Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy late 9th Birthday Odin!
We are so proud of you and so grateful for your loving, giving and serving heart.
You are such a wonderful brother and great son
 the kids surrounded him in puzzles 
and the Lord of the rings movies









this kid loves colored socks





 I made a Lord of the rings cake with a Hobbits house
he loved it.
Thank you all for the great gifts, cards, money and prayers.
We had a great time! 

Keep praying we have a whirlwind going on behind the scenes with adoption stuff.  I will let you know more next week when I can!
Thank you!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Father's Day Camping 
We always go camping with friends and my family for Father's Day 
we had a great time.
the kids are always so sad to go home though
the time together goes so fast
and we don't get to see each other often
thanks for the fun memories!



                                         Ninja swimmer


              Daddy loves the pool and playing with the kiddos




                     summer sausage, kielbasa and pepperoni
                                           over the fire
 

                                                                     baseball


                                      snacking all day





                                  peanuts around the fire


                                                   naps


                                        flooded by rain


                                          goofy boys



Wednesday, June 27, 2012

We have some news!

#5
is a 
boy
Keep praying for us, we have a couple situations with birth moms going on right now. 
 Just waiting for answers 
and God's direct path!

Monday, June 25, 2012

if god is about god
then we are not the center of the universe
almost all the conflict in our life is built upon our belief that the world
  is about us.
 the reason you get angry in traffic because the world is about
 you.
the reason there is conflict in your marriage because 
 your spouse better be doing these things
why you have conflict at work because the world is about
you
how dare they do this to you
how dare they do that to me
how dare they not give you the honor your due
the more the world is about you the more angry and tired you will be
 and the more it's not about you how  free you are
ultimately when I am at home, my  marriage is about Jesus Christ
there is mercy, forgiveness, grace, patience
if my marriage is not about Jesus Christ and about me there is expectations
the apostle Paul
an untouchable man
hard pressed
 beaten and left for dead
 shipwrecked 3 times
what point are you like, lord are you serious
I'm doing your work
that is possible because his righteousness was a foreign righteousness
it wasn't his own
it was given to him in Jesus Christ
despite me
my continued failures
 foolish heart
because of god's resurrection
he sees me as  
spotless,
 holy,
god owns the glory

your way is a way
it is not the way
god ...is for you
loves you
shepherds you
but do it to make much of himself and for his glory
god is about god
we are infinitely guilty but Christ has made a way
god is not in love with some future version of you
it's not you when you get your act together
there is no sin in your life, past present or future that has more power than the cross of Jesus Christ
there is not a wound that he can't heal
if you are hell bent to hold onto that hurt and bitterness
you will get the fruit of that poison


Sunday, June 24, 2012

grandma mimi and her black bag


the kiddos love how she brings a bag full of goodies for them
they were so excited to see what they got
all the swimsuits and clothes fit perfect and they were so thankful.
thanks for all the wonderful gifts!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

I found this for $1 at a rummage sale
Looks like someone else likes it too!
Olivia using the force on her brothers...........
We are Star Wars Junkies!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Elefun
such a silly little game
but all my kiddos love it!

Monday, June 18, 2012

when it rains during concrete camping....

we just move right into the garage and continue the fun!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father’s Day!!!!
We just got home from being gone for 4 days
and I am unable to download pictures for a week or so.....
we had a great time with friends and my family
thank you all for the wonderful time and memories

Thursday, June 14, 2012

cubbies
each day during summer the kids and  I do a cleaning project
besides our regular daily chores
cleaning out our cubbies went great.
I cannot believe what they keep in their cubby drawers
and how much dirt and pebbles get in there
we are so blessed to have these things

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Fun with Grandma Mimi and Papa Julio

Games and the beach with Grandma Mimi and Papa Julio
 packed a picnic lunch
and played in the sand and at the park



played games


read books


went fishing









We are celebrating Odin's 9th birthday today!

Monday, June 11, 2012

School's Out

last days of school
notes of thanks and handmade birds nest necklaces
for all the teachers.
i will be adding them to sell as a fundraiser to the side bar soon.
the kiddos were all excited to be done and ready for summer
they all have great teachers next year.
Jeremiah is excited to be going to the BIG school where his siblings go.
Jeremiah will be in 4K
Olivia will be in 1st grade
Jonah will be in 2nd grade and 
Odin will be in 4th grade
   

Saturday, June 9, 2012

just working on my navigation bar yet and play list and we should be done soon!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

reconstruction on my blog this week........see you soon!

Monday, June 4, 2012

saying bye
took Grandma Mimi and Papa Julio back to the airport yesterday
it's always hard to say goodbye
Dave had to work
so I drove them
we listened to adventures in odyssey the whole way
my kiddos love those Cd's
i had 4 crying kiddos the whole back
we had a lot of fun 
and it was nice and relaxing
2 more days of school
and I will be back to posting soon
have a great Monday!