Happy Birthday to Our July Babies!

Happy Birthday to Our July Babies!

Now that it is July 1st, we would like to wish all of our July babies a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And what a wonderful month to celebrate a birthday in!?!? On top of all of these wonderful birthday celebrations, we get to enjoy summer vacationfireworks, barbecues, snowballs, swimming, flip flops, catching fireflies, late nights, trips to the beach, and Independence Day! And we hope y’all ENJOY ever second of it!

We would like to send a very special birthday shout out to our oldest son who celebrates her birthday in a few weeks. He will be turning 11 and heading into the 6th grade! YIKES! We love you, baby, and are super excited to celebrate it with you. 😉

If this is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, let us know in the comment section below so we can wish you a happy birthday! And don’t forget to tag your FRIENDS and FAMILY who have birthdays this month as well to let them know that you are thinking of them!

We pray BLESSINGS over each of you for your birthday. May this upcoming year be your BEST yet! <3

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny

Hi Friends and Happy Father’s Day to all of our daddies and daddies-to-be! We have had a wonderful day showering Patrick with love, and now that we are home and he is taking a little evening Father’s Day nap, I decided to sneak on here and write a little post for all of you about the ADVENTUROUS day that we have had. So here it goes…

5 Things: Our Father’s Day… The Good, The Bad, and The Funny:

1. So, here is how our morning began…. Well, I should really give y’all a little backstory first. I was FORCED BEYOND MY WILL to take a HUGE portion of cake home from the baby shower yesterday. And not just ANY section of cake, it was more like the entire side which had an ENORMOUS amount of LUSCIOUS FROSTING. Which I usually do not complain about free cake, but this cake was DANGEROUS y’all!

It was a fabulous, homemade, incredibly moist, creamy, rich, buttery, melt in your mouth, almond flavored cake…. And it tasted exactly like Wedding Cake. And here’s the problem, Wedding Cake is my one weakness! It is my favorite and I lose all of my senses and become completely clutched in its grasp while in its presence. Well, on my way home yesterday evening, I tried my very best to get rid of it all. I dropped some off to my grandparents, and then brought the rest to the boys. I left it on the counter hoping they would devour every last morsel.

But when I woke up this morning and headed into the kitchen, there it was… just STARING at me! One glorious piece of cake left. It was as if Jesus had saved it just for me! I tried to resist at first, but as I walked past to retrieve the coffee creamer from the fridge, I got one heavenly sniff and immediately fell into its evil clutches. I had no other choice but to gobble it up at once. Plus, you know that I am an adult, and it IS technically okay for me to eat cake for breakfast… And that is EXACTLY what I did.

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Happy Memorial Day 2016

Happy Memorial Day 2016

Happy Memorial Day, Friends! Today we are honoring all of the BRAVE MEN and WOMEN who have fought for our country, and have paid the ultimate price for our freedom. From the bottom of our hearts, we THANK YOU! We pray for peace, comfort, and blessings over your families. Only God can heal the wounds left from the loss of a loved one.

Today, we would like show our LOVE and RESPECT for our great nation, as well as the courageous men and women who are still fighting for our freedom. We appreciate the sacrifices that you make for us daily. May God’s guidance and protection be with you always.

We would also like to remain in prayer for our nation today. Regardless of whether or not we agree with its leaders and their actions, we must remain ONE NATION UNDER GOD. And we MUST trust that GOD is ALWAYS in control. For when we stop doing these things, we will see our nation fall apart.

We pray all of you have a SAFE and BLESSED Memorial Day! 🙂

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” -John 15:13

“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” – Psalms 34:18

“Be on guard. Stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong. ”
– 1 Corinthians 16:13

 

Happy Birthday To Our May Babies!

Happy Birthday To Our May Babies!

Now that is is May 1st, we would like to wish all of our May babies a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And what a wonderful month to celebrate a birthday in!?!? On top of all of these wonderful birthday celebrations, we get to enjoy fabulous weather while nature is coming out in full force!  Flowers are BLOOMIN’, caterpillars are CRAWLIN’, birds are HATCHIN’, and dragonflies are FLYIN’ by! And we hope y’all ENJOY ever second of it!

If this is your BIRTHDAY MONTH, let us know in the comment section below so we can wish you a happy birthday! And don’t forget to tag your FRIENDS and FAMILY who have birthdays this month as well to let them know that you are thinking of them!

We would like to send a very special birthday shout out to my mom who celebrates her birthday next week. We are thinking of you and hope your day is over flowing with blessings!

We pray BLESSINGS over each of you for your birthday. May this upcoming year be your BEST yet! <3

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

How $15 Changed Our Outlook On Life!

