November 28, 2011

Happy 6th Birthday to Our Kinsley!!!


I have written your name on my hand. ~Isaiah 49:16


You knit me together in my mother's womb. ~Psalm 139:13


He cares about you. ~1 Peter 5:7


It is not our love for God; it is God's love for us in sending his Son to be the way to take away our sins. ~1 John 4:10


The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works. ~Psalm 104:31

November 26, 2011

I Like Frogs



This 60 degree weather is confusing the flies and the wasps. I do not like wasps. I am ready for snow! Last night I walked into my bathroom and the biggest wasp I had ever seen was floating around my sink. Don squashed that bug pretty quick after he heard me calling him. I don’t think he was too sure about what he was going to find. The whole thing reminds of when Lauren was born and I brought her home from the hospital. When I went to lay her in the crib I turned around and right in front of my eyes was a spider hanging from the ceiling. I don’t like flies, wasps or spiders! Bring on the SNOW!

We have been thoroughly enjoying our time together as a family. This has been a wonderful holiday for us. We are thankful for all our many wonderful blessings. We enjoyed a beautiful day on Thursday with our family, great weather and yummy food. At one point I found my mind wondering what our family might look like this time next year. It’s something we will be praying about. It will be neat to see what God has planned for us.

Be courageous when you pray. You never know what God will do with your request. Often it is not what you think it should be. That is how we get molded into the people we are supposed to be...I believe that wholeheartedly. He has great plans for us that go beyond mediocre. Sometimes it’s good that God pushes us out of our comfort zone.

Today we are going to see the new Muppet Movie. I hear it’s very funny. Kinsley and Fiona are super excited to see it. This movie will bring back lots of great memories from when I was a kid at school. I don’t know too many people who don’t know the song: The Rainbow Connection.

We are also cleaning our house from top to bottom! This is the busiest time of the year for our family because not only do we celebrate Thanksgiving and Christmas but we have two special birthdays. Kinsley’s is in November and Fiona’s is in December. This year we are having family over for Kinsley’s birthday. On Monday we will take cupcakes to her kindergarten class to share with her friends.

Fiona will be celebrating her birthday at P.E. 101 this year with her classmates and her cousins. We decided to combine family and friends at this one. I like that we are having it out somewhere because it allows me to start decorating our entire house for Christmas a lot sooner than normal. BUT…not before I get Fiona’s room painted. I need to suck it up and get it done. It’s long overdue. I really don’t know why I’ve been avoiding this projected. I wish there were a way to avoid taping all of the trim. Today after we clean the house I will work on washing the walls. I’ve got all the holes and imperfections cemented and sanded. I need to finish taping and get it done once and for all.

November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving! Gobble Gobble!



My Kindergartner's Thanksgiving Art















Happy Thanksgiving Kinsley! Our little sweetheart! We Love You!

My 2nd Grader's Thanksgiving Art










Happy Thanksgiving Fiona! Our cutie patootie! We Love You!

It's Thanksgiving


But enough about the relatives!

... ♥

We’ll be passing this around tomorrow for everyone to sign. We miss you so much. We know you miss us too. We Love you so much! We can’t wait to see you. Happy Thanksgiving Lauren!

November 23, 2011

A Good Idea

We are thinking of fostering kids in emergency situations.

We are feeling a nudge from heaven to at least consider going in this direction.

Kinsley thinks fostering is a good idea.

Fiona thinks we should do it tomorrow. ♥

"God places the lonely in families" ~Psalm 68:6a (NLT)

November 14, 2011

So Proud of You!



The Tooth Fairy Mix Up


My nephew J lost his 4th tooth at our house Friday night. He was super excited to pull that sucker out! We tried to get him to wait but I think he wanted to see what our tooth fairy was like. LOL!


J & Princess F (cousins) have been busy losing teeth this year!


Aunt Budja was able to convince J that a note to the Tooth Fairy would straighten everything out. Princess F had told him the Tooth Fairy might think it was her tooth. LOL!

November 11, 2011

11-11-11 Happy Veterans Day!


Happy Veterans Day: Thank you!

11-11-11 Veterans Day

If you live in a free country, thank a Veteran.

“I will give thee thanks with my whole heart.”

Happy Veterans Day!!!

Thank You for Your Service and Sacrifice!!!

So proud of you Lauren!

Thanks for your service to our country!!!!!

November 5, 2011

Prayer Request


I have a prayer request. (Yep – I do!)

On Qualification Day all recruits are trying to shoot their best and are striving for the coveted “Crossed Rifles” of the Rifle Expert badge. Recruits can also earn the Rifle Sharpshooter and Rifle Marksman badges, and in order to qualify with the M-16A2 service rifle a recruit must shoot a score of a minimum 190 points out of the possible 250 points.

Let’s pray our RCT earns the “Expert” badge.