Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Carlie's First Day!

Well, Carlie finally had her first day at preschool today! She was all smiles going in, until she was met with a child who was crying her sweet, little eyes out. Once she realized where we were, Carlie turned around and was ready to go back home! Sweet Mrs. Beth (filling in for Mrs. Stacey right now) gave her lots of hugs and made her feel right at home. She told me that Carlie did great, until.....the.....end. When I went inside to pick her up at 11:00, she was all tears. We'll try again on Thursday and hope for a better day.

Meanwhile, Addie and I enjoyed a date at Brueggars, a trip to Publix (to get birthday cupcakes!), and shopping at Books-A-Million! I think Addie enjoyed her morning with mommy!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Addie's Preschool Open House

Today was Addie's big day! She woke up very excited about going back to school and visiting with Mrs. Clarice again! We feel blessed to be in this preschool, and we are certainly looking foward to an exceptional year as she repeats the 2's class. I know Addie will be a
wonderful leader this year!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Carlie in Preschool???

That's right! Miss Carlie had her preschool open house this  morning and mommy was a little hesitant about her baby starting in school this year! I mean, she's my BABY, right? Well, Brad is quick to remind me that Addie started preschool the week she turned one, and we had only positive outcomes from her experience there. She learned to share, take turns, sit quietly during circle time, and to respect authority. Addie would come home and we would be amazed with what she had learned. So, if Addie can benefit greatly at 12 months old, we feel absolutely sure that Carlie will thrive, at almost 18 months old! What can I say? Carlie bug is my babygirl and I just adore her!
I know everyone at the school will too!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011


I DID IT! I finally signed up as a Thirty-One consultant, after many conversations and much prayer. Ultimately, I would love to combine my Usborne Children's Books business with my Thirty-One sales, as potential gift ideas. Why not pair an adorable book bag or lunch tote, with a "Back to School Sticker Book"? But, for right now, I am going to concentrate on Thirty-One: learn the ropes, host some parties, share with friends. This company "had me at hello" last year when I attended my first party, but the timing wasn't right. Well, the timing is great now and I'm ready to jump in! Check out my website ( and consider hosting a party for some FREEBIES! This Christian-based company (based on the 31st Proverb, regarding a virtuous woman) is quite generous and I think you'll like what you see! Oh, see all of those goodies below? I have them ALL in the new Fall/Winter fabrics....drop in and see them sometime!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Empty It!

Ever heard the saying, "Your inbox will never be empty"? Well, that's the way I feel about my laundry basket. I do laundry CONSTANTLY! In fact, it's a joke with Brad. He says, I'm the only person in the world who can have an outfit, worn that day, washed, dried, folded, and back in the drawer before that person goes to bed. It's a chore I love. I love fresh sheets, fresh towels, and fresh clothes! BUT, it's constant and I have no idea how it piles up so quickly!! So, while I'm in my nesting phase, the girls and I are going to clean house and empty that basket!
They are my helper girls!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Beach Pictures!

Friday, August 12, 2011


Heading to the beach and will post pics when we return! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


This sweet daddy is about to paint nursery #3 soon! Paint samples are on the wall and we're getting excited!!

Sunday, August 7, 2011


A birthday party with friends, LOTS of cleaning out, sprinklers, church, and grilling out, made for a great weekend! Hope you had a good one too!

Friday, August 5, 2011

What Happened to Simple?

Call it it it making room. I call it NECESSARY! We simply have tooooooo much stuff and I'm ready to get back to good ole' simple. So, today the girls and I stayed at home, took out EVERY toy in our house and started boxing up. Some toy boxes we will keep and enjoy, but others are on the way out the door. We simply don't need all of this "stuff". I want to live simply, being mindful of what we bring into our home. I want our girls to experience the joy of imagination and creativity and not just play with empty, plastic toys and gadgets. Today, we are doing a little cleaning house, packing up, snacking, watching Elmo, and starting a new process! Happy Friday!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

It's a BOY!!!!

Last night, we found out that we were having a BOY at our very small, but fun, Gender Reveal Party! I had the best time planning for this night and once that cake arrived, we were ready to cut! Brad and I feel so blessed to be welcoming a baby boy into our family in December. I couldn't have written a better baby script for our family, if I had tried. God, in His perfect timing and perfect planning, has surprised us yet again!

The words from Jeremiah 29:11 continues to play in my head: "For I know the plans I have for you", declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

I think the pictures speak for themselves! ENJOY!