Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Changes

Life as we know it is changing and it's definitely for the better! My husband and I have decided to adopt children from a developing country. This is something God has placed in my heart and we are so excited to see what's to come. We are just beginning the process so prayers are much needed and much appreciated! :)


2 John 1:5-6

5And now, dear lady, I am not writing you a new command but one we have had from the beginning. I ask that we love one another. 6And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Living for something greater than myself!!!

We are in a wonderful season of life right now and God has placed so many people in our lives that have taught us so much! Showing God's love is the most AMAZING gift anyone could give and we are blessed that we have so many people in our lives who display his love on a regular basis. Their actions serve as a reminder to us that the world is bigger than ourselves and our community and there are so many people in this world who are in desperate need of God's love!

Tonight we are going to see Leeland in concert and we're pretty excited! We love all their songs but there is one inparticular that, lately, I can't seem to stop listening to.....

THE DOOR - LEELAND
As the rain falls from heaven
I’m lost in Your love
You’re overwhelming, Jesus
And we’re walking together holding hands
Oh, it’s just You and me, Jesus
 Life is good here, fruit is growing on the beautiful branches
There is rest and there is peace inside the shade of Your garden


Jesus, You’re the only one for me there's no way I'm leaving you
You're the love, the way, the life, the truth
You’re the door I’m walking through
 Angels are lifting songs of praise oh, they’re just singing Your story
And nothing can take me away from this place Lord, I’m just lost in Your glory
Your love is the reason that I am free And I’m running to You cause You’re all I need


Jesus, You’re the only one for me there’s no way I’m leaving You
You’re the love, the way, the life, the truth You’re the door I’m walking through


You’re the only one for me there’s no way I’m leaving You
You're the love, the way, the life, the truth You're the door I'm walking through
Jesus, You're the only one for me there's no way I'm leaving You


As the rain falls from heaven I’m lost in Your love
You’re overwhelming, Jesus


You're the only one for me there's no way I'm leaving You
You're the love, the way, the life, the truth You're the door I'm walking through
Jesus, You're the only one for me there's no way I'm leaving You

Monday, April 5, 2010

Easter 2010!

Every Easter we say we are going to do something special as a family but we usually don't do much. Well, I'm excited to say Easter 2010 was different! The night before Danny and I stayed up late putting together their Easter baskets complete with chocolate bunny, animal crackers and Veggietales dvd's! We also made them bunny ears like the pair Gavin made at school, and we cut out a cross using colored foam sheets and decorated it with the holy spirit, Hearts that said "He is Risen", the word Love, and a big heart that said victorious! We were planning on using to compliment the Easter story Danny planned on telling the kids and we were hoping to start a kid-sized discussion about what it all meant.

On Easter morning the kids found their treats and were super excited! We started the day by going to church, then we came home and we boiled eggs for the kids to dye. Danny sat around the table with the kids and told them the Easter story about the resurection of Christ, then Danny and Gavin sat there discussing the awesomeness of Jesus, it was so cute! While they talked I baked an Easter egg cake from scratch (both the frosting and cake)!! Then they dyed their eggs, ate the cake and of course we took plenty of pictures of them in the process. After the eggs were all dry and decorated, Danny hid their eggs in the front yard and we had a little Easter egg hunt for them. Then we ended the festivities with cascarones, hanging out with eachother and eating chili dogs!

Here are just a few pictures!


Their Easter spread the night before..

Easter morning..


Daddy discussing the AWESOMENESS of Jesus Christ with the boys!


Our three little Easter bunnies

Dying the Easter eggs, we put Timmy's egg in a whisk so he wouldn't drop it.


Our "from scratch" Easter egg cake

Easter egg hunt!

Cascarones!

Hanging out in the front yard :)

and finally, digging through their baskets to see what they found.

It's been a few weeks...

Well, our vacation went great! We got to see family and friends we haven't seen in months. i got some much needed childless one-on-one girl time with my favorite cousin,who is definitely more like a sister to me! During the week we visited a couple of beaches in Corpus and the surrounding area and we had a great time playing in the sand and walking in the water. My husband and I grew up around the Corpus Christi beaches so it wasn't too big of a deal to us but our kids are growing up on an Afb in a small not-much-to-do town and haven't ever seen the beach. They had so much fun they didn't want to leave!


This is the Rockport, Tx beach



This is Malaquite Beach in Corpus Christi, Tx










We also rode the ferry, it was their first time ever riding on the ferry. When I was little my Dad would take me on the ferry and I was excited to share that experience with my family! (even though it's only a short 5 minute ride)









While we were in Corpus we had a birthday party for our daughter because she turned the BIG 1 on March 16th!

A few days later we drove to San Antonio to visit more family! While we were there we had a second birthday party so the other half of our family would be able to join in the celebration too!

 

The next day we had all of our kids baptized. My parent's-in-law are both United Methodist pastors and they performed the ceremony oh and my brother-in-law delivered an awesome sermon! However, I only took a few pictures of the baby after the baptism and my father took the rest.. I'm still waiting for him to email them to me..

All in all, we had a wonderful (and much needed) vacation and we are already looking forward to the next one!