Friday, May 30, 2014


We were excited to get to attend training for our upcoming short term mission trip through SIM at their offices in Charlotte. We really enjoyed getting to meet other short-termers getting prepared to go out all over the world. And, we truly grew to love the SIM family! Excited for our trip this summer to Ethiopia.
I couldn't believe this gorgeous sunset I was able to capture. God's art is breath-taking!
Madison's final choir concert of her Freshman year. We thought we were only going to do choir for one year to fulfill her fine arts requirement, but she has loved it and I believe being involved in the arts is soooo good for a well rounded development!

Friday, May 23, 2014


We were excited to have a tournament win finally!!!  Go Angels!!!

* the cuteness is overwhelming!!!

* This is Kinley...or as Sam calls her Kin al lee :)

Friday, May 16, 2014


Sam's last time to go watch his brother and sister at field year it will be his field day too! :)

Friday, May 9, 2014


Madison got an Academic Excellence award for having the highest average in the school for French I.  Sooooo proud!!  She loves French and I love that she has a gift of learning other goes right along with her desire to do international missions.  I love to see God equipping my kids to be a part of His work in the world!!

Friday, May 2, 2014


Traditional bluebonnet photos...found a beautiful field this year!!

This week the butterflies were finally ready to release.  We love the tradition of watching our caterpillars form cocoons and hatch into beautiful butterflies right around Easter.  Such a beautiful picture of the new and beautiful life God creates in us when we die to ourselves.

And Sam performed for his final program as a Pre-Ker and just like that my baby is about to start full day school.  :(  

* we adore the amazing Ms. Joan and will miss her oh so much!!

Max was once again displayed at the Mansfield ISD art exhibit.  I love to see the gifts and talents God has graced my children with blossoming.