Friday, May 16, 2014

Awana Awards

About a week ago the kids had their end of the year program and awards for Awana. They spent the year memorizing a ton of verses! And had a lot of fun with friends. It was a very good year. Colby completed the Truth and Training first book and came very close to finishing his second book, but will have to finish that next year. He made some great friends and enjoyed playing the games the best! Hallie was in her last year of Sparks this year and finished the second year book, the third year book as well as the book review for the third year book and the extra credit cards. Sadie was in her first year of Sparks and finished the first year book, book review and the extra credit cards. Not sure how many verses they each memorized but I know it was A LOT! Here are some pictures from their Awards.


On Mother's Day we dedicated our sweet boy to the Lord. We are promising to raise him the way that he should go. To follow the Lord. The life verse we chose for him was Isaiah 40:31, "...but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." We chose this verse because we know he is going to grow into a strong boy and man. He has been through so much in his little life already and it will only make him stronger. He is going to do great things in life and we are so blessed to see what it will be. We thank the Lord every day He entrusted us with his little life. Here are some pictures from our special day.


My sweet baby boy is 7 months old now. I cannot believe he is getting so big so fast. He is wearing 12 months clothes already and is the size his brother was at 1 year old. He LOVES his owls in his bedroom and has to look at each and every one of them almost every time he is awake in his room. He sits up great and can get on all fours for a few seconds and really wants to crawl. He loves playing with his brother and sisters. We call Hallie his nanny because she is like his second mommy, if only she would change the poopy diapers!! He can pick up most things and of course they go straight to his mouth. He LOVES taking a bath and kicking in the water. His reflux is still very bad and he is on two medicines to help control it. He isn't really able to tolerate any solids yet, we are slowly trying new things but they always end up bothering him. He is going to see the allergist soon. His heart is still not doing well and we are looking at surgery around a year old unless it gets much worse or much better. Please continue to keep him in your prayers. Here are his 6 month pictures that I am oh so late on posting!! Enjoy.

Monday, May 5, 2014

A big decision for my big girl!

Yesterday, my big girl made a big decision in her Christian faith. She decided to get baptized. It was a big deal for our family that she made this choice and we are so proud of her. It is so awesome to see my children make decisions like this and show everyone of their love for Jesus Christ. She is blossoming in her faith so much and I get to witness it daily. I LOVE my job!! Here are some pictures of her special day.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Easter cuteness!

We had a very relaxed Easter this year.We did some egg dying on Good Friday. We went to my parents house the night before for dinner and to see what the Easter bunny brought to Grammy's house for the kids and had an Easter egg hunt.  Then on Easter we went to church and then spent the afternoon playing with new toys and playing basketball outside. It was a nice family day. Here are some pictures of my cuties.