Monday, December 29, 2008


Little Stellan isn't doing very well today.

He is such a miracle.

Please stop and pray for MckMama, Prince Charming, and Little Stellan.


We are getting back to normal around here.

Mike went back to work last night and the girls went and spent the night with Aunt Mary and Uncle J.R. They are having fun with their new cousin Noah. When I called last night they were watching Kung Fu Panda.

Mike is now asleep on the couch and I am trying to muster up the energy to tackle the mountain of dishes to be washed.

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and that it was joyful and meaningful.

Thursday, December 25, 2008


"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they might
have LIFE and have it ABUNDANTLY
. John 10:10"

Life. Abundantly.

Abundant-(1)very plentiful, more than sufficient; ample (2)well-supplied; rich in something

We can have life so abundantly if we truly believe the words of Christ.

I am so thankful that Christ spoke these words for me to know that I can have an abundant life.

A life rich in family and friends. A life abundant in grace and mercy. A life that is more sufficient than I could ever imagine.

As this Christmas day comes to a close I know that my life is abundant.

Christ is sufficient. He knows what I need and He well-supplies everything I need. He is plentiful in all things.

He doesn't withhold His love or His mercy. He is abundant in grace.


And you can believe it.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Merry Christmas!!!!
Love, The Noodles

Monday, December 22, 2008


Thank you, Lord for your grace and going the final mile so I would not be lost.

Were It Not For Grace - Larnelle Harris

Time measured out my days
Life carried me along
In my soul I yearned to follow God
But knew I'd never be so strong
I looked hard at this world
To learn how heaven could be gained
Just to end where I began
Where human effort is all in vain
Were it not for grace
I can tell you where I'd be
Wandering down some pointless road to nowhere
With my salvation up to me
I know how that would go
The battles I would face
Forever running but losing this race
Were it not for grace
So here is all my praise
Expressed with all my heart
Offered to the Friend who took my place
And ran a course I could not start
And when He saw in full
Just how much His would cost
He still went the final mile between me and heaven
So I would not be lost
Repeat Chorus
Forever running but losing this race
Were it not for grace

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008


Why is everyone walking around talking about how skimpy Christmas will be this year??

So what if we can't overbuy and go in debt this year.

This is not a bad thing.

I was talking to my wonderful sil this evening and we were speaking on this very subject.

Isn't it a good thing that kids learn they don't "need" everything they see?

Isn't it a good thing that we as consumers take a step back and evaluate each purchase?

Isn't it good that we teach our children that less is more and that giving is a GREAT thing?

This will be a great Christmas if we don't give in to the media driven "Woe is us" attitude.

A "skimpy" Christmas~~no, a Christ centered Christmas

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


Oh, goodness!! It has been over a week since I blogged a post!!!

Shame on me!

Let me give some reasons for the bloggy break:
  • my sister got married Sunday
  • my sister got married Sunday(I thought that needed to be stated twice:~)
  • my parents were in town
  • it's Christmas time
  • I have had two sweet house guests since Saturday~I'm not sure I want to give them up
  • I have been trying to stay warm by snuggling with my hubby every chance I get~except yesterday morning when I temporarily lost my ever-loving mind~can we say PMS!!!!
  • and last but certainly not least~MY SISTER GOT MARRIED ON SUNDAY!!!
So, as you can see I have had quite a bit going on since the last time I posted.

Please forgive me!

Or, not. Whatever.

In other news, I am so glad that we live in the south where even the hint of ice or snow sends people screaming to the grocery store AND makes them forget how to drive.

The kids were supposed to have their Christmas parties at tutorial yesterday and they canceled it. Excuse me? What? And here's the kicker~there was NOTHING on the roads.

Remember one of my reasons for not posting? I'll help you. It had three little letters in it. P.M.S.

That cancellation sent me to the edge considering I had already taken a shower and made about a bazillion pig in a blankets. And, guess what. I ate them ALL. HaHa just kidding. But I wanted to.

Anyway, that is my life for the last week:~)

I will post pictures of the blessed event when JR and Mary get back from their honeymoon. I figured she might want to be the first to show pictures seeing as how it was HER wedding:~)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


was cold and dreary.

Nice soup weather.

So, that's what we had...

and it was good.

That is all.


Friday, December 5, 2008


The other day we made these Advent calendars. All of us made one and we put name tags on them out of scrapbooking paper.

Instead of rings like JOYS OF HOME used, I had some craft clips that have holes in them.

I have been trying to use up what I have and they turned out so cute.

It was fun! and easy!

We went and got our tree tonight. The house smells so wonderful!!! I love this time of year.

Busy weekend ahead~Christmas play practice, Christmas play, Christmas Sunday School party, church~all enjoyable things~fun stuff.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Lexy trying to trim herself instead of the tree.
*Trev took all of these on his iphone*

Lexy and Pawpaw at House of Beef.

Samuel and Steven~they are brudders.
Abby and the squishy bundle of baby goodness.

Trevor taking pics of sweet Kaiya

Look at that smile~I think she just filled her diaper:~)

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


**warning~~lots of pics in no particular order
Shelby helping decorate Granny and Papaw's tree.

Abby loving all the ornaments.

Shelby getting her ears pierced!

Abby doing the same.

Abby, Kenzie, and Shelby at the movies to see Bolt.

Sweet Samuel

Tater bug.

Oh sweet mercy~look at that cuddly bundle of sweetness.

Shelby enjoying that sweetness.

Shelby, Lexy, Kenzie, and Abby hanging out at Granny's.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

WHY IS IT.....

that you do tons of laundry before going out of town and have to do it all over again when you get home??

Thankfully, I am just about done!!

I have to get to the grocery store because we have no milk.

We didn't have tutorial this morning because there was black ice on the roads near the church we meet at. Abby cried for 20 minutes when she found out. Good morning here in the Noodle house.

Just some randomness for ya on this cold Tuesday afternoon.

Monday, December 1, 2008


We are home from Virginia!

It was a nice trip and on the way home we saw lots and lots of SNOW!!!

That certainly got us in the Christmas spirit.

I have lots of pictures to share but at the moment I cannot locate my camera so they will have to wait.

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving.