Saturday, January 24, 2015

Thought of the day



One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. Psalm 27:4


This picture makes a mommy happy. 

Ode To My Little Man

I am going to try to say this without crying...My baby, my last child, my little man turned 3 this month. 3!! So to celebrate the event instead of crying about the fact that he is my last baby (that isn't a baby anymore) I have decided to post some pics of him and his crazy, wonderful, funny personality. Seriously, he keeps us laughing all the time. He is a joker and loves to entertain us with his burps quite often.

Here he is at his party. He doesn't like his picture taken sometimes. 

This is his favorite toy. He refers to it as his "Fire" (I am plotting a kidnapping of it very soon)

Right after I had him


This was my favorite baby outfit of his. "All You Need Is Love"

This is his funny face. He is so serious

This is a rare picture of him smiling at the camera. He was really just happy to not be in Walmart anymore

Chocolate can make him smile too

He is a daddy's boy to the core. His interests include trucks, cars and Daddy. 

Watching the Cowboys play and throwing the ball

Look at that face. He is just precious

But he is all boy!

Did I mention he doesn't like to smile for the camera. :)

Well, there you have it. I am going to go cry now. Talk to ya soon. 






Friday, November 28, 2014

Been a while...

Well it has been a while since I last posted. Needless to say ALOT has happened. The kids have grown, like all kids do, too fast! My husband and I have purchased a business in Dallas, TX. I am working with Steven at the Shop. I would love to be able to stay home but it is more important for the kids to have a future and so we are focusing on getting the business running smooth. I wanted to start by showing pictures of the kids.

 Estella is in....3rd grade!! And 9 years old Yikes!
 

Sophie is in....1st grade! and 6 years old...Tears!
 

Khloe is in....Pre-K! and 4 years old...I can't take it!

Everett is NOT IN SCHOOL! He is my 2 year old baby at home 


We had a great summer. We went to a lot of places with the kids. Zoos, museums and even took a camping trip. We all had a blast. It was nice to finally be able to relax and spend time with them. The hustle and bustle of life can always get in the way so my husband and I wanted to do all we could with them.

More to come soon!!!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Updated OAM shopping

Well it's has been almost a month since I did my shopping and we have had enough food for the month but, I was hoping to have enough for recipes to be doubled and that hasn't happened but once. So next month I am going to need to get just a little bit more. But in all I would call it a success!! Thanks to Pinterest!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Once a month shopping

Well after about 2 weeks of planning (and banging my head againist the wall) I came up with a shopping list and meals for one whole month of food for the family. I am feeding a growing family of 6 very picky eaters. So it was not an easy task but I was up for the challenge. I took about 6 hours of shopping but I was SO surprised at how much money I saved. I got enough food for 36 meals and some of which I can double and freeze or give to friends. And I also only spent about $300!! OH yeah!! I am so happy with the results I am going to keep doing this. Maybe next month I will try to use coupons too. Thanks for hearing my brag!

Friday, December 28, 2012

See ya 2012....HELLO 2013

2012 In Review
BALLARD STYLE

Our family started off the year on a HIGH note. Our sweet Everett was born 1-11-12


Estella finished her first year of school in June 


Sophie started Pre-K in August


And Khloe...Well Khloe only went to the hospital once.
(if anyone knows our family you know that Khloe is my clumsy girl)




We had alot of ups this year and are so blessed to have the wonderful life God has given us.

On that note I want to get on my soapbox for a moment. Given then horrible events that happened in Connecticut I cant help but look at the world in a different light. I was in high school when the Columbine tragedy happened. And then as mother with children in school this happens. I cant help but wonder if God is trying to tell us something. He is trying to bring this world closer to him. He is trying to show us that we need him and when we have him in our hearts they will NEVER grow cold.

So with that said I believe that in 2013 we should work everyday to become closer to the Lord. To witness to the people who do not know him and bring them to him. This world has gone further and further away from him and honestly it is getting worse with everyday that passes. I could sit here and list all of the horrible things that happened in this world in 2012 but instead I want to look to 2013 as the year that it changes. The year that the world came together to make it a better place for our children to grow up in.


 Your word is a lamp to my feet, and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105)

God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1)

Without faith, it is impossible to please God. For he who comes to God must believe He exists, and rewards those who diligently seek Him. (Hebrews 11:6)

Come to Me, all you who are weary and weighed down with heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble in spirit. Indeed, you will surely find rest in Me! My yoke is easy, and My burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)





Monday, December 3, 2012

I have discovered Instagram!

I know its kinda been out FOREVER but...well what can I say...Im behind the times...So anyways i thought i would share some of my Instagram photos with yall


My husband and I

My sweet Everett

My youngest daughter Khloe

Estella my oldest

Sophie my 2nd daughter

Everett after a long night

I just thought this was a cool feature of Instagram...even if it is blurry

This is Khloe watching Toy Story 3 for the millionth time!