About me...

Pop the lid on my Mason Jar and meet my family. Jim {Jimma} and I have four kids, Creston (Ashley), Jami (Matt), Brandon and Chance. Our grandkids, Cade, Kirby, Eisley, Beck and Reed bring us more joy than any Mason Jar could ever hold. I am counting my blessings over and over and thanking God for His amazing love and grace.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

What a fun summer!

A little speed bump and life goes on... My biopsy results came back good, which was a huge relief for me. Now it’s nothing more than a reminder of how blessed I am. I sit here today absolutely loving my life. Yes, there are still some heartaches and stressful situations, but that’s life. It’s never going to be perfect. Looking back on all I have gone through encourages me and gives me hope for the things I am going through now, as well as the unknowns of tomorrow.

On a lighter note... It’s been an awesome summer with some fun family time. Jami, Matt and their kids came and spent several days with us. Chance and his friend, Kellie came while Jami was here, giving us a full house. Creston, Ashley and the kids came up a couple of nights adding to the chaos and fun. Throw a day at the beach and some time at Creston’s pond into the mix, and you end up with some good times and fun memories...

And almost a recipe for disaster ~

I love that my crazy kids don't realize they're not "kids" anymore! ~

And then we have almost "perfection" ~

Eisley overcame fears and nailed her stunt ~

While the kids were here, Eisley gave me Hopscotch lessons ~

And Kirby tried to teach me to do a handstand with no success ~

Jim took Eisley fishing ~

We had a fun little birthday party for Mom's 86th birthday ~

Cade got his first surfboard and is really doing well learning to surf. As much as Creston and Chance loved surfing, this comes as no big surprise.

Kirby is learning to skimboard ~

And, she gave her first cooking class ~

Even though these were taken earlier this summer, they're too cute not to include ~

I love the look on Beck's face ~

This is one of my favorite pictures of Jami and Eisley ~

pure sweetness!

one of the best big sisters a little boy could ever hope for!

And so ends summer, and what a fun one it was!!!