A Heart Toward Home

"...But as for me and my house, we will serve (worship) the LORD."
Joshua 24:15

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Enjoying the Beautiful Weather and Flowers

 Not sure where our spring went or did we even have that season this year?. LOL! Really, I feel like we went from super cold weather right into summer hot weather! Anyway...the trees are in bloom and the flowers are blooming with color! Here is a few of our pretties in the yard. The plants in the front did bloom not long after I took this picture and are beautiful yellow lilies!
Joanna likes the honey suckles. These are growing along our driveway and she has enjoyed picking them and having a "taste". Can't believe this girl is growing up so fast!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Mother's Day 2018

I took this picture one day about a month ago. The weather was beautiful and Timothy asked if we could eat lunch on the picnic table out back. We enjoyed it so much! This is me...M-O-M! I wouldn't want to be doing anything else! I know that most people probably think I am crazy for being a "stay at home mom" and especially crazy for having five children. I have never for one minute wanted to do anything else! This is a special calling from God and making an impact on eternity! Yes, we have those days that are very challenging but God gets us through those days too!
Here we are at the soccer fields! The children have just finished up their spring soccer season. They like playing and sometimes they all have a game so we are at the fields a lot! I took this picture while we were waiting for Isaac and Sarah's game to start. These two had a game later that evening. I am one blessed woman! Mother's Day is every day for me! I did enjoy my Mother's Day...
We traveled to Alabama and was able to visit with Bryan's mother on Saturday and attend church with my mother on Sunday. Then we were able to spend some time with my parents before heading back to Tennessee Sunday evening. Made lots of memories and had a great time! We are blessed with great mothers and our children are blessed with some awesome grandmothers!

Friday, May 18, 2018

Regional Bible Drill Competition

In April Elijah competed in the Regional (State) Bible Drill competition in our region of Tennessee. He did great and was awarded State Superior. Very proud of him! Bryan and I were able to take him to competition while our parents came up and took the other children to soccer games. This was a great chance for us to spend some one on one time with him! We took him to lunch at the restaurant of his choice. We can't imagine our family with just one child, but we enjoy those times we can have some time with them individually. Love this young man and can't wait to see what the Lord has planned for him!

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Spring Piano Recital 2018

 On April 27 Elijah and Sarah had their Spring Piano Recital. They each played two songs and did very well. Both sets of grandparents were able to come and be at the recital.
 Sarah was the oldest piano student in the recital. She enjoys playing and looks forward to learning new songs. While the grandparents were up for the recital they were also able to attend soccer games the following day!
 Our prayer is that our children will use their talents to glorify God and serve Him.
Although Isaac doesn't take piano lessons right now he does enjoy sitting at the piano and practicing the songs he learned while taking lessons. He is gifted with musical talent and plays the piano very well. Proud of all of our children!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Psalm 19

We have our family worship at night before bed. Bryan decided to let each of our children lead family worship one night. On Elijah's night he shared Psalm 19, which is one of his Bible Drill verses, Psalm 19:14. This young man is paying attention to those verses he has memorized for Bible Drills. If he ever sees one of those verses somewhere he is quick to point it out. When our children have memorized verses for Bible Drills it means more seeds being planted in their lives. For us it's part of  "training them up in the way that they should go.." Proverbs 22:6.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Christmas 2017 Piano Recital

We are getting ready for our spring piano recital and I realized that I had not posted pictures of our Christmas recital. We have a wonderful piano teacher, she is the pianist at the church we attend. Elijah has done really well and played two songs at the recital, love this boy so much! He has been taking for two years.
Sarah really enjoys piano and does really well. She has even began being the backup keyboardist for the Youth Praise Band at the church we attend. She has even been taking voice this year as well. She played two songs at the recital and sang one song. Love this girl and her talent. Sarah has been taking piano off and on since she was 6 years old.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Associational Bible Drills 2018

Today was the day that Elijah participated in the Associational Bible Drills (County). He did great! I didn't mention in the last post, when he did drills at church, that they only have 10 seconds to find or step up on each section of the drill.  
 Elijah is in the middle on the above picture.
Here he is in action finding a book of the Bible. He will now get to move on and participate in Regional Bible Drills later this month. Very proud of this young man!