One Year and So much L❤️VE

Happy Anniversary Braxton and Tucker! It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since my first born got married! We didn’t know it then but the fact that their one year anniversary is also Pentecost Sunday 🔥 makes me love this day even more! June 5, 2021, was one of the best days and hardest…

Memorial Day 2021

This evening we walked around the war memorials in downtown Lynchburg. It was a first for us. So many memorials on our short walk. Spanish American War. World War I.World War II. Korean War. Vietnam War. These Wars all before my time and pivotal points in our history. I wish I’d payed more attention in…

Last Day of Third Grade

Dressed as Fern from Charlotte’s Web and headed to the county fair on this last day of third grade. What a fun way to celebrate making it through the entire year in person. As we approach the drop off line teachers are cheering and with NSYNC singing “Bye Bye Bye” over the loud speakers at…

Top Nine and 2020

In typical fashion on the first day of the new year we are in our jommies cooking, eating, watching ballgames while reflecting on 2020 and talking about 2021. Reflecting over the last year makes me smile. As crazy as it was I learned a lot. I loved the extra time at home with my family….

Birthdays are to be Celebrated

I’ve always believed that Birthdays are to be celebrated. I’ve loved planning parties for my girls based on a theme they selected. Last year we were new in town so we surprised Shelton with a train trip to DC. Wonderful meals, surprise visitors, and a family party at the American Girl Store. This year due…

Happy Birthday Wina 🎂

August 11, 2020 Tonight we celebrated Wina’s 7th birthday. We talked about what we thought it might be like in East Indonesia. We realized after googling that it’s 8:30am on the 12th there. We were late! We wondered if her cards we mailed months ago made it on time. We know that we take for…

Father’s Day in Virginia

It’s pretty fitting that our first Father’s Day in Virginia was going to camp! I spent many Father’s Days headed to camp! I didn’t always love camp. In fact, I didn’t think I would ever send my girls to summer camp. Camp Greystone changed my mind. I even told Braxton I wanted to go with…

June Weekends

What an amazing weekend and a much needed break from the asthma/allergy issues that plagued us this week. The sunshine and Virginia air was exactly what we needed. We tried new things, ate great food, and made some pretty big decisions. We tried something new for our family this weekend. We rode bikes as a…

What he didn’t know…

What he didn’t know was the impact he had on our lives. What he didn’t know was that first Sunday when he hugged our then seven year old’s neck as a greeter at church he changed my heart about a “big church”. We’d been in town three days when we walked through the doors of…

Exciting Adventure

Another September 1st marks another new beginning, another birthday, another year to plan, pray, and dream. But the most amazing part is that I’m exactly where I did not pray to be. That’s the exciting part of surrendering everything { I Mean Everything } to The One who knows what you need better than you…

Thank You God

I smile as I sit for a photo shoot directed by my seven year old daughter. Payback for the 7+ years she’s done the same always smiling in love. As I sit while she styles me I thank God for answered prayers. For this sweet baby I never saw coming and the miraculous healing of…

F E A R

Fear is a four letter word! As a Christian who was saved over three decades ago how could I still be struggling with this? I trust God for the big things- sun rising – seasons-gravity but held on to fears. I used different verbs to conceal my fears. Words like worry and doubt. I worried…