Sunday, May 25, 2008

Warm Evenings

I love this time of the year. The days are in the mid 80's, but not too humid yet, and the evenings are just perfect for sitting out on the back porch with an ice-cream cone! These kind of evenings always bring to my mind images of Southerners sitting on the porch swing with a nice cold Lemonade or Mint Julep (one of these days, I will have to try one of those!). We also pulled out the tent tonight for the boys to "camp out". We figured since this is the first time they have slept outside by themselves, we would start out with the tent on the deck...easy access to the house if needed! They were pretty excited, and I think they will stay out there all night!

If all ya'll want to stop by for a cup of sweet tea just give us a call! Actually, you won't find sweet tea at my house, but I will find you something cold to drink! And don't forget your bug spray!

Friday, May 23, 2008


Today was the last day of school for the boys! I think I am more excited about this then they are! Ty and Devon really enjoy school and both the boys are in the gifted learners program. Devon finished the year with straight A's and (for the first time since he has started school)Ty finished the year with 2 B's and 4 A's. Ty found 4th grade to be a bit of a challenge, and a lot was expected of him this year. We are so proud of both the boys and what they have accomplished this school year. Ty had a bit of a special treat happen. He made the Millionaires Club at school this year. This is a program for the 4th and 5th graders to challenge them to read more. He read over a million words this school year, and this was just in the books he read at school, I didn't even bother to keep track of the MANY books he read while at home! Both boys have turned into avid readers! I love it! Anyway, for reaching this goal he got to ride in a limo to Chick-fil-a for lunch and Sonic for ice-cream! What a treat! He was so excited! There were only 2 4th graders who made this goal and only 7 students total. Here are some pictures of his limo ride!

I have finished working at OM for now, I will start again in August when school starts back up. I feel so blessed to be working with an organization who is allowing me to take this time off to be with my kids. They grow so fast, and I really don't want to miss out on my time with them now! We are looking forward to hot days, swimming, summer reading program at the library, a visit from my sister, nephew and parents, a month in Turkey, and a trip to Florida, and hopefully catching up on my scrap booking...phew, busy summer! If you are in the area, give us a call and we will fit you in! We would love more visitors!

The boys and their AWESOME teachers!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

New Arrivals and more

Here are some cute new arrivals we have on our front porch! It has been fun watching them from the living room window! They are so sweet when the mommy bird comes and they all open their mouths really wide! I hope we get to see them fly away!
Life here in Georgia has been good. We are busy with the last few days of school and excited about a visit from my parents, sister and nephew next month! We are also preparing for a month in Turkey! We are so excited to have the opportunity to travel to Turkey with Jon this time! Jon will be co-leading a tour with a band that is over there. God has provided in some amazing ways for this to happen!I am hoping to post a few times while we are there, but I guess we will just have to wait and see how it goes.
The boys only have a little over a week left of school, and I only have a few days left of work (I am taking the summer off, and will go back to work at OM in August). We always love summer! Here are some more of my new favorite pictures...enjoy!

my awesome husband!

our cute dog!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Awesome song

Just a quick post...Here is a song and video that I just can't get enough of!