Beach Retreat 2015

It's that time of year once again--time to head to the beach with some ladies from my church.  We've been going to Crystal Beach just outside of Galveston, TX for the past few years.  

We have the best time and this year was no exception!  Not only did we enjoy the ocean, relaxation, and fellowship, but we were also sanctified with truth.  We watched the video series by Pricilla Shirer:  Breathe.  It was wonderful.  Pricilla is a gifted communicator and God really used her to speak to me this weekend.  I needed this message in a big way.

There are so many things in our lives that consume us--not all bad, not all good.  It's so important for us to make room--declutter our lives so we can worship our Savior with fewer interruptions  and distractions.  I had some sore toes throughout this study and plan to readjust a few things in my life to made more room for Him!

I'll end with some of my beach pics...

Do you spot the sun peaking over the horizon?

I look forward to this wonderful getaway each and every year!  I love my girls, but it's nice to have a moment away to refocus and 'breathe'.


Steel Magnolia Quotes | Printables

Yesterday, I shared my mom's 60th birthday party:  Steel Magnolia themed!  I told y'all I'd share the printables I made to sit around on the tables.  

If you are interested in using these, save each file and print on 8X10 cardstock.

*Scroll to the end of this post for a few more pics from the party.  (i.e. pics of me with people I love!)

me and Graham...

 ...and me and Joy

...and me and my Gran


Steel Magnolias Bday Party

My hometown (Magnolia) has a civic theater and they are performing the play Steel Magnolias in a few weeks.  My mom recently auditioned and got the part of Clairee.  In honor of her role in the play and tribute to the town where she's lived the longest, we had a Steel Magnolias 60th birthday party for her.  The party was a hit and I wanted to show y'all how cute it turned out!

 I made little cards with quotes from the movie.  I'll share them in a printable soon.

It's not a Steel Magnolias party without a bleeding armadillo cake!

Coming up: I'll share some more pics from the party and the cards with quotes from Steel Magnolias!


AG's 8th Bday

AG's birthday run-down:

first | Lunch date with me at the tea room...

second | Shopping! She received over $80 from her aunts, uncles, and grandparents!

third | My mom and dad gave her this neat diary from the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam.  

fourth | We enjoyed a great family dinner at Babe's in Arlington!  She did the chicken dance in front of the whole restaurant!

fifth | We went to the Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus...

I'd say that my girl had a wonderful 8th birthday!