But He said unto me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness..." 2 Corinthians 12:9a

Thursday, March 29, 2012

March At a Glance

March is always a busy month for us. We have 2 birthdays to celebrate and Spring Break. We have also been working on a new room for Mari Morgan and moving some rooms around. Working full time makes it hard to accomplish anything, but we take it a little at a time. Below are some things that we have been up to...

Nathan's birthday was March 27th. He is going to have his party at Skyzone in Memphis this coming week. He turned 11 and I can't believe it. Nathan is really growing up, and has such a sweet heart. I love this kid!!

We got him a new t.v. for his room, so he can play his X-Box in peace..Ha! He can only play X-Box and watch Netflix movies on it, which is good.

We also got him this bean bag chair. It is very comfy!!

Mari Morgan lost her other front tooth. She talks so funny, now.

I have been cleaning my kitchen grout...don't you think it needed it?

Much better!! :)

MM's new room started out blue, this was our t.v. room...

I had some great helpers priming

All primed!

Now it will be ice pink

We stopped in the middle of painting, which I hate to do, but it was unavoidable, to visit our parents in Mantee and Houston.

When we got to my mom's, we got to visit with our cousin, Winters. She is 1 now and so beautiful! MM loves it when we get to see her. They had a good time playing together, and of course MM was a little mommy.

We also rode in my aunt's gator...always a favorite when we go to my mom's. This is our other cousin, Olivia.

Mari Morgan and my niece, Edie, are just 4 days apart. So they always spend the night with Grandma during Spring Break and have a little party. Here, they are playing with a tea set my mom gave them.

My mom made them a Barbie cake. They decorated the skirt on their own...turned out so cute!

Silly girls

Another exciting part of our March was that MM got to go to the State Science Fair at Ole Miss. She won 2nd place in her division at her elementary school, so she advanced to Oxford. She received 5th place in her division at Ole Miss out of 538 students!! We were so excited for her! Yay, Mari Morgan!!

Judge talking to her

And....here is MM's new room. She loves it. We are still not finished with it, but we are getting close.

My big girl, reading in her new bed

She labeled her boxes with paper... hehe

Nate even thinks it's cool!

This bench was on our front porch in pretty bad condition. A little spray paint did the trick. We have to get some matching pillows, but for now, MM decorated. :)

We had a circus at our school for the students that certified in AR. Brian was asked to be the juggler...:) He did a good job!

He was also the mystery reader for MM's classroom. She was so surprised!

Look what she got painted on her face??? That's my girl!!

I love March. I love my kiddos. I love Spring, and there are only 7 more Mondays until school is out!! Can't wait!!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012


As some of you know, I have been trying to memorize the book of James. I took a break from it, but have now taken it back up. It is such a practical book and so applicable to where Brian and I are in life right now. Here is what I have memorized so far;

James, a bond servant of God, and of the Lord Jesus Christ; to the twelve tribes in the Dispersion, Greetings

Consider it joy my brothers when you face trials of various kinds knowing that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness, and let steadfastness have its full effect so that you may be perfect and complete lacking in nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God who gives generously to all without reproach and it will be given to him. but, let him ask in faith with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. That man should not suppose he will receive anything from the Lord. He is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation , and the rich in his humiliation. For like a flower of the grass he will pass away. The sun rises with its scorching heat and withers the grass, its flower falls, and its beauty perishes.

We are searching for answers right now in many areas. These remind me to ask in Faith!

It's Birthday Week

It always ends up like this. Because Mari Morgan's birthday is during Spring Break, we always end up celebrating all week. Her birthday is actually on March 16th. We needed to have her sleepover on the 9th because friends that were out of town would not be able to come. She received some money and a Justice gift card from one of her friends, so we went to Justice yesterday to buy something. We are leaving tomorrow to go to my mom's house. Her cousin, Edie, has a birthday on the 20th. So, Mom always has a party for both of them sometime during the week. Then, on Friday, her real birthday, we will go to Brian's parents and she will open more gifts. I love to celebrate birthdays, but this is a little much. We will have to plan better next year. I don't mean to sound negative. I love her and am so thrilled at the sweet young lady that she is becoming. My prayer is always that she will love the Lord more that ANYTHING else! Thank you God for our little girl!

Our friend, Kate Walker, made her these cookie cakes for her party

Mari Morgan with Kara and Kate

Singing Happy B day!

Making a wish

Here's the clan

MM and Julia Kate--they were in 1st grade together

MM with Harper...She lives down the street from us, and they are in 2nd grade together now

With church friends, Maddy and Morgan

With long time friend, Karis---they have been friends since 3 years old

Sweet Maggie painting her bag



Duck tape art

Emma Kate painting her nails---she and MM were in 1st together and now in 2nd grade together

More duck tape--this kept them busy for hours

We had a wonderful party!