Saturday, December 17, 2011
Just where has the time gone? Christmas is just 1 week away and I haven't updated this thing in forever. As the Christmas season usually gets, we have been crazy busy with get togethers and fun traditional things we like to do but we've had a really good time. We've been to the Christmas train which was fantastic and so preached Jesus, singing Christmas carols with friends, seeing the Meadow lights and lots of hunting with some really good friends. We are so blessed this Christmas season to be able to celebrate the birth of our Saviour with great friends and family. Next post I'll share our Christmas pictures and the ones the babies took with Santa! Too cute.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Since Thanksgiving was on a Thursday this year, we had lots of time to play with family & friends, hike, hunt & just be together. For all of that we are truly thankful. Noah & Laurel look forward to Mike blowing the leaves in a pile so they can jump in them over and over so that was a big hit. Poppy &Nana also had a big pile to jump in at their house. Mike & some guys from church got to hunt all day Sat. Two of them missed 8 pt. bucks in the morning hunt and no one saw anything in the evening hunt. Oh well, you win some you lose some. They still had a blast. While Noah hunted with Mike, Laurel "helped" Aunt Rach feed the horses. They have the prettiest sunsets on their farm!!
Friday, November 18, 2011
Tim Tebow or (Tim Tepow) as Noah calls him, is a quarterback for the Denver Broncos who we have followed since his college days at Florida. He was raised in a Christian home and Homeschooled. He was allowed to play for a public high school and was drafted by the Denver Broncos. He has a great testimony & Noah loves wearing his jersey. While teaching our kids not to put anyone but Christ on a pedestal b/c EVERYONE ELSE will disapoint, we also are trying to teach them to recognize good role models when they see them and we believe that Tim Tebow has great charachter- I know, I know, I'm sure he's not pefect. It seems he is under attack a lot these days and some high profile people have come out and said that the press especially cannot stand him because he is an outspoken, unashamed Christian. Unfortunately, that's the world we live in. So, pray for him & people like him that they will not stumble and not be ashamed of the Lord.
So, Tim Tebow performs his "Tebowin" whenever he feels called to pray on the field. Pretty cool. Maybe we should start a trend. :) Anyone up for posting pictures of you "Tebowin" somewhere cool?
Monday, November 14, 2011
This is his : My " Cheesy Mommy is making me smile, smile!"
So Noah has been going to this great homeschool acting class for a few months. He is a lot younger than the other kids but the teachers have been great to be patient with him and let him hang out with the big kids. Because Noah loves acting out & quoting movies at home and loves singing and being on stage, we wanted to allow him to pursue this a bit to see if it's his "thing". The class is doing a play "Henny Penny" with a spiritual twist and we would have been happy to sit and watch it but they wanted Noah to participate in auditions to see how he did. Parent's aren't allowed in the room so I really have no idea how he did (or what he said) but I was assured he did fine-an didn't do anything too innapropriate :) Anyway, today Noah was offered the part of Liddy Kitty who is a very educated cat who thinks a lot of himself. Shew! Boy was I surprised. He actually has lines and has a song to sing. I think I just became a stage mom. I must go throw up now! He won't be nervous a bit but I'll be hiding in the bathroom from my nerves. Now I know why my parents always had to leave the building when I showed horses at a horse show. :)
I have a cute Noahism for you that he said today. I was watching the Today show this morning before he got up and apparently Laurel hid the remote control b/c it was no where to be found. So, a clip from the Twilight movie came on and of course it happened to be the part where the boy and girl are in a big lake kissing. Deeming this innapropriate but of course unable to find the hidden remote I said.... " Noah, ah, let's just turn this off" and promptly did.
Noah's reply was...
" But Mommy, they were only baptizing!!". :)
Yes, being sheltered is so good. My sweet little boy.
HERE IS THE AUDITION THAT NOAH PERFORMED. The Monologue is from Foghorn Leghorn on Looney Toones and the Song is from Oklahoma "Oh what a Beautiful Morning"
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Today we were so blessed to be able to go over to John & Rach's to ride the gator around the farm and see the beauty that our God created. The trees were still so gorgeous and we had a blast running through the creek (Noah), having a picnic and riding a horse. We really needed a no stress filled day and so it was just what the doctor ordered.
Laurel is doing great after her hernia surgery. She's still a little sore and battling a cold but otherwise is doing fine. Noah had his 5 year check up on Friday. 5 YEARS!!! No way I have a 5 yr. old. He had an audition for a little play that he may be in coming up and I taped him doing his routine. I'll try and post that soon.... it's worth it! :)
Monday, October 31, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
THIS PRECIOUS LITTLE GIRL IS BEING ADOPTED FROM THE SAME ORPHANAGE LAUREL WAS IN. THEY STILL NEED $13,000 TO PAY HER RANSOM AND BRING HER HOME. CONSIDER GOING TO THEIR BLOG WWW.4GIVEN2SERVE1GOD.BLOGSPOT.COM AND DONATE EVEN JUST $5 TO THEIR ACCOUNT TO BE ENTERED IN A GIVEWAY FOR SOME AWESOME PRIZES..... JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS!! LET'S GET THIS LITTLE GIRL HOME!
(BELOW IS HER BLOG ENTRY)
My giveaway starts now. This is how it works. Donate to the chip in on the side of my blog.5.00= 1 entry20.00 = 5 entries30.00 = 10 entriesAlso, I need more traffic to my blog for this giveaway to work. So I am asking that you spread the word. So each time you share our giveaway on your blog or on your facebook,twitter, ect. and let me know I will also put your name in for one entry. Let me know that you have done this by leaving a comment on this post.I have faith knowing that we as believers can raise the ransom for Nellie to come home. To be honest I had to have a really deep look inside myself and spend time in prayer because I doubted that the money was going to come to go get Nellie. I know that our Lord loves orphans, and I know that He loves Nellie more than I can even imagine. She is in desperate need of being rescued, she is going to be turning 5 in November, and we all know what that can mean to a precious angel with down syndrome in an orphanage half way around the world. It pains me to think that she could possibly be transferred to an institution. The Lord has provided her a family our family for her. He has done great things, this unwanted child is now loved more than ever. I have faith that the mountains will be moved for her to come home. We are still over 13,000 short of her ransom.Please help in this unfolding miracle. More than anything else pray for us. Pray for peace, and pray for our strength, as we get closer to Nellie.More items will be listed soon, I just have to take photos and upload, so look back often to see what has been added.
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2. Apple® iPod touch® 8GB MP3 Player (4th Generation) with Touch Screen, Wi-Fi 199.00 value
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Wednesday, October 19, 2011
So we took a trip to the zoo this week to make the most of the pretty weather before all this rain set in. We met my long time friend Crystal and her two cute babies Jacob & Brooke there and baby Lydia went up with us. That makes for LOTS of babies and strollers but lots of fun!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
(and a few for Noah) :)
Sunday, October 9, 2011
We made a trip up to the Mts. this weekend. Kind of a last ditch getaway before the busyness of the Holidays begin. Despite Laurel having a double ear infection (we only knew about 1 ear before we went), Noah on meds to prevent Pneumonia and having Asthma flair ups, Mike getting their cold & feeling crummy, Pregnancy (NOT me but Rachael), we managed to have a very nice time. The food was good, the mountains were beautiful, the company was delightful and a good time was had by all!