Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Happy 90th, Dr. King!


Had to run down and grab these two little sleepy heads before they dozed off so we could chat a bit about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

See - today he would have been 90 years old - but instead a coward took his life when he was just 39.

And man... if there was ever a time that I wish he was still with us pushing for peace and equality in the way he did - it is NOW.

We all need to remember him, his life, his work, his zeal for justice... we all need more of that.

We'll continue to celebrate him over the weekend - but we couldn't let his actual born day go by without giving him a shout out!

Happy Birthday, Martin Luther King, Jr.!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Doing What She Loves!


Every morning she hustles to get dressed for school...


She finishes her breakfast, rushes to brush her teeth, get her backpack packed and get all her stuff for the school day squared away...


All so she can have some time to head downstairs, hook up her music, pick up her microphone...

And sing her face off!

The girl absolutely LOVES to sing!


It brings her joy, it brings her happiness and it is LIFE GIVING to her!

And I love watching her do her thing!

Never stop doing what you love, girl! Never, ever!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Why We Love Her!


The girls and I were sitting in the living room watching a little "Shark Tank" when I saw this coming down the hallway...

Backwards mommy - walking backwards towards us in a hurky jerky style like the creepy girl from the "Ring" movies...

I said:

"What on earth are you doing? That's a creepy way to enter a room!"
At which point she spun around and ROARED at us...


Looking like this!

Meron literally threw the TV remote control across the room and fell off the couch...

Her fear quickly turned to laughter as she chocked out between cracking up spells:
"That was the scariest thing I have ever seen!"
And I might just have to agree with her!

Laura is crazy as the day is long... but it's just one of the bazillion reasons that...

We love her so much!

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Reppin' the Dirty Dirty


This dude was begging to rock my ATL fitted...

Me thinks he rocked it pretty darn well, too!


He also rocks "CRAZY" well too!

"What you really know about the Dirty South...?

Friday, January 11, 2019

Man of Many Faces


He had finished eating before me and slowly slid out of his seat at the table to stand beside me...


He was giving me these oddball side glances... when all of a sudden...

THIS WENT DOWN...



































Words don't even really describe the goofiness of this little dude... so I didn't even try tonight!

Stay goofy, Z-Dogg... stay goofy!

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Rolling in the Honor


Man... the second part of the school year started yesterday - and today these goofballs got to bring home their report cards...

And I couldn't be more proud of these two gifts from God who came home repping a certificate for their inclusion on

GOLD HONOR ROLL!

That means all As for the last quarter!

You're hearing from one proud daddy right here!


Mebbie has been so consistently amazing in juggling her workload with her sports and her other activities...

And she did it again!

Loving people, loving her friends and classmates, loving her teachers and administration - and always being the empathetic girls she has proven to be time and time again!

SO PROUD OF HER!


And then there's this girl here...

The beginning of this year had been so challenging for her - made even more so by an adult in her learning environment who was breaking her spirit daily and stealing her joy.

Her grades showed it the first report of the year and her personality was even being affected - but THIS TIME!?

The joy coming out of her as she excitedly showed me she made "GOLD HONOR ROLL, DADDY!" was so real!

Some of this stuff doesn't come easy for this precious baby girl of mine - and I know how hard she had to work to get her grades up... and I couldn't be any more proud of her tonight.

And that broken relationship issue at school? It's been resolved and already - IN JUST TWO DAYS - we're seeing the old Meron back - tthe one excited about learning and organizing and being part of the class.

Praise God for that.

Girls - YOU DID IT - and Daddy is SO PROUD!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

My Posse of Bright Lights


I was kinda sad this morning as my posse had to head back to school after something like 19 days off!

Gone are the late night movie binges, the sleeping in and the lazy attitude about everything!

But it was cool to see them kinda excited about heading back in this morning - and always great to hear our daily pre-school call and response of:

I yell out "Go be a bright light for...?"

"JESUS!" they all yell!

And then I scream, "But what's the time?"

And they respond with a resounding "It's time to get ill!"

And with that... we know all will be well for the day!

Stay BRIGHT and ILL little homies... and you can't lose!