Monday, April 30, 2012


I can't help but hear the song "Bad to the Bone" when I look at these pictures...LOL! I find it funny that my fourth child wears clothes much less often than the other three did. That's just how we roll these days!

Friday, April 20, 2012


After a garage sale, a couple tball games and an Ethiopia trip meeting last weekend I guess I was too wiped out to take pictures...must do better this week!!! But, I did catch this adorable shot of the kids reading their devotionals on the porch and this awesome video of Sam reading & singing Jesus Loves Me while getting a hair treatment. Now that kid can multi-task. I've probably watched this video 20 times...makes me happy!

Friday, April 13, 2012


Easter Weekend was full and fun. I had a session in the morning and then we high-tailed it to our church's Easter festival. The fun included free food, bounces houses, egg hunts, magic tricks and farm animals. It would have been much more enjoyable if a certain ketchup-faced, brown-eyed, chocolate skinned, adorably feisty two-year-old hadn't decided going an hour past his nap time was license to throw the biggest screaming tantrum of his 2 1/2 years. oi! Once we got home and recovered for a bit, I was back out the door for three more sessions (the bluebonnets are in full bloom)

Our Easter service on Sunday was amazing and after we enjoyed our traditional family breakfast burrito brunch it was time for the egg hunt. It was too quiet because my sister, her husband, my niece and her family and my nephew weren't there this year. Can't let that happen two years in a row! Sam missed the outdoor hunt because, in keeping with tradition, he decided to throw another exhaustion induced tantrum and ended up down for nap before eating or hunting eggs. But, have no fear, the kids all took some of their eggs and hid them in the house for a Sam only Easter egg hunt after everyone had a good long crash after their sugar highs wore off.

Sunday, April 8, 2012


This was a very rough week! A friend lost her dad. There were other no fun parts to this week, but they pale in comparison. I didn't take a single picture of my kids with my good camera, but I have this iphone picture. A very talented local tattoo artist (Tod Bain from Weatherford) painted it during our Good Friday service. This picture is why I can grieve with my friend and not despair! Her dad is with Jesus because he knew that Jesus died on the cross for his sins and rose again. He conquered death for all who would trust Him. There is victory and ever-lasting life in Jesus alone!