Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Preview: Feeling linear

We have been in our house almost 1 year now. How in the world.
We hadn't done any updates until the past few months, and I have been so antsy to show the projects! However....they are not quite done. Well, the living room is almost done. So here is a preview of our amazing paint job done by Lezley Lynch!

Thursday, June 20, 2013


We had VBS at our church this week. KNOW GROW SHOW: Parables of the Prodigal Son, Sower, and Good Samaritan.

Our Children's Ministry Team does such an amazing job organizing this event that hosts over 500 children per day. Again, this year was awesome!
Photo borrowed via MRCC Facbook Page

The best I got attempting to photograph the 5 cousins.

I thought being Henson's group leader this year would be a good idea...notsomuch. He pretty much hung on some part of my body the entire time. We did have some fun, though.

Sweet friend, Ava.

There's little Simon in the front left of the jumbo stroller with his 2-year old group. This is extra blurry because I was trying to be stealth taking this pic. He is soooooooo ready to be a part of all of VBS with the big kids next year.


Acting out the Good Samaritan

Despite Henson's lovely expression here, they had a great time.
There is just nothing like a MRCC VBS.
Further evidence of it's unique-ness:

Friday, June 14, 2013

Startin' it off right

I love summer. The kids love summer. This means I love summer even more now.

So far, so loving it!

Sunday, June 09, 2013

 by actress Felicity Huffman and her impressions on Oklahoma after the disaster.

Lucas had nothing but nice things to say about this woman. Sincere, compassionate, genuine.

Thursday, June 06, 2013


Henson is smitten. 

We found this three-toed box turtle (are you impressed I know that know how to look that up on the internet?) on Tuesday, and it's all the rage at this house.

Henson Jr. (the resemblance is uncanny) is not quite sure what to think of his new habitat. So H. Sr. wanted to make him feel more at home with a custom paint job.

H. Jr. was not about to left out of the bedtime routine. Storytime was brought to him on the back porch. Again, H. Sr. making him feel comfortable with his own seat, so selflessly sacrificing his little brother's chair.

You may notice a blue spot on this little guy's chin. Not original. He got sneaky and escaped his new home while the paint was still wet. At least we'll now it's him if he successfully escapes back in to the wild again. 
Poor guy. He has to be terrified of how much these two little people love him.

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Eat out for the kids! (June 2)

If you live in the OKC Metro area:

Eat at any Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler today and mention Heartbeat for Hope when you order. 
A portion of those sales will go to help the children at Village of Hope in Ghana!