Five on Friday

Five on Friday, I've missed you.  Now is the perfect time to give 1,2,3,4,5 updates.

For starters--THIS WEATHER!  Y'all Texas weather has been crazy lately.  We've had 70ish days since the middle of January.  I wouldn't say I'm complaining, but I miss getting to enjoy the winter.

We love First Monday Trade Days in Canton.  For us, it's a family affair...

Edy picked out this $10 wedding dress for her newly engaged aunt! 
What do you think, KK?

huntin' treasures

We use our foyer for homeschooling.  I've found practical ways to store our stuff without it screaming, "WE HOMESCHOOL IN HERE!"  Most of our stuff is stored in my office, but some things I keep in a cabinet in the foyer.

The other day the door to the cabinet was open and I clipped it with my leg and ripped it right off the hinges.  I was so frustrated.  It was beyond repair.  Graham and I purchased the little cabinet for 99 bucks just after marrying and I loved it.

AG and I went furniture shopping for hours and hours one afternoon.  The very last place we stopped, I found this beautiful cabinet...


Yesterday, Graham and I celebrated 15 years since our first date!  We've never celebrated this anniversary before, but we thought it would be fun to go out and reminisce.  We talked about our first date and how there was so much unknown to us at the time, but how it was the beginning of something wonderful!

I remember my greatest fear was that I'd slip up and accidentally call him Grant.

I'll end with these cuties...

That's a wrap!  

Have a great weekend!


Philippines Update

After a lot of ups and downs...my parents are finally in the Philippines!

They left mid-January and are getting settled into their new life abroad.

I took this pic two days before departure. 
Read HERE for more on the story.

Drop-off at DFW airport

Dad and Mom's new place in the Philippines.  Isn't it cute?

I am so thankful that Mom and Dad are safe and getting adjusted.  They've had shotty internet so communication has been tough, but I know that things will pick up once they are settled.  

Please keep them in your prayers!

I miss them very much!


Sunday Pics | May To February 2017

We have never had the privilege of living in the same town as our extended family.  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 little 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 6+ years, I have taken a pic of my girls before church and texted it to family.  We call it our "Sunday Pic".  It's nothing fancy.  I usually scream to the girls from my bathroom, "Girls, go sit on the piano for a pic." Then, I rush in and quickly snap it before we load up.  Plain and simple.

Here are some of the Sunday Pics from May to February 2017:
Click HERE Sunday Pics from the past.