Thursday, May 31, 2012

What I Wore... For Real?!

Was going in to work at Creator Designs today and decided to get "all dolled up" as Dwain would say. So here ya go... top from Loft, pants from Loft, jewelry & belt from AE, Dr. Pepper stain from Wendy's... for real??? Arghhh!!!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chirp Chirp

Those of you who know me personally would probably agree I'm not "cheesy" or "sappy" in any way... hopefully!?!? But listen, I LOVE baby birds!!! I don't know what kind they are, I don't know anything about them other than I LOVE them. They are so, so precious and such a miracle of God and I'm kinda obsessed with them. We have several bird houses like this on our property and the boys and I check them often. Recently we found a pleasant beautiful surprise...

So, being obsessed, we started checking them often. Now please know we DON'T TOUCH them or the nest at all. We just look... often! So within a couple a days this is what we found...

So precious, now check out this picture, oh I love these things!
Jake, a self-described "nature lover" wanted to video the birds. In this video they were sleeping and Jake whistled to wake them... Enjoy and remember "Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?"

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Brotherly Love???

They look so loving and sweet BUT after only one morning of Jake being out of school, Chapel had a request... "can Jake go stay with Grandma Mary Kay now?"

Monday, May 21, 2012

For Real????

So many times when I'm looking at Pinterest or other people's blogs I'm like... FOR REAL???? Meaning: "Are you serious?? You really make homemade muffins and top it with homemade apple butter, churned by you, apples grown on your farm... and eat it on a hand-painted plate that you made in pottery class... FOR REAL????"

No wonder depression among women is at an all-time high!

We are constantly comparing ourselves to each other, and the "each other" we are seeing is ONLY what is CHOSEN to be seen.

Yes, I'm guilty of TRYING to make my family look perfect on Facebook and on this blog. I want to add some REAL! to the for real?!

This is a REAL picture of a flower bed at my house. No, those are not herbs or authentic something or another... those are WEEDS! When we moved into this house this was weed-free, now we have so much mowing to do we can't keep up.

Here's another disaster...
Our garage trash. Yes you see Wendy's, McDonald's, Arby's, Sonic, and Burger King. Now before you report us for child obesity potential know that it's not ALWAYS like this... give us a break, it's baseball season and we have 3 teams going. We sometimes eat homemade meals at home... but sometimes not, this is the REAL us.

Now as embarrassing as this is, I felt it necessary to be real sometimes. I plan on posting funny, REAL pictures more frequently... along with my "blog-perfect" family posts I usually show :). Please join me in being REAL!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day 2012

What a blessing it is to be a mom! I love these boys dearly and I pray that they will grow up to be mighty men of God. So often I worry about how they look or more often, how they smell!!! Let that not be my #1 concern... let my focus be on bringing them up to honor God and live by His principals, appreciating the Grace He gives us through His Son, Jesus Christ!

We spent the weekend with Grandpa & Grandma Banner... baseball, eating out, playing games, visiting and church... our favorites. If these boys take after their daddy, I will have been a successful mother!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Chapel's Week at Grandpa & Grandma's

Chapel spent the ENTIRE week in Eldon with Grandpa & Grandma. He had more fun than a kid should have! He's already asking to go back. :)

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