Wednesday, May 29, 2013


Do you read Hands Free Mama's  blog?  If not, click the link and start reading.  She decided two years ago to let go of everyday distractions and focus on being in the moment with her two girls.  She writes about beautiful and raw confession.

I admit, I yell too much, wishing I could take it back immediately.  It makes me feel absolutely terrible each time it happens.  I have yelled at Parker before and looked at him and could see the fear.  Of course, I yell and he starts crying.  The crying and the fear in his eye's breaks my heart, yet I still find myself yelling.    What causes me to lose it?  Was it because I told him to pick up his toys and he would not listen?  Was it because he would not sit still so I could dress him?  Was it because he took off running in a parking lot where cars were coming?  Was it because he made such a mess with his snacks?  Could I have handled each situation different that would not require me to yell?  YES, I could have.  I now know that I’m not along in this and there is hope for me. 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Our Morning Drive

I have the joy of spending 30 minutes in the car with this cute little boy!  He loves to bring monster trucks or cars with him each morning.  He is also obsessed with his daddy's t-shirts.  He has to have one in bed with him and he takes it in the car with him.  Our morning drive is typically fine but the afternoon is horrible.  We laugh in the morning and cry in the afternoon.  HA!  I know he's ready to be home and not be stuck in his carseat.  The sun will beam down on him and it makes him mad.  Even though he can be moody, it's such a blessing to look in the back seat and see that sweet smiling face.  I'm beyond blessed!  Have a great Thursday!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful ladies!  We had a low key day.  We started out at church, lunch at Panera Bread and then a vistit with Lee's sister and mom.  Oh yea, I had to make that dreaded trip to Walmart.  Walmart and I have a love/hate relationship.  Lee was able to snap a quick picture of Parker and I before church.  I had no clue he was looking at me like he was.  It really turned out to be such a cute picture.  I'm beyond blessed to be called "Mommy" by this sweet little boy.  He brings such joy to my life and I love him more than words could ever discribe. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Unglued Moments

I'm linking up with the Build "Em Up series, and today is about 'Coming Unglued'. Now, I know what you're thinking…there's no way she comes unglued. I like to refer to it as loosing my cool, but whatever it is, it's a complete loss of control and patience.

Now, I have not had a chance to read Lysa TerKeurst's Unglued but I've heard so many wonderful things about it.  I'm hoping it's a Mother's Day gift from my sweet child and husband.  HA, I really did ask for it.

I don't have a lot of patience and I find myself snapping really quick.  I hate that and I'm trying to fix it.  My goal is to stop, breathe and think it though before I react.  My poor husband takes the brunt of the storm.  I seem to always take it out on him and it's not right.  He means the world to me and is honestly the best dad in the world. 

I'm so blessed to have a wonderful husband and the cutest son.  There are so many people who would give anything to have that blessing.  Being a mom is wonderful and I would not trade it for anything.  God is so good to me!

Sunday, May 5, 2013


We had a late lunch/early dinner on Saturday at Mellow Mushroom.  We asked Parker what he wanted to eat and his request was for pizza.  So, Pizza it was.

Cute little boy smiling!


Mommy and silly Parker!

We had a low key weekend.  Today our church, Bay Community Church, celebrated our 15 year Anniversary.  There are a lot of exciting things happening for us.  We break ground in August on the addition and purchased 15 acres in Foley, Alabama for a new location.  Someone said today that we are filling Souls with Heaven.  I love how that sounds.  God is doing great things with our church and I can't wait to see what he does the next 15 years.