Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer time

Children playing

Corn on the cob




Texas Thunderstorms

Texas heat

More Watermelon


A lot of sweating - did I mention Texas heat?

Laughing with friends

Siblings giggling

Siblings fighting

A lot of wrestling in my living room

More watermelon

Sunscreen Sunscreen Sunscreen Sunscreen Sunscreen Sunscreen

Sigh - I really do heart summer time.......

Sunday, June 27, 2010

All Creatures Great and Small

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Ummm - I can still take your picture even if....

You cover your face.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thoughtful Thursday

Mom - why are you down here taking my picture when I am just trying to do some thinkin'?

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Does anyone else think it is funny.....

That there is a status update on Facebook that says it "might be fun" to post your city and state of birth for all to see?

Can't wait for someone to start one with social security numbers and Mothers Maiden name....

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A radioactive bowhead

-- Post From My iPhone

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Whispers .....

So this week was Vacation Bible School

I was in charge of crafts

There were 140 children enrolled

Thus ends my explanation of my most recent blog hiatus.......


all week long

I kept hearing these whispers......


I loaded up all three children, all three Bible Buddies, 6 shoes, 140 crafts, and every last shred of patience.....

got behind the wheel

took a sip of coffee

and sighed with relief.....

Then I heard a whisper....

"Holly - go back inside".

um no - I tell whisper - I have it all - I KNOW I have it all

"Holly - go back inside"

I sigh - I go back inside and there - on the island - is the huge bag of sharpie markers - without which - there is no Tuesday craft.


The craft is going pretty well - I think

We get to the youngest group and decide to modify the craft

I am sitting on the floor of the gym having this internal monologue with myself.

"Come on Holly - you should have known better - you should have modified this craft - what if this is a terrible craft? I never should have pushed for this idea. People are probably talking about how terrible this craft is. I wonder what the teachers think....."

Then, one of the co-directors came up to me as I was silently sitting on the floor assembling crafts and whispered in my ear

"Holly - this is the CUTEST craft! I have seen so many happy faces leaving your area. We are so lucky to have you and you are doing a great job."


I am tired

Vacation Bible School fatigue is setting in.

I am dropping the children off in their classes and I drop a bag.

As I bend over to get it my 5 year old wraps both skinny arms tight around my neck and whispers into my year.

"I love my Momma"


We wrap up the week

God is Good

Children are happy

We leave Vacation Bible School and as we are walking to the car my three year old is singing very softly to himself - almost in a whisper....

"Shout to da east and da west, sing to da nowth and da south, Jesus is Saviow to all, Lowd of Heben and Eawth...."

(Just in case you don't read 3 year old speak - Shout to the east and the west, sing to the north and the south. Jesus is Savior to all, Lord of Heaven and Earth.)

Thank you Jesus for whispering in my ear all week. I will listen hard for what you have to say to me in the next.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Future's so bright.....

We gotta wear shades!

Hope your summer is going great! This will be the summer of blogging from my iPhone because we are busy busy busy!


-- Post From My iPhone

Thursday, June 10, 2010

If no throne is provided......

Make one

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

We are ready for summer..... (Also titled sort of wordless wednesday)

How about you??????

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

One small step for a Cupcake

Come on Momma!!!!

Ok! Here I come!

Come on Cupcakes! We can do anything!

Post From My iPhone