Category Archives: friends

The Kitchen’s

Today a family that lives across the creek from us, boarded a plane to Spain. Where their entire family will serve as Career Missionaries for many many years. Our boys grew close to their middle son Jude especially… but also enjoyed playing with their daughter Claire who was Taite’s age. Claire was one of those fiesty little girls who got along so well with boys and girls. She also battled Cancer at a very young age. Their story is pretty amazing.

We are SO SAD to see them go… but know that what they are doing is a calling and the Lord will bless them for their obedience.

Our boys saw Jude for one last time at church yesterday… I snagged a photo since I had my camera on hand.

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We have a wall in our home filled with photos of friendships over the years. With our constant moving that seems to happen every 2-4 years… we leave many friends behind… and have seen many move away as well. Its part of life. We learn to cherish the memories and continue the friendships regardless of the miles between. This photo will go on that wall. My only regret is that Claire & Owen aren’t in that photo. Owen and Claire always played so cutely together.

I know the transition in Spain will be hard at first… but I look so forward to hearing about all their many adventures.

If you think about it. Pray for this family. If you are interested in becoming supporters of what they are doing, email me and let me know. I can get you in contact with the right people. They could always use more support.


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Vacation Stop 3 – My BFFS :)

I totally forgot to post photos from our 3rd stop on our trip last month!

Got to busy :) – our 3rd stop was to visit my best friend Shannon and her husband Stevie. Shannon and I met at a home school group years ago when I lived in NC. Yall who follow my blog know the story ;-) – so I wont revisit it with each visit to Shannons haha… but in short. Love her. Cannot imagine life without her. Shes a true blessing and I consider her family. Our children love her kids too! They miss them a lot. So any time we visit, it is bitter sweet.

Here are a few photos from the visit…

The Invasion of the house Begins :)

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Pre-New Bathing suit. My bathingsuit was so droopy! >.<

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These 2… <3

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Shannon’s oldest. Hes so well behaved it will make you want to just take him home forever.

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The Dudes

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Shannon Dives

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I pray for warmth

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While in NC, we also got to see some old friends from the town we lived in. So good to see them all.
Our kids miss their kids and could not believe how big everyone had gotten.

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We attempted a group photo of all the kids. Total fail ;-) but at least entertaining.

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Vacation 2014 – The Wood Farm

On most of our vacations the last few years. We use a good majority of the time seeing Travis’ side of the family. From his dads home to our home… I believe is roughly a 8-9 hour drive, depending on traffic and stops. Its a ways to travel… and with his dad being a farmer, its hard for him to ever leave. So we make the trip most years and our boys enjoy life on the farm for a while ;-) – I think they are citified a bit, so it is an adjustment from life in Atlanta… however its so beautiful and they sure do love the freedom of riding a golf cart! Here a few photos from the stay.

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No stay on a farm is complete without some trucks or legos.

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The gross line down Reed’s bib was some sorta food. Gross.
He is going through a major drooling phase!

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Travis and his sister Tracy. Tracy I believe is 10 years older than Travis.
I dont mean to out that as a way to say shes “older” :)
She though was like Travis’ 2nd mama.

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Aren’t these onions beautiful?!

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Golf Cart Love.

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Flash Back time – This was last years visit.

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Little old house on the farm. Its furnished inside 2.
Forgot to take a photo tho :-\ – but its so cute!

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Reed had gotten his clothing messy… so diaper baby on the farm it was.

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He didn’t seem to mind.

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I was sad the blue berries weren’t ready.

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View from the backside of the strawberry fields.

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He knows hes cute.

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& So skinny!!

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Yea… we don’t get it either Owen :)

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& at the end of most days. We just relaxed at his Dads house.
Chatted… and ate way to much food.

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G’Nite!

Easter 2014

Hope everyone’s Easter went well. Ours did. Sunshine and so so pretty out. All the kids were well and we got to spend the day with friends. Not much more to say :) – below are a few photos from the day…

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Pre-Egg Hunt photo to keep with Tradition.

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Remember 2013’s? :) – our 1st year in GA.

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Reed caught on quick, he did so good. Was so cute to watch him.

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Reed running towards an egg. Cutest.Thing.Ever!!

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Does anyone else have little ones who point with their middle finger? :) Reed never uses the index finger. Its humorous.

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For some reason all my older boys looked so thin and tall to me this year! They grow to fast.

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Reed wasted no time breaking into the eggs.

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& to end a fun day, a bottle of milk is always a must :)

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Vacation Day 3?

I think the breakdown of these vacation trip post isnt accurate, but none the less Im breaking them up by days ;-)
On this particular day we went to a nearby park to visit with our old time friends The Dews. We have known the Dew’s for our entire marriage and prior to that Travis went to school with Jamie. They were best friends for countless years.

Tara has 2 sets of twins. If you follow my blog you’ve heard me mention her before :) She use to blog but now is a private blogger… so not sure if I can share her blog address here, she can comment otherwise ;-) – Tara’s twins are Taite’s age (so 6) and Owen’s age (3). Both boy/girl sets.

We love being able to catch up on our trips back to NC! We do miss them greatly.

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