Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Tye Dye is now crossed off our summer bucket list

Here is the group who made their shirts posing for the camera.

No matter what they wear they are cute as buttons...

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Blessed by my child and her husband....

Here is my daughter, Jenn on one of her trips to Haiti. They have some big news to share here :


They will be moving to Haiti in September to work at a Childrens home and school. I am very excited

for them even though we will miss them. Watching your grown children follow the Lord and serve

Him is pretty awesome. Actually it is my heart's desire for all my children- that they would find their

purpose and walk that journey wherever it leads. I love them dearly and after today's sermon on

parenting. Our pastor shared from Psalm127. Children are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward

from him. Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one's youth. He shared about how

an arrow is made and the skill it takes to shoot the arrow off. We as parents shape the "arrows" or

children and eventually an arrow is made to be sent off or shot out. It is with our blessings that we send

out our daughter , Jenn and her husband , Jeremiah to Haiti. May the Lord richly bless all of their

efforts to share the love of Christ with the Haitians.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Loving on their "niece" Calea

I love this pic of the twins holding Calea. It shows how sweet they really are. Some days I can't believe we have these precious boys. They give us so much joy.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Dressing Up

Dressed up for Wednesday nite VBS

This is the wig we made for Gracie but everyone loves playing with it...Cloe and Milo.

I have this pink box of play jewels and even my twin boys love to play and dress up....crazy boys.

Crazy boys who love their bling bling.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Our Purpose... Very Simply

 Our purpose very simply stated is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.

After living my life now for 56 and a half years the total sum of who I am or what I do or how I make my decisions in life come down to this. My purpose is to please God, not people. He alone knows my motives, my desires.

Odd post coming off of a week of emotions - joy watching my granddaughter being born and getting to know her, hope - wanting more movement with adoptions in Ghana, joy- being in the pool lots with the children- hearing " momma look, momma see" as they discover they can do. Pain- as I read comments from adults ( not always towards me) who should be able to talk without shaming or tearing down, realizing how much people even Christians , even I need you Lord. Thank you for this reminder that was on my fb page .

Friday, July 19, 2013

Two New Happenings Here

Swim lessons for Jesse and Judah.

They love swimming and we have been teaching them how to without any floats or their life jackets.

They are doing great and they are not even 3 yrs old yet. 

Paul and the kids put in a tether ball this month...It is right by the big pool so after a very heated game you can jump into the pool. Although this week has been extreme heat here. The water temperature of our pools has been 94 and 96 degrees- Not very refreshing and swimming has been the only outside activity we have done all week.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Getting to know her...

The kids had rubber gloves from the hospital that got blown up. They then put them under their shirts.

First bath and everyone watched....

 Do you think Keith is the new daddy :) He feel asleep on the couch. They are doing well. Today MK and Keith traded in their 7 passenger van for a 12 passenger van :)