Oh Hey, Friday!

Oh Hey, Friday!!  I'm so glad it's almost the weekend.  Our weeks have been so busy and our weekends are pretty busy, too.  It's a good kind of busy, but it still takes a toll on us.  With all of the hustle and bustle, I've caught a cold and that's never a good thing.  I rarely get sick, but when I do it seems that over-the-counter drugs don't do any good.  I'm praying that this cold is the exception.  This time next week, I will be at the beach with the ladies from my church on a much needed retreat so...I gotta kick this cold!! 

On to my FIVE...

Remember me worrying about moving AG to the top bunk?  It wasn't for fear of her sleeping on the top bunk, it was a dread of trying to make that beast!
Y'all! The apple doesn't fall far from the tree! Just look at how good she has been making her bed... 

Pretty good for a 7 year old, right?

I've been a good momma and have fought off the urge to straighten!  

Living in East Texas has its woes...
We see these guys from time to time...


During homeschool, Joy (16 month old) was playing in her room.  I heard a "hurt cry" and ran to check on her.  After some investigation, I found the culprit attached to a pillow in the corner.  Her thumb quickly began to swell and she had a good cry, but in a matter of minutes she was playing and laughing again.

*For the record, these little tree scorpions aren't dangerous, but their stings are said to be worse than a red wasp.  

Poor, poor, JoJo!

Our little pumpkin patch (lovingly named: The Piney Woods Pumpkin Patch by AG) has yielded its first lil' punkin'!  Isn't he cute?  

 Click HERE for earlier pics of the patch

Our soccer season is off to a great start...

Both girls are playing:  Honeybees (Edy Rose) and Purple Panthers (Ava Grace).  

Click HERE for more pics

This week, I shared some scripture memory cards I made for a discipleship group I lead.  I would love for others to enjoy and benefit from them.  

Scripture memory isn't just for kids, it is so important that us adults continue to memorize scripture, meditate on it, and pray it.  Growing in godliness is a lifelong pursuit.  

I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. Psalm 119:11

Click HERE to access the cards.

Y'all have a great weekend and don't forget to link up your posts this coming Wednesday...


  1. Love your little pumpkin! Have a great weekend!

  2. Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}September 12, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    Oh my gosh her poor thumb! It looks horrible! We don't have scorpions up here (Seattle) so luckily I've never seen one. I'd freak out!
    And she really is doing an awesome job making her bed. Way to go girl!
    Love your little pumpkin! We had a garden for the first time this year and it did alright. We'll see if I can improve some next year.:)
    Have a great weekend Leslie!!

  3. I do believe I love everything about this post! (except that creep crawly and swollen thumb, bless her heart!) Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!! xoxo

  4. I would be so scared of scorpions. Poor gal! That is really impressive bed-making skills! Have a great weekend!

  5. I loved this post and I'm thankful I found you through the link-up :) Thanks for the printable. My little guy isn't quite old enough yet to memorize, but we'll get there. Have a wonderful weekend!

  6. I thought living in FL and dealing with cockroaches was bad enough.....scorpions are a whole new level!

  7. She is an expert bed maker! :) I'm soooooo glad we don't have scorpions...they look vicious! So glad her little thumb is on the mend. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

  8. Ohhh scorpions?? ::shudder:: Poor thing, that looks painful!

    How awesome that you have your own pumpkin patch! What a cute little punkin! :)

  9. Scorpions.... Eeeekkkk. I will take the spiders instead. Please tell me you don't have both.

  10. Cat @ MaryMarthaMama.comSeptember 12, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Poor Joy! I'm glad she's ok! That totally freaks me out a little... those things seem so much creepier than other bugs.

  11. Poor baby! Used to live in El Paso...know that well! No fun!

  12. AG did a great job making her bed! I know you are proud. I ordered bunk beds this week for the boys. They were fighting over the top bunk, so we reminding Henry that he still had to make his bed. He gladly gave it up at that point! Smart boy!

    Poor Joy, that looks painful!

    Really cute soccer epicures! I know they are having fun.

  13. Those soccer team names couldn't be any cuter!!!

  14. Oh, poor baby getting stung! Very impressed with the bed making. You have taught her right for sure. Have a great rest of the weekend!

  15. Poor baby is right!! I was so worried, but she's a trooper. AG is doing awesome with that bed! Like mother like daughter!

  16. Isn't she doing great! I'm so proud. The bunk beds have actually been great! Joy is on the mend and doing fine. Those girls are loving soccer!!! Thanks for stopping by, Nikki!

  17. Those scorpions just look awful...not to mention how bad their sting hurts. My poor baby!

  18. I know!!! It's awful. I'm feel so bad for her, but she's doing just fine!

  19. we have both! :( UGH!!!!! We spray and it really does help and we do what we can to keep limbs away from the roof and debris...but it's hard when you are living in the woods!

  20. Isn't that little pumpkin adorable. I'm proud of my farmer hubby!

  21. Scorpions are just AWFUL!!! I hate them. Yes, she is much better. Thanks for stopping by, Chelsea.

  22. They are terrifying!! I hate them. The worst! I haven't been stung yet, but it's only a matter of time!

  23. So glad you stopped by, Emily! I love new people to get to know!!! You just enjoy the memory cards and teach him when he's ready. Have a great Sunday!

  24. Didn't she do a great job!! I was shocked. Scorpions are RiDIC!! I am so over them! Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Sunday.

  25. Lol! Yes, that scorpion is DEAD!!! My baby is much better now! Thanks for stopping in, Jess. You have a great Sunday!

  26. Yep...we are just going to try to get better and better with our little garden. I was pleased with the few pumpkins we've harvested so far. That scorpion is DEAD and I am hoping that we don't see anymore!!

  27. Isn't that pumpkin cute? I told Graham that he did a good job with his little garden. Have a great Sunday, Aimee!

  28. I hate bugs, but scorpions would terrify me. Noted that I shan't be moving to East Texas. And, so cute!! Look at the excellent bed making. Better than me!

  29. What a cute little pumpkin! We had no luck with pumpkins this year, but hopefully next year. Love the idea of the scripture cards, too. I definitely haven't memorized nearly as much as an adult and would like to change that.


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