Saturday, May 29, 2010

And We're Off.......

On a cruise that is......... Karlton, Josiah, and I are leaving this morning for Tampa and then will be getting on boat tomorrow heading to Belize, Cozumel, The Caymans, and Isla Rotan (Honduras). I took the other 4 kiddies to meet my mom yesterday, they will be staying with my parents at the Beach. Please Pray for our Family while we are all apart. That is the worst part.... leaving my babies behind!!! Prayer for their and our Protection and Safety and please pray that we do not get sick!!!! Thank You ahead of time!!! I know all my prayer warriors out there will!!!
Stay tuned for LOTS of Pictures!!!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Happy 14th Birthday Jordan!

I can't believe my oldest child is 14 yrs old today! Jordan you are making me old!!! It is not fair that you have to grow up soooo quickly! We are so proud of who you are and all the hard work that you strive to do no matter what it is! You are a good boy, even though sometimes you can be very silly, but I am very proud to be you mom!!! Keep being who you are and never change! You are a great help to me and you dad! Happy Birthday.... We Love You Very Much!!!

Here 14 pictures of Jordan over the past year.... in honor of his 14th B/D. Enjoy!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Favorite Friday Fotos "Smitten"

Josiah is smitten with our kitten! Lol.....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Sara Ava's Kindergarten Graduation

Sara Ava was all dolled up and ready to go. Mommy even painted her fingernails and toenails for the occasion.

The Gym before all the little Kindergartens came in....

The Kindergartners singing a song.... Can you find Sara Ava?

Sara Ava introduced her principle and did a great job! She was not nervous at all! She told me she was not afraid!!! =0)

Waiting for her name to be called .....

going to get her diploma.

Shaking her principle's hand....w/ her proud teachers standing behind. They both really love Sara Ava! But, I have not meet anyone who hasn't!

All finished w/ Kindergarten.... Now she is a rising 1st grader! Can you believe that!?!?

Monday, May 17, 2010

My Big Girl.....

Miss Sara Ava Lynn Shrum will be Graduating Kindergarten tonight at 6:30 pm. They always have a major to-do ceremony. She will be introducing her principle.... she has been working on her speech all week! She knows it by heart but I will be sending her paper with her just in case she freezes. You know how that can happen when you get in front of hundreds of people.

I am dolling her all up. She has a new dress.... I am painting her finger and toenails. I am just sad she is ready for the 1st grade all ready!!!! Time is flying by!!! I guess because I am having so much fun with my sweet little girl!

I tried to make her an announcement, but it would not go any bigger then this. I was able to print it off bigger.... but the colors did not turn out.

Sara Ava we are so proud of you for doing so well in Kindergarten this year, and for being star student and terrific kid! Keep up the good work and please stop growing up so fast! ;0) Mommy, Daddy, Lilee, and your brothers love you very much!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

FFF's "Meet The Newest Shrum"

Last Fri. I was out watering my Hydrangeas and there was a cat (that has been hanging around for a few months ) in my bushes hissing and growling at me. I was getting a little worried and thought I dare you to make one move at me I will spray you down with my hose..... I kept on watering and when I started watering the Hydrangea that is behind the tree this tiny little thing came shooting out.

Did I fool you all???? Lol! Isn't she just the sweetest!!!

She is still pretty tiny.... you can see she fits in Jordan's hands.

This is why that poor mama cat was having a fit. She was protecting her baby! Now..... the mama is friendly with us. She Loves Joel!!! Joel feeds her and waters her.... She even lets him pick her up. I tried once and she let me for a few seconds. The mama is beautiful. I need to take pictures of her too! We will be getting rid of her in a few more weeks when I know the baby is old enough to take care of herself. This is the first kitties at our house because Jordan was extremely allergic to them when he was little! He ended up in the hospital twice over some of the families indoor cats. He is doing fine with them... I think because they are out doors. Where they will stay! I've never been much of a cat person myself..... but I love all babies! How could I resist! The mama is apparently a stray. She has no collar and is thin as a rail. But we are feeding her and taking care of her too. She was eating our dogs food.... but now she has her own cat food that she is might happy about! We will fatten her up in no time!

So this is Peanut Butter...... The boys named her. They named the mama Reese. I guess Candy was on their brain that day!?!?

She sticks out her tongue a lot.... Isn't it precious!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Momma's Can Wear My Flower Hair Bows Too!

( A little blurry but you get the drift.)

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I Heart Strawberry Season!

Strawberries...... Yummy!!!
We like to eat them plain......
or with Strawberry Shortcake (I made french vanilla cupcakes and they were Devinne!)

I also have been making lots of smoothies lately.... This one pictured is a Strawberry-Banana (it was the most scrumptious of them all! I also made plain Strawberry and Strawberry-Blueberry.
Have you picked your Strawberries yet???? Or bought them at the store? If so.... how do you enjoy yours?