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Lies Girls Believe Online Bible Study

Do you have a daughter that is between the ages of 8-12? Join Molly and me (and lots of other girls) for this online Bible study-Lies Girls Believe. It is a 6 week study on Monday nights. Can’t watch on Monday nights? No worries! It will be recorded and you can watch anytime over the week.

This information is from the registration site..

You can’t change the world, but you can prepare her for it.

Equip her with the Truth!
Join us this March for a special 6-week online Bible study using the content from Lies Girls Believe and the Truth That Sets Them Free, a brand-new book from Dannah Gresh! We’ll meet live each Monday night at 7pm and dig into the Bible with you and your tween as we cover topics including:
•    Lies about God
•    Lies about Friendship
•    Lies about the Future
•    Lies about Boys
•    And more!

Each week will include poll questions, fun themes, Q&A time, and most importantly, we’ll give you and your daughter the opportunity to dig into God’s word together.

The study will be live Mondays  (March 25th-April 29th) from 7 PM – 8 pm EST. If you’re unable to watch live, a recorded version will be available for one full week after the live study airs.

You can register for the 6 week study here.

Or if you want to purchase the books separately, you can do that below.

Here is the book for your daughter.

Here is the guide for moms.

 

Our Hiking Day at Waterloo Lake Park

This past weekend, we all slept in. I was enjoying my cup of coffee while the kids were watching some goofy cartoon.

Then Mr. Man said “Hey, we should take the girls to Waterloo.” He’d ridden his bike at this Lake a few weeks ago and told me he knew the girls would love it.

The introverted homebody in me wanted to stay on the couch, but I said “Let’s go!”

It was completely unplanned and the girls ate frozen uncrustables in the car for lunch. Uncrustables that we bought on our way out of town haha, but it ended up being one of my favorite family days ever!

Waterloo is located in Denison, TX. It was about a 45 minute drive for us and if you’re near Collin county, you should take your crew to Waterloo. I’ll show you some of the highlights of our day. 🙂

This is right by where we parked. There were people feeding the ducks and fishing at a little pond. There is also a covered area to picnic. But remember we had uncrustables in the car.

Little bit, Millie, started out in the backpack. Unlimited Pringles. It was a good thing for her.

Daddy’s turn to carry her. Also note the evidence of chocolate on her face. 🙂

This was probably one of my favorite parts of the morning. Walking behind these two and watching them skip together. They may have been arguing in the car. But the sunshine and an open space outside to run and play turned that around quickly.

Maggie’s word of the day was TREACHEROUS. She said that word about 86 times in a matter of hours.

“I love these treacherous trails.”

“Can we look for more treacherous trails?”

“Oh this trail sure is treacherous.”

And for the record, I had to google how to spell that word.

Millie was running wild and free now!

This was really cool! It is a little cave that you can walk into. Look for the trail called “Cave Trail”. I’m sure you could’ve figured that out, but just incase.

This was a little area that they climbed right outside of the cave.

It was a little treacherous. (Channeling my inner Maggie.)

Daddy taught them how to skip rocks. A skill that I still have not mastered. They were pretty amazed by his rock skipping abilities.

I was trying to get them to laugh and it actually turned into real laughing. Mom win!

Halfway through the trail, there was a big open field and they went straight for the dandelions.

This is the fun little playground that we found along the way.

Just past the playground is this cool rock structure. They put those limbs down so that they could cross the water.

And climb some treacherous rocks.

We were almost back to the car at this point. But they saw this huge hill and begged to roll down it. I tried to roll down it too (the video of that is top secret) and was nauseous after about three rolls. And then one sister kicked another in the head on the way down the hill. That was our sign that it was time to get back in the car. Ha.

If you want to check it out, here is the Waterloo Park website. We had a lot of fun!

 

Paint the Backsplash? Why not!

Paint the backsplash? Why not?

Shhh. Don’t answer that. There are probably a few reasons why not.

But there are also many reasons why to paint the backsplash. For us it’s because I’m just crazy and spontaneous and like to do things like this. That and that the money in our budget needs to go to a new backsplash right now. Real life.

So, as I was making my egg white omelette this morning, the backsplash was staring me in the face. It was begging to be painted.

I’m telling you these projects talk to me. Remember the time the barn door spoke to me?

Anyway, I’ve done my deed and cleaned the closets out (thanks Marie Kondo. That chick. She’s something else) so why not start a project?

Millie learned how to use a flat head and phillips screw driver today so there’s a teaching moment. 🤷🏼‍♀️ Yes, she was supervised. By yours truly.

Anyway, I’m going for it today.

Stay tuned and I’ll post an update after I’m done.

Say.

Prayers.

Please.

Have a great weekend, friends!

A day in history…for us :)

Today is a big day for us.

One that I tried to explain to the kids that they will one day tell their own kids about.

Let me back up a little.

About two months ago, my parents sat us down and told us that they had bought land in Oklahoma and they are going to build a home on it for our family to come to anytime they want.

My first response? “Wait. Are you moving?”

“No, this will be a home that we can come to anytime we want.”

Come to to make memories. To hike. To check out. To laugh. To play. To explore. To eat together. To play games. To stay up past bedtime. To sleep in. To drink coffee. Lots of coffee.

So today, we are driving to (I’m writing this while in the van) and will step foot on the land for the first time ourselves. My parents, of course have been, but we have only seen pictures.

Our girls? They’re planning to look for trails to hike and the best tree to build a tree house on. Or in? 🤔 A tree house tree. There’s even a tree house building book in our home now.

So join us in this fun journey and I’ll document the house building progress! They just recently closed and house plans are in full swing!

MEET MR. MAN

Meet the man in our lives.

Dicky and I have known each other since the 7th grade.  He jokes that he knew who I was in the 6th grade and I didn’t have a clue who he was until the 7th grade.

But in my defense, I was the new girl mid-6th grade year. I was still getting to know everyone. 

We were friends for years. Our church youth groups did things together and we were at the same school. 

I remember the day very clearly though when we were getting off of a school bus. We were in a class together called P.A.L.S. We rode the bus to a local elementary school and mentored students. I remember thinking to myself one day “I want to marry someone like him one day.”

Little did I know my dreams (and lots of prayers from my parents) would come true.

When I told my parents that I thought he was the one, my mom told me that she’d known that long before I did. “Your dad and I have been praying for him since before you were born.”

He is so wonderful and the poor guy is in a house FULL of girls and loves us all so well. 

This picture was taken at 10:00 p.m. a few nights ago. Or maybe a few weeks ago? I don’t even know what day it is. Ha. 

But I took this picture (against his will) because I want to always remember the things I see in this picture.

He got home from work at 7:15, helped me bathe the girls and tuck them all in, then he went to go put lights on the front of our house. All because Maggie politely asked if we were going to have lights outside this year. He knew that was one way to show the girls love and he knew helping get the girls in bed was one way he could show me love. All of this after serving and loving others at the hospital all day. 

We love you, Mr. Man! That’s what we call him now, thanks to our sweet little friend, Everlee. 🙂