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The end of a chapter.

11 Oct

Well, it’s really happening. Tonight is the last night I will ever spend in our house in Newnan. God willing, Tuesday it will belong to someone else.

On one hand, we’ve been talking about the move for nearly a year. It took the girls & me a while to get used to the idea, and seeing the “For Sale” sign for the first time last Thanksgiving was a bit painful. We’ve had plenty of time to get over the fact that we’re moving, and there’s part of me that’s ready for it all to be done. But I’m not sure that the reality of everything has completely set in.

Cordle House This house means a lot to our family. I remember going through books and books of house plans, trying to find the perfect design. Then we saw exactly what we wanted being built in Peachtree City. Before I knew it, we had broken ground on our version of it in Newnan.

I even helped build the house…as much as a 13 year old kid in his awkward stage could. I carved my name in the foundation, helped Geraldo build the rock walls, and even caught a framing error that nearly screwed up our roof. (Duck, the framer, did get his revenge by making fun of the shape of my fish pond, but I’ll save that story for another day.)

I guess what I’m trying to say is that we have a lot of memories tied to this house. But the best memories aren’t about the house. The greatest memories only took place here…they’re the countless weekends we sat around the living room laughing. They’re the holiday gatherings with friends, mom’s amazing meals, and late night discussions with Anna & Caroline on the back porch.

Sure, it’s a bit trite, but it isn’t the house that makes the family. It’s the family that makes it a home. So it doesn’t matter where mom & dad end up living. I look forward to being able to get together as a family and make even better memories for years to come.

Moving Sale!

9 Oct

Happy Birthday Mom!

16 Aug

A few random notes today…

  1. Happy Birthday Mom! Can’t wait to see you in a few minutes!
  2. Anna has a new blog she’s going to be working on. Give it a peek
  3. We changed our theme…what do you think? Is anyone still out there paying attention?
  4. I have a big announcement about something that’ll be coming up in the next few months. Check back here soon!

Lost Generation (Video)

2 Aug

The Greatest Mom Ever.

10 May

Hey Mom! We all wanted to say thank you so much for being the best mother in the whole world. mothersday A few weeks ago we started reminiscing about all the crazy things we made you do when we were kids. There were some pretty ridiculous things, and you never even complained once.

I think I made you do more stupid things than anyone. Like when I wanted to join the Alan Jackson fan club. That was before the internet thing and you had to write them a letter, mail them a check, and then wait a month to get a response. Lanyard KitOr when I played roller hockey and you’d have to drive us to Forest Park, then sit there and wait so you could drive us back home. The worst was when I got into making lanyards, and you had to buy all that lanyard stuff through some mail order catalog. Sorry about that.

I’m not sure what the record is for # of visits to the World of Coke, but you had to be close. It didn’t matter whose class was going on a field trip, you were always one of the first moms to volunteer. And I still respect you for drawing the line and refusing to ride up that long escalator (Escalaphobia=is the fear of escalators.).

Our clothes. No entry discussing crazy things you did for us would be complete without a discussion of clothing. You are an amazing sewer person that sews. Whether it be a smocked dress thing for me (with manly ducks, of course), a reindeer costume for Goob, or an elf outfit for Anna, you always had it covered. Smocked DucksAnd no matter how many times Goob made you take her socks off and put them back on because they just didn’t feel right, you lovingly obliged.

But even though we eventually outgrew the homemade clothes, you’re no longer a kid-taxi (for most of us anyway…cough-goob-cough), and Caroline learned to fix her own socks, your mastery of motherhood is still amazing. You’re more important to our family today than you’ve ever been. You’re always there for every one of us, wherever that may be. We are amazingly blessed to have a mom who takes care of and prays for her family the way you do. We love you tremendously, and wish you a wonderful Mother’s Day. Thanks Mom!

Behind the scenes at AUHD (Video)

4 May

Auburn – Behind the Scenes from Keyframe on Vimeo.

Did You Know? (Video)

29 Mar

Hey Fam! Can’t wait to see y’all & celebrate the girls’ birthdays this afternoon!

Thought this was interesting…

Update from the folks..

1 Mar

Suppose it’s about time we give an update.. WOW.. We continue to try to soak in all that The Lord is teaching through this journey! Robert continues to work in Biloxi while awaiting word on other potential projects… As HE continues to speak to us through our amazing JESUS CALLING devotion book via His Word.. “I am leading you, step by step. Hold My hand in trusting dependence, letting Me guide you through this day. Your future looks uncertain to you, but I have it all figured out. I will show you the next step forward, and the one after that, and the one after that. Relax and enjoy the journey in My Presence, trusting Me to open up the way before you as you go. It is in the present moment that I walk close to you. Keep your focus on My Presence in the present.”  Pray with us that we may all truly do just that.. Embrace the moment we’re in!  I’ve spent this past week/weekend with Robert in Biloxi, next week I’ll be with my mom, then Robert & I will meet back in Newnan for the next weekend. We’re (hopefully) posting some pictures from Biloxi.  There’s really no way any of us can comprehend how Katrina changed life here.  Restoration will be a very long process.  May we pray for them & their challenges .   May we also pray that through our own challenges we will learn to say, “Thank You, Lord, for this opportunity to trust You more.”

Robert's Biloxi Residence

Robert's Biloxi Residence

View from Robert's condo

View from Robert's condo..not so bad

Biloxi Sunrise

Biloxi Sunrise

Beach FEMA trailor

Beach FEMA trailor

Lots & lots & lots of restoring to do

Lots & lots & lots of restoring to do

Carvings from tree trunks

Carvings from tree trunks

Amazing!

Amazing!

Biloxi Sunset

Biloxi Sunset

Enjoying an amazing one!

Enjoying an amazing one!

Amen!

Amen!

Moe loves his walks!

Moe loves his walks!

Mardi Gras parade float

Fun "Family"Mardi Gras parade float

Interesting sites at the parade..

Interesting sites at the parade.. (I need you Bo)

"Family" Mardi Gras parade.. so funMore fun floats..
Every float throws out lots & lots of beads!

Every float throws out lots & lots of beads!

Tornado Warning

28 Feb

Lily is Home!

21 Feb

Hey Everybody! I just got back from Birmingham, I am kinda tired, so I will Blog tomorrow and post some pictures from today but here is what was on the News tonight!

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