Wednesday, April 27, 2011

A hard week...

Early Monday morning, our sweet Mama Dot went home to be with the Lord. These past few days have been very hard for our family, and I know there are some really sad days ahead. We rejoice knowing she is in the presence of Jesus, but oh how she will be missed here. Please remember my family, particularly my mom and her siblings, in your prayers. She was so precious to us.

Mama Dot swinging with the girls. She loved that swing!

Visiting Leo the lion. Mama Dot is the reason my Lily loves lions.
She has been taking her grandchildren and now
great grandchildren to visit UNA's mascot for years.

Mama Dot with her cat, Josie. This picture makes me laugh every
time I look at it. She was never a cat person, but this little stray
found it's way to her back door. She has loved him ever since. Yes,
the cat is male. Lily named the cat after her BFF before we realized
it was not a female. The name just stuck.

Mama Dot with Evie. I am so grateful that she met my two girls.
She loved them, but "peapod" held a special place in her heart.

Mama Dot with Lucy Kate. We are so, so blessed that she
had the opportunity to meet her. God's timing is so good.
She stayed with my mom for the last month of her life, and she
had precious time to just hold and rock LK. They both loved it.

I love this picture. A sweet new baby at the beginning of life,
and my sweet grandmother closer to the end.
"..The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away;
blessed be the name of the LORD" Job 1:21

This picture is so tiny that you probably won't be able to see it.
I cannot figure out how to make it bigger. But I just love this
shot of Anna and Mama Dot. I think it says so much about her.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Good Friday

Tomorrow is Good Friday... yay! I am excited because Patrick is off work, and we have fun plans to spend the day as a family. We will probably dye some easter eggs, play outside, and just enjoy the sunshine. We also plan to take my little lion loving children to see Disney's new movie "African Cats." Lily is extremely excited about this. I know I really don't need to do much more to encourage her crazy obsession with lions, but I just can't help myself. She finds them I oblige.

All of that above is great, and I am looking quite forward to it. But in the midst of it all, I want to make sure that my family stays in a spirit of thanksgiving and prayer. I cannot just go about tomorrow as if it is any other day off for Patrick. It's not. In fact, tomorrow is everything.

"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." 2 Corinthians 5:21

I'm posting a short little video from youtube. It's a part of a sermon from David Platt. I hope you can find time to watch it. He does an amazing job of truly explaining the sacrifice Christ made.

Click here

I hope everyone has a wonderful Good Friday! It is good indeed.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

A plug for a plug-in

It's Spring!!! Yay!! Fall and Spring are my two favorite times of year, and other than some pesky allergies, I am just loving this weather! I wake up, open all of the windows in my house, and find every excuse in the world to avoid housework so I can go outside with Lily and Evie and soak up the amazingness that is a sunny, 70 degrees day. I know all too soon that it will be really, really HOT and really, really HUMID. Oh well, I guess that's what you get for living in the south.

Anyway, not much has been going on lately. Just enjoying life... But I wanted to do a quick little post and give all of my many readers a link to buy the most awesome product ever. Okay, I really don't have that many readers. But I promise I'm not lying about the product. I'm having a basket party for my best friend, Jenna. She sales Scentsy, and if you do not have one, you are missing out. I love mine! You buy a warmer, plug it in, and then put in a little block of the ridiculously good smelling scent. You can leave it on ALL day long, and I promise the smell will fill your whole house. It's great! They have some really good, fresh, clean new spring scents that I love. I am sorry for the shameless plug, but I would feel guilty if I didn't give you the chance to buy the best thing ever. ;) Click here to shop. When you get to the page, just click on my basket party. I promise you will love them!

Also, my house is back on the FSBO market. So I totally understand if you can't get a Scentsy because you need to save money to buy my wonderful house:) But if you don't buy my house, then at least make yours smell nice. ha!