Christmas and Longing for Home

"I'll be home for Christmas . . . " "Oh, there's no place like home for the holidays . . . " You can't miss it this time of year. No matter where people live or how little they talk to family throughout the year, inevitably they want to go home on December 25. I'm…

You Must Be Born Again

I've never thought long and hard on these words of Jesus from John 3. To be saved, one must be born again . . . really? Like a newborn babe from his mother's womb? No wonder Nicodemus was baffled! What kind of nonsense was this carpenter teaching? But it isn't nonsense. It's God's glorious grace.…

Look Who’s Here!

Brian Harding Bean, born August 1 at 10:26pm. 6 pounds, 20 inches Oh you know, just chillin'. Already working on his muscles. He could use some--he's so skinny winny! Brian had lots of visitors . . . I made it home for his birth! (In fact, I arrived 4 minutes before Brian did!) Such a…

A Day to Celebrate

Today my family celebrates more than our nation's history, we celebrate my Granddaddy's birthday! What an example he is of godliness, faithfulness, and selflessness. Even at ninety-one, he is the hardest-working man I know, and no one makes vanilla ice cream like he can! The love his children and grandchildren have for him is a…

Flashback Friday

Flashback four weeks ago when I spent a weekend with these two adorable boys. This auntie loves and misses "her boys," and eagerly awaits the arrival of her third adorable nephew! Not only will Jayden and Logan have a new cousin at the end of July, they will have a new SISTER in October! Exciting times for our…

In Honor of the Day

Happy birthday to my Sista! Aunt Bette shared some fun photos on FB so I'm "stealing" them to share here! Lisa's first Christmas. How adorable is this? (Gotta love the fashionable 80s) You see who Logan takes after. Back when we were just three widdle kids. Oh the memories of sleepovers with Aunt B! A…

USMC Graduation Day

I unintentionally did a good job leaving you hanging for the next installment of our San Diego adventure! There are multiple reasons for that, but I (ironically) don't have time to go into all that now. So without further ado... It's graduation day, and we're eagerly waiting to see our new Marine. The above picture…

The San Diego Highlight

And now we come to the BEST PART OF OUR TRIP!!!! (Not to mention the only reason for our trip!)   Do you hear that? That's the sound of cadence. The voice of five drill instructors. The chanting of five hundred men. The pounding of a thousand feet. That's the Moto Run! And our first…