Today's Verse

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pic #33


She's at week 39!!!

I think the picture says the rest!!!

God Bless!!

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Pic #32

Oh My!! 

It is getting close!!! 

Two Weeks Left!!!

And appropriately enough for this first week of fall,
He is the size of a pumpkin!!!

God Bless

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Picture #31

Picture day!!! 

I can't believe we are only 3 weeks away from meeting our little grandson!!

It's almost time!!!

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Pic #30

WEEK 36?!?!

Are you kidding me?!?!?

4 weeks left!!

Mom is healthy and ready to go, 


Dad has GOT to get here first!!!

The excitement is growing every day!!

Big sis is ready to meet her brother!!

Prayers please that this little bundle stays right where he is until Phillip gets back!!

God bless!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Pic #29

Oh my goodness!! 

I can not believe Katie is already at 25 weeks!!

That is five fingers!! 

One hand!!

We spend our evenings watching Philip turn somersaults!!!

Until next week!!!

God bless!!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Pic #28 . . . For Reals

Computer working now!!


So here is last weeks picture. 

Belly is getting bigger!!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Pic #28 . . . Well, Not Really


Tonight is supposed to be picture night.

The night where we give an update on the baby's progress.

But tonight, we were having some technical difficulties. 

The photo editor I use was running very slow.

I could not get all the details added.

But we didn't want to leave you waiting. 

So we decided to share a couple of pictures that include Mattie. 

She was here for pictures and we had some fun!!!

Ta Da!!!!

I can stand like Mommie!!

I hope the editor will work tomorrow!!

Until then, 

God bless!

Friday, August 21, 2015

Pic #27

We love picture day!!

It is just crazy that there are only seven weeks left!!

Moose will be here before we know it!!

It was so nice getting to visit with Rose & Rudy yesterday. 
We are always so happy when their routes bring them our way!

Until next week

God Bless!!

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Pic #26

Another week down!!!

Katie is really starting to get uncomfortable. 

And Moose is really starting to move!!

He will be here before we know it!! 

I don't want him to rush, 
but I can not wait to meet him!!

Until next week

God bless!!

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Picture #25

Picture Day!!

We love picture day! 

Because we stay inside,

in the air conditioning!

It is hot out there!!

Poor Frank, 

He's sort of melty when we get off work!!!

Dog days of summer!!

But little Moose is growing quickly!!

Stay cool!!

Until next week!!

God Bless!!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Pic #24

Oh! This belly is a growin'!!

We are ready for our Mattie girl to get home this weekend!! 

The days are getting shorter which means the start of school is getting closer. 

Until next week

God Bless

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Pic #23

Picture Day!!

We love picture day!!

Not much gong on. 

Just day to day life. 

And life is good!!

We are so glad for all the great things we have!!

Ready for Mattie to get home. 

And ready to meet Philip!!

Until next week!! 

Good night 
God Bless!

Friday, July 17, 2015

Picture #22

Had some internet problems last night so the picture is just now getting to me!!

It's been a fun 2 weeks but she has to come home!!  

It sure is getting closer to Moose making his appearance!!
I can't wait!!!

Until next time
God Bless!!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Picture #21

For some reason, I just can't get with it! 

I am late in posting this picture, 
with the previous picture still in my files. 

I have no excuse for not getting these done!! 

Katie has done the pictures for me. 

All I have to do is get them posted. 

I'm being a bad grandma!!! 

Until next time

God Bless

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Picture #19

Not a lot to say.

It's been a great week. 

Mattie has had football camp and pottery camp this week. 

We have some big plans for the weekend too!!!

More next week!!

God Bless!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Picture #19

We just love picture day.

It's not just about keeping record of the growing belly, 
which has been great fun.

But it is also about keeping Phillip updated. 

Although he and Katie talk, face-time, and text daily,
I email him the picture every Thursday after I edit it. 

I try to get it emailed before they have their 

He calls the girls every morning when he wakes up to tell them good night. 

Tomorrow night, he will spend his first night in their new, old house! 

I can't wait to get pictures of the house after they have their stuff moved in. 

Until next time

God Bless!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Picture #18

This week has been girls week.

Tiger has been out of town.

Grumpy has been out of town. 

When Mattie found out Lolo was home alone, she said

"Lolo, just stay with us this week! We'll have slumber parties every night!"

Well how do you say no to that?
So I have been at my mom's all week with my girls!

It's been fun!

Until next week

God Bless

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Picture #17

Running a few days late!!

We have been enjoying summer. 

The girls love living out in the country.

