Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable, love unstoppable, anything is possible

So, one thing about our family that you may (or may not ) know ( I guess it depends on how long you have been reading our blog) is that we all love music...especially "theme" music. I truly believe the Lord speaks to us through songs and I love when one comes along that speaks right to where we are.  This song has become our homeschool anthem for this year. It is so true and so much of what we want for our kiddos.   Enjoy the family pictures and click on the link, I promise you will be blessed too.  

THRIVE
Here in this worn and weary land
Where many a dream has died
Like a tree planted by the water
We never will run dry


So living water flowing through
God we thirst for more of You
Fill our hearts and flood our souls
With one desire



Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on High
Shine like the sun made darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It's time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive


Into Your word we're digging deep
To know our Father's heart
Into the world we're reaching out
To show them who You are


So living water flowing through
God we thirst for more of You
Fill our hearts and flood our souls
With one desire


Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on High
Shine like the sun made darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It's time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive


Joy unspeakable, faith unsinkable,
Love unstoppable, anything is possible



Just to know You and to make You known
We lift Your name on High
Shine like the sun made darkness run and hide
We know we were made for so much more
Than ordinary lives
It's time for us to more than just survive
We were made to thrive

Saturday, July 12, 2014

I AM

I was extremely blessed this week to get to help with our churches Kidz Inc Music Camp.  Sister was really to young to go, but since I was helping all week they allowed her to attend.  Both kids LOVED it and did an awesome job at the show.  I was SO proud of them.

The show was all about knowing I AM and the different names of God.  I loved that the show was full of scripture and gave us something to really talk and learn about this summer.  The kids memorized tons of verses, including Psalm 23.
Me and my kiddos the night of the show :)


Brother doing his thing...
Sister rocking it out...

This week was one of their favorites of the summer.  They can't wait to do it again! Thank you FBL for the opportunity!!



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Road Trip to MS

Thanks to (literally) a last minute change in Hubby's schedule we decided to take a road trip to Mississippi to see family.  We didn't get to go last summer, so we were all excited to get to make the trip.  Hubby and I both have grandparents in the same town in Mississippi, so we always have a wonderful time getting to spend time with them.
We took the kids to visit the Agricultural Museum this year with my grandfather.  I remember going when I was a little girl and it was really fun to show the kids around.  It is basically a little town with a working farm and museum.  The kids thought it was really neat!
Riding on the train around the grounds with Great Granddaddy.
Love them!

Sitting in the rocking chair...I think we have pictures of me as a child in this chair :)
Learning about saw mills...
and picking cotton.

The church in the town, so beautiful.
They also had animals in the barn...
and a general store where we all stopped and got a snack.



2 Peas in a pod, love those kiddos.

We enjoyed eating out, visiting, and just being together.  Even if it was short, it was a great trip.

After heading out from my Grandfather's house we headed down the road about 5 mins to Hubby's grandparents house. We had fun taking some pictures in the tree out front :)




They also got to take a wagon ride in Papa's wagon / tractor.

Another 2 peas in a pod...they crack me up!
We also spent a morning visiting the Museum of Natural Science.  The kids really enjoyed it and remembered going the last time we were here.  They had a new exhibit to check out this time and to Brother's delight, the two headed snake was still there, yuck!





Bird watching...

Turtles...we sang the TMNT song to them and I promise they were dancing. It was too funny!
After the museum we found an awesome playground to play on for a little while.  We had it to ourselves, so we each claimed a castle (Hubby got the boat, ha!) and we spent time attacking each others castles, fun stuff.

We made sure to get a few pictures with Nonnie and Papa before we headed out.  We had a wonderful time and always enjoy getting to see family.