• Birthday Getaway

    Mcree really wanted to go camping for his birthday. One of his favorite places to go camping is at his friends cabin in Augusta. So that is what we did. Usually it is a boys trip only. But lucky for us, the girls got invited along and we were so excited that our friends that own the property were going to be there too. This family heaps on the generosity and the boys get taught so many great things while they are there. The boys frolicked on the mule and hunted, and explored, and ran wild and free on the acres and acres of land. It was so renewing for the whole family. Our Savannah friends will soon be moving to Augusta full time so it was a fun time to connect with them. We will surely miss seeing them here but we are already planning many adventures to the woods! When we asked the boys their favorite parts, their answer was the WHOLE weekend. I loved the hike we did together as families, and even the little cattle dog was able to keep up the several miles we trekked.

    Happy seventh birthday Mcree!

  • Puppy Mayhem

    It’s a good thing she is cute. Puppy poop on my carpet does not make this mama happy. We literally had a race down the hallway the other night while I tried to scoop her up to take her out. She knew I was mad and that squatty bundle of hair raced under and over things so I couldn’t get her. One day she will get this whole “parents go outside and freeze while I wander around…oh and go the bathroom OUTSIDE.” Just another reason I don’t have nice things. One day.

  • Hallmark Headquarters

    This little girl loves to draw and make cards for people. She used to make me draw flowers for her. Now she does it all on her own. She could sit at the table and draw and write and do school for hours. I didn’t even have to teach her how to hold her pencil.Girls are SO different than boys!

  • New Friends

    The older Gress has gotten, the more he has wanted to be around his friends. And when you homeschool, you really have to make an effort to see other people on a regular basis and not just stay home and learn. We have made a few new friends lately and it has been sweet to see their relationships grow. Lucky for me I got new friendships out of it too!

  • A boy and dirt

    Me,” Mcree, you can go outside if you don’t get dirty.”

    That lasted 5 minutes.

  • Puppy LOVE

    We sure are happy with our newest tiniest addition. And in case you think she lays around and sleeps all the time, she doesn’t. But she does get carried EVERYWHERE. Mabry usually carries her like a purse. Cutest thing ever. Rue is going to be a very tolerant dog! 

  • He Restores My Soul

    These words in this Psalm speak such truth to me right now. This is the song in my heart to remind me that no matter what we walk through, He leads us and restores us along the way.

    Psalm 23

    The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures.
    He leads me beside still waters. 
    He restores my soul.
    He leads me in paths of righteousness
    for his name’s sake.

    Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me.

    You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
    you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
    Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
    and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD



  • Halloween

    Happy Halloween a little late. We trick or treated with a woodland fairy, a ninja and a shark bitten surfer. And no Halloween is complete without a visit to our neighbor Mrs. Martin’s house! When I asked Mabry if she liked Halloween she said she liked the candy by not the walking. She must have forgotten that we drove her around in the mule from house to house! 

  • Wish Come True

    This almost 7 year old boy might just be over the moon. He has been asking for his own dog for longer than I can remember. He is now the proud “master” of a Australian Blue Heeler, aka Cattle Dog. Her name is Rue and she is the tiniest bundle of love. Her name stems from  Waruwi which means girl in Aborigines. We found her on a farm in South Carolina where we met the “farmer” who had lots of horses, cows, a few pigs, lots of chickens, a large pack of protective and loving cattle dogs and some precious little puppies. He lived down a few dirt roads and had to meet us on the town’s “main” road so he could lead us onto his farm. He lives on 2,000 acres with his wife and his brood of animals. Our first 2 dogs came from farms so we always love carrying on that tradition. I might have wanted to take more than one puppy home. Rue is quite a little tank (I think she gets it from her Dad…photo shown). It’s going to be a fun adventure with this puppy! We are so thankful that Mcree’s wish came true.