Saturday, September 28, 2013

House Update

We put an offer in on a house this week and after days of waiting, our offer was accepted! Closing dates are set for the same day, so we can move out of one and hopefully into the new house. Praying it all goes smoothly.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Our house

Well, the house God has blessed us with and let us take care of, is a better way to describe it. A few years ago, Jeremy and I started feeling a pulling towards a simpler life, starting with being completely debt free. We are so blessed to only owe money on our house. We don't have car loans or college loans or credit card debt.

We know what the bible says about debt and we want to live fully and freely in the blessings of the Lord. So, we began to pray and fast about what to do. Over a year and a half ago, our prayers were answered in an unexpected way when we found out Jensen was on his way. We knew that our answer for that time was to let this unfold and not make any quick decisions or changes.

So, now that we have been a family of five for almost a year we have felt that tug again. We put our house for sale by owner in early August and this week we went under contract. It is surreal and exciting. We have started looking for our new house that we will pay for with cash! The girls are excited. I am a little overwhelmed because of all that has to take place by October 25th. However, it is such a wonderful feeling to know that we are walking on the right path for our family.

We are going to have our friend, Taylor, come take pictures of us playing around our house so we can keep the memories in pictures for the kids. It will be sad to leave our neighbors, land and memories, but we know that new memories will begin as soon as we pull out of this driveway.

Monday, September 16, 2013

labor day beach trip

We went to Oak Island for Labor Day. This was Jensen's 3rd trip to the beach, but this time was special because he learned to clap! He also loved the beach!

We ate at the Mexican Restaurant one night and found out it was closing the next day. :( I don't know what they were doing in this picture, but it was funny.

Jensen looked like he was bathing in the sand. He didn't even try to eat it.

My 3 beach babes!

Our Shadows and silly Jovie

Trying to take a family picture is pretty hilarious these days.

The girls were buried in their hole.

Jovie loves to dance and sing, so she really loves listening to the ipod.

Feeding the seagulls.

Shark Boy!

Some kids near us found this crab and put it in our hole. The kids loved watching him crawl around.

We had a great trip. All 3 kids loved being on the beach and in the water. Jeremy and I were tired, but we all had a great time. It is so much fun to watch them play for days and hours with only a few toys and God's creation.

Saturday, September 14, 2013

pirates and princesses

This summer we went to our first theater show as a family. We drove to Greensboro to see Disney Junior Live. The pre-show was Doc McStuffins. The rest of the show was Sofia the first and Jake and the Neverland Pirates. The girls dressed up like princesses and they each got an expensive special treat from at the show, cotton candy and an icee. 

Jensen may have loved the show the most. He yelled and rocked to the music the whole time. Haven couldn't believe all of the characters were real. I think Jovie may have thought we were just watching a huge television. Unfortunately, Jensen slobbered all over my camera and ruined it about two minutes into the show, so these are the only pictures we go.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Last week, Haven started her last year of preschool and Jovie started in the 2's class. They both walked right in and have down fantastic so far. The new tennis shoes and huge new bookbags did the trick!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Haven and Jovie were playing with their dolls that the Norkett girls gave them. They loved taking all of the layers of clothes off of these dolls. They have 2 layers of clothes and a painted on tank top and leggings. It is pretty different from the American barbies.

Monday, September 9, 2013


Here are pictures Haven took of herself with my camera. I thought they were hilarious!