Sunday, October 23, 2005

birthday presents

Hello everyone,

We just got back from a Halloween party. Thankfully the kids already had costumes from their Papa and Grani. Haven is a little fairy, but Gibson calls her a ballerina. And Gibson is Superman, but he calls himself a super hero.

Tomorrow is my birthday. At lunch today Andrew asked the kids what they were going to get me for my birthday.

Gibson is getting me cake.

And Haven, she is getting me a potty!

I hope I get some cake, and I guess if you count our new house, I'll be getting 3 new potties!!!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Andrew Speaking

Haley said she was out of stuff to talk about so she asked me to write something. Today I will cover three topics:
1) Babies
2) Boomer
3) Broncos

Babies- since this is the only reason anyone reads this thing I better write about them. I'm not sure what needs to be said. I'm teaching them to be Bronco fans. They both can say go Broncos and Daddy's Dr. Pepper. Sorry Stephen, if you are reading this they are still too young to learn to become 5 pointers. Maybe a year or two from now. Hmmm....what else....I believe that covers it...Haven is the most regular little girl in the history of creation. She poos ever two hours. Gibson is the hungriest little boy ever. He eats ever two hours. You would think it would be him with the regular bowels with all the dietary fiber he gets from the cereal he eats and whatnot. Hmmm. Interesting.

Boomer- I'm not sure if anyone reads this for Boomer stories. I don't really have any anyway. He is a gross little dog. He hacks like an old man all day and burps in our faces. He does keep the babies faces clean, so that comes in handy.

Broncos- The Broncos are 5-1 and headed towards a victorious season. And we get the NFL Network now. This may be the best tv station ever. Well, I'm going to bed. I'm tired.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005


This picture of my hubby and my 2 kiddos was taken this past 4th of July during the fireworks. I love my children very much. They are beautiful and intelligent and full of energy. At this very moment they are probably getting ready for bed. I'm not putting them to bed tonight because they are with thier Grani and Papa in TN. That is why this post is titled Freedom!!!

We had a very exciting weekend. We were flown into Nashville Saturday. We were on a secret mission. The mission was to suprise my father-in-law at church on Sunday.
They were celebrating his 30 years in the ministry.
You'll be happy to know we were successful in our mission! He was very suprised and happy to see us.
That is why my kids are in TN. Grani helped arange the whole thing and she had my full permission to keep my kids for a few days. (Again, why the post is titled Freedom!!!)

We do have some more freedom heading our way. We have found a house and we hope to get it. Our bid was accepted and now we have to wait for all the mess that goes along with buying a house. Soon our Boomer (refer to Boomer's tail post for a picture) will be able to use a doggy door again and not wait to be walked. My children will be able to run and play in thier own backyard. We are so grateful.

The most important freedom we have is in Christ. I just finished reading a book entitled, "Though None Go with Me." (One of the activities that's hard to do with the kids around)
In it, the main character choses a life of obedience to Christ. She endures hardship after hardship, but continues to obey her Heavenly Father. I am thankful that when you become a christian you have the freedom to choose how to live and who to live for. We don't become robots who automatically obey God once we are saved. We also don't have the guarantee of a perfect life once we become a christian. We have the freedom of choice to live for Him and thank Him for sending Jesus for us. No matter what we face.

I have decided to follow Jesus
No turning back, no turning back

Colossians 1:14
God has purchased our freedom with His blood and has forgiven all our sins.