Wednesday, April 14, 2010


You Know You're From North Carolina When...

You've gotten used to the smell of cow manure on a car trip to Raleigh.

Saying "y'all" isn't just a cute expression; it actually means something.

There are big labrador retrievers in the back of every truck.

You give directions using KFC and Waffle House as landmarks.

You still see Dale Earndheart tributes on cars.

You can't imagine life without Bojangles' sweet tea

Your annual church fundraiser always deals with bbq and potato salad

You have a sunburn from May to October

Your 'heavy winter clothing' consists of some turtleneck sweaters, a fuzzy jacket, and your daddy's boots

Your family has fried chicken once a week

You can tell the difference between cotton fields and tobacco fields while driving

One of your neighbors has a confederate flag hanging on their front porch

You've been "properly raised", and yankees love it when they hear you say "ma'am" and "sir"

You get your carbs from biscuits, rolls, pancakes, and grits

You know the difference between a "redneck" and a "hick".

You own at least one surf shop or seafood restaurant shirts.

No matter what those people in ohio say, we are still "first in flight"

The Coca-Cola 600 is as big as the Super Bowl

You prefer Chick-fil-a to KFC

You know pastry is a chicken stew, not a dessert item.

Every time you visit someone you?re offered something to eat and a glass of tea.

Your granddaddy always wore overalls and your grandma always wore an apron.

In summer you have home-grown tomatoes with every meal.

When it rains and the creek rises, everyone gathers to see how high it rose.

You know that "chunk" the ball means to throw it.

You've had a burger "all the way" - chili and slaw on it.

You can recognize a copperhead and your heart drops when you see one.

You have at least one relative that raises collards.

Your folks have taken trips to the mountains to look at leaves.

Your school classes were cancelled because of a hurricane.

You know Krispy Kreme makes the best doughnut.

You have an opinion about UNC. You went there and loved it, or you hate everyone who did.

You know the best BBQ is found in Lexington

You would rather eat at Bojangles's than McDonald's

You have actually uttered the phrase "It's too hot to go to the pool"

You faithfully drink Pepsi or Mt. Dew everyday of your life.

You have your own secret bbq sauce.

You or your neighbors have more hunting dogs than you have family members.

You actually get these jokes and pass them on to other friends from North Carolina.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Birthday

Today my baby boy turns 10! Nathan Morgan Mullis , you are such a sweet boy and I love you so much!. I am so blessed to have you as my son. here are 10 things I love about you.

1.Your tender heart. Be it an 80 year old man or a 3 month old baby, you love everyone and want to see them happy.

2.Your big blue eyes.
One of these days those eyes are gonna turn lots of pretty girls heads. I am praying that God will give you the perfect wife that loves the Lord and loves you.

3.Your appetite. There is nothing that makes a mama that loves to cook happier than watching her son enjoy his groceries!

4. Your prayer life. I love to hear you pray. Even though we take turns saying prayers at night, I secretly love it when its your turn to pray. I love the conversation- like prayers you pray to God and how you remember the little blessings to thank Him for.

5. Your affection. I cannot be around you for more than a few minutes without having you lay your head on my shoulder, hold my hand or give me a back rub. I love that you don't think your too big to still show mama you love her.

6. Your obedience. You are such a good son and I love that you obey me and your daddy and try your very hardest to do whats right.

7. Your love for your sisters. I love to watch you interact with your sisters, especially Esther. She calls you her best buddy and says that you are more than her best friend you are her best buddy.
8. Your happy spirit. We often say wherever Nathan is that's where the party is at. You love to have people around and often invite guests over without permission just so you can have an impromptu party. People like to be around you because you like to have them there.

9. Your math minded brain. Math is not an easy subject for me to teach and is not my favorite subject at all, but you make math fun to teach because you love to learn about it and understand it so easy! now, if we can just get those 8 and 9 times tables down!

10. Your love of the Lord. I had a lady tell me right after you were born that she believed you would be a preacher one day. I would love that, but I would love for you to be anything that you thought was what God made you for. I know that you want t please Him. I see this in your life everyday and I am so excited to see what He does through you.

So Happy Birthday Nate the Great! I love you to the moon and back!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Life is good at the beach!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Happy April

"The sun was warm but the wind was chill.
You know how it is with an April day.
When the sun is out and the wind is still,
You're one month on in the middle of May.
But if you so much as dare to speak,
a cloud come over the sunlit arch,
And wind comes off a frozen peak,
And you're two months back in the middle of March."

~ Robert Frost

Our April is going to be extremely busy! We will enjoy an Easter egg hunt at church and then celebrate Easter with a sunrise service, breakfast, church service and having friends over for lunch. The very next day we will leave for Florida for a week! Greg has been invited to speak at a dinner and the whole family is going with him and will spend a week at the beach and visiting grandparents. We decided to wait and have our spring break then instead of the usual March spring break. This decision made March very long, but it will be worth it when we are soaking up some sun next week.

Nathan has baseball beginning this month, Esther is still dancing and Abby finally has a bit of a lull in her schedule.

The kids all just finished up yearly testing. I am so thankful to have those out of the way. We have about 7 weeks of school left after spring break. It will take us a little longer than normal to finish this year, but it is for good reason. We have short trips planned to go to Greg's parent's cabin, a trip to Colorado to see my sister and a 3 day trip to Myrtle beach...all before summer even officially begins! That's the beauty of homeschooling, you can just pick up and take school with you, work extra hard and double up a few days or just extend your calendar. With our busy spring, I believe we will be doing a little of all three!