Monday, May 25, 2015

Mr & Mrs!

Our son and his beautiful bride Photo credit Jana Candler Photography
Our son's wedding took place this past Saturday and it was so BEAUTIFUL!!!  It was such a lovely Christ centered wedding and it literally took my breath away!!!
I am so thankful for God's goodness and His hand upon these two. More pictures to come for sure but just couldn't wait to share this one.  We are so happy and blessed!!!!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Our son and his lovely bride to be!
In just a few days we will have a daughter in-law! I am so happy. I have prayed for this young lady since my son was born. I've wondered about her over the years and if she was safe and happy. I've wondered if she was being raised in a Godly home with loving Christian parents.  I now know that God was providing for her and that she was growing up in a loving christian home with wonderful parents. I'm so thankful and blessed that God brought these two together. It brings me great JOY!

Bride & Bridesmaids
We enjoyed last Saturday with a special luncheon downtown.  It was the most BEAUTIFUL day! The weather was perfect. The coastal breezes stirred up the fragrance of the confederate jasmine that is in full bloom right now and it was just glorious!!!

Our lovely daughters
Our girls are happy to be getting another sister. I'm amazed at how our family and our future daughter in-law's family have bonded. God has truly knit our hearts together.  

Monday, May 11, 2015


We've been in a whirlwind of activities lately.  Festive & fun with a good sprinkling of CRAZY thrown in just about describes life right now.  We are proud parents of our first college graduate!
Our college graduate and his siblings
 Our oldest son graduated last week. We are so proud of him!!! He majored in Biology and finished with high honors. He's headed to medical school and we are so excited for him and his Bride to be.
My husband, me, our son and his bride to be!
 It was such a high moment for us to hear his name called as he walked across and received his college degree. He certainly worked hard and we are proud to say he did it all on scholarships so he has no college debt. I'm sure he will make up for that as he goes into medical school with the cost of textbooks alone. Ouch!
The "lovebirds" as we call them. My son & my future daughter in-law
 I LOVE my future daughter in-law soooooo much!!!! She is so supportive and I just love how she loves my son.  God is good. I've prayed for her ever since my son was born!!!!
Middle son High School senior!
 Our middle child will also be graduating from High School right before the wedding in a few weeks. We celebrated him recently at a sweet chapel service that honored the seniors. I don't know where the time has gone but it sure seems to be moving quickly!!!!
Our middle son on the banjo
 Middle son also plays a few instruments and played the banjo recently with a group of students from his school who were leading worship in the chapel service. This was his first time to play the banjo with a group and we were so proud of him.
Mother(ME) & Son moment at a Bridal luncheon
 We are making the most of these special moments with our children and celebrating them as they reach these LIFE markers. We know God has some good things in store for the future.
Me and all my "babies" on Mother's Day
I had the most wonderful Mother's Day! The children surprised me with ALL of them being at home at the same time for a short weekend.  We knew this would be our last time to all be together like this before the wedding.  They made my day so special. Of course, this man below makes everyday a special day for me.  We've been married for 26 years and he still makes my heart go pitter pat!!!
Me and the love of my life!