Monday, September 19, 2011

My kiddos

Well...I don't really know where to start but LETS BEGIN! Ha. A few days ago a great friend of mine from my summer project sent me a link on my facebook profile of her blog. She had posted a story...an amazing story.. that I had not sat down and thought about in years. It was of her and I and one day on our summer project in Panama City Beach, Florida with Campus Crusade for Christ. I was soooo humbled and reminded of my purpose. MY PURPOSE! I know...I am a wife and mother of three and soon to be four. It is daunting and busy and sometimes I think...I AM FAILING! Then I read that story and thought a few different things. I wondered if I should be stirring the pot of evangelism in my heart more?? ABSOLUTELY! And then the Lord reminded me..."YOU ARE"....I know that there will always be room for more people to hear God's Word in my life...and many times I miss it...but He has no desire for me to feel as if I am missing out on MY PURPOSE! I love telling people about Him...I LOVE IT! I love seeing Him work in their hearts...I LOVE IT! I love being a vessel and allowing Him to use me in moments I could not orchestrate...I LOVE IT! And so...other thoughts came to mind...and then...God reminded me of some things He is also doing through me...
I was taking the kids into a store real quick...yes...quick...with three kids and pregnant shopping is not my thing much these days!
Malachi = "Mommy...will someone take your keys from you? Will they take your purse?"
Me= "I hope not. I try to carry it close a lot."
Malachi= "Maybe they haven't been to church. Right, Mommy? Lots of strangers don't go to church and hear what they should do."
Me= "You're right a bunch of people don't go to church."
Malachi= "Why? Do they not know where to go? Maybe because their aren't enough seats, Mommy?"
Me= "No...usually Malachi a lot of people don't know they are invited and some people don't know how great God is and how He loves them."
Malachi= "I know mommy. They just don't know how to worship God. They need Him."


I LOVE IT!!!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Rachel is 4!!!!!!!!!!!!

On September 7th our little girl turned 4!! It was a great day. Pretty relaxed. She started the day with many phone calls and opening her few special presents from family. And of course...she had syrup with pancakes...yes....syrup first. It is a treat for the kids to have syrup so that's what she wanted first! HA! And then because of the rain and daddy working, we went with Auntie Rachel and the girls to Chuckee Cheese. It was a blast. Madison totally loved every ride. It was cute. Then some yummy Chick Fil A and daddy met us for lunch. Then he got off early and just our family went to Jim's Wings for dinner as a sweet gift from Auntie Ky and Uncle Tony!
Then on Sunday the 11th we did Rachel's party. It was super fun. I think I overdid myself with her cake but it was fun for me. I made homemade fondant and 280 flowers!! Then created a sweet castle cake that of course was strawberry! It was a princess and knights party that I asked my sister, Rachel, to be the designer and creater of crafts and munchies. It was awesome! Super pretty! The kids came dressed up, ate fairy tutu's( pink meringue with whip cream and strawberries on top) and krispie star wands(rice krispie sparkle wands), then painted cute pumpkins and we hot glued the sparkly silver pipe cleaners for the wheels and made awesome cinderella carriages! Then they also hunted for matching tiny glass slippers outside that had some candy in them! It was fun! SUPER fun. I know Rachel felt celebrated and like a princess!


















Here is the table spread...what you can't see is the amazing balloon decorations, hanging silver ornaments and streamers my sister put up!


And the cousins...so cute! One knight to save these princesses!! And then two more princess's and one knight in training came later!



And our PRINCESS!!

I am finally coming back

Hey everyone...if you are still there? We are back on here. It has been months and months but...a lot has happened. I am now over 17 weeks pregnant with our fourth kiddo and super duper busy with Malachi in Kindergarten and just plain tired from pregnancy. But it's been a great summer and now I want to bring myself back on here to share our lives. So...I am not going to post pictures from the whole summer but we were blessed to have off and on ten weeks with Aaron's folks while they were in the country. We also traveled to Taylor Park with my folks and brother and his family and we traveled to Florida too! It was busy. It all started when we had our best friends, Uncle Tony and Auntie Ky and Annelise from Montana come stay for an awesome week right before summer hit. It has been busy but wonderful. SO.....here we go! ENJOY!