Stock Yard Mama

Just a young mom of 2 sharing her thoughts with the world.

Archive for the month “July, 2011”

VBS – Pandamania

So VBS started Monday at McKinney Church. Addyson was SO excited to go today that I had to take a picture of her.

Sweet gal!

I said, "Say Cheese!"

PawPaw and MawMaw visit Fort Worth

PawPaw and MawMaw came to Fort Worth to visit us since we couldn’t make the trip up to Fayetteville to see them this summer.We had a lot of fun going to the zoo, swiming and eating good food!!

Addy taking a ride in the Stage Coach in Old Town Texas

Addyson's pulling the water tank rope to get relief from the heat

Owen in PawPaw's hat

It was HOT so we took the train

Two pretty gals on the train

Hey MOM!

Busy Few Weeks…

So the last few weeks have been a blur in the Atkins home. So here are the highlights:

1- We have SOLD our HOUSE in Lubbock!!!! We will be closing this Thursday, July 28th!! God is so GOOD and His timing is PERFECT!

2- We have purchased a new car to replace the Explorer that I totaled. Not only did God protect me from injury but He blessed us with some money back from our vehicle!

3- PawPaw and MawMaw came to Fort Worth to visit us!! You’ll see another post on that visit soon;)

4 – Justin made a quick (less than 24 hour) trip to Lubbock to clean out our house and pick up the rest of our things that we left in the house.

PRAISE THE LORD for HE IS GOOD!!! Just wanted to share!!


Booklist for 07.06.11 & 07.11.11

The Giant Jelly Bean Jar by Marcie Aboff

Hurry! Hurry! by Even Bunting

Good Work, Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish

Barbie: A Fashion Fairytale

Hidden Hippo by Joan Gannij

1, 2, 3, to the Zoo by Eric Carle

The Perfect Dress by RH Disney

The Berenstain Bears Clean House by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Tutus Aren't My Style by Linda Skeers

Wimberly Worried by Kevin Henkes

Love Came Down

Enjoy this worship:

Just a little warm…

So I know that this summer has been substantially warmer than last two summers (and I was pregnant for one of them) but come on this is CRAZY.

93 degrees at 11:20 PM!!!


So I, Katie, had a ‘shipwreck’ according to Addyson on Saturday evening. I was pretty badly shaken up but not injured. Here are some of the great photos of the damage I caused to our Explorer, yes I was at fault:(. I am just very thankful that neither of the kids were with me because Addyson’s side was hit pretty hard and her seat was bumped into the middle of the second row. But again I am okay and the gal in the other car was okay too!

Scene of the accident

Damaged car

House STILL for Sale…

So in case you were wondering YES, our home in Lubbock is still for Sale so if you or anyone you know is interested in buying, renting, leasing a home in Lubbock, TX please send them our way!!! Here are some pictures and the link the its official listing.

Open concept Living

Large open Kitchen

Large corner lot with BIG backyard

Link to our home on

Link to the Virtual Tour:

Note for the Grandparents…

So I came across this site today and I wanted to throw it out there for a reminder for birthdays and Christmas gifts for our creative kiddos. This site provides costumes for all ages and interests from Ariel the mermaid to Spiderman. Just a thought…

I ran across it on my SALE site Zuilly…up to 60% until 7/14 at 6pm. Here’s a link to that SALE site . You have to register for the site to see the sale items but it is FREE and VERY good, lots of decorative stuff and women’s stuff too.

Today’s Verse

I really needed this verse today! God is so good!

Psalm 18:30

God’s way is perfect.
All the Lord’s promises prove true.
He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.

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