Thursday, May 27, 2010

Park, train ride, & swimming oh my!

Mom, Alex, & Michael Wayne have been here for a few days. We are leaving to go to Antlers then camping tomorrow!!
While they were here we went to the park to ride the train. Michael Wayne LOVED it! He is REALLY into trains right now. We rode it 3 times!

Then the kids went swimming. They had lots of fun! They were sliding all kinds of different ways.

These two have really enjoyed their time together!! They are best buds!

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Swimming video! They are too cute!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The last 6 months have been crazy for me. I have seen God work in SO many ways. I can still remember the phone call in the middle of the night from my aunt Liz on Dec. 18th. The phone rang & I immediatley knew something wasn't right. I just let it ring. Beau told me I needed to call her back b/c something was definatley wrong. I can still remember her words so well "there's been an accident." My uncle Windale & brother Hank were in a house explosion. At that point I didn't even know if they were going to be okay. I can still remember when I showed up at the hospital in Tulsa, seeing my brother, not knowing how his condition was. He was out of it. I just cried...I went to the bathroom & cried. God was with those two that night & I think about it so much. I remember as we sat in the waiting room that friday night & Beau & I decided to go ahead & tell my mom & step dad that we were going to have another baby. I remember how happy it made them. They both had tears in there eyes they were so happy. We wanted to give them some good news.

Well, we lost that baby & another. I was depressed..... Really depressed. I distanced myself from everyone. I tend to keep to myself when I am having a hard time. We were ready for another baby but I was so scared to get pregnant again. I cannot go through that again. That is what I said after the first time too though. After lots of prayer & time God has given me peace about having two miscarraiges. I had to be content. I know now that God has a plan. I am content with my family of three. I have told God I don't want another baby until he wants me to. I want it all on his time. I am not going to be disappointed each month when I am not pregnant b/c I know HE IS GREAT!! I am thankful for what He has done with my heart.

I had a dream:
It was last week. I had a baby girl. A second baby. It was amazing! I remember how happy I was. SO HAPPY! This dream was SO real to me. I can't even explain it. I believe God was trying to tell me something in this dream. Maybe it was another way of Him giving me comfort. I believe we will have another baby. I believe that is what God was telling me. Only time will tell.

In class Sunday, Glen talked about 10 ways God speaks to us:
1.Circumstances
2.Angels
3.Visions
4.Dreams
5.Prophets
6.Miraculous signs
7.The Word of God
8.An audible voice
9.The Holy Spirit
10.Through other people

When he talked about dreams my heart was pounding so hard I think people could see it coming out of my chest. It is so real to me. We shall see. In the meantime, Thank you GOD for all my MANY BLESSINGS!! I have so much! All because of GOD!!
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Sunday, May 23, 2010

The George's had us over this afternoon for swimming & some steaks. It was great fun! Hadn't got to see them in so long!

Then the kiddos enjoyed some popsicles!! mmm
Piper, Brooklyn, Kate, Braden, & Abby.
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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I stole this picture

from Mrs. Tonia. She posted it & I had to get it. I absolutley love when Piper prays. It is so sweet & this picture to me is priceless!

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I love playdates..

Went to the park with some friends today. The kids rode the train. Piper absolutley LOVED it! She is such a big girl! :) She really loves to swing & she wants to go high!

We also went to Chic fila. Pipers favorite. She wouldn't go up in the play thing like she use to. I guess she is going through another one of her stages....
I don't know what I will do when this girl goes to school. We have gotten to spend so much time together & I will never forget it! I am grateful for my husband for letting me & God for taking care of us.
As we were waiting in line for the train Piper got knocked over by some middle school kids. When Beau got home she kept saying it over & over. "those kids ran over me." We told her that we forgive those kids though. Beau asked her if momma got on to them. She said yes.
Piper & Drew, they kept saying "choo choo, all aboard!"
FUN FUN!
Prairie, Daisy, & Jessica
All the kiddos!
Kale, Cooper, Dean, Piper, Prairie, Daisy, & Drew.
The mommas!
Shannon, Ashley, me, & Jessica

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Within 10 years

(God willing) we are going as a family to one of these 3 places.....

Charleston, SC (15 hours 49 minutes-1003.34 miles)

New York City, NY (22 hours 12 minutes-1398.59 miles)

Seattle, WA (31 hours 45 minutes-2149.89 miles)

We both want to go to Seattle the most. I am thinking with 31 hours though we may be taking a plane. Not sure. We could just make a road trip out of it. :D

Where are some places you & your family want to go???
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"Don't make me count to three"...

By Ginger Plowman is a great book. It talks about working on the heart of your children. It made me realize that I shouln't count to 3 to get Piper to listen to me. I should expect her to listen as soon as I say it. I try so hard to be a great parent for Piper. I pray & I try to raise her the way God wants me too. I want her to be well-behaved & respectful.
Ginger Plowman says:
"Our ultimate goal in everything should be to point our children to Christ".