Mattie has quickly turned into a country girl, 

Mud Pies


Climbing Trees

With no camps and no karate competitions to practice for
days are spent with Mommie and Tiger. 

Well, she did attend a two day art camp at ACU. 
Loved every minute of it!! 

She is one creative kid!!

And she is anxiously awaiting her little brother!

She is going to be a great big sister!! 

Katie and Moose are doing great! 

He is growing and healthy!

We all miss Phillip,

but he is getting their new home ready! 

And I think he is working some!! (LOL)

Until next week!!

God Bless!!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Picture #16


It has been a VERY busy week.

Monday we celebrated Memorial Day. 

Well, celebrate isn't exactly the right word to use. 

We remembered all those that have given their all for this wonderful country we live in, 

and we also said goodbye to Phillip. 

He has moved to Germany. 

He is anxiously waiting for the rest of his family to arrive. 

Katie and Mattie spent one last night in the apartment before the movers came in and started packing everything up. 

The have moved in with Mom and will stay there until time for them to leave. 

They have almost got a schedule down to FaceTime with Phillip but it will be a little easier once school is out. 

Which is tomorrow!!

Mattie has one more day as a 3rd grader!!! 

She is growing way too fast!!

Next week she has two days at Maker Academy at ACU. 

She is really looking forward to that.

Next week, we can start to slow down and start enjoying the summer. 

We continue to get rain!! 

Thank you Lord!! 

There is a lot of flooding, 
but we have a few lakes that have not really gained any water.

We continue to pray that rains keeps coming until those lakes are full. 

Happy Summer!!

Until next week, 

God Bless. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Picture #15

Busy Week

They are in full move mode this week. 

They will be completely out of the apartment by this time next week. 

And Phillip will be looking for their new home in Germany. 

School is nearing the end for Mattie, 

and she had her last official class at RAMA this past Monday. 

Until next week, 

God Bless. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Pic #14


And we all know what that means!!!


I say PJ will be another martial artist!!

Katie says he is kicking all the time!!!

They've had a great week. 

Phillip has been helping Mattie with a school project all week. 
It is complete and ready to turn in on Monday. 
Grumpy and I aren't allowed to see it until Sunday though. 

Mattie also had her GT Showcase this week 
She walked Grumpy and Phillip through three projects. 
Katie and I took pictures. 
It was a great night. 

This weekend, we don't have anything planned 

Except rest. 

We all deserve it, 

Especially Frank. 

He's had several late nights this week. 

Until next week

God Bless!!

Friday, May 8, 2015

Mattie's Reaction to the Oops!

In March, I posted this about the gender reveal party we held for our family.

Here's the video of the reveal.

Mattie obviously was not happy about it being a baby girl.

An her face in this picture...

shows she is just not thrilled.

Last night I posted our weekly belly picture along with a big oops!

I couldn't get the video to post.

So as promised,

Here is Mattie learning there was a big mistake in revealing the gender of the baby!!

Though not nearly as exciting as the party video,

She is quite thrilled to learn it really is a boy!!

I've said it before, but I will say it again...

She is going to be an amazing big sister!!!

Until next time,

God bless.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Picture #13

It's Thursday!!

And that means it's picture day!!

Katie and Phoebe are doing well. 

Katie is still tired a lot and that makes it difficult to get ready to move. 

But other than that, all is well. 

Mattie is looking forward to the end of school. 


this is where I would end the post, 
but we have a few more pictures today!

This Thursday was also sonogram day!!

It was a great appointment and they got to see some really good pictures of their healthy little girl!

But Phillip noticed the doctor say something about Phoebe that Katie didn't catch!!

Here's her little face!


Check out that spine!!

Nice and straight!

Aww!! Baby feet!!

There's nothing better than baby feet!!

Especially when they are attached to your precious little grand child!!

And then Katie heard what Phillip had heard earlier!!!

Phoebe's not Phoebe!!!

She's not a she!!!!

He's a he!!!

It's a BOY!!! 


Their having a boy!!

Philip Erich Holland!!!

 Phillip is one excited daddy!!

And though we are so excited that it is a boy,

we are so thankful and blessed that it is healthy little miracle from God!

Until next time

God bless!!

Tomorrow, I'll have Mattie's reaction!!!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Picture #12

It's been a fun week.

My girls and I spent time together every night. 

And Katie, Phillip and I finished off the week at the air show while Frank fished. 

Enjoy the pic!!!

God Bless!!!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Picture #11 and Pancackes

We are gradually getting back on track! 

Just two days late this week!!

Miss Phoebe is quickly growing, you can tell by that belly. 

Katie is feeling good, just tired.

Really tired. 

I think if she could. she would sleep 24/7.

