor- to show evidence of distinction

I have often wondered what it meant to respect my husband. This morning I was looking for a bible verse to teach Brennan about respect so that he would understand why we use Mr. And Mrs. In front of names. I stumbled across this verse in my search and decided to do a little word study.
I have read books, searched for books and resources that would teach me what respect looked like in my life towards my husband. This word study helped me more than anything I have read