Happy Birthday to Johnny!

Johnny is 9

This kid... this kid is 9 years old today. My mind always goes back to the time when we were trying to get pregnant; the years I wondered if we were ever going to be blessed with a child together. I prayed for this boy. I begged God to give me the chance to be a mom. After years of trying, the day came that I was able to take a pregnancy test and it actually come back positive. My mind was … [Read more...]

Why I gave my 8 year old a cell phone and where we found the cheapest wireless plans

Walmart Family Mobile for Back to School #shop

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by #CollectiveBias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone.┬áSee why I think that my son should have #Phones4School. I feel like a hypocrite. I really do. You see, I said I would never get a cell phone for an elementary school-aged child. But, things aren't quite the same as when I originally stated that. Johnny is a busy kid. He has … [Read more...]

It’s a new school year and I have 2 attending!

kids first day school

Wednesday was the first day of school here. We had all of our supplies ready to go and uniforms washed. It was just a matter of getting up and out the door. But, it was so much more this year. I now have 2 kids in school. Johnny started third grade this year and it was just like any other day of school. He got dressed and was ready to go. This is old business to him now. Joley, though, … [Read more...]

It was a wonderfully blessed day!

Johnny First Communion on steps

One of the most rewarding things I have found in my life as a mother is seeing the presence of God in my kids' lives. This past weekend was one of those moments where I was able to see it very brightly. Johnny made his First Communion on Saturday. He was dressed up and looking so handsome. Seeing his love for Jesus has been such an amazing thing for me. Watching him pray, sing his love, and be … [Read more...]

Minecraft Creeper Cake

creeper cake

Johnny's birthday was Easter Sunday so we decided to celebrate a day early. I wanted to make his day extra special so I made him a cake from his favorite game, Minecraft. I will be honest in that I don't know much about the game but he talks about Creepers and I found that easy enough to draw so this is what I made.   This was a very easy cake to make. I used a white whipped icing … [Read more...]