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    Thank you for stopping by my little home on the internet. My name is Marlece. I am a Jesus lovin' country girl. A wife. A momma of 4 boys. A cook. A hairstylist. And well... I wear many other hats depending on the time of day.

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hunting season

The season that Layton loves and shared with his brother this year. Corvan worked hard last year to receive his hunter safety license and is now official.

Lots of hunting but no such luck. They did have a great time though.

Leaving before day light and VERY SERIOUS about the whole thing, they can’t wait, don’t they look excited?


Ok, there is a smile……….

corv hunting-001

Maybe next year? Oh well, it was fun!


November 6, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Jenay - Pretty nice of big brother Layo to take his little brother. As far as their serious look…as every man knows….hunting is very serious business. haha

we are just smashing them right and left around here!

It’s coming to an end of our season, but oh what a season it has been. Enjoyed every stinkin’ second of every minute!


I love this picture of my 6 ft defensive outside line backer. (Oh I hope I got this right)


Look at this awesome SMASH!


This child, he is the quarter back, or as he would call it QB.  I have learned some things thru this season watching him in this role.

Being he is the youngest in this family he has not had the opportunity to shine where he does shine so big and that would be in a leadership role. He blew me away with how he encouraged, called out plays, made sure all players were where they needed to be. It was so impressive!

At times he switched with a player so that he may play receiver because when that quarter back threw him that ball he could CATCH it and run like the wind!


Um… he holding tight to stand on those feet? I would say YES!




Have no pictures of Corvan today, however, a little story…..Brayden’s defensive coach is a kindergarten teacher at the boy’s school. Coach Hicks stopped me today and told me what he witnessed at recess with Corvan. He said he was watching the boys play football and he saw Corvan intercept a ball and run……..he said he was blown away by it and looked at Corvan in the eye and told him, “This Coach, he can point out talent and that is what I saw today, you plan on playing for me in your future right?” This made Corvan feel big and put a huge smile on his face!

Just a few pictures for your day! Happy football, we are off to Jordan and Corvan’s last game. We got home late last night watching Brayden’s team kick some serious hinnie on our home turf. Great night and looking forward to more today!




I think the thing that I say more than anything else is, “Be nice!”

My kids, oh they hear this ALL of the time! When we talk to each other, to others, just BE NICE! I always tell them there is life or death in the tongue and our words are either bringing life to someone or it’s not. The way we treat people is so important to ourselves and to others.

I would say that most people who are like, in your face, gotta make a point, make a statement, LISTEN TO ME, kind of people, most of them are really yelling out, “I am insecure and need some attention!” So this, and knowing this, gives me grace to extend to someone. Because being nice doesn’t mean being nice to only those that will be nice back.

A friend just quoted this to me, “Telling me I’m ugly does not make you pretty.” Such a true statement.

I always tell my kids as well, ‘ putting someone down does not elevate yourself’.

I heard Corvan ask Jordan this morning, “do you like the librarian?” Jor said, “yah I guess.”  I asked Corv if he likes her and why, he said, “yes, because she is nice to me.”

We live in a world who wants to be heard. People are hurting, people are insecure, people try to demand love instead of gaining kindness by something  he/she is doing, rather than something being done to him/her.


A couple of months ago I was going thru Wendy’s drive thru. (yes they know me. Ice tea and small fry with salt, sweet and sour please) The girl at the window was just reaming her co-worker. To me it looked like for no good reason but to try and make herself look bigger. I couldn’t help it, I just blurted out, “BE NICE!” It was like it stopped her in her tracks and I don’t know if she just sees me coming so she turns on the ‘be nice’ button but she seems all about being nice since then.

Right now I am dealing with my son and something I don’t agree with on some instruction that he has received from a coach. It wasn’t nice the way that he did it. Momma bear wants to come out and scratch eye balls but I am choosing to deal with my son and be nice with a point. I think it in return will end up being good on both ends.

Most people, I try to genuinely give them the benefit of the doubt, that inside they are nice and that they really are just having a bad day or that they handled a situation poorly.

Trying to put yourself in someone else’s shoes usually helps put perspective on the situation.

We never know what is going on behind closed doors and why people make the decisions they make, but kindness, rather than judgement will get you further to make a point if one needs to be made.

Being mean………is just being mean, have you heard the term ‘kill him with kindness?’ It works, it does.

I talk to us girls, Oh we know that we can be manipulative bitches. It started way back with Adam and Eve. We all have it in us to be mean. We must fight against it, we MUST!

So, in all of this, yes there are times to be assertive and maybe call someone out of something. But, I’d say most of the time, speak only when it’s important to speak, be wise about the words used.

And remember, God looks on the inside not the outside, we need to try and do the same to those around us.

October 15, 2014 - 8:38 pm

Brandee Shafer - Good word. Hard, sometimes, to be nice…especially to those we love most.

October 20, 2014 - 7:52 am

Keith Wynn - YES, be nice. It’s that simple. Blowing out someone else’s candle doesn’t make yours shine brighter.


I’m two weeks late on this post. Two weeks late because I want to put my head under the covers and scream like a two year old and yell, “NOOOOOOOO!!!!!” Brayden turned 16.  He is so busy with his little life that we didn’t really do much celebrating. I took him to a burrito stand that he likes after football practice  and I watched him eat it in the car while  we watched the boys at their football practice. He didn’t even seem to care. This was today, and I still can’t look at the picture because  it brings back the word ‘independence’ . I don’t do well with this. First day of driving to school IMG_1710 16 things about this kid that I love……..

He loves Jesus and you see this by his actions

He doesn’t have favorites.

He likes the greatest to the least. He doesn’t pass judgement.

I will say something about someone and he just shrugs his shoulders or smiles at me

He loves extreme sports. He loves to mountain bike, ski of cliffs, water ski, hike, ride horses…….

He’s a hard worker

. He is super good with kids (my boys think he is the best thing EVER)

He’s genuine He holds a high moral standard

He’s a team player

He’s tall and handsome

He’s funny

He likes junk food (ugh)

He likes the finer things (I tell him he better get a job one day to match his taste)

He plays hard

He sleeps hard

He is a friend

Brayden is heavy into the football season. Last weekend he got an interception, Oh gosh, I asked him if it surprised him  as much as it did all of us in the stands. He said, “Ummm, YES!” He’s number 40 there on the end IMG_1550 IMG_1031 IMG_1174 IMG_1197 Happy birthday Brayden!