Sunday Pics | March-April

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 took in March and April:
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.  


Texas Bluebonnets

Y'all the bluebonnets are out and just as breathtaking as ever.  Per usual, I took the girls out for some pics...


Five on Friday

It's been a while...it's busy...isn't it always?  Anywho, I'm making the effort to post today.  Here's my Five on Friday.


This girl...

During naptime, I checked on Joy and found her sacked out with a book on her face and a dirty diaper in need of a change.  Of the three, she's been my lightest sleeper and I didn't want to wake her, but that poopy was so stinky.  It was a challenge, but I changed her and she slept peacefully for another hour!  Sweet success! 


Name this baby?

Me (Leslie) - 2 years old

I have a hard time seeing myself in my girls, but I really think that Joy looks a lot like me in this pic. What do you think?


I heard a frustrated little toddler screaming in her room and peaked around the corner to see her trying really hard to mount this tiny horse.

Joy Tatum, you are too much!


Homeschooling has smelled wonderful this week...

Our rose bush has lots and lots of beautiful buds and blooms.  


Since January, I have been going through the interview process, attending trainings, and getting all geared up to be the Classical Conversations director for our CC community in Tyler.  I am excited about this new journey, but more than anything I pray I will bring glory to His name in this new role. Please contact me if you have any interest in learning about CC or our community in Tyler, Texas!  

Happy Friday!!!!  


Easter 2015

Here's our Easter recap...

baskets of goodies

table prep

We had our good friends, the Moore's, and Uncle Corey and Faith for Easter lunch.

The meal turned out to be wonderful!  Ham, salad, Easter egg salad, potato salad, baked beans, fruit pizza, derby pie, cherry cheesecake bites--every bite was yum!

My girls weren't in the mood for pics. (The theme continued the rest of the day.)

It rained and rained, but that didn't stop us from having a great egg hunt!

relaxing after lunch

Easter through the years.  *2009 cracks me up.  It looks like we suddenly had twins, but I just had a collage of two pics (one with Graham and AG and one with me and AG)


Five on Friday

It's Friday but Sunday's coming!!!!  I serve a risen Savior!!!

Y'all, I'm the fairest one of them all and I mean that in terms of color--I'm pasty white!!  Last year, I picked up some of St. Tropez bronzing mousse and was instantly amazed at how great it works.   It's sort of pricey, but a little goes a long way.  I'm still using my bottle from last year.  Anyway...no streaks, no orange, no sticky legs, and minimal smell.  It has proved to be my favorite self tanner ever.  
I updated my outside chalkboard for spring...

Wednesday night, we had our annual church egg hunt!  The girls just LOVE hunting eggs!  Joy was able to get in on the fun this year, too!

Oh my goodness...Wal-Mart has chalk paint!!  I haven't tried it yet but I noticed it in the craft section and snapped a pic to share with all of my friends.  Here's the deats:  It's a little less than $8 for a small container (about half a quart) and there are a lot of colors to choose from.  I haven't used it yet so I don't know how it compares to Annie Sloan.

I've shared this song before and I'll share it again and again....

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
The glory of God has defeated the night!

Oh death! Where is your sting?
Oh hell! Where is your victory?
Oh Church! Come stand in the light!
Our God is not dead, he's alive! he's alive!