Jun 29, 2009

The Way, The Truth, and The


OK, I have a great desire to give the Lord a lot of glory and this seems to be a great way to do it. So here I go.

I feel great. I have RA, but I feel great. The Lord has taken me from a rather dark and stiff place and he has graciously allowed me to have comfort and light. He is the reason I feel good. He has done this to me, and for me, and he alone should receive all the glory.

Thank you Lord for all you have done. For forgiving my sins, and giving ease, rest, and comfort to my body. Amen.

Thank you also to all of my sweet friends for your tender prayers and heartfelt words. I am so grateful for the way I feel, and so awestruck by God's Love and faithfulness.

Jun 19, 2009

Pool Fun!

Ok, clearly this picture has nothing to do with the pool . . . but it is so darn cute!

On to Pool Fun!
That was Nana with all her grandkids!

Matthew was turning blue and shivering . . . so he had to take a nacho break.

Mom and Matt ~ love that boy!

She's just getting sweeter and sweeter! Love her, too!

Jun 11, 2009

I Love the Flower Girl . . . and Boy

Today I put my kids in the jogging stroller and walked over to what I told them was the "flower park" (Heaven forbid we get in the stroller and don't go to a park-even though we did end up going to the real park, too) It's just this nice old man who loves flowers, plants hundreds of them, and then invites you to come enjoy them! He was outside when we arrived and he was very friendly! He said they could pull on the sprinkler heads, and pick the flowers, and walk in the flowers . . . which was very nice even though I did not allow them to do any of those things. Anyway, here are my favorite pictures from today:

Happy Birthday Mandie!

Last Sunday we celebrated Mandie's 3rd birthday! Luke and I gave her swim lessons for her birthday which she did at ATC. She FINALLY learned to put her face in the water and blow bubbles out of her nose! HOORAY!! Also, she floated on her back and learned to make strokes with her hands and kick her feet in the water (but not at the same time). She was SCARED to death of jumping into the pool, I guess we'll have to work on that this summer. Mandie is getting to be such a big girl!! I can't believe it. Here's a little word to the wise by the way, if your child's actual birthday does not fall on the day of the party (which Mandie's didn't), just pretend like the party day is the birthday-day (which we did not) it could save days of anticipation and confusion for the poor child! Anyway, Mandie wanted a Little Mermaid party. So we made Little Mermaid invitations, and ordered a Little Mermaid cake (which barely made it to the party), and Mandie got lots of WONDERFUL little mermaid toys (along with a bunch of other GREAT toys and outfits). We celebrated at Medi-Park. We had cake and juice (but no candles because it was just too darn windy!) We fed the ducks, and we played on the playground. Mandie has told me several times since then that she wants to have another party, and invite ________ (insert a long list of every person in attendance at her party). I have assured her that we will have another party for her when she turns 4. Here are some pictures from the blessed event! (These pictures are in no particular order, blogger's not letting me cut and paste them . . . sorry!)

Thank you all for celebrating Mandie with us! We love ya'll!

Jun 6, 2009

The Jokes on You

This is a new twist on Mandie's favorite joke:

Mom: Knock, Knock

Mandie: Who's there?

Mom: Ya

Mandie: Ya who?

Mom: Yahoo! Mandie, I didn't know you were a cowgirl!

Mandie: No mom, I'm not a cowgirl . . . I'm a cowPRINCESS!