Saturday, December 18, 2010

Holdin' Time

I know this picture is hard to see but it is Tate and I rocking after lunch one Sunday afternoon. The Lord reminded me of my sweet orphan kiddos in Russia that I held for 4 hours in the summer of 2004. The orphans lloooonnnngggg to be held and have human touch. What a great thing is was for me to able to meet that need for a couple of weeks while I was in St. Petersburg. That experience will always be with me as the Lord gently reminds me to smile upon hearing "momma" for the 1,065 time each day; to stop and play often with my babies; to belly laugh with them; to join their world every once in a while; and to hold them, rock them, read and be close to them EVERY day. Just as Jesus, Emmanuel, came to be with us, I need to be with my children! Last week was a very trying week, but the Lord was sweet to give me a thankful heart and a calm spirit while meeting the needs of my precious boys and amazing husband.

Pumpkins or Punkins?!

Tate absolutely loved painting his pumpkin AND his clothes! Straight to the bath he went and on to a nap very quickly!

Time sure does fly...I can recall when all these punkins were added to our circle of friends!!

The whole crew that gathered that sweet, fall morning!

Landri Klair, Marci, Jason and Cooper Jaxon!

My two punkins!

What a fabulous weekend hanging out with punkins while picking pumpkins! The Bean's came to visit from Purcell, OK, we went to the Gee Farm to pick pumpkins and ended the day with a great fall lunch and pumpkin painting!

I thank my God for you and always mention you in my prayers.

Like Father Like Son

The boys and I were up at church a little early one Wednesday night. Parker wanted to sing, talk and all before the band started practice. I'm not sure if he will be a preacher but I do believe God is working on his heart for great and amazing things for HIS glory!

I know what I'm doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for. Jer 29:11 MSG

Monday, December 13, 2010

Time Flies....

We are having fun, loving on each other and making memories! I PROMISE pics and stories will be posted soon! Hope everyone is well, focusing this season on Jesus and the miracle His birth, life and death, and loving on your families!!

May the peace of Christ be yours now and always!