She talks about if we fail to require obedience towards their parents we become a stumbling block for them.

She also says that when you descipline your children you need to walk them through what is right.

We have had such a hard time with Piper. I know part of it is her age & part of it is her personality. She sometimes makes things harder than what it really is. Me & Beau always say her life could be so much easier if she would let it. I think I am having a hard time with Piper: 1 b/c she is so much like me. 2 b/c I think God is teaching me things through her. I know that everything is going to work out & all this hard work will be worth it.
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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Drive-In Movie

Lastnight the 3 of us went to Poteau to the Drive-in. They played "Furry Vengance" (cute) & "Date Night" (good). We had so much fun & Piper was WAY excited!! She did so good & loved watching a movie outside. The only thing I don't like is that they can't start the movie until late so we got home late. We threw the football, Piper colored, great times! This is going to be a new family tradition.
Waiting for the movie to start.

Okay so this was the first time I had been to the drive in since me & RM almost died! It was me, Beau, RM, & GL. I had just had my knee surgery so it was probably the begining of June 2006. We were in our truck. RM & I were in the back of the truck. We were the 1st ones there. Another car got there & just so happen to park in the front row in front of us.Well our truck started rolling down the hill. Beau tried jumping in the truck but the door slammed him down on the ground. Thank God he did not get ran over. We just so happen to hit that vehichle in front of us. I couldn't jump out b/c I couldn't even walk yet. I was still on crutches. RM didn't jump out b/c I couldn't. (that was too sweet). A mom, a dad, & a little boy in carseat were in front of us & thankfully they were ok. It scared the little boy. Me & RM were crying. We just can't imagine what would have happened if that car was not parked in front of us! It could have been so much worse than what it was & I am so thankful God was watching over us!!
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Piper said "momma I wanna take a picture with you".
Finish it off with a little video of P singing HIHO & saying her memory verse :)


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Thursday, May 13, 2010

daddy-daughter date night

Tonight Beau & Piper started back their daddy daughter date night. They were both SO exicted! They just went to target tonight to get icee's. They looked at different toys & had lots of fun. Piper told me all about the toys she played with & her yummy icee! They were sitting by a couple that kept talking about how smart & well mannered Piper was (thank God she was good).
Thank you Lord for these two HUGE blessings! You have made my life so wonderful! These two give me so much joy! God you are amazing!
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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hackett Zoo

Today my friend Ashley & I took Piper, Dean, & Cooper to the Hackett Zoo, the park, & we ate at La Fiesta. The Zoo was pretty neat. Better than what I had expected.

Cooper, Piper, & Dean. These 3 are great friends!
They had fun feeding the animals. Cooper & Dean weren't scared. Piper on the other hand wasn't having any part in letting the animals eat out of her hand. She just threw the food at them.
They liked the little goats running around but a rooster "attacked" Dean.

I think they had fun! They said they did anyway.
Piper thinking "no, I am not letting it eat out of my hand."
"there's the food I threw right there goat."
Not sure what these are....
Piper got this close to feeding it then threw the food at it.

Snack time at the park!

We had a great day with our friends but are completley worn out! Thank you Lord for great friends!
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

today

Story time! We like to read books!
Someone refused to take a nap today. She laid her babies down for a nap though. Mama made her stay in bed anyway.
Miss Priss
My big helper helping with dishes.
This is my bruise from softball. 3 days later. Got pegged with a line drive. Wouldn't have happened if I would have caught it. I got them out anyway that is all that matters right?
Goin to have dinner with Jacob & Chelsea tonight. Have a great evening everyone!
Love,
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Monday, May 10, 2010

Do you know what this is??

When you buy new earrings this is the back of it. I was soaking in the hot bathtub & Beau comes in paniced asking how many earrings were in this box. Piper said something was in her ear. I looked & sure enough....
It was this little plastic thing. I poured peroxide in her ear to try & get it out. It didn't work so I got tweezers & finally got it out. She seems to be okay. Hopefully no damage!!

~Here is something crazy. I had a missed call from my mom right as it happened. I called her back later & she said she had this weird feeling she needed to call. That is crazy!! Glad it wasn't too serious!

~When I was little my grandpa was watching me & I stuck a rubberband in my mouth & he had to pull it out of my throat. He loved telling that story. When Beau was little he stuck a star sticker up his nose! HA!

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Hope everyone

had a Happy Mothers Day! I sure did. I'm a mommy to a little princess!
& I am so thankful!
(We have sun burnt faces from softball on Saturday!)

My family before church.
Happy Mothers Day to all of you wonderful mommys! Especially mine since I didn't get to be there to celebrate with you! I love you so much! You are an amazing mom!
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