Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter baskets!

We hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. The Horton girls did and they sure enjoyed the fact that the Easter bunny came. Kinda like Christmas for me and them both!

Just a few more pictures from this morning. Have a great night!

Easter Sunday 2014

Easter Sunday is about grace, fresh starts and second chances. Today I am thankful for Gods unconditional love and for His sacrifice on the cross so that we can have hope and everlasting life in Him. 

Happy Easter! 

Love, The Horton Family

Saturday, April 19, 2014

A very Good Friday.

We spent our Good Friday with lots of little people, crafts, an egg hunt and an Easter bunny and it was so much fun. As I watched all the kids run around I thought..."Nothing makes me happier than to see children running around my house filled with joy!" They are so genuine and all the efforts put into things are always so worth it when I see them smile. 

We started off by decorating eggs and turning them into animals. I was pretty impressed with some of the outcomes!

Once we were done with the craft the kids saw Peter on the porch and they loved watching him hide all the eggs. Peter is our friend that visits several times during Easter. We love him! 

It was a very Good Friday. 
I pray that everyone has a very special Easter weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Birthday Dinner!

Last night I was invited to a birthday celebration for Kyla, Rachel and Sarah and it was such a fun time. Once we all got home Kyla posted that she had prayed for good girlfriends and God delivered. It made me SO happy to read that because He truly did deliver for all of us. I cannot imagine walking through life without being surrounded by amazing women who love me, challenge me and enjoy having such a fun time together.
We had a great dinner, lots of girl talk and then a round of cupcakes!!! Doesn't get any better than that!

The birthday girls!
Our waiters had a fun surprise too!

I love all of you girls SO VERY MUCH!!!! 

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Audree and her earrings!

Audree got her ears pierced last night. I wasn't sure if I should write about it though, because it was dramatic, but it's a milestone so I figured I'd better. 

We wanted to do it at the same age we did Cerly's since Cerly did so well with hers. I wish I could say that Audree did well, but it was a bit more of a struggle with her. She is not as chill as Cerly so it was a fight. 

Some of the pictures make me sad because I know it hurt her BUT after a quick dose of Tylenol and some dr. pepper she was fine and back to herself. We went to dinner afterwards and dr. pepper was the only thing that was making her stop crying so she won that battle. She is definitely my child....dr. pepper makes me stop crying too so I get it. 

Anyway, here are some pictures from the experience. 

The first one of her happy was before we left. Isn't she so sweet?!

Getting ready!! She knew something was coming...

 I held her for the first ear and then Brandon held her for the second one. (I wish they would have had two helpers so they could do it at once, that would have helped so much!)

 Afterwards I asked her to smile and she gave me this face...oh she was so sad at us...BUT now she is happy and she has pretty earrings. Glad that is over!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


The other night I was in the routine of bath time. Undress the girls, throw them all in, wash them head to do, tell them to get out 7 times before they hear me, dry and dry some more.....

Get them dressed, brush all the hair while fighting through the tangles, and then enjoy all the snuggles with little girls that smell so good.

There are many nights that I do not get excited to do all the work that bath time takes. However, every night when I am done, I am so glad that we did it. The girls need it, they feel better and there is something about being nice and clean that gets everyone excited around here.

It feels good to be clean. It feels good to wake up and get a fresh start. Regardless of how dirty we get....being clean is freeing and refreshing.

When we were done Brylee wanted to pose for a picture and then of course the other two wanted to follow her and get one too. So they all posed.

I couldn't help but think about the verse in Psalm 51:10....

Create in me a clean heart, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 

Just like we all need a bath to clean our physical bodies, we also need a spiritual bath often. Our hearts get dirty, our minds become defeated and our thinking gets clouded.

It is then that we must ask God to create in us a clean heart so that we can begin fresh in our minds as well. Just something to think about today. All you have to do is ask Him :)

I will leave you with pictures of my clean girls, they were so proud!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Movie date!

Sunday night Brandon and Brylee were invited to go to the movies with Zoe and her daddy. 

When I told Brylee she was SO excited, she loves Zoe and she loves alone time with her daddy. 

I got her all ready and she came in the kitchen to get Brandon. She looked at him and said..."Daddy, you are gonna have put on some nicer clothes because I look fancy!!" 

We laughed so hard because she was serious. She wanted him to look as nice as she did and I guess his t-shirt was not cutting it. 

Of course he took her in the room and let her help him pick out something nicer to wear! 

I heard they had a great time. Brylee and Zoe got a little loud but there were lots of giggles and lots of fun. They are growing up for sure!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Audree goes hunting!

Audree LOVED hunting eggs this year once she figured it out. 

It took her a few seconds...

She looked around, watched the other little kids, and then she picked up her basket and got going. She only found three because they went fast but she was really proud of herself. 

It is amazing what a difference a year makes. Here she is last year hunting eggs, man she has grown up SO much!!! 

Go Audree Go!! Once she figured it out she was on the move but by then all the eggs were gone!