Monday, February 28, 2011

Ti is 2

God is so good.  We are so blessed to have been given Ti.  He makes us all smile on a daily basis.  He turned two on February 12th.

We got him a barn, some movies, and books for his birthday.

He is totally into Thomas the train.  We had his big party at Memaws and Papaws house.  We had pizza, salad and a Thomas the train cake.  Almost all the cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents got to come celebrate our sweet Ti.  Since he is the baby on both sides of the family he is the center of everyones attention.  There is always someone at his beck and call.

He got lots and lots of cool gifts from his family and he is enjoying them on a daily basis.

Ti is saying all kinds of words these days.  It is amazing how just all of the sudden he can almost hold a conversation with you.  He is totally in love with trains, tractors. He is wearing 24 months clothing. One of his favorite things to do is go ride the tractor with Papaw and go feed the cows.  He also loves to read books.  He can stay in his room and look at books for an hour without stopping. 

Ti we are so glad that God decided to give us you.  Our lives would not be complete without you in our family.  We are praying for you to grow up to be a great man of God.  May you learn to love Jesus with all of your heart and may that love grow daily.  We are praying for you to be safe from not only physical harm but also spiritual harm.  May everything we do, point you to the one and only saviour so that one day you will make that decision to give your all to him. 

We Love YOU!!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

We Are The Champions

Do you hear the song in your head??????  Noah has had a great time this year playing basketball.  After the season for the 3rd graders was done he was invited to play in the fourth grade league.   His team was made up of all third graders.  They had a great season and won their division for the district. 

Just to let you know it seems that when my children are involved in a competitive activity I have this demon that comes out.  Seriously I yell like there is no tomorrow at the games.  I don't know what happens to me.  My heart races and this voice comes out of no where. 

In the semi-final game there was this crazy woman yelling for the score keeper to start the clock toward the end of the game.  It was close and she knew the only chance of winning was if the clock would run out.  I guess the score keeper was engrossed in the game because he forgot to start the clock.  Anyway, this crazy woman thought he would actually hear her from across the court yelling "start the clock, start the clock".  The next game I promised (I mean the crazy lady promised) to keep herself under more control.  Really these are third graders there is no need to act like such a heathen.  lol.

Noah and I talked a lot before the game that this was going to be a chance to show our true character.  Win or lose it is about the attitude that we have on and off the court.  We are representing Jesus in all that we do and say.  Of course it never hurt to throw in there "There is no crying in basketball".  He had a great attitude and that is what I was most proud of.

The whole team played great. I was proud of all of them.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A First.....

We got to spend Saturday at my parents house.  The cousins were there most of the day which makes my boys very, very happy.  Noah brought his pellet gun and Andrew brought his bee bee gun.  They went hunting.  Tristin (one of the cousins) came in the house all smiling.  They were all so excited.  Tristin shot the squirrel first with the pellet gun and then Noah finished knocking him out of the tree with the bee bee gun. It was huge. Poor squirrel didn't even have a chance.

Andrew and Noah were all about watching the correct technique of how to skin a squirrel.

At this point I got a little nauseous and had to leave the rest of the cleaning to the professionals.

Grandpa cut it up for them.

Memaw fried it up for them.  Just because she is cool like that.

Noah thought this was the best squirrel he had ever had.  Of course this was the only squirrel he had ever had . lol  I guess it is something about killing your food that makes it taste better.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

It's Time

I love, love, LOVE to get Christmas cards with people pictures on them.  I have had these up through all of January and most of February.  Today I decided it was time to take them down.  It kinda makes me sad.  Do you think it would be wrong just to leave them up all year long?

You would think as much as I love receiving Christmas cards I would send some out.  But no....I don't spend the energy to do that.  Maybe next year.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

He Is Interested In The Details

I am sure most of you have once in your life prayed for something that you really, really wanted God to grant.  Well our family is in that position right now.  I was hoping that my friends out there in the bloggy world might not care to join me in lifting this up to our almighty God and healer.

My dad is the family rock. He is dependable, kind, loving and I could go on and on. For the past few years he has had to deal with chronic pain. He has tried many different things to help but basically he just has to live on pain medication that will dull the pain but it never really goes away. The doctor calls it facet disease. Basically I think how to explain it is that he has arthritis on his spine which causes the nerve endings to be irritated which causes him to have pain in a certain spot in his back at all times.

He has tried many different options to try to fix the pain.  Shots, chiropractors, and medicines and some have given temporary relief but none have done the trick.  They have recently found a doctor in Florida that thinks he can fix the problem.  Basically it will require one or more surgeries.  We are all very hopefully that this will be the way that God chooses to heal my father.

My father and mother will be leaving the third week in March for Hudson, Florida.  They might have to stay up to ten days depending on how many surgeries it takes.  Hopefully he will be coming home pain free and able to get back to doing all the stuff he loves to do.

Here is how I am going to be specifically praying over the next few weeks and I hope you will join with me.

1.  Complete Healing
2.  Peace
3.  Doctors - that they will have steady hands and complete wisdom on how to correct all the issues.
4.  All the tests before the surgery will show the doctors exactly what needs to be done and what the best process will be.
5.  That God will do a mighty work in all the financial issues that will be involved.  The surgery will be very expensive along with the airline tickets and the expenses of staying up there for ten days.
6.  Peace - I just thought that one might need to be mentioned twice.
7.  Most of all that God's power will be shown in a mighty way. 

I know that God wants us to ask him for the desires of our hearts.  He is interested in every one of the details that I have mentioned above.  Not only is he interested but he is in control of the details.  We just serve a mighty God like that.  We will continue to praise him in the good and the bad.  If this surgery does not succeed I know that God allowed it to happen and I want to be able to praise him for that also.  Pray for this ability for our family that we can praise him in all circumstances.  But it sure will be awesome if God decides to show us his healing touch and his ability to control all the details. 

Our God the protector used his power to protect my dad from a bomb a few months back.  Someone (who I think is in jail now) placed a bomb in the church where my dad is pastor on election day.  Unknowing of what it was, my dad picked it up.  After deciding something was wrong he took it outside and called the sheriff's department.  If my God could keep a bomb from going off this surgery thing is just small stuff.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Hopefully Soon

My camera is on the brinks.  Well I guess I should say my camera lens is on the brinks which for some reason the warranty doesn't cover.  aaargh.  Anyway when I can take pictures again I will be able to update my blog.

Why is it when you buy and extended warranty it never actually covers what goes wrong??????