Sunday, March 30, 2008

God is Awesome

I was so blessed this weekend to be able to go to a women's conference in Jacksonville with Beth Moore. It was soooooooo awesome. I learned some new praise and worship songs and learned A LOT. More than anything I got a fresh revelation and motivation to serve our Savior. Maybe I'm the only one, but sometimes I get pretty "blah" in my spiritual life. This conference was just what I needed to help me press on toward that prize, to chase after and pursue the Lord with all that is within me. Will you pray for me? I know that sounds selfish but God has always given me life more abundant and I want more than anything to walk in that life. I know hardships come and the seemingly mundane will set in, however I don't want to live in drudgery or defeat. I want the joy in my heart to never cease!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Don't Get Comfortable!

There is a song called, 'Don't Get Comfortable' by Brandon Heath and it is about how we are not to get so comfortable in our Christian lives that we don't grow. Well, I don't think he meant that song for your furniture!!! We are so excited cause we bought our first piece of real furniture since we have been married. Only took us almost 9 years. This thing is GIGANTIC and I love it. We got a new couch and a snuggler to go with it so now I can sit with my sweety and watch movies :) Here is some pics of the new furniture and boy is it COMFORTABLE!!!




Sunday, March 23, 2008

Resurrection Sunday!

He is ALIVE! We praise the Lord today for conquering death so that we may have life. Today was such an awesome day. Nick and I are in the choir and we did a short cantata which I think went pretty well. Afterward our adoptive family, the Kings, invited us over to her parents house. We had some reeeeaaaallly good food (which we enjoyed a little too much) and fun hunting for easter eggs. The boys did several easter egg hunts this year. One at the library class last Tuesday, one at school time with mommy (we searched for the resurrection eggs and then told the resurrection story), last night at their church easter party and then today with the Kings. So, needless to say we have enough candy to last us quite awhile. Not to mention we got a special package from Meme, Papa and Cristal filled with more goodies and their very nice easter outfits they wore today.

We sure enjoyed ourselves today but I hope to remember the reason of Easter all year round. "And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain." 1 Corinthians 15:14


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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Azaleas and Tornadoes ....It Must Be Spring!

Here is a slide show of the Azaleas blooming at our house. They are so pretty everywhere. We also went to the site of the tornadoes that hit near us. Two homes were completely leveled and thankfully no one was home. A member of our church lived right next to this site and was lucky to only have his porch taken. The power lines are what are really amazing....it just bent them right over!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Celebrity Morph by MyHeritage

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celebrity

My Mom looks like a celebrity!

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celebrity

Church Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celebrity - Collage - Morph

Church Look-alike Meter

MyHeritage: Family tree - Genealogy - Celebrity - Collage - Morph

A.J. - Church Look-alike Meter



This is something fun I saw on Rachel's blog. It was fun to play with the different pictures and stuff. I tried two different pictures of Nick and I for all the kids. On the other picture I tried AJ looked more like me (Amanda) by 6%; Bryson looked more like me by 17% and Zeke by 9%. So I guess it depends on what picture you use. I'm gonna try and do one for Nick and his parents and see what happens and maybe even me and my parents. This might be something fun for you to do on your Friday "work" day :).

MyHeritage: Look-alike Meter - Free family tree - Pedigree

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

We're Mobile

It was so funny today...I was sitting doing some stuff on the computer. I had put AJ in the middle of the living room floor with some toys. Before I know it I turn around and she's under the coffee table on the other side of the room. She was kicking the sides up and down and letting them bang back down on the sides. It was so funny! She doesn't crawl yet but she finds her ways around (rolling, scooting).

UH-O I'm busted!!!!

Who cares, this is fun!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Bikes & Scooters

Bryson and Zeke had a lot of fun on their bike and scooter the other day. It was Zeke's first time on a bike and he did pretty good. I think having that video game system with the bicycle helped (thanks Meme and Papa).






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Yesterday Grandpa Church and Marilyn stopped in on their way back from Florida. They left this afternoon after we went out to lunch with them. It was good to see them again. AJ also got her 6 month shots today. Only three this time. She now weighs 14 lbs. 3 oz. and is still 26 inches long. She is a little girl but full of a lot of energy and very active. We can't wait til we can come to Michigan and see everyone. The boys ask about coming pretty much every day.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Hair like a "Star Rock" I mean Rock Star!!

Bryson and Zeke finally go their haircut today. When they came home the first thing Zeke said to me was I look like a "star rock" which Nick later told me he meant "rock star." They both look real handsome.
The boys are also into this "Bibleman" character. They are movies that have Bible stuff in them and they fight evil and stuff. I personally think it's cheesy but they like it.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Out with the Family

Nick's day off is on Mondays so we all went out to eat and to the mall. The boys like to look at the fish at Bass Pro Shop. I think AJ liked them too. AJ looked so cute in her little spring outfit (yes, it is very nice here).



Bushy-haired Bryson also enjoyed the day.

I didn't have a picture of Zeke this time but please be in prayer for him. His eye pain/headaches are persisting, if not getting worse. He has an appointment with the allergy doctor at the end of the month which will probably result in a referral to a neurologist. He's had these for over a year now and as a mom I try not to worry but sometimes it's hard. Please ask our great physician for help for Zeke, please.

I hope to be putting some video and pictures from the boys' songs they did for church Sunday. They both did really well. Zeke was hamming it up a little but he got it under control after a loving but stern look from his mother :)!