Blessings in a small, southern town

When we moved to Marietta, we had no idea how much we would love the area. We chose it for the schools, but know that there was a greater reason for our decision. God placed us here to show us the good life…a wonderful church, a strong network of Christian friends, and a quaint suburban town that is big on community and small on traffic. After six moves in seven years, we knew that we would call Marietta “home”.  We’ll raise kids; set roots; and form life long friendships in this sweet little southern town…

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Froday night fun on the square

This sweet little town gets even sweeter in the summer with the return of the Glover Park concert series. The kids have just as much fun as the adults do…

And just when you think there’s no more fun to be had…the mayor shows up with ice cream! God love this sweet, special town that we call home!

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Saying goodbye to another year of school

Two whole months of summertime bliss…staying up late, sleeping in, endless Popsicles on the porch, sprinklers, grilling out…MORE fun and LESS scheduling!!! Summertime fun, here we come!!!!

Sweet goodies to celebrate another fun year at school!

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Easy vs hard…and a mama’s prayer

Pinch me….my kids are growing up. I’ve always been the mama who has looked forward to and often rushed milestones. Things will get easier when they can feed themselves; when they can walk; when they can talk; when they can swim…..this time next year, they will be doing this….and then things will calm down and life will be much easier…

The older my kids get, the more I realize that there is no such thing as “easy” when it comes to parenting. And while being a mama has proved my biggest and most cherished challenge thus far, I love every “hard” second of it. Thank you God for these two precious (and often challenging) children. Thank you for entrusting me to be their mama. Help me to guide them to your word so that they can better serve you.

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The ice cream truck man

He’s made the prayer list on more than one occasion….he’s the “ice cream truck man” and he doesn’t come around near enough for my crew. But when he does, his music can be heard from miles; squeals of delight come from every corner; and the promise of, “If you buy me an ice cream, I’ll do this…” is heard from neighborhood kids. With sticky hands and bellies, it ain’t summer til the ice cream truck man makes his rounds….

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Easter at home

What’s not to love about Easter…

Springtime weather,

Hiding and finding eggs…time and time again,

A visit (and surprises ) from the Easter Bunny,

The annual Easter march wearing your Sunday best…pastels…smocked bishops, jon jons, knee highs, and saddle oxfords,

And most of all, God’s word…John 3:16-17. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life. “For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world should be saved through Him.”

Easter Prayer…Thank you God for your son. For the gift of families and time spent together rejoicing in Your name. Thank you for life. For forgiveness. And for your steadfast, unconditional love. We rejoice in all of these blessings!

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Hunting eggs at church

MR couldn’t believe that the Easter Bunny hopped all the way to our church to hide hundreds of eggs. “His legs must get real tired”, she said. She wondered why “God didn’t invent a sleigh” for him….or why Santa wouldn’t let the good bunny borrow his reindeer and sleigh….

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Spring break…a little late

The goal of spring break was supposed to be to catch up on housework; to line up dentist and doctors appointments; crank up the lawn mower; plant flowers; and hit the gym.

Not one of these activities was crossed off our list. Instead, we played outside;

met the neighborhood ice cream truck for frozen goodies,

stayed up late and slept in.

We ate plenty of junk food; got out all of coloring crafts; and stayed in pjs most days until way past noon. It was heaven! And the best part is, we’ve only got a few more weeks of school until we get to do it all over again!!!

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