Jul 04 2015

Do more of what makes you happy

Photo Credit

Share and Enjoy.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • StumbleUpon
  • Delicious
  • Google Reader
  • Add to favorites
Jul 03 2015

Flashback Friday - Brina and Karliec

 Happy Independence Day from Brina and Karlie!!!

Today we are flashing back to July 4, 2005.  It was the girls first July 4th Independence Day celebration!  My Aunt gave the girls these adorable dresses to wear for the celebration.

We spent the first part of the day as usual.  Getting everybody up, fed, changed, and some play time.  That evening we went over to a friends house to play games and celebrate.  They were good sports and happy babies the whole evening.

Girls in the Holiday Spiritc

 Brina, Riley, and Karlie all coordinated for the July 4th Holiday!

Brina and Karliec

So many reasons to celebrate this July 4th!

Share and Enjoy.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • StumbleUpon
  • Delicious
  • Google Reader
  • Add to favorites
Jul 02 2015

P1350816c

 Kids crafts

Our kids love doing a variety of crafts and fun activities.  Anything from artwork to bead work to pottery and so much more!   A lot of times for their birthdays or Christmas they will get some neat crafts and activities gifts to do.

We wanted to find a convenient place to store them until they had time to do the craft. Originally, we had all the craft items stored together in one general location, but not in their room(s).  As the girls got older we had to start putting names on the boxes or items so each one knew which ones were theirs when they went looking for a craft to do.  Since they are twins it is important as parents to make sure that each child has some items that are specifically for them. We felt like this was something easy to do regarding their crafts and it has worked out well for our family.

Once the kids moved into their own rooms we decided to put their individual crafts on one of their higher shelves in their closets.  Each kid has their own individual craft or activity shelf so they can pick out their specific item whenever they want to do a craft.  Some of the crafts on their shelves are the same while some are completely different.  They can easily get a chair or step stool when they want to pick out a craft to do, but with the crafts being on a higher shelf it isn’t as accessible so when we have younger kids visiting the crafts stay in place and don’t get all spread out.

P1350827c

 Crafts lined up, visible, and ready to be used.

Share and Enjoy.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • StumbleUpon
  • Delicious
  • Google Reader
  • Add to favorites
Jul 01 2015

To have a love that is described “like radiant diamonds” is amazing.  He loves us so very much.  He is worthy of our love and worship.

Your love is like radiant diamonds
Bursting inside us we cannot contain
Your love will surely come find us
Like blazing wild fires singing Your name

God of mercy sweet love of mine
I have surrendered to Your design
May this offering stretch across the skies
And these Halleluiahs be multiplied

Share and Enjoy.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • StumbleUpon
  • Delicious
  • Google Reader
  • Add to favorites
Jun 30 2015

P1380950c

Noisy Oyster Restaurant

When we are traveling to various places we enjoy trying out a couple of the local restaurants.  We’ve been to Charleston several times and have found some ones that we really like.  Since Charleston is so close to the Atlantic Ocean we like to try different seafood places occasionally when we are in the area.  Our family has eaten at both of the Noisy Oyster locations, one in North Charleston and the other one in Downtown Charleston.

Both Noisy Oyster restaurants have great food and a unique atmosphere that is fun for the whole family.  The one in Downtown Charleston is right along Market St and it has open windows so you can enjoy your dinner while watching the various activities going on downtown.  It is pretty common to see horse drawn carriages or pedicabs (or bike taxi) during your meal.  After you eat you can take a stroll through the Charleston’s City Market or browse through one of the many neat shops nearby to find a unique souvenir.

The Noisy Oyster in North Charleston has a different setting, but still great food.  It is in a little quieter part of town and doesn’t have the open windows.  It looks more like a traditional seafood restaurant.  If you want to relax or stretch your legs after dinner you can go to Barnes & Noble or the local mall nearby.

If you are looking for a good family restaurant that serves seafood in the Charleston area you should check out Noisy Oyster.  We have always enjoyed the food and atmosphere.    Sometimes its fun to try something new when you are on vacation!

The “Travel and Vacation” series is an insight into our trips together as a family and ways we relax.  Life is short and we were thrilled to have the opportunity to build memories with family and explore of of the most amazing places during our time away.  Explore with a good attitude, look for fun, and it will be an awesome trip jammed packed with positive memories.  It is refreshing having some time away from the regular routine.  Make it a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet new people and learn.  You just might see or try something new that takes your breath away!

Share and Enjoy.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Email
  • Print
  • StumbleUpon
  • Delicious
  • Google Reader
  • Add to favorites