Monday, January 31, 2011

100 days of school with Peyton

Friday Piper & I got invited to go with Peyton to his celebration of 100 days at school. We felt so special that he wanted to invite us.
Here are Peyton & Piper at school. :) I use to babysit this sweet boy who is now almost 6!
Piper wanted to do everthing the class was doing & she did. She jumped to 100 with them & even sat with Peyton at his table. She is ready to go to school now. :) She loved it!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friends

Today in lifegroup we talked about having good friends. One thing our leader said was the most important thing in a friend is one that really gets you. One that knows you and accepts you the way you are. I think it is so right. I also think it's important that your friends are not always about their children or their lives but also yours.

"A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity." Prov. 17:17

"A man who has friends must himself be friendly, But there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Prov. 18:24

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Thank you Jesus for this sweet hearted girl!

Lastnight this sweet girl got out of bed when she wasn't supposed to. She started crying. I asked her why she was crying & told her there was no reason to cry. I told her not to get back up, then I  put her back in bed. She says in her sweet little sad voice "mommy, will you pray for me?" Me: Yes honey, what do you want me to pray about? Piper: For me to be a good girl. So I prayed for her & she says "thank you for praying for me mommy." I told her that Jesus & mommy forgive her.

Simply sweet :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cowards

This is great!!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Suprise weekend

This weekend Hank, Nicole, & Landon decided to come see us. We were so excited. Little did we know they had a suprise for us.....
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It was
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My mom, Wayne, & MW.
WE WERE SO HAPPY!!!!!
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Crazy kids beating up on Beau!
These kids had lot's of fun together!
Michael, Piper, & Landon
Picture with mimi!
My brother Hank, Nicole, & Landon.
Nicole, Me, & Mom.
The boys getting eachother with leftover snow.
Saturday we did the craziest thing ever!!!!
Went to Chuckee Cheese!!!
SO BUSY!!!!!!!!!!!!
The kids had a lot of fun so it we decided it was all worth it!
Then we went to Fridays to eat for Hank & Mom's birthday.
It was an awesome weekend! I am so blessed to have a wonderful famiy!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Special Moment

This is a special moment that Piper & I share every morning.
Me with my bible & coffee.
Piper with her milk & cartoons.
Cuddling & loving each other.
Sharing a blanket.
We both enjoy it.
Thankful I get to have this moment!

Friday, January 21, 2011

2nd snow

We have already had our 2nd snow this year. 1-20-11 We got about 2 inches on this day.
I ended up pulling her on this. She didn't like it so much b/c she kept falling off.
We had fun but mommy I want to go in now...
Here are a few pictures from Piper's 1st snow ever.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Coffee Lovers

Do you know any coffee lovers??  Need an idea for Valentines day??

My friend & I are raising money to go to Africa in July. If you would like to buy some coffee to help out click here. There are different types of coffees even a valentine's day blend. There are also different accessories you can purchase. It is for a great cause!

Thanks alot!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Year Verse 2011

Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Tim 4:12


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Game night with friends

We found a new game we love....PHASE 10!! I know I have played it before but the Ristow's got Beau & I to love it!
such a sweet picture!
All of us! We are all a little competitive I think. I would say Ashley & I the most tho.
:)
Beau won! GGRRR!!!
Ellery didn't want to miss out on the fun.
Dean, Piper, & Cooper finally settled down to watch a movie.
We will have a rematch very soon! Beau is going down! Thank you friends for a great night!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Radical & Africa

Our church is reading "Radical" by David Platt. I could have already finished this book but I am trying to read it slow so I can stay with the class. Here are a few quotes so far from the book.

"God is a loving Father, but he is also a wrathful judge. In His wrath He hates sin."

"We are afraid that if we stop & really look at God in his word, we might discover that He evokes greater awe & demands deeper worship than we are ready to give him." (sad hu?)

"You & I cannot settle for anything less than a God-centered, Christ-exalting, self-denying gospel."

Here are a few verses we went over.

"If anyone comes to Me & does not hate his father & mother, brothers & sisters, yes, & his own life also, he cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:26
-We should love Jesus so much that it looks like we hate our famiy.

"Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate & broad is the way that leads to destruction, & there are many who go in by it. b/c narrow is the gate & difficult is the way which leads to life, & there are few who find it." Matt 7:13-14
-We talked about how many people really think they are on the narrow road but are really on the broad road. I want to know who is willing to do everything they can to be on that narrow road....

We also talked about how God has called each of us to do different things & we shouldn't judge others & question what God is calling them to do.

I can tell you that since God has put it on my heart to go on this mission trip I have had people support me & others not so much. I was prepared for that before I even announed it though.
I am so thankful for those who have been so supportive. I am so excited that God is calling me to do this. I care only to do what God wants me to do. I can see God working through this whole situation & I am amazed at how he has changed my heart in caring for orphans.

"I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you." John 14:18
God wants us to take care of the orphans. I am so thankful for this opportunity.

Your will Lord & not mine.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Bondservants 2010

I didn't realize that I hadn't posted these. Here are some pictures of Beau & his flag football team. They have had this team for years & I know Beau really enjoys it.
pretty trees :)
in action
defense
I love this picture B/C it has Beau in the background.
Piper & Ruby
Landi brought muffins one day.
Piper really liked the muffins...HA!
Sweet kids
Beau getting a flag.
trying to block the sun.
Here is the team. I know a few people were missing this day though.
We always look forward to football season & getting to watch Beau play. The fellowship is great too!