Monday, June 29, 2009

My little man turns 12......

Yesterday, Garet turned 12!!! He went to see Transformers.....
Got his first phone.....
(We put it under his pillow and started calling it to wake him up and sing HAPPY BIRTHDAY!)
and got his first kiss from someone besides his MAMA!!!!
(Dad asked the waitress to embarrass him and she went and planted a big, sloppy kiss on him! I about had a heart attack!)
Logan informed me that he would be moving out in 6 yrs.
Thanks Logan! That's not something you remind the mom!
We had party hats....
and sweet family
and a really sweet time!!!!
Garet is growing up! God blessed me 12 yrs. ago and my life has never been the same! Garet is fun loving, smart, energetic, compassionate, talented, humorous, and witty!!! Garet has the biggest heart of anyone I know! I know that God has big plans for this boy.....I can hardly wait to see the man he is going to become! For now, I'll cherish every day I have with him and continue to do my part in molding and making him into one fine man!!!! I'm one blessed MAMA!!!
Love you Garet!!!

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Fun at the LAKE....

This is what SUMMER is all about!!!!!
Meet Mr. Jet ski!!!!

We wore this thing out!!!!!

8 boys......big and little!!!!

Don and Pam invited us to the lake and we accepted their invitation!

Dead man floating....aka Andrew!!!

It was HOT, but the lake cooled up off some!!!!

Thumbs up means FULL SPEED AHEAD!!!!!

Waiting on a boat ride!

Thanks Don and Pam for a great day!!!!

We ALL had fun on this thing!!!!

Tyler fished all day......he never got tired of fishing!!!! He is addicted...seriously!


This was the BEST float ever! I would've gone to sleep, but I was afraid of floating away and no one telling me! They would have really liked that!!!!
There's that thumbs up again!!!

Auburn busted out his Michael Jackson box set and we jammed on the way to the lake, but he decided to dress like him as well!!! lol

MY TURN!!!!!

We ate it!!!! It was kinda my fault!!!! I was goofin off! I was laughing so hard....I almost really didn't get back on this thing out in the middle of the lake!!!! It was quite the show!!!

The AMAZING porch that looks out onto the lake from three sides.....I LOVE IT!!!

That is the quietest the boat dock has been ALL day!
What a fun day and what a beautiful sunset!
Thank you Lord for pretty sunsets and good friends!!
(Jana, how did you skip out on my pics! Your bday is Mon. I'll get ya!)

Thursday, June 25, 2009


OK....We are preparing to pack boxes tonight, BUT we just don't have that many addresses for soldiers!!!!
If you want to send a soldier a box....PLEASE leave me their address!
It's that easy!!!!
Go get the address NOW!!!!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Time to SERVE.....

Treats For Troops
FBC ~ Gameroom
Thurs. June 25
Bring your treats for the troops and your favorite summer dish!!!!
There WILL be childcare!!!!!
I just went through everything we have been collecting.....we are still in NEED of seasoning salt, Tabasco sauce, beef jerky, seeds, Visine or eye drops, OFF, sunscreen, batteries and fly strips!!!!
We have PLENTY hard candy, wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes and deodorant!!!!
Let's remember these men and women as they sacrifice their lives for you and I every day!!!! If you have a soldier in mind, PLEASE bring their address!!!!!
This is a great opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus!
Hope to see you there!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Baby, it's HOT outside!!!!

It's officially summer and it's HOT!!!!! It's really been HOT here in our part of Texas for weeks now and no rain!!!! No rain in sight!!!! We are suppose to reach 103 this week!!! I think I might melt! The boys talked me into snowcones this weekend! They didn't have to ask too much because I LOVE ME SOME SNOWCONES!!!!
Bubblegum for Garet!!!

Peyton got Watermelon and I got wedding cake!!!! Yumm~O!!!!!!!!

What's your favorite flavor?

Nothing says SUMMERTIME quite like a SNOW CONE!!!!!
We have the BEST snowcone lady in town!!!! We may be giving her lots of business this summer! Happy Summer!!!!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!!

Happy Father's Day Dad!
Happy Father's Day Poppa!
Happy Father's Day Auburn!

We love you!
Happy Father's Day Dad!
Happy Father's Day Papaw!
"Any man can be a Father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad." Anne Geddes
"A wise son makes a glad father." Prov. 10:1
Hope you are having a great Father's Day weekend!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wordless Wednesday....


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Boomerang Express!!!!

SAY Y~E~S to VBS....
Everybody say YES!!!!!
We are rockin at VBS this week....if you are local...join us!!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Summer of SERVING....

Today we headed to the nursing home to pamper and paint nails!!!
I have to tell ya....the nursing home is NOT one of my favorite places to be....only b/c I'm a GERM FREAK!!! But, today I was blessed! (Don't worry...I bathed them in Germ~X first!)
This is one of my favorite little ladies at the nursing home. She loves gospel music! I asked her what her favorite song was and she said, "This little light of mine!" So, she sang to me!
This little lady played the piano in her younger days! Look at those pretty fingers...I would have loved to hear her play!
Pleasing God by serving others!
This is kinda funny....all of the girls were picking out really BRIGHT, RED, purple! I thought, "These are going to be some hip old ladies!"

They were all so appreciative and thanked us over and over!

I have never painted someones nails when they were asleep. I guess she will have a nice surprise when she wakes up!

I really enjoyed my time today! I loved hearing all of the stories about where these pretty hands had been and what they have done over the years!!!! This little ladies hands have baked quite a bit over the years, but they also taught her grandsons how to shoot their very first deers!

Whether we are serving others or they are serving's all going to be loving and we are all going to benefit!

"Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself." Phil. 2:3

Friday, June 12, 2009

Growing Like A Weed....

Peyton and his "brother" Daniel....
June 2008
One year later....
Peyton and Daniel...
June 2009!
I took this cute pic of the boys last night in Mr. Bailey's garden and remembered that I had one from last year too!
I am so excited....I've been garden sitting for my neighbors and I got to keep what I picked this week! AND....Daniel's sweet Grandpa is sending me goodies out of his beautiful garden! I have tons of squash! Yum~O!!!
By the way, I picked two Siamese squash this week! HA! You should've seen them!
I blanched for the first time today and put squash in the freezer! I'm so proud of myself!!!
Have a super weekend!
LUV, Carrie "the gardener"