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.  

Here are the Sunday Pics from May and June:

And 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.  


Summer Lovin'

"Summertime and the livin' is easy...."  ????? 

Unfortunately, the past two weeks our family has been sick with some crud/cold--summer cold!  It's been the pits!  It's knocked us down a few notches, but we are finally on the mend.  I haven't been this sick in nearly 11 years (since first year of teaching).  After laying around for over 60 hours, I picked myself up and went to the doc and got some meds.

Oh yeah....in the midst of the sickness, Graham goes off and gets his phone stolen.  *theft is so infuriating*
On top of everything, I've been super busy with my new job as director of Classical Conversations in Tyler.  I am thankful for this new job and really excited about it!  With that said, I haven't had a lot of summer downtime.  
Even through the illness, sickness, and really, really busy times, we've managed to have some fun summer moments already....

family game time

EDY:  Mom, can we watch ELF after lunch?
ME:  You betcha!

I've had a few photoshoots!

Six Flags

bath shenanigans

bedtime movie

I have been planning ahead and have a post ready to publish every day this week!  Stay-tuned!


Happy Father's Day

There aren't enough good daddies in our world today. My heart breaks for all the kiddos without a dad in their life. Fatherless homes are becoming the norm and the "family" is vanishing before our eyes. 

Women and children, join me in celebrating all of the real men out there...the ones who haven't walked away and who have cared and are caring for their families. 

My girls don't know how good they've got it, but I sure do!!! Graham, you are our rock, our love! Thanks for being the man God has called you to be. Happy Father's Day!!!! 

Come Home, Daddy!

A few weeks ago, Graham made his annual trip to Nicaragua.  The goal of the trip is to teach and train the Nicaraguan pastors so that they are equipped to preach the gospel to the people in their community.  These pastors have little to no resources and so it is very beneficial for them to have good training and doctrinally sound resources.  I am so thankful for the work and time the missionaries, translators, and pastors have devoted to these ongoing trips--carrying out the Great Commission!

Meanwhile, us girls were ready for our man to return to the states...

He brought us gifts...

a beautiful bowl for me

dresses and jewelry for the girls

"...to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ..." Ephesians 4:12-13



Graham and I celebrated our twelfth anniversary on Sunday.   Here's a little walk down memory lane...

I don't know why I kept our first date movie ticket stub.  I guess I knew it'd be my last first date and the first day of the rest of my life!

For my coffee lover, I gifted him a Chemex.  He's in love!

I got new shoes!

me and my man...12 years strong!