Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hope Groups

I am honored to lead another Hope Group this fall. Registration is open, and the 8 week session will begin on September 28. I already know that God and His amazing love is going to do some amazing work on the hearts of all the courageous Hope Moms in each group.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


There is a blog that I follow, and it is simply one of my favorites. During one of my visits she wrote about how she went and prayed over her child's school, and that post really stuck with me. It stuck with me in a way that God kept placing it on my heart the importance of praying over Tyler's school.
 However, when your husband is one of the Superintendents in the district I could not just pray over Tyler's school. So, you know what God challenged me to do? Not only pray over Tyler's school, but our whole district. And I did just that on Sunday. I laced up my tennis shoes, grabbed my phone and headphones, and hit the pavement and walked our district and Administration Building. I covered each building and everyone that is apart of that building in prayer.
Amazing change took place over the summer, and I know that God is going to do great things in our district this school year. Our family is blessed to be here, and I can't wait to watch excellence unfold this year.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Meet The Flacons

Last week was all about soaking up the last full days of summer and gearing up for a great school year. On Wednesday Tyler and Georgia Kate treated the football players to Popsicle's for all their hard work this summer. Tyler simply adores the football players, and they are simply sweet to him. We are ready for our first game of the season on Friday. 
After football practice we headed to Meet the Falcons night. The  Cheerleaders and Band were Gk's favorite. We also loved meeting all the the Falcon athletes and other important Falcon student leaders. That evening made me thankful for our time in this district and all the exciting fall events that are upon us. We love being a Royal Falcon and Ty and GK certainly are the best Falcon fans around. Falcon Pride!

Meet The Teacher

I guess it is time to post about meet the teacher since Tyler is officially a First Grader. Last Tuesday evening we got to tour Tyler's new school and meet his new teacher. Just to explain we are still in the same district, but in our district Pre-K and Kindergarten are together in a school. Therefore, our biggest moved up to the Elementary school! I see lots of exciting changes for this year, and Ty was so excited to have some of his old classmates in his class again this year. Ty's teacher is new to our district, but we are excited about her.
It is always bittersweet to see the summer come to a close, but everything fall is upon us!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Home Sweet Home

After two weeks away from home, we were finally reunited with our biggest on Friday. He kept hugging us again and again. Even after we got home Georgia Kate kept wrestling and hugging Tyler. It feels so good to have us all under one roof.
I am trying to cherish this week because Tyler start 1st grade on Monday. Of course it has been a busy week, but at least we are all together.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Our Littlest

One thing I have learned over the past 4 years is that it always takes me awhile to soak everything in, and I have also learned to take the time to see Gods amazing grace and beauty seeping through during Landry's Birth and Heaven Day. My heart and my mind will never erase those beautiful and tragic days of July, but show much beauty and courage have rose from those moments 4 years ago, and has truly touched my families heart, as we have walked this road of infant loss.
I thought it was going to be extremely hard not being in Temple for Landry's Birthday, but I will say we were completely blown away and touched by the outpouring of love from friends this year. Between, a beautiful friend that made a button of our Landry to wear on his day (how beautiful is that perfect face... yes, I am bias). From a basket with 4 balloons, Kleenex, and Peanut M&M's!  Of course I can't leave out a prefect cup cake from Ghee and Poppy.
I know there will be never be enough thank yous for the beautiful gifts from the heart, cards, texts, and messages that filled our aching heart on those July days that changed us for ever.
It takes courage to be broken: "Until you are broken, you don't know what your made of." Melissa Molomo With out a doubt I am thankful for my beautiful brokenness and mark, but I think you must learn to embrace your brokenness and praise God for it daily.   

1 Peter 5:10, "And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast."

Sand Between Our Toes

This morning we were invited to a fun day at the beach. Who knew there was a beach only 26 minutes from our house. Ok, so it wasn't a real beach, but it sure felt like it was. 
These sweet little friends were not interested in taking a break to smile for the camera, but they are oh so cute. These sweet friends do need to work on sharing, so as to not always fight every minute. But those blissful moments of happiness and togetherness is pure perfection. We have been so thankful for sweet friends to summer with.

We have got to cherish these last few weeks of summer, because it will be over before we know it. For today we loved the sand between between our toes and sweet friends.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Soaking It All In

Georgia Kate sure is soaking up all this one on one time this week, and it continues next week..... Tyler was shipped to Fort Worth/Keller this afternoon for a week with Ryan's family. Thank goodness for face time! However, every time Georgia Kate hogs the phone. I love their precious relationship, so I forgive her.
We are so thankful Tyler has this special time before school starts with both sets of Grandparents, but I sure do miss our biggest and the noise and laughter he brings to our home.  

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Four Balloons In Heaven

The month of July has come to a close and just like that we are 4 years closer to Landry.
Overall, it was a very peaceful day. Ryan had several work meetings that day, but we were able to spend the evening together. Balloons and Dinner at Chick Fil A were the way we spent our evening together. This year I let Tyler and Georgia Kate each pick 2 colors for Landry, and then we let them write notes. Georgia Kate told Ryan what she wanted to say on her balloon, and then she said Landry would want a Unicorn. Thank goodness for a Daddy that can draw, because Ryan will tell you I don't have any drawing skills.
Four years passed us by so quickly, but one thing we remains the same. We would not have chosen a different path or story for our life. Landry James is our son, and we are blessed and changed for the better because of his amazing Legacy. With each brightly colored balloon that has filled the skies over the past 4 years help us cling to the truth that we will see our Landry again, and that hope helps us choose joy, and to always embrace our story. We Love you Landry James. You will always be our littlest.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Silly Summer Days

While Big Brother is away, it is just me and this silly girl. This evening we ventured over to the schools while Ryan was in meetings.... this is the best way to see him during this summer. Hard to believe our summer is coming to a close.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Summer Friends

Tyler is enjoying a week with Ghee and Poppy by himself. He has been looking forward to this special week all summer long. It is double the fun when a childhood friend's son is in town visiting his Grandparents at the same time. This has been a special summer tradition over the past several years, and I love that this sweet  summer tradition continues year after year. It is even more precious for me to see Tyler and Ryan playing in the backyard where I played years ago with Ryan's Mom. Three generations of friendships!