Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

My children are a blessing to me! Last night we had our end of the year AWANAS awards. I am so proud of all of them! #1 received a special award for completing a book, #2 received a special award for completing all the Sparky books, and #3 completed his last year in Cubbies.

There is nothing more valuable than the truth of God's word. These children are hiding God's word in their heart and I am so blessed by the truth they teach me through out the AWANA year!

Lily was entertaining the people behind us.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

We have had a very eventful week - Watoto was here and made a huge impact on our community, we had opening ceremonies for Ponytail Softball and lots of TBall and Baseball games. With all of the fun comes a lot of running around and #4 had had it the other night. She cried and cried so we have had two days at home and it was much needed for her (and me)!

I am so thankful!

I am so thankful to Lord for being so patient with me and giving me just what I need for every situation. The other night when #4 had her melt down (it was big) I was near tears myself and just felt very overwhelmed because of our family schedule. We are a family that eats dinner at the table every night and it is usually my favorite time to connect with everyone. Well, with all the sport schedules we have been eating on the run. I felt like we were not connecting and spending that quality time. That very night we had an amazing storm come in and we all sat outside and just watched the lightning storm - it was amazing and just what we needed. So, I am thankful for watching lightning storms on the porch with my kids on my lap, oohing and ahhing at God's creation.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Thankful Thursday on Friday

I am so thankful - I did not have time to tell you how thankful I was yesterday.

Watoto is here!! If you do not know about Watoto please visit their site at . They have an amazing vision and they are raising little disciples for Christ!

Here are some pics - they are a blessing and the most polite little people ever. I just love these people and am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to host them!

Playing dodge ball outside!

The girls reading before bed!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Praise Him!

Thank you Jesus for making a way for this girl and her family!

Friday, April 10, 2009


I read Beth Moore's blog and this mornings post hit me square between the eyes - oh so good - with a lump in my throat, I think I will bask in this all day. To read it click here!

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

Happy Thankful Thursday!!

This week as we prepare for the celebration of the resurrection I am thankful beyond words. I do not think I have ever been so aware of what Christ did for me on that day - the path he paved for me. I am humbled, broken and beyond grateful. In light of what he did for me how could I not give Him my life? He is Worthy, He is Holy and Righteous. His ways are not our ways - Praise Him!

Thank you Jesus for your sacrifice that lead to life for me. Amen

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Baby Alert!

My sis is in surgery right now! We will get to see these beautiful twins today!! Woohoo! We have................................

Phone rang - we have babies!

Welcome - Myla Hope 4lbs 12oz (?)
Jena Ruth 5lbs 10oz (?)

Thank you Jesus for these babies!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Thankful Thursday!

I usually do Thankful Thursday at the end of the day but I just can't wait!

God you are so good, I am so thankful to be one of your children.

1.) I am thankful for worship music!

2.) I am thankful that Justin is going to Africa in May! That's right, it is booked and we could not be more excited. Our excitement comes from knowing this is from God and we get to be apart of His work - Woohoo! I could go on and on and will soon - I can not wait to share the story of how this came to be.

3.) I am thankful that my 2 yr old went potty on the potty today!!! This deserves great gratitude! She was almost potty trained at one point and she just decided to quit - then we started up again and she actually fell in the toilet - I thought we would be wearing pull ups into the teen years with the way she feared the toilet - but yay, today she went!

4.) I am thankful for laughter - ya know when you laugh so hard your abs hurt the next day - the best work out ever!

Have an awesome Thankful Thursday - what are you thankful for?