She went to a party

Faith's 12 birthday partyI really love Rebecca’s friends.

They got together to celebrate her best friend’s birthday and look at how lovely they arrived!

They are all dressed modestly and beautifully.

It was a birthday celebration at the mall.

The girls were out and about with a photo scavenger hunt.

Here are some of the shots…

Faith's 12 birthday party3…so cute…

Faith's 12 birthday party7…and so silly still!

Love these girls!!

They all love Jesus and it shines from their hearts!

They all went to share dinner after and were gathered at the table in prayer before the meal.

What a witness to others that was!!

Young girls, sharing time together celebrating a birthday and making sure that God was acknowledged and thanked as part of their special time.

Blessings to the birthday girl, Rebecca’s best est friend!

My Boy Graduated!!!

bootcamp 013Hoorah Bravo Company!!

They looked so amazing!!

My son and his company just graduated at

Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendelton
from United States Sea Cadet Corps boot camp!!

I am so proud of him!!!

I have never hugged my son so hard or long before!!

2 whole weeks I have not been able to be in contact with him.

That was so hard!!!

That made today even more sweet!!

bootcamp 070He is E2 Seaman’s Apprentice officially!!

He is so proud of himself as well he should be.

He has just accomplished something that not many young men have done.

bootcamp 079

We all missed him so much!!

bootcamp 088The girls made a cute welcome home for him.

Becca made him a little concession stand and had a movie night all planned for him to just sit back with us and relax.

bootcamp 090She had bags of popcorn, drinks, chips, candy all lined up.

First we had him change into his new NAVY shirt then had to hit him with tradition…

bootcamp 116Welcome home Cadet!!

We stayed with him, hugging him all day long!!

bootcamp 140We really missed you son


So proud of you and all you have achieved.

You are quite the young MAN.

bootcamp 047Hooyah Sailor!

Semper Fi!

Rebecca”s Craftiness Amazes Me

I saw Rebecca at the table the other day really focused on her nail polishing.

She showed me her nails.

I would never have thought of doing this!!


Sorry, this is not a great picture.

She painted a giraffe on her nails!

What a cute idea right?

Here let me turn the picture so you can see it better…




She is so darn crafty!!

Love it!!

Have you ever done your nails like that?

Pictures from Belle’s Birthday

I know this is a bit late but we have been really busy!!

We started with out traditional

“while you are sleeping”

decoration of the house.


Red, white and blue  were the perfect colors to celebrate with!!

032031030027029026Then the presents

magically appear :)


065 076 105She loved all her presents from her brother and sisters.

We took her bowling,

013then to see Monsters University,

(that picture was nothing but black)

then home to bbq and watch fireworks!!

114She said it was her best birthday ever!

I love my little 6 year old!!

Someone is Special Today!!!

Happy 6th birthday Belle!!!

Today we want to let you know that no matter how much you grow up, you will always be our bundle of joy, rolling around on the floor giggling, hoolahooping, making fantastic crafties and drawings for us,  and ALWAYS asking for Popsicles!! You are such a wonderful daughter Belle!! You make us so proud!! Most importantly you make God proud. You have a spectacularly giving heart!

I know you made Him smile when you said that

“Birthdays aren’t about the presents, its about Jesus being shown in our hearts one more year.”

120That brought tears of joy to my heart and my eyes!

Enjoy your special day Princess of the Most High God!!

You are beautiful!!

Enjoy the fireworks!


Aimee Got Crafty!!

This is such a darn cute idea!!

Aimee made the best graduation card for her bestie !

Is this not adorable!!

It’s just a letter A from Hobby Lobby that she modge podged pictures of moments she and Ashley have shared over the years.


Then she wrote her note on the back.

It is personal, memorable, creative, and original!!

It is the perfect gift for a friend!!

My girl has got skills!!

Ha ha ha!!!

Ashley loved it by the way!!


022Belle is such a little love bug!

She won a gift card from Starbucks at the baby shower we went to last month and decided that she wanted to use it to buy her Daddy a cool drink for when he got home from work. It has only been 108 degress…ugh. How thoughtful though for a 5 year old?

Love this little angels heart!!