Today Corey got in from work and started packing up to go fishing! I jumped up and road out to the country side on the back side of the farm to a small creek to fish along his side. When we got there he said he brought one pole! Lol! I guess I was there for moral support. 😂 So, I enjoyed the peace & quiet, Birds chirping and that very missed sound of the country. You know how they say “You don’t know what you have until it’s gone?” Well, I feel it. We lived out on the farm for 7 years before moving up town to the home we bought from his family. I LOVE my home but I’ll be honest, After 5 years on Main Street, We hope that someday it will be on God’s plans to move us back to the quiet peaceful country side. I long for a small farmhouse with a pond and an open view of the sky so I can watch Storms roll in. ⛈☁️ 🙌🏼 It’s my dream!!! In the meantime it was so nice to slip away from reality and watch Corey catch a Fish! 😜 At least I got to hold it! 😌
Friday, May 25, 2018
Today wrapped up a 3 day summer basketball camp for our small town school. Calleigh attended seeing that she has chosen to put her focus on Basketball come her 7th grade year this upcoming fall semester. I’ve always felt she would head strait towards cheering seeing that she has participated in Pee Wee cheer from 1st-6th grade but she switched it up on us. After much debating and praying before try-outs came about this past Spring she opted to skip cheer tryouts and take on basketball. Her daddy was proud seeing that it’s one of his most favorite sports.
Corey worked today but Myself and the younger two went to the gym to see her finish up. There was a variety of things they did but as I sat there in the stuffy humid gym all I could think about was my couple of years of basketball when I was in 7th & 8th Grade Before I switched to Cheer my 9th Grade year. I also attended a different school but the atmosphere still brought back memories. I love seeing all the bonds made. The laughter shared and the beginning stages of team work that she will soon be experiencing. Our naturally red cheeked girl did great! She’s still learning but that’s perfectly okay.
Summer just began and I’m already excited about the upcoming year and seeing her play. Corey & I are ready to welcome the High School experience along with much Prayer to cover our girl and all that she will become over the next 6 years. I can already tell it’s a lot more than what our sweet elementary days have provided and she’s just getting started.
She took home a couple of Awards today. The Hot Shot Award & 3 Point Award. She also earned Camper of the Day award yesterday. We are so proud of her.
And for added giggles, Enjoy little sis. I never know how or where I will find her. Ha! She manages to get herself in some silly spots at times but keeps life fun. 💕
Friday, May 18, 2018
Allow me to introduce to you this fun bundle of joy! When the lord gave us this precious one 4 years ago we had no idea what all he packaged her with. She’s our little bashful yet full of life sweet baby girl who longs to play dress up and all things princess but as soon as the door is open her shoes are off and she finds the nearest dirt pile to dig into.
Her little heart for animals & plants just gives me a whole new take on both. I’ve never really been an animal person or someone to really care for plants, but add this girly in the mix and you can’t help but to fall in love with nature and all the little critters that Our Big God gave us. She will find a lady bug hidden under leaves, run & chase the dog and then cuddle with him wherever they find a spot to plop down and she loves loves loves flowers.
Each day I know that if she’s grumpy I can win her over with that simple question; “Caroline, Do you want to go outside and water the flowers?” Her face lights up and is out the door in seconds.
My prayer during pregnancy with her was that she be a calm & easy going baby yet determined and Independent at the same time. That she be gentle & active and that she love Jesus with all o her heart. The Lord truly applied all to her little heart & soul.
I’m so thankful he chose to surprise us with her arrival. Sometimes the unexpected things in life end up being such a blessing & gift.
Over here we go barefoot & drink from the water hose. 💕🌿🌸🌞
This week has been a whirlwind of events. Filled with field trips to wrap up the 2017-2018 school year, church time with our church family, getting to know more kiddos from our community and then last night we finished things up with our first born’s 6th grade graduation.
It is so hard to believe just how far we have come with her. She has taught us so many things in the last 12 years and honestly it’s a day to day journey with her. She is our first. So everything is a first with her. She keeps things so enjoyable though. She is so full of life. Her spunk is enough to bring a smile to anyone’s face.
Calleigh received the honor of singing the national anthem along side a friend at the opening of the ceremony. It was so great to hear them. Following graduation came the traditional family & friend photos and a reception at our town favorite, Dondies. We celebrated with our friends & family. Calleigh & her friend Ellie were excited to share this time together.
Next year will be another brand new experience. 7th Grade is nearing and this full throttle determined independent sweet girl is more than ready to experience what the High School has to offer. This momma is a little on edge and praying daily that she chooses to follow Jesus all of her High School days and is known for being a difference maker.
Calleigh, You have made your daddy & I so proud. Congratulations sweet girl! You did it!
I hopped on here today just for fun to look over everything and realized just how much I miss it. Getting to track our family journey and how much goes on. It is neat to look back at everything.
Here's to picking up and creating more life long memories that we can look back on.
This does seem so out of sorts for me considering the Old OCD self would want to pick right up from 2014 and share everything that has happened, but I know that just cannot happen. Ha. Too much to share.
So a fresh start it is.
Let's meet again and engage in our journey.
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
-Playing in my very first flower bed during spring and summer
-Watching the kids play outside in the front yard from all the Huge and Many windows in the house
-Talks with our new neighbors who we love so much.
-Decorating for Fall, Big wreaths and so much more
-Last but not least, Putting my Christmas Tree up in the Big window in my living room. (always wanted a large window in front for this.)
There is so much that I love about this house. Some of my favorites are the original real wood doors all throughout the whole house. Beautiful crystal door knobs on them all. Fire place in the living room and all of the windows. I can pretty much see outside to check on the kids from anywhere in the front and back of the house. :)
This beautiful home was pretty much Move in Ready when we closed, it's had it's updates through the years, but we decided to add our own personal touch. We have Renovated the Entire house. YES... ENTIRE HOUSE!!! We have been at it hard for the past 8 months and are just about finished. We have done Every bit of it by ourselves. We did hire out for some new lighting put in and new granite counter tops in the kitchen. There are some things we didn't know how to do. :)
I'm sure you are ready to see some Before & After Pics. Get ready to be mind blown. LOL.... Just kidding. I just added how I personally feel when I watch something like this on HGTV. Haha. I have always wondered what it would be like to buy and old home and fix it completely up. Boy did I find out. We have had so much fun during this process. Yet it.s been LOTS of time and money spent. But spent well. We are very blessed.
Enjoy the story of our New Home in the making.
2 full bath
Kitchen & Dinning room
2000 Heated & Cooled