Sunday, July 18, 2010
We are just having so many milestones in our family I can hardly take it. My babies are growing up. Austin is loosing teeth like crazy. He lost one, but then he lost two more and has 3 more loose. I asked him how he thought he was going to eat with all those teeth gone. He is still such a handsome little boy even with all those missing teeth.
Our sweet neighbor Gene, got us on this water conservation for our neighborhood. We have to keep track of water usage everyday by this mechanical thing and write down how many showers, baths, loads of clothes, dishwasher usage. It has been neat to see and also to talk to the boys on how to conserve water. After we keep track of this for about three months, then they are going to put in a couple water saving features to see if this helps conserve water. There are nine homes in our neighborhood doing this. Our home was picked for the ribbon cutting ceremony, the county commissioner, the senator were here and all the hub houses, and the POA, and I think a state rep too. It was kinda cool.
We celebrated Auntie Tammy's 30th Birthday with her twin sister too. We started at Buca, then to Melting Pot for dessert, and then to The Woodlands Waterway to hang out. Tammy and her sister are beautiful barbie dolls, so I had my heals on to try to be a little taller. Those girls put heals on and they were still a lot taller. Here is some pics of the night. Had a good time!!!!!!!!!!!
My kiddos were so excited to go to family day at our friend Benny's army base. They loved it. I think Daddy loved it too. All of the boys including Daddy got to hang out in a real Apache helicopter, do a flight simulator, and look at a lot of cool stuff. The boys also got these MP3 players with the New Testament on them that they give to the soldiers to listen too. Ethan and Austin would try to sneak to bed listening to God's word. It is hard to punish a kid who wants to hear God's word even though it was time to sleep. Gotta love their hearts for Jesus. Mr. Benny works with Daddy at the fire station, and he was a marine sniper, now he is in the reserves. Benny is a man who loves the Lord and I am glad Joe found someone to talk with Jesus about at the fire station.
As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
Halie and Corbin being Halie and Corbin.
It has been devastating when we got the news that one of our best friends little girl came down with Stage 4 Neroblastoma Cancer. Halie is Corbin's little buddy. One of the sweetest little three year olds you'll ever meet.
Our family immediately started praying Healing over her body, along with some other awesome prayer warriors that believe God can heal and he wants to heal. Thank You Mom, Amber Mitchell for being in agreement for Halie's healing complete. We have put this little one on a lot of prayer lists and God heard our crys.
We are thanking him for what he is doing in her body, tumors gone and shrunk enough to have the surgery way before the doctors thought. AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The doctors were amazed. She still has a long road to hoe, but I would like you all who read this to be in agreement for complete healing and for the cancer to never return.
We need to expect big things from God. He is the almighty!!!!! Read the New Testament, look at all the healings. We need to believe, and pray for unbelief. We need to lay hands on the sick and pray. We do not need to pray God's will for Halie to be healed, because it is his will for her to be healed. It is only because we live in a fallen world this happens. Pray Big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If we serve a God that is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, then he is the same God we read about in the Bible when he healed the lepor, the blind man, the bleeding woman, the crippled, peoples hearts.
Therefore I say to you, whatever you ask for when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them. Mark 11:24
Jesus answered and said to her, "O woman great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire." And her daughter was healed from that very hour. Mathew 15:28
I love Spring in Texas. The beautiful greenery, and the awesome wildflowers all over everywhere. Let's not forget the bluebonnets. They are great and it is so fun to take the kids pics in them.
Then God said, "Let the land produce vegetation: seed bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds. And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening and morning-the third day. Genesis 1:11-13
What an awesome God we serve. He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Our heavenly father who makes all the wonders that surround us.
On May 2nd our little one turned 4. I can't believe we are headed out of the baby and toddler stages. My last little one. I fill so blessed to have three wonderful, beautiful boys. I wouldn't trade for anything. I love birthdays they are the one time that I can decorate for my little boys. I found so much joy making their day so special. Corbin you have been a blessing to our family. Each one of my little ones are just awesome. Happy 4th Birthday Big Boy.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
Joe and I were able to enjoy a 7 day cruise. This is the first time I had left the kids and gone on a vacation without them. Joe and I had so much fun, and the kiddos had fun staying with grandparents. It was nice to spend time with my hubby and enjoy one another. We swam with dolphins, snorkeled, kayaked, danced, rested. It was so nice!!!!!!!