Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Today's photos

3 months old already!

Monday, April 28, 2014

Catch up

These are late in coming.....but here are the birthday pics of our 6 yr old and 4 yr old.  Still have to catch up with 2 more birthdays!!

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Exciting updates

   Our loan was approved and we are now onto the appraisal.  We are getting closer and closer to getting into our new home!!!  When everything is finalized, we will post pictures of the house and land.  It is so exciting and humbling to see God give us our 'desires' we have always wanted in a home/land.     We had an enjoyable weekend with family over the Easter holiday.  Here are some pics and some recent ones of our baby girl at 11 weeks old.

Visiting Grandpa's grave

Baby girl meeting her Great Grandparents
Baby girl met her Great Grandparents
a month ago

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A blessed life

   So tomorrow.....tomorrow is the day I start to feel old!  Tomorrow I'm turning 40!  Despite the feeling of becoming 'old', I have so very much to be thankful for.
   The past several years God has grown me in my faith and understanding of His Word.  Oh how much more there is to learn and how exciting it has been for hubby and I as we search the scripture.  Now that the kids are getting older and understand more, we have been getting them deeper in scripture as well and it is exciting to watch them grow and learn.  Our prayer for all of our children is that the Lord will open their eyes and draw them to Himself, that they will have a deep, personal relationship with our God and Savior.
   I am so thankful for the family God has blessed me with.  I truly have a loving best friend in my husband, and enjoy every minute with him.  He is a Godly leader in our home and his love for me continues to bring me to God in thanksgiving for such a wonderful partner in life.  I also never thought I would have the privilege of raising 6 children.  Each one was prayed for and is such a blessing in our home.  Sometimes I am overwhelmed with the responsibility of guiding and teaching these precious ones, but it is only with God's strength that I accomplish any good as a mother.
   I continue to be amazed at how God continues to bless me despite my faults and failures.  The unconditional love He gives His children....especially me, always brings tears to my eyes.  I know how wretched I am and yet my God blesses me over and over.  Why He chose to love me and save me I will never know.  He pours His mercy on me daily.  He bathes me with His love!  
   Forty looks wonderful....even if I'm starting to feel old.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Look who's turning 2

Our girl is turning 2 tomorrow!  What a bundle of energy she is.  She is such a smart girl, loves to make us laugh, is our only thumb sucker so far, loves to snuggle, and has such a sweet smile.  She however does not like taking pictures!!  I took a bunch and these were the only 2 that turned out,  I also got a couple of the whole gang :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

House updates

Not a whole lot new yet.  We are currently waiting on the underwriting for the loan to be finalized.  Then the appraisal will be done.  We had the inspection and the house is wonderful!!!  The owner was there during inspection and took hubby around and showed him a lot of neat 'extras' that we had no clue about.  He also wants us to come out and show us how to open the pool and get hubby out on a tractor.  They have certainly poured money into their home and kept it really nice.  I am already searching for how I would like the rooms painted and decorated :)    We have started going through our stuff here and purging items and repacking things.  We are all so very excited about moving.  We continue to pray that everything will go smoothly.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014