Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
My favorite picture of Holly is this one that I took at my sister's wedding. This was right before the ceremony began and I was shooting with my film camera. So it's a scanned pic and not great quality, but hopefully you can tell why it's my fave.
This is also one of my favorites! He is wonderful hubby and daddy to our girls and I love him bunches!
Last, but certainly not least is my favorite Bible verse:
"The LORD is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices,
And with my song I will praise Him."
Hope you all have a great Memorial weekend and remember to appreciate our freedoms from those who have sacrificed so much!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
First one named Hope.
We've had a great week and that just about brings us up to date. Today we got to keep Bella for a little while and she even got to go to Holly's game tonight! :D
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
In mid-January Jerry decided to run for Sheriff about 3 weeks AFTER the deadline to switch parties was up. This means that we weren't going to be able to vote for him in the Primary. Which was when he was going to face his main opponent, the incombent, and would need our votes the most. But it was too late to switch, so we just helped him in every other way that we could!
Brian with his dad at a rally a few weeks ago.
I am proud to be in this family and look forward to Jerry being our next Sheriff. He has worked very hard in law enforcement his enire life and he truly deserves this!
So congratulations to all of the winners in the Primaries! We were also rooting for Jared Carpenter (my BFF since 2nd grade's hubby) in the 34th Ky Senate race, Lisa Davis (our pastor's wife) for County Clerk, & of course Rand Paul U.S. Senate!!! All winners!!!
Here are a few of my favorite quotes about voting:
"In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate--look to his character."
"Should things go wrong at any time, the people will set them to rights by the peaceable exercise of their elective rights."
Monday, May 17, 2010
Since Brian and I turned 18 we have voted. It is our freedom to do so. I believe by not exercising this freedom it is disrespecting all of the brave souls who have fought and lost their lives giving us this right.
I know people get tired of seeing sign after sign along the roads, but elections are so important! We need to make sure we vote and let our voices be heard!!!
“In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide. Regard not the particular sect or denomination of the candidate - look to his character. . . . When a citizen gives his suffrage to a man of known immorality he abuses his trust; he sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his neighbor, he betrays the interest of his country.” Noah Webster
Thursday, May 13, 2010
When the girls were little Goodnight Moon and The Berenstain Bears and The Spooky Old Tree were their faves!
I love this book by Beth Moore, Feathers From My Nest!
Being a homeschool mom I have to add this dictionary in my list of faves! Noah Webster's 1828 Dictionary is a great resource and he used scriptures with many of his definitions! Here is a link to an online copy: Webster's 1828
This summer for Literature the girls and I (Brian too) are going to read Pilgrim's Progress together. I found a study guide at a yard sale a few weeks ago! We're excited!
I love to read, but don't always get the time to. Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to finding some new stuff to check out!!!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Brian, Pam, and the girls after the funeral Friday.
Me, Pam, and the girls.
Anna took these pictures for me! The Bees won 16-0 against the Sand Gnats!!!
Saturday they played again against the Scappers, but got beat 19-5. I had a yard sale Saturday so Brian took her to the game and Anna and I stayed at home to man the sale.
Suse came over and brought me these beautiful roses for Mother's Day and Anna picked this other pretty bouquet for me!
Sunday morning we went to church and then took Nana out for lunch for Mother's Day. When we got home we put together our new kites and headed down to the college to try our hand at flying them.
The one Brian was using kept taking right off. Holly got to fly it way high.
Anna got to fly that one high too.
I tried and tried to get this one up, but it never happened. We just didn't have enough wind and to be honest I ran out of wind running with that thing too!!
We had a great day and I am one truly blessed Momma!
I really don't deserve to be blessed with such a wonderful family! I am so very grateful to the Lord for loaning them to me though!!!
Thursday, May 6, 2010
We've got two daughters and their names are Anna Elizabeth and Holly Peyton. We didn't name them after any other family members. We wanted them to have their own names.
Anna was the easiest name we picked. It was a name that Brian had always loved and I fell in love with it too. We played around with a middle name right up until we had her! I absolutely loved Elizabeth and it went so well with Anna. I just liked the way it had an old world feel to it! Now she loves her name and it suits her just fine! A couple of months ago I was going through some daydream notes I had scribbled on while in college 4 years before she was born and Anna Elizabeth was on one of the lists. Isn't that neat?!
For Holly's name we just kind of came up with it! I just loved the name Holly! When I was about 7 months pregnant we went on a mini-vacation trip to Pigeon Forge. While we were down there I found some bears that had names embroidered on their dresses. I bought Anna one and picked out the one that said Holly and bought it too! So I guess that is when we sealed the deal :D The Peyton just came out of nowhere really. Just a name we both loved. She loves her name too!