Sunday, July 24, 2016

Scriptures...

Little Scarlett reading and marking her scriptures during church. What a sweet example of goodness.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Small joys...

Do you see that kitchen in the background? It's clean. Do you have any idea how much a clean kitchen means to a mother of 6? Or a mother of any for that matter? A lot. It means, a lot.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Watermelon...

I can still remember sitting on my back porch growing up, and watching my mom split open a big watermelon with the only butcher knife we owned. I can still taste the taste everytime I bite into one. Except when I was little, we sprinkled our watermelon with salt...(don't knock it until you try it) although, I prefer it sweet now. I can still see the seeds and remember the frustration of eating around them.
I can still envision eating that watermelon in a swimsuit, after swimming hours and hours. I can see my sisters with their tangled "swim" hair, but it doesn't matter because we're kids and no one cares. I can still feel the sunburn from swimming all day and neglecting to wear sunblock every two hours. I can still see my mom lovingly sitting on the porch with us while we eat...in fact, she's eating too. 

It's amazing how many memories can be resurrected from one bite of watermelon. It's the taste of home.


Saturday, July 16, 2016

Hit machine...

I love double dates, especially when they entail dancing the night away to hit machine. It works out great since our husbands both refuse to dance...at least my girlfriend will get down with me. And that's Pepsi in those cups by the way (just in case you were wondering.) 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Another great one...

We drove 45 minutes today to hike an absolutely beautiful waterfall. It wasn't easy...not when you're lugging small children and dogs, but I'm so glad we did it. 4 miles of pure beauty and a gorgeous waterfall to look forward to. I love being with these kiddos.




Saturday, July 9, 2016

Braces freeeeeee.....

Watch out ladies, there's a handsome young man on the loose....

Monday, July 4, 2016

4th of July...

Happy Fourth, from our family to yours...