Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Daddy's Little Helpers

These two girls were working very hard helping daddy put together our new storage cabinet for our home school supplies. They had so much fun with their little tools.
So serious!
I was going crazy from all the clutter and Jaden always insisting everything go under their chairs. She was very sweet about organizing all their books, notebooks, folders, pencils and art supplies. They just never seemed to stay that way. So I started searching for a storage cabinet and I finally found exactly what I was looking for. We were limited on space and the medium storage cabinet worked out perfectly   I love it!  Each girl gets two cubby spaces and I even get two. Works out just right and everyone is happy.  
 The rest of our supplies can be stored in one of the hall closets.
Makes things so much easier to find and less stressful. :)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Kevin's and Megan's Day

On 9/10/11 a very special event took place and I am very behind on posting about this exciting day.
The day our son and his fiance became one in Christ.
 Skipping over the puddles to our seats.
Kevin the handsome groom.

Sarah was so excited to be a bridesmaid!
Two cuties!

Our three sons and Kevin's good friend.

Would you believe there was a snake right next to the bride!?!
I thought she handled it very well considering she is scared of snakes.
Right before everything started we were all entertained  by the
appearance of some unexpected guests........
A few javelina and their little ones made their way through the seats
as if they were the only ones there.
 (The wedding took place is about 5 minutes from our house)

 The clouds made a beautiful background and the low rolling thunder
made it very romantic.

Started raining again as we were taking pics.
Megan's parents and grandma along with us and my mom and dad.

Chloe and my nephew Cory. They had a great time dancing!
I love this picture of Skylee. Just look at that precious smile.
Another precious smile!
We were able to have the wedding outside. Then the rain came
again so the reception couldn't be outside in the beautiful
 courtyard. Go figure we barely get rain and when we finally do
 it was on their wedding day.
 Praising and thanking Him in everything!
 It was still a beautiful wedding and wonderful reception!
We are so blessed to have Megan as a part of our family! 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sarah Chose To Be..........

When she heard our church was going to have a baptism on Thursday evening( Oct. 27 I know I'm a little behind) she wanted to be baptized. We talked about it and I gave her a little Bible study to do. (to see if she understood it is a outward profession of her faith in Jesus Christ) The day before, the weather turned cold and since it was outside I told her she could wait until another time but that it was up to her. She decided to wait. That night we were watching Charles Stanley and he was talking about everything we had been talking about with our lesson in school and then he talked about baptism. We looked at each other and smiled. She even commented about how we had talked about the same things earlier in the day. I know it was the Holy Spirit nudging her. The next day we had to go to the store and on the way out we stopped by to see DH at work. He mentioned how he was going to go home and take a nap before we go. I told him Sarah decided to wait and I turned to ask her and well.......... I think you know the answer! : ))))
Thanks Megan for the picture!
Then Jaden, who has talked about being baptized off and on for the past year, commented how she would like to be baptized but she didn't finish the little Bible study I gave her. So I had her share with me what she thinks it is  about it. We didn't bring a change a clothes for her. I happened to have an extra pair of capri jeans for Chloe in the car that used to be Jaden's so we had her squeeze into them. A sweet young lady heard us talking about Jaden using Sarah's wet t-shirt and she mentioned her dad had an extra t-shirt
and ran to get it for us. Don't you just love how He works out all the little details?!  When Jaden was changing back into her dry clothes. This is what she said to me. "God put it in my heart to do it tonight. This isn't like playtime.  It is serious, burying our old self and coming up new, telling everyone I am following Jesus."

This momma's heart is overflowing with joy!

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.
3 John 1:4

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Gotcha Day Then and Now

Gotcha Day 2006
Gotcha Day 2007
I think her actual Gotcha Day picture is in the old
computer. So until we set it up to get the rest of the pics
on a disc.  I will use this one from the day we dedicated
her to the Lord. (it was a couple of days before)
She was two years old.
Our little sweetie was a little overwhelmed with all the
friends and family. Once all the other little ones showed
up she had a blast.
  Gotcha Day 2008
  Gotcha Day 2009
  Gotcha Day 2010
Gotcha Day 2011