Sunday, February 18, 2018

It Snowed in South Georgia!

On Jan. 3, 2018 it SNOWED! That is so rare for our area.

It hasn't snowed here since 2010! Even then it wasn't as much as it was on the 3rd of January!

Lysa was home still on Christmas break. I'm soo glad she was here to enjoy this special memory with us! 

Our home. SIMPLE... but we love it. 

So  very thankful for our day of snow. We are summer/beach people so one day of snow is enough... but we loved how pretty and beautiful it all was....  my three musketeers played and had snowball fights! A day for the memory books!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

My Reads for 2018

I'm sure I will add lots more. I love books more than fancy things or clothes. (blush)~

Some of these I have not finished from 2017, some I am reading again.... and some are new. 

What are you reading this year?  

Monday, February 05, 2018

Three of My Children are now Married. Two in 2017

Dakota & Alex

Mandi & Andrew

Two weddings in a week!

Dakota married Alex in October.

Mandi married Andrew in November 

Life continues to change. I am so thankful. Our family continues to grow!

God is faithful. All glory to Him!

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

All our Advent Happenings and Mess Ups.

One of my favorite things this Christmas season was celebrating Advent with my children. We have done this for a lot of years. For the past 6 years we have incorporated Advent Surprises. This year I think I became extra busy... which brought more stress and we had a few days we didn't do a Surprise. We also didn't finish our Advent readings & Jotham's Journey book Ishtar's Odyssey. So the week after Christmas we read and spent some time together. It is a slower pace and all the Christmas decorations were still up.... and I love this time. It helps me to just rest and renew. This year our Lysa didn't return to college till Jan. 6th so we extended our Christmas season.

All that to say....  this is one of my favorite things that happened .....

Lincoln put the star on our Advent Tree/Jesse Tree~ our new book "The Wonder of the Greatest Gift."

I let him open the little squares....  of the ones we still had to do.... and then we found the star. It was just him and I. Everyone else doing other things and so we talked and shared this special time. Instead of having guilt about not completely our advent stuff....  this was perfect. If the star had already been on.... then I wouldn't have had this moment with Lincoln!

Thank you, Jesus. 

Grace~ Teena