Sunday, July 31, 2016

When Words Won't Come


Where did time go? Today, I don't have any inspiring words except...God is GOOD! I will, however, include a verse from my Proverbs 31 Ministry devotional this morning--" I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you." Isaiah 44:22

 I am so incredibly THANKFUL to be sitting here and looking through the pictures of our family from this past year!!
I'm going to include several pictures from this past year and say a little about each one to catch us up. :)

John Owen is 13 years old now and is GROWING UP TOO FAST! He's as tall as me...Pediatrician says he'll pass me this next year. He finished his 6th grade year at BMS at the end of May, and he did great!

John Owen made the BMS soccer team and we spent several weeks in the late winter/early spring watching him play.
July 2015 Beach Trip (John Owen has grown several inches since this picture was taken!)
John Owen and Mary Claire after his 1st soccer game

Selfie with Momma while we visited Jenny

Happy Easter 2016

Another soccer shot! Not the best quality, but that's him in action!

Running the Go Lucy Go route with his dad!

Remembering his 1st trip to the beach in October 2003. John Owen was 6 months old!

Celebrating his 13th birthday in April! How can my baby boy be 13?!

Finished the 2016 Go Lucy Go race with a great time!

Happy Mother's Day to me with the handsome guy right beside me at church.

In June, we drove to Orlando, FL. We stopped in Columbus, GA to spend the night and took the kids on their 1st white water rafting trip! They loved it!

Universal Studios FUN!

The amazing world of Harry Potter!

Curled up asleep in Granddaddy Caudle's leather recliner. "Smokey" died when John Owen was almost 1 year old, but this chair is still sitting in my grandmother's house, and I caught John Owen asleep in it while we were visiting Jenny one afternoon.

These two are such good friends and have been since they were little! It's great to see their friendship. Last trip to CentriKid...Next summer, youth group trip!
Jonah is 11 years old!
Jonah and his 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Jessica Pickett. Oh, how she loved Jonah! :)

Daddy and Jonah share a little LOVIN

Momma and Jonah selfie at "Jonah" production in Branson, MO

Happy Halloween 2015

Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot 5k--My runners!

Momma and Jonah at Christmas

Jonah on scavenger hunt at Aunt Dinah's

We got a little snow and ice--Just enough for sledding on "the hill"-Jonah and Mary Claire having fun!

My artist! That's his bluejay above his head in the picture!

Jonah got a lawn mower for Christmas and he tested it out as soon as he could.

Date night with Momma-Minions everywhere!

Finished the 2016 Go Lucy Go 5k with a great time! Wet from the rain and sweat!

Universal Studios-Harry Potter World! Jonah and I loved the butter beer!;)

Daddy, Mary Claire and Jonah enjoying the Hogwarts Express train ride!

My guy enjoying life in his All Day Lawn hat

Remembering when he was this little and thanking God for every stage of his life!

Jonah played up in the next age group this past year and he did GREAT! Jonah loves basketball and football! He gets better every year!
Mary Claire is 8 years old now! I simply cannot believe it!
I love this picture! We were at the TRACK in Gulf Shores. She loves her daddy!

Two protective big brothers- July 2015

Momma, Mary Claire, and Mimi

I think her daddy loves her, too...;)

Daddy Nick, Mary Claire and Mimi

Mrs. Georgia Glass, MC's 1st grade teacher We love Mrs. Georgia!

Having fun at the U of M football game!

Fun with Kate Dawson at the Grace Race

Frozen on Ice with girlfriends!

Momma and MC enjoying the Frozen on Ice fun!

BIGGEST Dum-Dum sucker ever!! Branson, MO

Happy Halloween 2015

My little pilgrim at Thanksgiving

Mary Claire loves her baby cousin, John Mobley Armour

Snaggle tooth!

Christmas Dance with the BEST DATE EVER!

Christmas program with Momma

Twinkie snaggle tooth friends, Evelyn and MC

Tea party on a rainy day with Momma! Pinkies up...

A mini trampoline for Christmas!!

An American Girl doll and matching pajamas!

Look at that basketball girl!

Daddy pushing MC higher and higher!!

My girl cheering her team on at Field Day!

Recital day and pretty flowers from Daddy!

Turning 8 is so much fun! (And hard to believe...)

Mary Claire makes friends everywhere she goes...Even in Columbia, GA! This was our guide on the white water rafting trip. He immediately took up with our MC and an instant friendship began! I think his name was Sevier, and he was such a great guy!

One of my favorite pictures from Universal Studios and Harry Potter World! Butter beer and wands...

Momma and MC waiting in line for the Minion Mayhem ride...We waited for an hour! She loved it, so it was worth it!

Universal Studios FUN!

Highlight of 2016- Mary Claire accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior and professed her faith in front of our church. She was baptized in the lake by our church! This probably deserves its own post because out of all the things that took place in our lives this year, THIS MEANS THE MOST!! Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!

Happy 4th of July

Just 2 girls excited about Mary Poppins at the Ruffin Theater with Mimi and Daddy Nick driving us!