A Heart Toward Home

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

Friday, April 18, 2014

Timothy is 5!!

Timothy turned 5 last week and we are amazed at how big he is getting. He is a real joy and blessing to each of us! Thought I would share a few pictures of him opening presents on his birthday. 
He has asked for an OK Baptist t-shirt. The picture above is of him opening his shirt. :)
These gifts were from someone that reached out to us during our time of need. 
Timothy was so excited about this birthday. We even were counting down the days.
He chose to go eat at the Mexican restaurant for his special lunch. He received Snoopy movies in they mail from Gigi and Pop. Then last weekend my parents brought him a birthday present. This boy had a very blessed birthday! 

We are so thankful for Timothy and that we have him here to celebrate another year!!!


I am thankful for...
225) Hearing my 6 year old read to his siblings.
226) Homemade instant oatmeal. We really like strawberry and banana. :)
227) Recipes.
228) Coloring with my 3 year old.
229) Face time with family.
230) reading through the Bible as a family.
231) Psalm 100
Make a joyful shout to The Lord, all you lands!
Serve The Lord with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the Lord, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, And into His courts with praise. 
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Thankful Thursday!

Thankful for...
218) Grandparents.
219) Measuring spoons.
220) An opportunity to rebuild our home.
221) Curls in my girls' hair.
222) Hangers.
223) Joanna is potty trained. 
224) How God provides our daily bread. (He amazes me!)

Christmas 2013

Since moving to Tennessee we celebrate Christmas at our home and my parents come up and are here to celebrate with us. It has been a great time for us.

This Christmas God had different plans for us. Bryan and I thought it would be good for the kids to be in Alabama with family since all we had been through. This also gave us a chance to be with Bryan's extended family, some that we rarely get to see. 

We spent two weeks in Alabama. The grandparents could help with the kids while Bryan and I worked on listing content for the insurance company. That was a huge blessing and allowed us to get a few things done. We loved spending time with family and being together. God is so faithful!

Below are two pictures of a few things Bryan pulled from the rubbage of the house. 
This was a Christmas present that Bryan and the kids had gotten me for 
Christmas. It was in the attic.
This picture is of the mixing bowl to our kitchen aid stand mixer (left) and another 
Christmas present that Bryan and the kids had gotten me (it too was in the attic).

We serve a God who loves us and provides for us. We know that Christmas 2014 will be different and we look forward to all that God is going to do.