Five on Friday

Five on Friday has been off my radar for the last few months, but I'm making an effort today--if only for today...

Did y'all see my post on getting back to the basics of blogging--the main reason why I started blogging in the first place:  Our Joy...His Glory.  Check it out HERE.  

Come back on Monday.  I'll be sharing my testimony.  I've been writing this blog for almost eight years and although I'm pretty transparent and open about the work Christ has done in me, I'm not sure if I've ever just written out my testimony.  

[my blog verse]

Last weekend, Graham and I got the chance to get away for one night to see one of our favorite groups:  Indelible Grace.  Matthew Smith is incredible and we love how he and the others can take an old, yet wonderful hymn and make it new.

Graham and me before the concert

Monday, I shared a bookmark printable.  Check it out.

Did y'all get to see the pics I took of my sweet Edy Rose? 

For more pics of my little FIVE year old, click HERE.

Speaking of Edy, we celebrated her 5th birthday this week.  Next week, we are having a MOVIE PARTY!  I have a lot of ideas and plans, but I can't decide which movie to show.  I need ideas for a new release that will make both parents and kids happy!  Please comment and let me know your thoughts!

How do y'all like my blog makeover?  I am so happy with it!!!  Click HERE to see the whole layout.

That's my FIVE on FRIDAY!!   Thanks for hosting, darciaprilchristina and natasha!


Birthday Girl

My Edy Rose will be FIVE tomorrow!!  FIVE!!!  Per tradition, I took her out for her birthday photo shoot!  She is so photogenic and her personality really shows through in these pics.

my favorite.

Graham and I had a hard time narrowing down our favorite shot.  I'm trying to decide which one to have printed for a large frame in my bedroom.  Help me out!!  Which one is your favorite?


2015 Bookmark | Free Printable

 I love the quote (below) by C.T. Studd and I think it is a perfect reminder for us as we start 2015.  I made these bookmarks for my discipleship group, CC tutors, and ladies ministry team at church.

[8X10 printable]

Printing tips:  

Print on card stock, cut and use a corner rounder for finishing touch, tie butcher's twine to card.

*Thanks, Designs by Miss Mandee for the laurel wreath graphic.



Last week, I told y'all that there would be a few changes made around here.   I'm excited to show you Our Joy His Glory's new look!!!  What do you think?  Also, pop over to my photog blog to check out the recent changes there as well!!!

Be sure to "like" my pages to get updates on FB, too!



Sunday Pics

We have never had the privilege of living in the same town as our extended family.  Actually, that's the main reason why this ole' blog got its start.  In 2007, I had just become a mom for the first time and our sweet Ava Grace was the first grandchild for both sides of the family.  Most of my posts were all about AG.  As technology progressed, I began to share more and more through texting.  Each Sunday, for at least 4 years but maybe even longer, I have taken a pic of my girls and sent it out to all of our extended family. * I rarely miss a Sunday*  It's the traditional Sunday Pic as we like to call it.  

It's been a while since I shared some Sunday Pics on the blog.  Here are some I've taken since May:
There is nothing to these pics--just a poorly shot iPhone pic before we rush out the door. We're always running late on Sunday! The one constant is my little girls decked out for church and looking adorable!

On the off chance I forget the pic prior to heading out the door, I snap one before pulling on to the road.

Christmas Sunday Pic

First Sunday Pic of 2015

I'm nostalgic and these pics fill my need to preserve memories and capture my growing and changing little girls!  I hope we can keep them up for a long time!  Maybe my girls will pass the tradition on to their families--probably using some new-fangled camera or whatever! :)

Click HERE to check out some old Sunday pics.  

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