6.23.2016

Hey Everybody, It's Pool Time!

This past Christmas, the grands and aunts gave the girls a big 'ole swimming pool!  

Back in April, we had a little help from friends to get it ready for our excited crew.






The girls did the "polar bear plunge" and jumped in immediately after it filled up.  They were SO excited to try it out that they really, really thought they could power through the pain.  *Didn't happen*

If you keep up with the weather, you know that it has been raining like crazy in East Texas.  We are looking forward to hot, sunny days to enjoy our new pool.

I wrote this post a few weeks back and I wanted to add this:  This little 18ft, 4ft deep pool is basically  a gateway drug to bigger and better things!  We love the pool so much that we are certain we will eventually get a professional-grade above-ground pool.  It has been a blast for the whole family.

6.20.2016

Mother's Day 2013

I forgot to post about my Mother's Day.  Mother's Day...remember...almost two months ago.  

Better late than never...

Ladies Tea with AG

my three precious treasures

Joy *made* a little canvas for me in Sunday School.

Since this is my online scrapbook, I am required to post about Mother's Day, right?  Thanks humoring me.

6.17.2016

Five on Friday | Favorite Podcasts

This Five on Friday is devoted to *some* of my favorite podcasts...

| ONE |


Signposts with Russell Moore | This is a biweekly podcast that features conversation about the gospel, politics, books, and much more.
| TWO |


SerialSerial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial tells one story—a true story—over the course of a season. Each season follows a plot and characters. It's fascinating!

| THREE | 


The Dave Ramsey Show | I listen to Dave just about every day.  I read Financial Peace right after G and I married and we lived debt-free for many years.  Slowly, life happened and we got off track.  We are finally one the road to becoming debt-free again.  I would love to travel to Nashville to do our "debt-free" scream this fall, but that probably won't work out.  We aren't far from being able to shout, "WE'RE DEBT FREE!" 

| FOUR | 

The Gospel CoalitionThe Gospel Coalition Podcast features lectures and workshops from TGC conferences as well as timely interviews and round table discussions on applying the gospel to the issues of our day.
| FIVE |


CriminalCriminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleedsit leads,” kind of crime, but something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.

Those are some of my favorite podcasts.  Please comment and share with me ones that you like. I am always in the market for a listen.