Saturday, September 6, 2014

Friday Favorites!

Helloooo friends! 

What a {fun and busy} week it has been! How about for you?

I'm linking up again with these sweet ladies...
for Friday Favorites.


This yogurt is totally delish! I love most yogurts but this one was so creamy and sweet... instant favorite! I love the Strawberry Rhubarb flavor and Raspberry (and probably all of them :) ).

If you go to their website HERE there's a coupon to print. Win!


This Clif Kid Z Bar in chocolate chip is awesome. 

Austin is a 1st grader so he brings his own snack every day. 

I was looking for an extra good snack that is healthy and yummy yet filling. He loves these bars and I was a happy Mom. I even tried one and they are really good. 

He now refers to them as the "Kid's healthy bar." I love it!

Check out their website HERE.

My lovely friend, Crystal, is having a Bible Study at her home once a month. It started last month and it was wonderful to spend time with such lovely ladies who all want to grow in their faith together. Praise God!

We've been reading this book along with the book of Matthew in 
the Bible for our next meeting. This book is filled with amazing truth about the real Jesus. I am loving it. 

You can find it HERE.

More Than a Carpenter

And we have already ordered our 
set of Bibles study books to dig into for the following months. They are from The Women of Faith Study Guide Series. And I love "Women of Faith." It is such a fun conference to attend. 

Super excited about these!! 

You can see them HERE.

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Have a great weekend !!

Jamie :)

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Labor Day Weekend

Last weekend was the perfect ending to a wonderful summer! 
School started on Tuesday for Austin.
 It was great to be *busy* because I think it kept my mind (and kinda sad heart) off of the cry wagon of Austin entering the FIRST grade! My how time really does fly by. And also for him to stay busy with all the fun with family! 

We went on tractor-trailer rides. The kids loved that. They got to spend some time with out of state cousins and family which was amazing!

A kick-ball game was played and that was a blast to watch. 
Austin doesn't love me taking lots of photos of him, so this is him pointing at me to put the camera down. He played so well!

Here are the other men in the outfield waiting for the ball.

Morning breakfast of champions...Reese's puffs. Austin loves that cereal.

He even knows the song on the commercial for the cereal. It's really cute, it was a surprise when I heard him singing it because I didn't know he knew the song. 
He didn't mind me video-taping it either :).

Sunday evening we cleaned up our camp stuff and went home. These were the clouds by our house. I've never seen them like that before. It rained a lot but we were safe in our home :)

Jamie :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Frogs, Fishing and The First day of First grade

I want this to be my online family album of special memories, thoughts, praises, growth and faith. 
I love my sweet family so much!

Today I am talking about some of our special moments.

We went to the State Fair last week. 
Austin and Troy (& Boppa) loved going to the DNR building and seeing all of the fish. 
And we all loved to eat some good food, too!

Yesterday was Austin's very first day of first grade! He went to bed the night before happily and woke up happy! We prayed a couple times before he went onto the bus, for him, his friends, the teachers and school. 

On the bus he went. 

He had a wonderful first day and I was so happy. 

After school picture. Smiles!

If I could use some words to describe our summer, some of them would be FROGS & FISH.

The kids caught 5 frogs and 3 salamanders at the camp site one day. They were so happy!!

This boy brought this tree frog all over the place. And put it on his head...

on his fingers and arms.  
He EVEN brought it into the house because he couldn't let it go he loved it so. And after our fun weekend of camping with family....I found it on the wall by the front door.
 Troy must have left it in the house when we left. Silly boy! I thought he let it go. 

This big boy caught this bass! Daddy and him went out fishing last Sunday morning and caught this one all by himself. Daddy landed it for him. He was one happy 1st grader!! :) And we were so proud of him.

We all went out on Labor day and Troy fished.

Daddy caught this fish when we were getting ready to call it quits for fishing. My happy & handsome boys!

Hope you had a wonderful summer, too!!

Jamie :)