9.21.2014

Getting Our House Ready To Sell...

Some big changes have been taking place in the Rankin household! We have been so busy with all the new things going on that I have had to put my lovely little blog on the back burner. I realized tonight that I really needed to post something! I have been missing writing a lot lately.

What are the big changes? well....

I am working again for the time being. Serving at Southern Star (Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri nights.)

Teaching at Woodland Park Baptist Church MDO (Tues and Thurs days - 1 yr old class.)

Wednesday night teaching 3-5 yr olds at Calvary Chapel (our church.)

Hailey goes to school every day. 9-2 M, T, T and F. 9-12 W

We still visit grandmommy every Wednesday after Bible study and school.

Biggest thing: WE ARE SELLING OUR HOUSE!!!

It was a spur of the moment thing...well we have been talking a lot about it but really wanted to get a jump start on school for next year for Hailey. She is currently at Silverdale Baptist Academy for Pre-K but we would love for her to be in a public school.

I have 8 days as of tomorrow to finish everything around the house and boy is the to do list long! I have been painting, packing, cleaning, painting and more painting. haha

updated mailbox


painted kitchen from green to revere pewter

front before we cut the trees down 


after - trees are gone! 

the front as of today - we put pavers down...now for flowers!

update on the main bathroom 

There is much more progress but as of right now all I see is what we still need to do. I am trying to not get overwhelmed. I know I can get it done. I just need to get through this week! 

How is everything going for you?! 

7.02.2014

I have been on vacation...


The girls and I left last Monday to head to my home town. We were going to leave yesterday but my wonderful hubby let us stay longer - my brother and his girlfriend came up from school. Plus my sister and her boyfriend have leave from the military right now. It has been great.

We have gotten to hangout with everyone in our family. It has been so wonderful. I will post pictures later. I have a lot. :)

Things we have done:

- beach day (plus another one today)
- pool day
- birthday celebrations (Hailey and cousin Abby)
- dinner with family
- I learned nana's meatloaf recipe
- shopping day
- dinner with aunt Lisa
- crafty projects
- yard sales
- hanging out
- basketball

More will continue today. Beach day and movie night with aunt Lisa.

I miss home and my husband but I am truly thankful for my time with my family.

How have you all been?

6.10.2014

Family Vacation Pictures...continued...

this part of the vacation is in virginia. we went to celebrate Mommom's 80th birthday! 

Navy ship.

cracker barrel. 

kline's dairy bar...best ice cream EVER! 

mommom and harper!

chocolate ice cream! 

dad and nathan. 

watching some morning cartoons! 

love this mug! 

looking at cows! 

dairy cow! 

12 hour old calf. 

sweet cousins. 

what a view! 

petting a cat. 


i love this garden. 

another beautiful view.

aunt and uncle's dairy farm! 

kristina and i. love her! 

aunt and uncle's beautiful farm house...so in love! 

mommom, grandpa bill and 3 of his kids! 

cousin fun! 

happy birthday, mommom! 

swinging time. 

cake time! 

she loves these two! 

sweet girls snuggling. loved this! 

so sleepy. kitchen floor. haha

another super cute mug! 

making coffee with cindy! 

brunch! 

silly walrus! 

aunt linda - aka harper's best friend! 

cindy and i. 

ginny and hailey. 

Family Vacation Pictures.

i take a lot of pictures. this is some. more to come.