Living 2015 in a Positive and Encouraging Manner; Glorifying God

Living 2015 in a Positive and Encouraging Manner; Glorifying God

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Faithful Servant

Well I am so far behind on blogging so I will keep the words few and let the pictures do the talking.  

In August, our pastor and his wife retired. They were not only our pastor but our Sunday School teachers.  They were more like family. 

For Jeff, they have been leading the church for 30 years of his life.

Dan came and sung as part of the celebration. This day was full of laughter and tears. 

Probably more tears than laughter but this to shall pass.

These kiddos love Bro. Steve! 

Luke's First Day of First Grade

Luke with his teacher Mrs. Benedict.  We just love her.

He seems so ready to go this year. 

Of course Evan wanted a picture too! 

And so it starts again

Well the time has come for me to once again take control of my health and in doing so, I must put some real info out there.  Admitting the problem and confessing a very embarrassing realization are key to my success.  So here I go..... I have gained 35 lbs.  Yes, I know it's crazy!  The last time I gained this much weight, there was a reward of a child in the end.  Sadly this time it is just a result of me not taking care of myself and stress eating.  So here are my stats:

I currently weight 159.

I have no idea what size I am wearing because I refuse to buy clothes but I would guess a size 14.

My goal weight is 130.

I just want to be able to wear all the cute clothes that have been sitting in my closet for the last year.  

So here is the before picture and as you can tell from my face, it is making me sick to take this.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Camping 2015

We had a great vacation camping with family.  As you can see in the pictures below, there was plenty of horseshoes, bike riding, White Water, and Silver Dollar City.  We had a blast and can't wait till next time!!

Sunday School Class

I honestly can begin to explain how much this group of people mean to me.  We are so blessed to have a great Sunday School class!


The kiddos loved this VBS theme so much, they decided they wanted to go to Bruno Baptist and do it all again.  I may have also loved the songs!!!

Luke is a child of God

I don't have words enough to explain the joy we experienced this day.  Luke made the biggest and best decision of his life and asked Jesus into his heart.  We are so blessed.

God has big plans for this young man!

That night, he went forward and professed his faith to the church.

The following Sunday, Luke followed the example Jesus gave us and was baptized.  Thank you Lord for this child you have given unto us.  

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Random Photos

I thought I would blog some random pictures that have been on my phone for awhile. So here you go!!

I love my sisters and I am so blessed they are in my life.  On this day, we were apparently thinking alike.

These two boys fight often but it is times like this that you can see the love they have for one another.

Luke lovin on Grayson.

These boys crack me up.  I can just imagine some type of music playing in the background and these boys walking together like they are so cool (of course, they are pretty cool).  Sorry Luke, you are hiding behind Landon!

I forced Jeff to take a selfie with me.  As you can tell he was overjoyed!

Doesn't he look like he is up to no good?!?

I love this precious face with all my heart. Sweet Evan just kicked back relaxing. 

Date night and we got to watch the DBB at Branson Landing!!

4th of July

WE love the 4th of July.  This year, we had two gathering to attend (Daffron's and Newton's).

At the Newton's the boys and McKenzie all dressed up as football players and had a little pre-firework game.

They are seriously precious.  I love these kiddos and so glad they get to grow up together.  We are missing Harper in this picture but I am sure it was safer for her to stay clear of these football players.

The Newton's had some fun fireworks and the kiddos loved them.  Thanks Newton's!!

At the Daffron's the kids played and played. 

The Daffron's put on quite a show, so much so that I am sure the neighbors were watching.  

After the fireworks, the boys decided it would be cool to pretend to ride around in Gunner's jeep.....

With a back full of girls.  If this is what my future holds, I  am in trouble.  Just kidding, I am looking forward to watching all these kids grow and its fun to watch them year after year on the 4th of July!


Our T-ball season was awesome.  The boys went undefeated during the season.  They made it to the championship and fell just short of winning.  But they are winners in our heart.  

I am so proud of the sportsmanship our team showed.  Its fun to win but its really important for the kiddos to learn how to lose without being poor sports.  

Luke and Evan with the runner-up trophy.  They were a little disappointed but I am proud of them.

Gunner always supports the team so the boys shared their trophy with him.  I think he was super proud of them.

Daffron Cattle Company T-Ball Runner-ups!

The boys raising their trophy high.

A little pre-game chat with the coach.

The team and their coaches.

A little after game snack.  Its been a fun year.  Next year Luke moves on to pitching machine while Evan enjoys another year of T-Ball.  I am sure we will be running like crazy trying to keep up!