Body Paint


Can any guess if she got permission to do this? That would be a big fat nope but she had a blast with her Christmas gift finger paint soap Neely gave her! 

Christmas Eve Service

Christmas Eve service at Church of the Highlands was wonderful as usual! It was especially special to me as during worship and singing traditional carols I looked over & watched Gayley snuggle close to Trey with their cheeks touching and her little arms wrapped around his head and neck and every now and then she would kiss his cheek then hug him. It was precious true but what had tears flowing down my face was that I had seen this very seen before in a dream 13 years ago, now 15 years after we lost our baby girl Catherine Grace. It was while we lived in Mississippi and going to Church of the Good Sheperd and was Christmas time. I had a clear dream of Trey holding our daughter wearing a blue dress in service and singing as she laid her cheek next to his, her arms wrapped around him.  What happened this Christmas Eve service was just like my dream 13 years ago!! It’s not a fluke or coincidence it was prophetic and I praise God for allowing it to come true. I could have dressed Catherine “Gayley” in many other Christmas dresses and checked her into the nursery but here she was in the light blue dress snuggled up to her Daddy during worship just like the vision! Christmas miracles do come true! 

Happy 19th Elijah!

Elijah’s last year as a teenager! How crazy is that? He is now as old as I was when I met his Daddy! I sure am glad he’s the only one getting older! Happy Birthday Elijah we love you!

Holiday Cheer

Gayley loved wearing all her Holiday attire! Actually Mommy loved dressing her in it and found baby girl had way more Holiday cloths than days/events to wear it. Luckily most of the dresses were roomy so she can definetly wear them again next year, yah! Mommy loved this little outfit on her! 

Cookie Decorating

We had so much fun making cookies from scratch and decorating them at the Hyde home! The Kids loved rolling out the dough and putting on all the sprinkles. The Daddies also had fun making a deer/moose shirt! It was so funny seeing them get their foot and hands painted to stamp their shirts. They turned out terrific!