Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Having a 5 yr. old that claims to know it all already has alot of entertaining moments!!  It's so hard to keep track of every little moment, but as I can, I am going to post a few.  So, here are few from earlier this week and today!

One day on our way to school, she is looking at Cambryn in her carseat and says, "Momma, Cambryn is pretty adorable, I think we can keep her!"

Today on our way to school, the wind was blowing really hard and we talked about the trees moving back and forth and she informed me that her and her daddy were experts in trees and deer hunting.

Also, on the way to school this morning, we talked about tornadoes and she said she thought tornadoes were only in movies.  I told her no, that tornadoes are real and not just movies.  She then asked me, "Are you sure about that?"

She loves says to say "Well, actually..."  You just never know what she will stay next!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Year, New Inspiration

Sooo, it has been quite some time since I have updated the blog! These got a little busy around the Payne home. Let me try to re-cap the last 6 months of the year in the shortest way possible. Colleen finished t-ball season and school, she had a dance class for a month in June (long story of why it was just a month), WE HAD A BABY, Colleen started Pre-K, and a new dance studio, and Christmas!! There is more detail to each of those events, but we could be here typing a reading a long time!! So, I have a plan in place!!! Basically, I am not going to try to play catch up on each of these events, if you want to know more...just ask! The only thing I will give details about is the beautiful baby girl named Cambryn that joined the world on August 11, 2011. She was born around 1:15 pm and weighed 6 lbs, 3 oz. She was and still is very healthy. She was born a couple of weeks early due to a couple of issues I had, but we are all good now.  Below are a few pictures from the hospital.

The banner on the blog has recent family pictures (then were taken in December).

Now that we are caught up, here is what I intend to do (I am writing it down for the world to see so anyone can hold me "accountable" to it!)...As part of a New Year's resolution, I plan to update the blog at least once a month, if not more.

Since I brought up New Year's resolutions, let's continue with those.  Over the last year, I have started to develop and grow in my faith more and I want to continue that.  I want to surround myself with people of great faith to learn from and to connect with.  During the fall, I began a bible reading plan.  I will continue with that.  Also, towards the end of 2011, I started the fun activity of couponing!  I plan to develop those skills even more to save more money for my family.  I have several friends that are couponers and we have started discussing couponing more and sharing ideas and deals.  If you are interested in couponing, please let me know!  I have a few other resolutions as well, but most are somehow tied to either faith or family!

As always, thanks for stopping by and I hope you stop by often!!

Happy New Year to you and I hope God blesses you with a wonderful 2012.