This past weekend we decided to take a break for a bit to enjoy some time with our babies. This was something that we not only WANTED to do, but something that we really NEEDED to do. Between Patrick’s almost monthly heart procedures over the past 7 months, and working  7 days a week just to keep up with orders, we were in desperate need of a BREAK. And we knew our babies needed some time to decompress just as badly as we did.

Since it is now Spring, and the weather has been absolutely GORGEOUS here in Louisiana, we decided it was high time for a WATER PLAY DAY! So, we picked up some bubbles, a slip n’ slide, snacks, and pulled out last years $0.99 pools from Target and created a fun little surprise our kiddos. While they were inside of our home playing, Patrick and I secretly slipped outside to set up a FUN FILLED day for our family, and realized a valuable lesson in the process.

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Happy Birthday To Our February Babies!

Happy Birthday To Our February Babies!

We would like to wish all of our February babies a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Your birthday month is extra special because y’all have your very own cake of the month…. KING CAKE! And here in Louisiana, it doesn’t get much better than king cake. 😉

We would like to send out a very SPECIAL happy birthday wish to our cousin, Ryan. He and his sweet wife, Keri just found out that they are expecting their very first baby, and we are all OVER-THE-MOON excited for them! We can’t wait to welcome their new little bundle of joy in August! This will be the first baby in our family since we welcomed our youngest daughter almost 4 years ago. So, having a new little one is well over due.(And for the first time in a LONG time, Patrick and I aren’t the ones expecting! HAHA!)

If you are CELEBRATING a birthday this month, please let us know in the comments section below! We would love to wish you a happy birthday. 

How To Be The Wealthiest Person In The World

How To Be The Wealthiest Person In The World

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT! If you are abundant in all of these, then you are the WEALTHIEST person in the world!

We purchased a little decorative sign many, many years ago that says, ” I don’t care how poor a man is; if he has family, he is rich.”

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That sign hit home for us because we didn’t have 2 pennies to rub together at the time, yet we felt like we were ON TOP OF THE WORLD because Patrick and I had each other and 2 babies (at the time). We were just happy being together and it truly felt as if life couldn’t get any better.

All of these years later, we still have that little sign in our home. We actually just moved it today to a new shelf in our bathroom so we can see it more often and be reminded of this simple, yet important truth. Sometimes it is nice to hold onto those sentimental things from our past so we can see how far we have truly come.

Be BLESSED, sweet friends! <3

 

Happy Birthday January Babies!

Happy Birthday January Babies!

We would like to wish all of our January babies a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY! May this year be your very best yet! We pray that each of you enjoy your SPECIAL day! 🙂

We would like to send out some very special birthday wishes to our sweet Paw Paw and cousin Gabby. We look forward to celebrating your birthdays with you this month.

If you are CELEBRATING a birthday this month, please let us know in the comments section below! We would love to wish you a happy birthday. 

I’m In Mombie Mode Today

I’m In Mombie Mode Today

If anyone needs me today, this is the current state they will find me in…. MOMBIE. I was up all night with a sick little one, and got maybe 2-3 hours of sleep.

On a GOOD note, my poor baby seems to be feeling a bit BETTER this morning! 😉

We hope y’all have a BLESSED Saturday, Friends!

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Wealth Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

Wealth Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

One day a very wealthy father took his son on a trip to the country for the sole purpose of showing his son how it was to be poor. They spent a few days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.

After their return from the trip, the father asked his son how he liked the trip. “It was great, Dad,” the son replied. “Did you see how poor people can be?” the father asked. “Oh Yeah,” said the son.

“So what did you learn from the trip?” asked the father. The son answered, “I saw that we have one dog and they had four. We have a pool that reaches to the middle of our garden and they have a creek that has no end. We have imported lanterns in our garden and they have the stars at night. Our patio reaches to the front yard and they have the whole horizon.

We have a small piece of land to live on and they have fields that go beyond our sight. We have servants who serve us, but they serve others.

We buy our food, but they grow theirs. We have walls around our property to protect us, they have friends to protect them.” The boy’s father was speechless. Then his son added, “It showed me just how poor we really are.”

Too many times we forget what we have and concentrate on what we don’t have. What is one person’s worthless object is another’s prize possession. It is all based on one’s perspective.

Sometimes it takes the perspective of a child to remind us what’s important.

-Unknown Author


Oh, Yes! Take it from us, sweet friends…You don’t need possessions or money to be RICH! Even when we didn’t have 2 pennies to rub together, we felt that we were the most wealthy people on the planet. We had each other, our babies, a roof over our heads, and Jesus in our hearts. At the end of the day, that’s all any of us truly NEED. ♡