5 Things: Our Hospital Day

5 Things: Our Hospital Day

Hi Friends! We have had so many of you checking up on us this week to see how Patrick’s procedure went on Monday. Well, we are happy to report that it went very well! Here are 5 little fun facts about how our day at the hospital went…

1. On Monday, Patrick went in to have a quick little procedure to implant a small heart monitor in his chest above his heart. It was scheduled for 8:00 am, which meant that we had to WAKE UP and leave the house earlier than we normally have to. This wasn’t the easiest of tasks because now that we are homeschooling, we have gotten accustomed to sleeping in a bit. And this time, we were bringing our kiddos with us. On top of an already early appointment, we decided to ahead and leave a little earlier that we typically would have since the hospital is a 30 min drive from our home, and we wanted to make sure we would make it on time because traffic can be somewhat of an issue in that area. Well, we got there on time, THANK THE LORD! Patrick went immediately back to get prepped, while the kids and I sat in the waiting room. And this picture of our youngest son depicts how we were all feeling… Continue reading

We Are At It Again (Part 2)

We Are At It Again (Part 2)

Here is the second part of the blog post that we initially posted Friday night. (If you are just joining us, you can read PART 1 HERE.) There was so much that had happened over the course of Thursday and Friday, and I just knew there was no way that I could do it all justice by trying to condense and cram everything into one post. So here it goes…Continue reading

Happy MLK Day!

Happy MLK Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day! We love these beautiful quotes from such a WISE and INSPIRATIONAL man. He was such an ENCOURAGEMENT to so many.

If you do anything in life, remember this… ALWAYS TAKE THAT FIRST STEP. It is one of the most difficult things that you will ever do, but no matter how scary it may be, it will be even scarier to stand still and to do nothing. There is a whole world waiting for you out there! A world that needs your GIFTS and TALENTS! A world that would not be the same without you! So, take a deep breath, take that first step, and trust that God is waiting for you at the top of that staircase.

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And once you take that first step, keep moving forward! Don’t stop, no matter what! You may not be perfect at first, you may look silly, people may think you are crazy, and you may not be the best at it; but as time progresses, you will get to your goal! That finish line is calling your name, sweet friends! Don’t let the naysayers and negative thoughts get you down! Where you could be 1 year, 1 month, 1 week, or 1 day from now is ALWAYS better than where you are at now. Keep working at it and keep moving forward!

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There Is A Reason For This Season

There Is A Reason For This Season

AMEN!!!! If you happen to be going through a TESTING period, please know that REST is COMING! Hold on, don’t give up hope, and keep your FAITH STRONG! Even though it may seem as though this season will never end, it WILL! And even when times seem DARK, there is ALWAYS LIGHT at the end of the tunnel.Continue reading

Do Not Be Afraid

Do Not Be Afraid

That is one time for EVERY day of the year! Thank you, Lord, for the reminder to ALWAYS trust in you NO MATTER what circumstances may be standing in our way.  <3

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

Happy Tuesday, Friends!

Now THAT is a POWERFUL way to start a Tuesday, my friends! Sometimes we need to speak KINDNESS and ENCOURAGEMENT ourselves.

Go forth and make a DIFFERENCE today! And BELIEVE in yourself! You NEED it!

Everything I Need To Know In Life, I Learned From A Camera…

Everything I Need To Know In Life, I Learned From A Camera…

It is amazing how much we can learn about life from a CAMERA. I have always loved this quote, and thought I would share it with all of you today! It is such a great REMINDER that we have the POWER to literally change our own lives. Things are not going to stay the same forever, sweet friends. If you aren’t happy with your lot in life, begin working on turning your circumstances around right now! And trust us, we know all about it! We have done it in our own lives! Now, it is not going to come without some hard work, and LOTS OF FAITH! But, once you start down the right path, DON’T LOOK BACK! You have to BELIEVE with all of your HEART that things will get better! It may be scary at first, but we promise…IT WILL GET EASIER as you go.

We BELIEVE in all of you, we PRAY for all of you, and we want nothing  but the BEST, HAPPIEST, most FRUITFUL lives for all of you! Be BLESSED friends!

Here Are Our Top 10 Secrets To Try If You Are Having A Rough Day

Here Are Our Top 10 Secrets To Try If You Are Having A Rough Day

Hi Friends! So, I had a really ROUGH DAY last week. My ENTIRE week was going great! No complaints, house was clean, we were right on schedule with all of our orders… And then it happened! I had some upsetting news on a Friday night right before bed. It was NOT something so completely terrible that it changed the course of history as we know it. (THANK GOD)  No, it was just something that I had been working on for quite some time now, and it just didn’t work out. Or at least not yet (I am trying to remain optimistic!) It was a REAL BUMMER, though. I was pretty upset because it felt as though all of my hard work was all done in vain! Have y’all ever felt like this before? Yep, it’s not a fun place to be in.

So here are a few things that I like to do when I am feeling the down:Continue reading