A Heart Toward Home

"...But as for me and my house, we will serve (worship) the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Another Birthday to Celebrate!

The next birthday in January is mine. Bryan and the children are always so good about making my birthday very special. They always make me feel like a queen. This year they had me a treasure hunt to go on and a little gift with each clue, Sarah made supper, and they each made me feel very special!
 Here is a picture of me and my wonderful blessings! This was taken in May 2017 on our trip to Yellowstone. I am very blessed to have them call me mom!
This man is the best! He always goes above and beyond to make every day special but especially my birthday! His birthday is the next one we celebrate! Can't wait to let him know how special he is!

I had a wonderful birthday and am very blessed!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Our Baby is 7!

In January we have three birthdays to celebrate and the first one is Joanna's! This precious gift is a joy and blessing to us all!
Here she is around a year old
Here she is at 6
 Here she is at 2
 This one is at age 4
Being silly at age 5

We had a great time celebrating her birthday and are looking forward to celebrating with grandparents soon! She is full of laughter and loves to make others smile. Joanna is a great sister and is loved by each of her siblings! I can't imagine life without her. I am blessed to have her call me mom! Praying the Lord will grow her into a godly woman, that He would live through her and be glorified in her life. Thank you Lord for Joanna.

Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 is Here!

I am sure it is hard for y'all to believe too...2018 is HERE! 2017 is gone and now its time to begin a new year and strive each day to live for the glory of God! On the mornings that Bryan leaves early for work before the children and I get up, I walk into the kitchen and find his Bible open with his glasses laid on top just like the picture above. This is where it is... our life is in His hands and He is beyond worthy of our worship. He deserves all of us, not just some but ALL!

I am not making resolutions this year I have decided to set goals instead each month and then reevaluate at the end of each month. I need to ask God what His plans and goals are for me and not just set my own. My first and greatest goal EACH month is to bring Him the most glory and honor!

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Lilla Rose Sale!

I haven't posted in awhile about Lilla Rose, but I just had to share this GREAT Sale! Check it out at www.lillarose.biz/cantinacamp If you order $50 or more you get a free mini Flexi Clip! 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Our Oldest is Driving!!

It has come quicker than I ever imagined, we have a child that can drive! In August we celebrated Isaac's 16th birthday! He is growing into a young man and I am excited to see what God has planned for him.
 Here he is with a deer he killed at the beginning of hunting season this year. Isaac enjoys hunting and fishing.
 We celebrated with grandparents at the river. We had lots of fun!
Here he is in his truck. This was my dad's truck and now it belongs to Isaac. He is a very responsible young man and it has been a blessing for him to be able to drive to places he needs to get to.

I really had no idea that he would grow up so fast. Isaac is a blessing, fun, and full of laughter. We love him more than he will ever know! 

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Fun With the Younger Three Children

Back in June while Isaac, Sarah, and Bryan were at Youth Camp the rest of us had our own "Camp". The younger children and I decided to do some fun and interesting things. Each day we went over some of the verses that the others were learning at Youth Camp, The book of Philippians. Then one day we made these delicious oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. 
The cookies were very yummy!
Timothy and Joanna cleaned up their John Deere gator ride. Looks like she is being bossy but I really believe she is waiting her turn to wash. :)
We made this Tic-Tac-Toe board out of a cut of stump and rocks. I let them paint the wood and rocks. Lots of fun to make and play!
Then our last activity was to make Tye Die shirts. We picked out the colors they wanted, purple for Joanna, green for Timothy, and blue for Elijah. It was exciting to watch their faces light up as they unrolled those shirts and saw the patterns. I thought they did a great job!

I always enjoy spending time with just these three. They are lots of fun and love doing new things! I am a very blessed mother!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

A Visit With The Roughton Family

A couple of weeks ago we had the opportunity to stop by and see some family and visit with them for a couple of hours. It has been too long since we have seen them. In January of 2015 they came up for a visit to our home. Below is a picture of the children in 2015 and a picture of me and my cousin Dodey.
 I just can't believe its been two and a half years since we have gotten to see each other.
Now here is a picture of the children in July 2017...wow! They grow up so fast! One of the things Sarah asked for her birthday was to visit with these cousins, Ella and Leah. God worked it out and we were actually able to visit them on Sarah's birthday! The children had lots of fun playing together and Isaac was able to love on their fur baby. :)
 Don't you agree that these children have really grown up? I also had to get a picture of me and Dodey. :) Love this girl!
We agreed that it didn't need to be so long before we got together again. We always have a great time together and talking about the memories we have...there are lots of those!