Sunday, November 28, 2010

Weekly Update

Thanksgiving was wonderful. We are so blessed to have two families that all love being with one another. Yes, my family and Conn's family, come together at the farm, to celebrate this day. We have done this every year for the past 10 years. This makes my heart happy. I have no pictures to show for our fun day. My camera was left at home on the kitchen counter. It made me sad. I was fully expecting my dad to have his camera that I could use, but he left his at home because he was counting on mine. Ha!

We decorated for Christmas the day before Thanksgiving. It was 80 degrees outside. Our A/C was set and running all day on 74. Tonight, it is in the 30's and we have the heater and fireplace roaring. I love Texas! :)

We are gearing up for little man's 2nd bday. I love that he kind of gets that it is about to be his big day. We have his birthday invitation hanging on our fridge and he points at it and says "Cash. Elmo. 2." Ha! When we sing "Happy Birthday", he points to himself and says, "to Cash". When you ask him how old he is, he holds up two fingers and shouts, "TWO!" So fun!

At our church service this weekend, our worship leaders, Greg and Janna, led us in the hymn, Great is Thy Faithfulness. This is one of my most favorite hymns. I cannot listen to this song without tears filling my eyes and a lump forming in my throat. I love that it is a constant reminder of God's never ending faithfulness. His faithfulness for saving me, loving me, providing for me, protecting me and blessing me. I love that His mercies are new every morning. Thank you, Jesus! I love that He gives strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow. I love that all I have needed He has provided. Thank you, Lord, for your never ending faithfulness!

Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father;
There is no shadow of turning with Thee;
Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not;
As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

Great is Thy faithfulness!
Great is Thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed Thy hand hath provided;
Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me!

Summer and winter and springtime and harvest,
Sun, moon and stars in their courses above
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To Thy great faithfulness, mercy and love.

Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!

Great is Thy Faithfulness - Avalon

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

I am thankful...

...for my girlies who get to wear shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops the week of Thanksgiving.

...for a fun daddy who will meet us for a bouncing good time.

...for yummy bites to end our day.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010


The kids found some books out in the garage. No telling how they got out there. But, they made there way inside rather quickly. My little readers were loving them. It was almost as if we didn't have 10,000 other ones up in the playroom and in their bedrooms. Either way, it kept them entertained for quite sometime.


This little man turns 2 on the 1st!! He is my littlest love, but man-oh-man, is he about to do me in! His newest trick involves taking off his pj's and diaper while he is in his crib. Get the picture??? I don't know whether to laugh or cry. Either way...I love, love, love him!


During our 5 day trip to the Smoky Mountains, someone came up with the brilliant idea that we should continue to get together for dinner once a month. Somehow, the 21st of each month was chosen. Well, today was our first official Club 21, get together. Club 21, you ask? Well, this name was chosen tonight at dinner by none other than my awesome husband. If you have spent any amount of time with him, you know that he does an incredible impersonation of a dance club beat. It is pretty amazing, if I do say so myself. Anyway, since we meet on the 21st and he started doing this club beat while we were all sitting at the table, the name Club 21 was born.

We decided on Rico's, because kids eat free on Sunday nights. :) And, since we have 9 kids between us, we thought this might be a pretty smart decision.

We had them take a picture and the waiters thought we needed sombreros.

Where are Greg and Stacy's kids? Oh, those losers decided to leave their kids with the grandparents. Ha! But, by the end of dinner, I think we all declared them SMART!!! :)

Such a fun & LOUD night! Until next month...Club 21!

My little blessings are out of school for the next 5 days!
Pray for me! :)

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Girls Night

I love me some girls nights! I have been lucky enough to have quite a few these past couple of weeks. They are always so much fun!
On Thursday night, Heather, was oh-so sweet and invited a group of us over to kick off the Christmas season. She and Callie, had planned an awesome night of eating, talking & crafting! Those three things combined always make for a great girls night!

Callie and her awesome Cricut machine. :)
She was in charge of our Sugar Bath Scrub craft.

Lindsee, Jaclyn, and Jen.
Love these girls! They are all so precious and always make me laugh!

Here was the Christmas Ornament craft making station.

All of us about to get our crafting on.
Lindsee, Kristy, Heather, Missy, Jaclyn,
Jen, Callie, Me, Annalee, Kelli (and, her adorable baby bump)

Going on 25+ years of friendship!

Jaclyn and her precious ornaments for her 2 little loves! She is actually one of the very first blogs that I ever started reading. I love that we live close enough to actually be able to see one another!!

Callie, Heather, Me
Oh, girls! I don't know if all 3 of us together is a good thing! HA!! We kinda get loud and crazy at times and have some hilarious conversations! Thanks for planning this night, you two! It was perfect!

See what I mean!!
Thanks to Heather's husband, Matt, for capturing this Real Life picture!!

Love it!! :)

Cash's 2010 ornament!

Missy and her itty-bitty baby bump! We all just found out that she it expecting her 2nd little love in the Spring! Yay, for more babies!! :) She is our amazing friend who always hosts the fabulous baking days! Oh, and she took some AMAZING pics from our night! Go check them out!

Adorable, Annalee! I have loved getting to know her over the past year. We spent some serious amount of time on our ornaments. Or, maybe we just talked way too much! HaHa!!! Either way, I love her. She inspires me greatly to be a better wife, mother, and friend!

Lindsee, Heather, Callie, Me

Sugar Bath Scrub!
Such a great teacher's gift!
I used this one as a Thanksgiving gift for Lily's teacher.

All of our Christmas Ornaments!
So cute and such an easy and fun idea that you all can do at home!

Thank you, Lord, for blessing me with these sweet, sweet friends!