Monday, February 23, 2009

IT'S A............

IT'S A GIRL!!!!!!!!!
We went to the doctor today and it looks like John Luke is having a little sister! She was very determined to keep her legs crossed and keep us all wondering but finally she opened them for a split second and we got a good look! They said she must be very modest {which is not a bad thing!} Everything looks great and she is measuring right on time! So, I guess we need to go shopping!!! We are very excited and more than anything thankful that she is healthy so far! We're not sure on a name but I think we have it narrowed down to just a few choices. We'll keep you posted! Hope everyone is having a wonderful day!

Friday, February 20, 2009

For All Mothers!

I heard a broadcast this morning on Focus on the Family, and if you are a mother I promise you it will encourage you!! Go here and click on Listen to Daily Broadcast. The title of the broadcast is Encouraging Words for Moms by Dee Brestin. It was extremely encouraging to me and I pray it will be for you. It is worth the few minutes of your time to listen!
Also, I know a lot of you are big Angela Thomas fans, and she has a book out called Tender Mercy for a Mother's Soul. It is advertised on this website. Check it out!
Enjoy and Have a Blessed Day!!!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cheeeese!

John Luke has decided he likes to cheese for the camera! Today I measured him on his growth chart and he "cheesed" for me to take his picture. He kept picking up my camera saying "Mama, cheeeese!"


And he has gotten very interested in reading. I found him on our bed this morning reading his daddy's book. I can't believe how much he is growing and changing! He keeps us laughing around here!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Children...they keep it interesting

I found these little jewels tucked neatly away in the computer harddrive. A moldy piece of toast and a matchbox car! A nice little surprise from my cute little stinker!


Monday, February 2, 2009

Catch-Up

These are a few pictures of our latest adventures...
Paw was gone on a fire detail to north Alabama a couple of weeks ago, and one day he got to fly in the helicopter back to Andalusia. So we went out to the airport to watch Paw land {we missed that b/c we were running late...imagine that!} but John Luke got to play with all the buttons and gears.



This month was mother and daddy's birthday, but since it's been such a hectic time, we didn't get to do any celebrating. We finally had cake and icecream for them Sunday afternoon and it was GOOD! John Luke was lovin' it ofcourse!



As I read my devotions for the day, I was also reading in yet another book called "A Woman's High Calling" by Elizabeth George. This anonymous poem was in one of the chapters and I thought it to be so true. I am sooooo very guilty of getting caught-up in the daily routines, that I too often forget that my child is growing up faster than I can imagine right before my eyes and my time to teach and mold him is QUICKLY passing me by!!! This poem says it perfectly:
A Piece of Plastic Clay

I took a piece of plastic clay
And idly fashioned it one day,
And as my fingers pressed it still,
It moved and yielded to my will.

I came again when days were passed;
The bit of clay was hard at last,
The form I gave it still it bore,
But I could change that form no more.

I took a piece of living clay
And touched it gently day by day,
And molded with my power and art
A young child's soft and yielding heart.

I came again when years were gone;
It was a mind I looked upon;
That early impress still he wore,
And I could change that form no more.


Hope y'all have a wonderful, relaxing, rainy day!!!