Sunday, October 31, 2010

Ending October {Revised}

{Now with captions so they make sense. :}

Monday, October 25, 2010

Twenty Seven

Yesterday we celebrated twenty seven years of survival.

And as you can see, it's something to celebrate! Happy birthday, Jason!

{Pictures of the celebration to come.}

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Saturday's Simple Thing

In our house sneezing causes laughter, sunlight causes sneezing and laughter causes...crying.

Monday, October 11, 2010


Sometimes I get so discouraged when I fail I forget that if at first I don't succeed I must try, try again.

And sometimes I think about the quote from Steve Deneff this summer: "My fear for you is not that you will fail doing something great. My fear is that you will succeed doing something too small."

Sometimes I want to take a class on just about every subject realizing I know so little about so much.

And sometimes I wish I could have known 10 years ago what I know now.

Sometimes I sneak into Levi's room to watch him sleep. I wish every needy, hungry, neglected child could lay there beside him clean, well fed and cherished.

And sometimes, by God's gracious leading, I quit dreaming and start acting.

Sometimes I take for granted the family I have.

And sometimes I hear stories of divorce and children never to be that wake me to my blessed state and break me for those without.

Sometimes I go through a whole day getting little accomplished.

And sometimes I realize spending time with family is accomplishing a lot. And that's where I've been these past few days. Accomplishing a lot. :)

{Misty, maybe you'll forgive me for posting this pic. :)}

Monday, October 4, 2010

Happy Half Birthday

Little T.,

Did you know you would open parts of our hearts we never knew family 009existed?  Have you known how our love for you has us daily in awe of God’s?  Can you understand that you make us laugh deeper and sweeter than we’ve ever laughed before?  Can you tell that we’d give anything, everything for you? 

Can you believe you’ve made it six months?  Have we given away the fact that we haven’t known what we’re doing?  Are you ready to do some big things?  We are!  And we’re right here loving every moment.  You are pure joy, and we give God incredible praise for you.

Your two Ts   IMG_9017

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Saturday’s Simple Things On Sunday

Last Saturday we watched our van drive by filled with students, floaties and streamers.  It was homecoming at our school and every year the classes race on floats across a pond.  The Freshmen hadhomecoming

floaties, the Sophmores a boat, the Juniors an inflated air mattress and the Seniors barrels.  Turns out floaties are not effective for speed.  Especially when compared to a boat.