Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I had the wonderful honor of being a bridesmaid in one of my very dear college friend's wedding. I flew to Knoxville,TN for the wedding. Amber is one of the sweetest, humblest, mission minded person I know. I have been praying for years for her to find a godly man who shared her values and a call for missions. She has found him in Jeremy. He is everything Amber needs and could ever ask for. He is man of God,been on mission trips, and wants to serve on the mission field, just like Amber!!! Their wedding was simple and beautiful! Amber works at a wonderful church where everyone chipped in and helped make their wedding day a special occasion. It was so good to get the girls together again. It had been 2 years since we ALL had been together. We are know spread out in 5 states (TN, Fl, LA, TX, AR). That makes it very hard to get everyone together. Now I'm praying for my sweet and funny friend, Ginny to find an amazing godly, West Texas farmer;)!!
I've been MIA, but I'm going to try and do better. G has started Kindergarten. Which I can't believe that I'm old enough to have a child in grade school. Its been an adjustment going from a very small, loving, Christian preschool to a huge public school (+1,000). There are 8 kindergarten classes. For those who aren't familiar with the schools in Shreveport, they have magnet and neighborhood. We tested G for the magnet didnt get in (lots of drama!!!). Let's just say your score is not the only thing that gets you in to the schools. There are lots of other factors that decide if you get in or not. Anyways, all of G's friends have now been spread out to 5 different schools here in town. Thats been the hardest thing about it all. We struggled with sending him to private or neighborhood school. We prayed and prayed and we felt God leading us to our local public school. Which was a hard choice! Its a great school academically, just so big! The best thing about his school is that we walk him to and from school which has been wonderful!!! God gave us a wonderful godly teacher who graduated from the same college as we did. She also goes to our church, so I feel comfortable knowing she will not teach him things that we don't agree with. Another answer of prayer was for G to have one friend in his class. God answered this by bringing an old friend back into our lives. Kay, an old college friend and fellow Tri Chi sister, moved back to Shreveport and we reconnected through Facebook. She has a little boy the same age as G. We go them together for a couple of playdates this summer and they hit it off. Well, God placed them in the same kindergarten class. We were so happy!! G has loved kindergarten and is learning so much. He also has started Awanas and is quickly learning bible passages! We value his academic education,but most importantly we want him growing closer to God and learning His Word. So there might come a day, when we pull him out of public. Until then we will stay where God has placed us. That is what I've learned through this whole magnet/schooling situation. That God is in control and even though I didn't want to be at the school we are at, God knows what he is doing.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Well, I finally decided to get M's haircut. His hair was getting a little out of control. I really didn't want to cut since I knew he was going to look like a big boy and not a baby. When I had G's haircut for the first time we went really short and his curls never came back. So with M we were a little more conservative. His hair is different than G's. His is thicker and finer. As you can see from the pics he looks like a toddler now. I'm just happy that the curls are coming back now that his hair has grown some.
I ran in my first 5K back at the end of May. I decided to run it after only running regularly for about a week. I have never been able to run the full thing and still can't, but I'm getting better. I ran/walked it in about 45min. I cried over my time because I was disappointed in myself. This week was the first time I was able to run a full mile without having to walk. At least I'm seeing an improvement there,because I sure dont see it on the scale! It is frustrating when I'm working my butt off everyday at the gym and watching what I eat and nothing happens. Why do I even bother. Anyways, our whole family is taking part in the Firecracker 5k on the the 4th of July. We are going to take turns pushing the stroller and G is going to run/walk. We hope to run a 5k once a month.
Wow! It's been a long time since I've posted. Grant graduated from Preschool, bittersweet. Still waiting to see where he'll go to Kindergarten. He will probably end up at our neighborhood school, but still holding out for a spot in Magnet since he is pretty low on the waiting list. G started T-ball and has done very well. Dan is coaching his team. We celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary!! Still can't believe we've been married that long. Micah is growing like a weed and is talking more and more each day. Hopefully, I'll be better at updating here are some pics from the last month enjoy. As you can see its very hard now of days to get a good pic of M. He is constantly moving!
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Back on April 5th our Sunday School class had a potluck and egg hunt. Our class has grown so much in the last 6 months. Its so exciting to see God working in the lives of young families. What is so great about our class is that you can see from the pics, we have lots of kids. Pretty much all the kids are under the age of 6.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
I went to Dallas a couple of weekends ago for a girls getaway. We had a blast. Kathy brought her old Lancome jacket for her and Lauren. They gave us all a makeover. We spent the weekend laughing, eating and shopping. Looking forward to the next trip.
We were a host home for 6th grade girls during DNOW weekend back on March 20-22. We had 10 girls and a college leader. We had a blast. The girls were wonderful and sweet. They have to grow up so much faster than I did. They are experincing things that I've never even knew existed until college or later. These girls need lots of prayers. God is doing a mighty thing amongest the youth of Broadmoor!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
I LOVE MOPS!!! My MOPS group is the best. We have so much fun! I've made and met some really neat people who I never would have if I was part of this wonderful group. Our MOPS group is such an outreach ministry for Broadmoor Baptist. We have about 40 moms and of those 40 only about 12 are members at Broadmoor. I lot of them going to surrounding churchs, but some of them aren't even Christians. It so neat to be part of a group of women who have motherhood in common. It also sets the stage to bring Jesus into the conversation. If you aren't part of a group like MOPS, look for one.
Anyways, we had our yearly MOPS and POPS date night last Friday. We went with a 50's theme. I MADE my own poodle skirt. I was very impressed that I actually completed a sewing project. I can't wait to experiment with my machine. We had a bubble blowing contest and played Name That Tune to 50's music. Fun was had by all.