Worry Less, Live More

Worry Less, Live More

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


My little nephew Jeremy, turned 1
He has two older siblings so they decided to celebrate at the bowling ally. 

Despite the noise, Raylynn slept the whole time.

 This was the boy's first time bowling. They liked it!

 My niece Tiffany :)

Getting last minute tips from papa before attempting to try it solo.

 Check out Collin's strike! 
(upper left screen)

Before we left Amy handed all the kids a token card to be used at the arcade. Collin was so excited. The first thing he chose to ride was this motorcycle. I hope he enjoyed the ride because I'm never letting him have a real bike :)

 Happy birthday Jeremy! We love you! 

Raylynn @ 1 Month

Our baby is already a month old! She has been such a joy and fits into our family perfectly. Her older brothers adore her and are constantly giving her kisses and checking on her. I simply can't get enough of her and just want to hold her all day!

Some of my Favorite things:
~Sometimes when Raylynn falls asleep, she'll have at least one eye (sometimes both eyes) partially open and her mouth open as well. It's the funniest thing.

~ When she smiles a little dimple appears in her left cheek. 

~ When you feed her she likes to look at you out of the corner of her eye. I'm not sure why I find this so adorable, but I'm pretty sure she could win a staring contest. 

~ I love her little cowlick on top of her head. I'll be very sad once her hair starts to grow out and it disappears.

~ I love the little "Pee face" she makes. Whenever she pees her eyes get really big and her mouth forms an "oh" shape.  

I think it's safe to say that she has us all wrapped around her little finger :)

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Barberville Pioneer Settlement

We took a family trip to the Barberville Pioneer Settlement here in Florida while my parents were in town. It was so much fun. I love going to places like this because I find pioneer history so interesting. I think it would be so fun to live in a small settlement where you could walk to everything.  

They had some animals at the settlement, including peacocks. Collin and Tate didn't particularly like the male peacock who felt the need to screech every 10 seconds.  

 They did however, like the baby peacock that was only 3 days old.

 The old barn full of old saddles, wagon wheels and tools.

 Tadpoles! The great thing about Homeschooling...this tour counted as school!
We found some huge grasshoppers by the pond. Tate wasn't very sure about them.
Old School House 
Collin LOVED playing teacher.
Someone was a little late for class.

The boys spotted the train as soon as we got there and couldn't wait to check it out.

Raylynn had her own "Ladies in Waiting"

This old Morse Code machine was awesome! It even worked!

So glad we don't have one of these things at our house.
Another favorite of the boys...a Firetruck!
Collin loves checking the mail at our house so when he discovered this old mail house, he was very intrigued.

But not as intrigued as they were when they found the outhouse...

Walking to church 

I found Michael's Christmas present :)
And he found us a two bedroom house.
It's hard to imagine large families actually lived in such small spaces.
Especially when certain people got mad and just needed space :)

It was a perfect day spent with some of my favorite people