Thursday, May 30, 2013


rock star
greetings from
Edisto Island!

Friday, May 24, 2013

last day 'o school

another school year has literally flown by.

Ali will be a college sophomore.

Erin will be a junior in high school.
*in denial*

Quinn will be a 6th grader.
middle school.
home schooled no more.
leaving his mommy.
breaking said mommy's heart.

Gracie will be in K5.
home schooled.
with her mommy.
not allowed to grow up so quickly.

here they are before selecting their
"last day gift"...
boatloads of candy from Cracker Barrel 
for our beach trip tomorrow!!

"the Lord has done great things for us,
and we are filled with joy!"
Psalm 126:3

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

supporting a friend and showing off my baby

how cute is this face? 
and how cute is that dress?!

that precious little model is showing off some 
of my friend's sweet dresses.
you can find her Etsy site
you know you need to stock
up on some sassy summer dresses!!

be looking for my Etsy site soon...
I need someplace to promote the
autographed pictures of my charming daughter
as well as my soon-to-be-best-selling
Humble Mom, Famous Daughter
How to Make Millions off Your  
Child Graciously


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day!

Hello bloggy friends! This is Ali here, hacking on to the blog so that I can brag on Mommy-dearest, because if any of you know her like I do, you know how amazing humble she is. She always calls out the gold in others, so now it is her turn to be brag on her!

My mom is simply the most fabulous mom in the world! Seriously, you have to be someone amazingly special in order to parent 4 hoodlums as graciously and lovingly as she does. A lot of people akin motherhood to a job, but my mom never acts like this is her job. My mom always acts like it is her privilege and joy to take care of all us! (Even my dad, who is the biggest child of us all! ;) )

Rachel Elizabeth Woodard, you are a one-of a kind daughter of the King! He elevates you to such high places in the Kingdom because of how low you place yourself here on earth. You deserve so much more than you even imagine! You are so loved! May Abba bless you this year with peace and provision beyond all understanding!

To end this post, I want to bless my hip mama with an old Irish blessing that I feel like really embodies what Abba has got in store for her this year!

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.

May good and faithful friends be yours,

wherever you may roam.

May peace and plenty bless your world

with joy that long endures.

May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours


Love, Ali & Erin & Quinn & Gracie

Saturday, May 4, 2013

50 years

last weekend we traveled to NC to celebrate
Brian's parent's 50th wedding anniversary.
we  feel so blessed to both have parents 
who have reached this milestone!

this one couldn't wait to wear her party dress!

 8 hrs + 1 sore wrist = my little contribution to the food table

 helping uncle Stephen


 the eldest and the baby

my sis-in-law & her beautiful cake!

the newest grandbaby

I just love my brother-in-law

Susan - the party planner extraordinaire!!

 our beautiful girls!


we love you Mom & Dad!
look forward to your 75th!!!