Thursday, August 22, 2013


Does anyone know how to change the pictures in a banner? Like the one I have at the top of my page. My kids don't even look like that anymore! I tried actually downloading a brand new design from cutest little blog on the block (their designs are free), but I guess because the one I have now is custom, it didn't work.

I know some of you are gurus at this type of thing, and can tell me what to do. I sure would appreciate it!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

senior stuff

Luke brought home that senior packet from Jostens today. You know, the one that we all got when we were graduating from high school. The one that the rep brings and makes you think that you MUST have all of the cool stuff or you will never truly remember your high school days. Yeah, you know the one!

Luckily for me, I am graduating a boy. They are so different from girls because they could care less about all of that cutesy stuff. I think I'm getting out of it pretty darn cheap. The only extra thing Luke wants is a $40 jacket. So other than the $125 I have to pay to get that cap and gown, I think I'm coming out pretty good. Of course I will have to order invitations, but we want to do those on our own using his senior pics.

Speaking of senior pics, can't wait for those! He's having his taken Labor Day weekend by my sister-in-law, Tracy. That girl can take some pictures. I've been pinning poses for about six months now so I hope she has paid attention!

Back to that packet for a minute, do  you know that they actually have the NERVE to try and sell "graduation" rings? Like, hello! I just paid over three hundred dollars last year for a class ring that is now too big so it's not worn. I'm sure somebody actually buys those, however I am not that crazy.

It's only the second day of school, and the handing out of the money for graduation has already begun. I hate to see what the rest of the year holds! haha

Sunday, August 18, 2013


Steve and I had the privilege to go on a cruise to Alaska this summer. It was the best. vacation. EVER! Here's some pics:

I'll be adding more later!

A Senior? Really?

I can't believe that my little boy will be a senior in high school starting tomorrow. It seems like just yesterday that I was sitting and rocking him while staring into his sweet little face. Now, he is on the verge of "adulthood". I am so proud of the young man that he is becoming. He loves Jesus, GA football, and wrestling. He wants to be a doctor, politician, or ruler of the world--whichever he can accomplish first. No longer the days of wanting to be the red Power Ranger. It's amazing really, that it has come to this. I pray joy, peace, and happiness over him as he embarks on this journey...leaving childhood and entering the unknown. I know he will be successful and that God will use him in a mighty way. That's what we prayed for 17 years ago, and that's what we got. A little slice of Heaven!