About Us

We are a family of four and a half- Seth, Bethany, Blevin and Caleb and another little man on the way. Seth is on staff with Campus Outreach and I (Bethany) stay at home with the boys and sometimes sell Usborne books and am making some attempt to homeschool. Blevin is almost five and is the compassionate (most of the time) Transformer and super hero loving boy. Caleb is almost three and keeps me on my toes- there is never a dull moment with him around!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

some updates on the way.....

so...its been a while- between beach project -two computer crashes -pregnancy and just life i have not taken the time to update and the problem is that because this is my virtual scrapbook i want to do several posts with all of our updates/fun things since April!!! (that is a little overwhelming) so in case you did not know we are expecting #3 and it is another boy!!! so...now that i have told you this hopefully i will get on it soon!!

Monday, May 11, 2009


So for all of you that know me- you know I absolutely LOVE a good deal!! Well.... I have started joining this coupon craze and I am clipping coupons and only buying what is on sale at the store. I am pretty much only shopping at Publix (which I absolutely Love) and have recently added CVS to my coupon adventure!! So....I have to tell you about all that I got at CVS today for $22.00- Are you ready?

5- 12 pack cans of Diet Coke
1- 8 pack roll of Scott paper towels
1- package of Dunkin Donuts Coffee (French Vanilla- My favorite!!)
1- jar of Peanut Butter (it was not my favorite skippy natural, but it was skippy and it was only $1 with my coupon, so we can eat it!!)
4 -tubes of Colgate toothpaste (2 for me and seth and 2 for the boys)!!!!!
1- 32 oz thing of detergent (some random brand, but it will work)

I was so excited and had to share- i bought what was on sale and then had a coupon for that stuff and used some reward bucks I had!!

Then I went to publix and spent $78 and saved $75!!!!! We have enough cereal and graham crackers to last for the next few months!!!

I am using a website called southernsavers.com and she does all the work and tells you what is on sale and where to find the coupons (you have to buy the sunday paper) I have only been doing if for about 6 weeks, but I can tell that I am saving money and it is a fun adventure- Now I don't want to buy anything without a coupon!!!!! So...check it out and start your own adventure!!!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

These are the top two reasons I absolutely LOVE being a mommy!

1. Blevin


Thay make me laugh daily and cry often when I see the tenderness in their hearts and get to have conversations about Jesus!!! I am so thankful that I get the privilege to do this job!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all of my friends that get to share this experience with me!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

keeps me on my toes....

well- as you all know caleb makes life fun and exciting. last night he woke up and joined the party with everyone and then while I was getting ready to go to bed i noticed he did not follow, but he was so tired that i just figured he was laying on the couch because that is what he told me he wanted to do. i was wrong- i walked into the kitchen and i found him with his hand in the sugar jar that i have by the coffee maker eating sugar!!!!! i should know better by now to always worry that he is getting into something. the picture does not do it justice- but his nose does look a little blurry...that is sugar!!! then he wanted to change clothes and he wants to pick out all his own clothes and put them on - so he picked out a shirt and put it on upside down and backwards and he is so stubborn and i get so tired of fighting him on everything that i let him sleep it in just like that!!! The Lord knew I needed some entertainment in life!!!!

the happy couple...

one of our staff guys- matt- proposed last night to bethany. We got to be part of the whole thing- which I loved!! we all went to dinner to do some of our "pre-engagement" counseling and then seth wanted to them to go and spend some time praying together (which was when he was going to pop the question!) so we dropped them off and they went to this cute little chapel on campus and he did his whole romantic, sweet thing (He did good!) and then we had a suprise party at our house afterwards so she could show the ring off and do a lot of screaming!! It was fun and we are so excited about their marriage!!
here is the happy couple....

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Two weekends of fun and a really long post!!!!

Well I had great plans to post our last weekend fun last week...but ya know- it never happened- so last weekend....seth went out of town so I got to hang out with my two bff's all weekend!! on saturday we went to the zoo on saturday because it was such a beautiful day- unfortunately everyone else in atlanta had the same idea- but we made it through and had lots of fun!!!
My little chicks in the nest!!
What do you think about it Mr. Goat?

Brushing the goats- this is one of the few pics I got of their faces-all the rest of them are of the backs of their heads!!

Riding the see-saw in the playground after seeing all our favorite animals!!!
We also got to hang out with the phi mu's a lot last weekend we went to their philanthropy event and then on Sunday we went to Family Day!!! It was fun meeting all the girl's parents and the boys enjoyed all the attention- as always!!!

Friday afternoon we went to the Braves opening day- we had about 50 students that went and all tail-gated before and then went to the game- the boys LOVED it!!
Playing football and cornhole!!!!

The fam- notice the black clouds in the background? Yeah that was a thunderstorm that caused a rain delay in the 3rd inning!!

Two of the sweet Phi Mu's- rachel and alexa- both are in my Bible study and going to Beach Project!!!!!

I did not take my camera in because of the rain- luckily it paid off to be in the cheap seats because we were covered because we were so high up- the boys eyes were so big from trying to take it all in and then it started to rain and hail and the wind was blowing like crazy- I figured we were okay cause surely someone was watching the radar and all the security people were in the field, so I figured if there was a tornado- they would atleast get their people to safety- After waiting it out for 45 minutes - we decide to just go when there is a little break in the rain- well the "break" was over by the time we reached the front gate and we all got soaked going to the car!! Luckily- I had clothes for the boys and me and seth were just wet- but it was so fun!!!

Saturday.....the boys went to waffle house with their daddy for breakfast and let me sleep and then he took them to see Monsters vs. Aliens yesterday afternoon and then of course we dyed eggs and we did our Easter prizes last night because Seth went to the Masters today so he would not be here today.....

As if that was not enough- Seth's brother- Shane came to spend the night with us so they got to wrestle and play with Uncle Shane!!

Today.....After many conversations about why we celebrate Easter- I hope that Blevin understands more and more why Christ came to die and why we need a Lord and Savior- He can answer all my questions about it-but I hope it is more than that to Him!! After church we went to eat with Terry and Mary Ann and then had an easter egg hunt! Each child had a certain number of eggs and they could only find the ones with their first initial so the big ones would not find them all!!

It doesn't take long for boys to wonder why their mom is trying to take pictures of them?!?!

I know I am bias- but these are two little studs!!!

Caleb and the girls looking for their eggs

Blevin on the hunt!!

enjoying some of the goodies

All the kids- 4 of the 5 were happy- that is pretty good!!!!

man I love these kids!!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Oh Caleb!!!

Caleb is quite the independent one and this morning he decided to pour himself some milk which was actually coffee creamer and only spilled a little bit- so I was quite suprised but then later I came in the kitchen and he had some gross brown stuff on his chin and I said Caleb- "what are you eating?" and his reply was "Toffee!!" (or coffee) He does love to try and steal a few sips of my coffee but this morning he went for the grounds in the trash!!!!! Luckily they were on top- My life would be so boring without him!!!