Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Away.....

We have welcomed Alicia Claire in July and are awaiting the birth of our Savior and the big fat man in the red suit.  We are spending lots of time with school parties and family.  Blog spot has not been user friendly in several months.  Probably wouldn't recommend them as a blogger site but I'll stick around for a time because all my info is here.  I would love to post more so we'll see what 2014 welcomes.  With any effort there will be more to come....

Merry Christmas from the Riddles

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Waiting....wondering....

Hard to believe there are less than 2 weeks to go.  9 months is God's perfect timing.  You're not quite ready at 8 and can't take another day at 9 months.  We will celebrate Abbie Kate's 6th birthday this Wednesday and that's almost harder to believe.  What a clip a span of 5 years has become.  She is having a pool party with a few good friends and of course, family.  This will be a big year for her with the start of kindergarten and becoming a big sister.  I hope she adjusts well to all of these wonderful milestones.  I'll post some pics of our summer (if I have any, I have been pretty drained on arrival at each activity) and then you'll be tired of seeing baby girl 4 - we always get lots of sleeping pictures of infants don't we?!!
We are all in sweet anticipation of this new addition to our family!  Prayers for a healthy delivery and baby.
A.D.E.L.A....?? ...!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Quotable

"All great change in America begins at the dinner table." ~ Ronald Reagan 

Friday, June 7, 2013

Worth Repeating....

Desperate and defeated, I begged God, “If this happened to these girls, what can keep it from happening with mine?”

He answered me. And He changed my parenting forever.

You can’t protect them from making bad decisions. Their choices are their choices. But you can continue to pour into their lives and establish a relationship with them that is bathed in My love. You won’t be able to control their future but you can be the one they return to in their mess. Receive them as I receive you. In love. Even if there are consequences.

By the grace of God, I realized I needed to spend more time listening and engaging with my growing children, and less time worrying about their future. I put my schedule and priorities under careful scrutiny, and made the necessary changes so that I could be available to hear their hearts, instead of being out at a meeting or staring at a screen or pursuing some dream that could wait until tomorrow.

from thebettermoms@gmail.com

Monday, June 3, 2013

Our life in pictures

GIRL SCOUT CAMPING CAMP GOLDEN VALLEY, NC
ABBIE KATE'S 1ST ROCK CLIMB
ABBIE KATE'S SPRING TENNIS CLINIC
ABBIE KATE'S FINAL FROLICK AT PRESCHOOL
LILLIAN'S SPRING CONCERT AT SCHOOL
MOMMIE'S AMAZING GIRL'S WEEKEND IN ISLE OF PALMS, SC
MOMMIE'S OTHER WEEKEND IN THE SERENE MOUNTAINS OF NC
ELLA EARNED HER BRONZE AWARD & LILLIAN BECAME A BROWNIE SCOUT
3 GENERATIONS :)
A RARE COUPLE ONLY PIC :))
BEAUTIFUL DANCERS
 
That should catch us up for a minute!!  Last day of this school year is Friday and hopefully there will be more time to adventure with you here over the summer :))