But I guess she needs to rest now while she can, because as we all know, once Phoebe arrives mommy will be begging for rest.

Had a great day today at the Kiwanis Pancake day. 
Mattie B used to love to go eat pancakes and Mattie May does to. 

Ready to eat!!!

Ran into her friend Tat that she hasn't seen in a year.

She loved the funny names on the bag of the milk cartons. 

Until next time 
God Bless. 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Picture #10


I'm only a week late. 

The Holland's (minus Mattie) were traveling last week and she sent me the picture to update and post. 

I got the update done, but I never did the post. 

A different background to the photo this last week. 

I should have the current post tonight or tomorrow. 

God Bless!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Picture #9

I just love picture day! 

Although, there have been some days we forgot that it was picture day at school, 
but those pictures turned out really good. 

I love getting my weekly picture of Katie and Miss PIG!!

(Oh! This week Katie lies!!)

(She has food cravings!)
(It's food!!)

(Bless her heart! She is always hungry!!  <3 p="">

God Bless!!!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Pic #8

Well, we're a day late getting the picture posted because SOMEONE had to do homework,

I jest. 

I am proud of the continuing education.

It is VERY important. 

And YES!!! We have a name!

Phoebe Isabelle Genette Holland

I can't wait to meet her!!! 

God Bless!!

Say What?!

Thursday is picture day around here!

So where's the picture?

Well someone says homework is more important than the picture. 

I guess they're right. 

I'll give them a pass this week. 

But I better get my picture tomorrow!!

Good night and,

God bless.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Slow Week

Not much going on around here. 

Just work. 

Have to work so we can afford to play on the weekend.

Short week though. 

God bless!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Picture #7

It's Thursday!!

That means it's picture day!!

Last week, Baby H was the size of a lime,
but has grown to be the size of a plum. 

If you read my last post, you know that little plum is a GIRL!!!

Mattie really wanted a baby brother, but I think after talking to Hysti and Tiger,
she realizes how much fun having a sister will be. 

They also talked to her about being so far apart in age.
They are seven years apart and Mattie will be ten years older than Baby H.

I just know she's going to be a great big sister. 

Now for a test! 

How observant are you? 

There is another really big change about to happen for our family, 
and we have been dropping some very subtle hints in the last few post. 

See if you can guess before you get to the last clue.

Clue #1 - A count down clock named "Secret Day" was added to my side bar a few weeks ago

Clue #2 - One of the items Katie had listed in Picture #5 is "Getting Ready to Pack & Move"

Clue #3 - Post "This Kid" on March 19, 2015 tells about Mattie trying different types of food 

Clue #4 - The Picture #6 post states "lots of changes are coming" 
(yeah that could have been about Baby H, but it wasn't)

Clue #5 - There are three clues during the reveal party, so I'll list those as sub-clues;
Clue #5A - Hansel & Gretel are on the reveal box
Clue #5B - On the poster behind Katie's head showing the boy/girl guesses, 
boy and girl are listed as junge and madchen
Clue #5C - the reveal is a pink dirndl

So have you figured it out? 

If not, you'll see it as you look at Picture #7. 

My babies are moving! 

It's exciting and sad at the same time. 
I have been able to love on Mattie just about every day of her life. 
But as hard as it is for me, 
I just keep telling myself how great it is going to be for them. 

I hope we have a name for Baby H before they leave! 

God Bless

Monday, March 23, 2015

More fun with Baby H

Last night we had a small family gathering. 

My family can make a party out of anything. 

This party was to find out the gender of Baby H.

The decorations turned out great. 

Even Mom's cactus was dressed for the occasion. 

Frank and I knew the answer, 

and we had been tormenting everyone all day. 

We gave them one final tease before everyone arrived. 

Everyone dressed in the color of their guess, 

Blue = Boy
Pink = Girl

The teams were quite lopsided with more on Team Blue! 

 And Mattie showed how excited she is with all her Big Sister accessories!

We started with a guessing game. 

I had filled this jar with candy,

Half blue & half pink, 
well almost.

There was one more of one color, 
the winning team color. 

I had everyone write there guess on their team side as to how many they though was there. 

This box holds the answer to which gender Baby H is!

After we had dinner, it was time for the reveal. 

Mattie held the box
Phillip and Katie pulled the ribbons. 

And it didn't take long to learn what gender Baby H was. 


And someone was really wanting a boy!

Baby H has been prayed over and will be loved beyond belief. 
And big sister Mattie has since turned that frown around 
and is all smiles about having a little sister. 

So now we wait on a name for the next little princess.

And God continue to bless us as we wait!