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!!

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!!!

Spring Break

One of the great things about being in college ministry is that we still get to take advantage of spring break (if seth does not go on a trip with students) So spring break was actually last week but I am always slow to post- anyway- we went for two nights away without kids to our friends the Ackers mountain cabin! It was amazing and much needed since Seth's schedule has been so crazy. We went hiking- Seth went fly fishing and did a whole lot of nothing- just enjoying the scenery and quiet!!!

This was Bald River Falls- it was beautiful and this is where we went for a hike!!

Seth trying fly-fishing- sadly he did not catch anything!!

After two nights away we went back to Seth's parents for a golf tournament and Shane and Brittany came too- so we went from peace and quiet to 5 kids in one house! Luckily it was great weather and they played outside the whole time. We went to a little park that has a "mini" roller coaster and a train- so the kids loved that. The guy working the roller coaster let Caleb and Hadley ride even though they were not tall enough and Caleb loved it and Uncle Shane rode the train with them and then we had a little birthday party for Madison- who is turning 6- with cake and pinata!!! So..it was fun and crazy but we are always happy to be with our cousins!!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

superhero spotting

Last week there was a superhero spotting in Carrollton, GA. Batman and Bumblebee the Transformer were seen on a scooter and running through the yard. I felt safe knowing that there were some superheroes looking out for me!!!!!

Blevin kept this outfit on for a solid 36 hours only to pull it down to go to the bathroom!! Caleb did not sleep in his but took it off for bed - put on superman pjs- and the next morning his first question was asking where his batman outfit was. You get lots of smiles when you go out in public with batman and bumblebee!!! if you can tell- batman has on two different shoes too- he insisted on wearing them!!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

a little nugget....

read this the other morning and thought I would share.....

Psalms 28:9:  Save....bless....feed....lift up....

What an inclusive prayer! Nothing is left out.  The word that speaks to me specially is "feed"
I do not think there is anything from the beginning of our Christian life to the end that is so keenly attacked as our quiet time with God, for it is in quietness that we are fed.  Sometimes it is not possible to get long uninterrupted quiet, but even if it be only ten minutes, "hem it with quietness."  Enclose it in quietness; do not spend the time in thinking how little time you have. Be quiet. If you are interrupted, as soon as the interruption ceases, sink back into quietness again without fuss or worry of spirit.  Those who know this secret and practice it, are lifted up. They go out from that time with their Lord, be it long or short, so refreshed , so peaceful , that wherever they go they unconsciously say to others, who are perhaps cast down and weary, There is a lifting up.  

-Amy Carmichael
"Edges of His Ways"

Monday, March 9, 2009

my men

I have been a little saddened lately when i watch the boys and think about how big they are- Blevin is a "boy" and although he still loves his mother so- he loves his transformers and using his imagination to tell me about his imaginary pet dinos that change into helicopters???? i just play along and hope that it means he will be smart!!!
Caleb is a "boy" too with a new big boy hair cut and big boy underwear and riding a big boy bike-I no longer have a baby at all! So as sad as it may be- it is soooo much fun!!!
We are loving this warm weather too- here are some of our fun sunny days playing and today mud snowmen turned into a mud bath!!!
(a man after my own heart!!!!)

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

so i am spoiled....

I got another weekend away this past weekend and I know I am spoiled- but it was planned around christmas and I did not know about my birthday weekend!! I went to panama city with my friend Katy and three of her friends- it was a great time - we got to lay out for about 2 hours on saturday, most of the time with my jacket on, and then I ran the seaside 1/2 marathon on sunday morning in freezing cold weather and 25 mph wind- not exactly what I was expecting!!! but I beat my goal time by 10 minutes partly because the faster I ran the faster I got to get out of the cold!! And the funniest thing was driving home from the beach in the snow!!! good ol southern weather!! here are some pics of me-katy-cyndi- nanette and delaney- my camera died so the pics of me finishing are on someone else's camera

I look a little awkward because my teeth were literally chattering because I was so cold!!