Homemade Grapico Ice Cream

I scream, YOU scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM! It’s been at least 25 years since Andy’s dad started making us Grapico ice cream and it continues to be a sweet treat for my kiddos today! The first hint of warm weather and we are pulling out the ice cream maker and a bottle of Grapico!  My whole crew

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The Best Cinnamon Roll Icing

Josie and I were having so much fun in the kitchen, making our very first homemade cinnamon rolls, when we realized we had forgotten the best part… the icing! I hollared for Emma’s help and told her we needed a good icing ASAP. She grabbed some milk, some confectioners sugar and started doing her thing

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#elrodssundaybest 10.21.19

Oh. You know, just another day in paradise. ⁣⁣Three years ago, I informed my crew that we would be taking a picture EVERY Sunday morning on our way out to church. They were thrilled. ⁣⁣We still going strong. ⁣⁣ #elrodssundaybest

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My Josie Cole learning God’s Word

First Bible quizzing match of the year. and I am treasuring this photo. I don’t know what I love most about it… my girl’s excitement, tender words to the Father or outstretched hands in accord. Thank you, Lord, for people who love my daughter and believe in sowing Truth into her tender young heart. This

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#elrodssundaybest 05.26.19

My man, everyday rocking my world and giving life to my dreams.Me, sporting the high tops and well… unashamed.My little man, making my heart burst at the seams. I about can’t handle his big arms and tender heart.My baby girl, growing into this brilliant beauty soon to be my very best friend.My Josie, like my

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#elrodssundaybest 05.27.18

TOGETHER From day one this has been our standard. Even during the really, really tough seasons, weirdly, this togetherness has never changed. Our faith, our traditions, our childhood, our parents, our struggles, our anchors, our disappointments, our celebrations, our desires… they all played a role and made this priority. Our together has come easy and

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#elrodssundaybest 10.01.17

FREEDOM | Freedom represents the extreme opposite of being enslaved but can hold significant differences to the individual. So many opportunities on this road trip to teach my kiddos about freedom. Such a powerful word. From The Flag that inspired Francis Scott Key to the birthplace of Booker T Washington… the stories and history of

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Great Way To Grow Readers

First big girl book. All words. No pictures. Lots of chapters. They say leaders are readers. What a great little nugget I picked up on several years ago from John Maxwell on getting his own kids and grandkids to read… for every book they read, he would pay them the price of the book. Pretty

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