May 23, 2019

Well, this week flew on past. Monday Monday was my weekly Lyme treatment. Those are pretty quick each week. One more treatment and I can go to every other week. I’m honestly a little nervous about the appointment with the hematologist a week from now to begin the process of figuring out how to deal with chronic anemia. The paperwork…

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Happy Birthday, Jonathan!

Jon's 10th Birthday

Jonathan Patrick is already another year older. His 9th year has practically flown by. These 9 year old’s have proven to be quite a challenge for Paul and I. Terrible 2’s? Not in this house. Three year old’s tend to be very “active” and require a lot of attention. They are smart enough to get into pretty much everything while…

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A Day at the Ball Park …and Memory Making!

Lines From The Vine -

Woah! I had no idea when I woke up this morning, we would have such a day of adventure and memory making ahead! Paul has been working at the ball park in Hoover this week, doing the 2017 SEC Baseball Championship. Benjamin had asked if he could go and see Paul working on the truck so Paul and I scheduled…

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Happy 8th Birthday, Jonathan!

Jon turned 8 years old this week. How did that happen so fast? He has been acting more “8” and less “7” recently. He is a very sweet little boy- always full of joy and big ideas and lots of things to tell me. He reminds Paul and I a great deal of Joshua when he was his age. Jon…

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February 23, 2015

Tracy / February 23, 2015

I guess our most recent “big” news is that Jonathan got his pins taken out last week. I could not imagine having pins taken out of a bone. I don’t want to even think about how that must feel. I gave him Motrin about an hour before his appointment. He took his stuffed animal and we left for our local…

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Review and Giveaway: Duck Commander Devotions for Kids

Tracy / February 10, 2015

Are there Duck Commander fans in your family? I’ll admit, we have a few around here! We love watching the Robertson family and their adventures. We appreciate the values they bring to our world. This week, we’ve been reading through the Duck Commander Devotions for Kids. This book is well written. I’ve enjoyed working through the devotions with my children…

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Jon’s Special Package

Tracy / February 6, 2015

The mail is an exciting time of day for our family. We love our mail lady.  It’s always nice to visit with her and the children like to take turns running out to see what exciting piece has arrived for the day (the small things in life thrill the kiddos!). We are normally out as she runs but for some…

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A Day at the Park & Jon’s Broken Arm

Tracy / January 25, 2015

At some point, you realize your plans are not *His* plans. I don’t think we should fail to plan anything at all- just that when our plans change and everything seems to spin out of control, we need to remind ourselves that we’re never really in control anyway, right? I’m thankful for the Lord’s leading and protection this week in…

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Tracy / February 10, 2013

How to keep a five year old busy for hours….

Jonathan’s 5th Birthday…

We have had non-stop birthday action in our home this last two months. These pictures are from Jonathan’s birthday in early July. Paul wanted me to make his cake a wrestler mask to match the one we bought for him while in Texas. (No, we are NOT wrestler fans, but the boys adore the masks Paul brought back from our…

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Jon’s Christmas Ornament

Tracy / December 14, 2011

Jon made a reindeer ornament for our tree, this year. He had a little trouble with our craft glue. He kept getting glue on his hands and asking to go and wash them. What can I say, this boy likes to have clean hands. 🙂