Showing posts with label South Carolina. Show all posts
Showing posts with label South Carolina. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Just a Few

It's been just a few days since the last time my fingers hit this keyboard. You like that right?! More like 3 months or so. A lot has happened and not happened since then. If that makes any sense at all. 

Today my house is in waiting. There's bad weather on the way so we're being patient for it to roll through and move on like most things in life do. The girls are princessed up and roaming the floors in jewels and tiaras. All while I pray for a steady hand to watch over us through the storms. Faith. It's a must these days. 

I don't remember if I've mentioned to you that my parenting role has shifted these last few months. I'm toughing it out solo style. A little daunting at first, but by golly I think I got it. Word to the wives...priorities. Simple as that. If it doesn't involve bills, work, getting food on the table, or anything close to caring and being there for those littles, than let it take the back seat. Lesson learned. It's easier that way and your heart will reap the rewards.

Speaking of the littles... the three of them just had a time on a trip to Florida. We welcomed Easter in true family style this year. A big first for us. While we surely miss the man of the house, we were grateful to spend such a special day with those we love. It makes a difference sometimes. 

So since it's been so long, here are some updates on the way things are looking these days.

We've been doing...anything, everything, and most of the time nothing...but all together. And let me tell you, if I haven't learned anything at all but that since doing this solo...well that's enough for me. 

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Bringing in the New

Our Christmas this year was spent at home again. In our little living room around our tree in our pj's and socks. It was nice and special.
This year was so different than last even though we were still here.
The excitement in the girls' eyes was magical and that my friends is all the difference right there.

Prior to Christmas day, we enjoyed usual traditions. The girls decorated the tree, made Christmas cookies, built a gingerbread house, and made their own nativity scene so we could talk more about the real reason.  

 The night before they got baths and sat and watched Rudolph in their Christmas pjs. They  put out their decorated cookies for Santa and made feed for the reindeer so they wouldn't get hungry.  

The excitement flew by as everyone opened their gifts even though we really went slow and soaked it all up. Kids. 

So much excitement that this one passed out early.


Right now I'm listening to the bangs and booms of fireworks in the air. It's so crazy to think we're already bringing in another new year. 2014 is going to be very trying for our family. A deployment always brings a good bit of challenge with it...but as always we will do good. I'm looking forward to growing in so many ways and enjoying my children in a completely different manner. 
I was blessed beyond in 2013, I just know He'll carry me through this next year as He brings in the new.

My flesh and my heart may fail but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26

Happy New Years everyone!!

Monday, June 24, 2013

Way Too Short.

That's my feelings on the concept of weekends.

Why is that whoever initiated the whole restful weekend idea only allotted 2 days? Why not three? To me, it really feels like one whole day that isn't quite long enough to squish in all the fun that we have planned. Despite the shortness of it all, we have once again had an outstanding weekend.

What better way to greet summer than with burgers and veggies on the grill? We spent all Friday afternoon and evening outside literally soaking up the sun. I think its safe to say we are doing it right.  

We woke up early Saturday morning and hit the road for Kiawah Island to dip our toes in that east coast sand.  I think the ride there is almost as enjoyable as the beach itself. Roads shaded with old Carolina oaks that create a tunnel-like feel. It's so pretty!
This was baby Ellie's first trip to the water. 

She was amazed by the sounds and the birds that kept flying around. She laughed almost the entire time.  

By the time Sunday rolled around, we knew that we wanted to be outside to soak up more of the weekend goodness. A new slip n slide made its home in the backyard and the girls brought out their new beach towels to play with the neighbor friend came over to play.

We dined on some watermelon and played out in the yard until the good lord sent the rain. With supper already planned, we had to roll with the punches and do what we know best...improvise. In this situation it meant grilling in the rain. 

Thank you Daddy! !!
Its only been two days so far and I'm already loving this feeling. When the sun leaves your skin glowing, that over all calm that runs through your veins, salty sea air, sand everywhere (ok, maybe that one isn't as preferable), the sound of laughing kids, cold popsicles in your hands, enjoying grilled food every night, grass between your toes, sprinklers running through your hair, and that feeling of pure exhaustion as your head hits the pillow at night. 


We're glad you're here!!!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chick Chick

When the word outside is mentioned the word chicken is always to follow. The girls are always so excited to go say hello to their chickens each day. 
A cute "Hi chicken! How you dew-ing?" 

Compared to a couple of months ago, the ladies are much bigger and full of life. They talk to us while we're outside and enjoy their time to roam the yard. Dog free of course. 

They are developing some attitude which always makes me laugh. Chickens can be so  prissy and temperamental. They fit our family well.  

The dogs have a fascination with them and love getting the ladies all stirred up. Bella always keeps a steady watch on the coop for us with an up-close-and-personal approach. What she doesn't realize is the chickens are seriously mocking her. It's a funny occurrence!

They're favorite spot to chill out is the deck. They'll spread their wings out and sun bathe as long as I'll let them. It's a cool spot for majority of the day and offers plenty of rest from the sun. 

We love these chickens and the excitement that they've brought to our little piece of rural Carolina. It won't be too much longer before they'll be giving us eggs everyday. That is something my grocery budget is waiting for. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Sweet Moments

A dream shared by thousands maybe millions of little girls world wide. That one day their Prince will come and be the most amazing and loving husband and father that one could ever hope for.

I think I've found him.

These girls' adore their Daddy and look forward to when he mosies on down to their level to wrastle and play. It's the highlight of their day for sure.

So grateful for him...beyond belief grateful! I love these sweet moments. Now if I can just remember to grab the video camera to capture it all.

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more Psalm 71:14