Saturday, May 31, 2014
On May 29th, 2014, our 4th child, Mercy graduated from her beloved Cedarwood Pre-school after a fun-filled 2 years there. She will start Kindergarten this Fall and join her older siblings at Rich Academy:-). I love this little girl! Mercy is so mature, precious and sweet these days. She is still as petite as she can be and it is hard not to want to grab her when she runs by and flashes her little smile.
Friday, April 11, 2014
I am hearing this question a lot lately! Yes I agree, time for a long overdue update! I will say that building a house is much harder than we ever thought it would be. Daniel was recently promoted to regional manager by his company and has been out of town alot. No doubt this has greatly slowed our progress but we still hope to be in by the end of May. Right now the focus is on finishing up the electrical and they are getting close. I am so thrilled that it has warmed up and that we can now spend a lot of time out at the land together as a family. Our favorite thing to do is to eat dinner together in our future dining room! This has been a very slow but exciting process. I am so proud of my Hubby for working so hard to build us this wonderful place to raise our family. I love you with all my heart! You are amazing!
I have been totally impressed with how well my little 4 year old Mercy can sweep! We have a broom that is just the perfect size for her and she is meticulous:-).
James is also an awesome sweeper!
We now have both gable ends sided and the attic windows put in. I was so excited the first time I drove up and saw this!
Sunday, March 30, 2014
Grace, 7 years ago we welcomed you (our first daughter) into this world! I can't tell you how thrilled I was to be having a princess. I was so delighted I could hardly speak after your ultrasound and smiling from ear to ear in complete bliss. You far exceeded my dreams of birthing a princess by being born already having enough hair for hairbows!
Today you are 7 years old and I have no idea where the time went!
Sunday, February 16, 2014
We had a great Sunday, hope that you did too! Church was great this morning, we heard a message about letting the Lord turn the most difficult of life circumstances into beauty and seeing the beauty of the Lord in the mundane. It really spoke to me as I struggle to understand pain and suffering. My hearts breaks for people who have to go through losing someone they love or losing their health. It is hard for me to the see the beauty of the Lord in these situations. I feel challenged now to really look for beauty and believe Romans 8:28 with all my heart. "For all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to us purpose".
I took these sweet pictures of Susanna before church today because she just looked like a doll! She is growing up so fast. I can't believe that she is 15 months old now!
This pic is so Susie, this girl will not wear shoes for anything, the minute you put them on her, she tries as hard as she can to get them off. This is why in the cold, she must wear sleepers, footed pants or tights to avoid ending up barefooted!
Now for the house update... The Bears family is helping us wire our house! We could not be more grateful. Steve and Kimmy are both electrical engineers and have wired a few houses in the past. They are using this opportunity to teach the oldest two out of their brood of five boys about electrical work.
|Little Chris Bears, age 4 took this pic of Kimmy and I with his pudgy|
little, shaky hands, he is so adorable!
It was fun to see our house and land covered in snow for the first time! It was so beautiful and peaceful. The sunset in the mountains behind the house was breathtaking! As the sun went down, it cast a beautiful pink glow out over the snow. Talk about seeing the beauty of the Lord! These pics just don't do it justice.
The boys had so much fun playing in the snow on the land for the first time. The Bears boys' even brought sleds, what fun!
Thank you Lord for creating beauty in all things!
Saturday, February 15, 2014
|We read 1st Corinthians 13 and talked about what love is. It is not|
an emotion, it is 1 corinthians 13!
|Night before, James and Grace helped me make a banner to decorate|
|They did great! We used yarn and a yarn needle to thread all of|
|A happy brother and sister!|
|All 5 of them inside the castle! Each kid got to decorate one wall of it|
however they pleased, then I had each child write someting on
each of their sibling's walls that they love about that sibling.
|This entertained them all for hours!|
|After dark we had the boys babysit all the kids in their bedroom and|
watch a movie on the laptop so we could talk and enjoy the steak
dinner prepared by my hubby. I tell you, this man is a keeper! I am
|Isn't he the sweetest? Amid 5 pregnancies that|
left his wife bedridden, he became quite the cook!
I was most impressed by his delicious heart shaped
Thursday, February 13, 2014
|We started out the afternoon by picking up Mercy at Pre-school|
and going toMercy's homeschool swim lessons. It
started snowing very hard during her lesson!
|As soon as lessons were over and I got all the kids out of the|
pool and dry, we made a mad dash to Kroger. We
were out of so many things. Praise God we made it home
before it got too nasty! Daniel was already home
waiting for us and was concerned.
|Mercy's Pre-school decided to have their valentine party a day early,|
She was so cute going through her valentine bag. She wanted me
to read her each valentine and even shared her candy with me!
She is such a sweetie who melts my heart non-stop:-).
|It snowed and snowed and snowed, We woke up the next morning|
to well over a foot and it just kept on snowing, 21 inches to be exact!
James was a little too eager to go out in it as you can see:-).
|I didn't have proper snow gear here in the apartment for|
everyone due to the amount of space all that stuff takes up but the kids
made do. James had to wear my snow pants rolled up about 3 times with
belt. Mercy wore Susie's snow suit, literally!
|This snow was so deep that Daddy had to be out with them to insure|
their safety from deep drifts and creepy neighbors here at the
|I love this picture of the kids in the back of Daddy's NXL truck!|
|They dug some awesome snow tunnels! This is Isaac.|
|The kids were ecstatic, they don't normally get this much|
snow to play in!
|Silly kids, don't worry, they were being well watched while|
|Beautiful Eskimo Grace.|
|My husband is the sweetest:-). He was celebrating the fact that we|
got engaged 12 years ago today!