Christmas Card Photos

Saturday, September 25, 2010


Today, we took Christmas Card photos - I can't show more than one, because then it won't be a surprise when you open your Christmas Cards, but they turned out GREAT!

I love their outfits this year - and they did so well, taking Christmas photos in 90 degree weather! (Anyone know where Fall is?)

Special thanks to Aunt K, who used her degree in Photography to make my Caterpillars look even better than they normally do!

~Lone Butterfly )i(

Car Show at Church


Our church has a car show every year, put on by the Men's Ministry, to raise money for the KidzLife program. We headed out their early, to take in the cars (and trucks, and VWs, and other assorted vehicles).I was surprised by how much B10 and CW enjoyed looking at the cars. I knew Hubby would like it!

GO basically rode in her stroller, until we got to the children's area. Then we let her bounce with her brothers in the bounce-house.

Hubby and I got everyone lunch from the Texas Roadhouse Truck - then we sat outside to eat.
B10 and CW sat inside and listened to the excellent music.
As we left, we took photos with our favorite cars.
We are already talking about next year! I'll have to look for more car shows to take the Caterpillars to!

~Lone Butterfly )i(

Buggy B10 and his Sidekick Little Bug

Thursday, September 23, 2010


B10 caught the most beautiful butterfly today. It makes me feel so wonderful inside to see him loving on animals.

He was literally holding the butterfly so gently by it's center - when it flew off. right out of his hands.

At that point, his sidekick, Little Bug, wanted to start turning over rocks just like her big brother.

Except - she can't lift a rock and dropped that sucker RIGHT on her toe!
B10 is a great big brother, he had her in his arms very quickly and was being just as gentle.
I have an awesome, amazing, incredible and perfectly wonderful oldest son.

~Lone Butterfly )i(

Same Kind of Different as Me by Ron Hall & Denver Moore

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


I read this book, cover-to-cover, in less then a day. I was drawn to read it at first by the cover art (which seems rather shallow, but it was captivating). The book is the story of two men who come from vastly different worlds to join together in a true friendship.

The point of view changes from author to author in each chapter - which took me a few chapters to get use to, but I quickly realized how it gave a unique voice to this book. In the end, though, it was my point of view that was changed. I challenge anyone to read this book and not look at homelessness in a new light.

Was this book perfect in it's Theology? Not necessarily - but, it was perfect in it's ability to focus my mind in different ways to see what was right in front of me. I live in Atlanta - and area of the country where it's very common to drive home and see the poor and homeless out my car window, but this book made me feel shame (in that I hadn't really SEEN them) and also gave me hope for change within myself.

I highly recommend this book to everyone. I have already passed my copy on to a friend at the theatre and had another friend download it on his Kindle.  It's one of the few books, that I know as soon as I receive it back - it'll be headed out the door to another person.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

~Lone Butterfly  )i(

Buggy B10

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


B10 has been on a roll this week finding beautiful animals in our yard. This is some odd bug, but it had blue antenna and the wings shimmered gold when the sunlight hit them.

This is a giant wolf spider, and I really mean was as big as the palm of his hand (and you KNOW he doesn't have a small palm!).We also have a bush in our yard, where this type of garden spider comes every fall/spring. B10 thinks it's usually the same spider (because she gets bigger every year), but this year she was smaller - so he kept telling me that this is the daughter of the spider that use to be in our yard.

I love watching the care he takes with each of these creatures of God - even if it means sometimes a giant wolf spider shows up in a (TIGHTLY SEALED) container in my bed...

~Lone Butterfly )i(